Narayan Adhikari

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President Kirr Irons Out Differences With Former First Lady

Ethiopian Herald, 20 July 2017<p>South Sudan Young Leaders Forum (SSYLF) demands the youngest nation's warring parties and regional leaders to put the …

Women used as bargaining chips in South Sudan customary courts | South Sudan News

A strike by judges in South Sudan means more people are turning to customary courts to settle legal issues.<p>Such courts focus more on settling disputes without disrupting peace and coexistence in communities.<p>But because the verdicts are based on traditional laws and norms, justice, especially for …

Africa

Foreign governments must 'pressure South Sudan to end epidemic of rape'

NGO urges donor countries to speak out about sexual violence in South Sudan, following Amnesty report detailing scale of atrocities<p>Donor countries should be pressuring the government of South Sudan to end the sexual violence being carried out on a mass scale and with impunity in the country, say …

Africa

South Sudan: 'When we came home for lunch our parents had been killed'

One hundred children a day are now crossing the border into Uganda from the war, without their parents – creating a ‘children’s emergency’<p>Nadal and his four siblings went to school as normal on a bright day in late summer. They returned to carnage.<p>“When we came back home for lunch, we found it had …

Africa

Africa highlights: Thursday 27 July 2017 as it happened - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>That's all from the <b>BBC Africa Live</b> page today. Keep up-to-date with what's happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or checking the BBC News website.<p>A reminder of today's wise words:<p>And we leave you with this picture of a trader in Mauritania's capital, …

Africa

South Sudan's orphans seek solace in martial arts | South Sudan News

Some of South Sudan's orphans have turned to sport to foster a little positivity in their lives. Martial arts help to keep many off the streets, learn discipline and stay away from crime.

Martial Arts

South Sudan army captures rebel-held town, senior rebel defects | Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - South Sudan’s government said on Friday it had taken the last town before the main rebel base of Pagak, where thousands of civilians have fled to escape fighting near the border with Ethiopia.<p>Mai-wut had been under rebel control since the beginning of the war in late 2013 and is …

Africa

Rebel Leader Excluded From Peace Process

[VOA] Civil society activists say a move to exclude South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar from a regional peace process will ensure that South Sudan …

Africa

Japan’s Defense Minister Resigns, in Blow to Shinzo Abe

TOKYO — Japan’s defense minister and its army chief resigned on Friday over allegations that they misled Parliament and the public over dangers faced by Japanese soldiers on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, dealing another blow to the government of Prime Minister Shinzo …

Japan