South Sudan

This album documents the lasting impact of Sudan on Africa’s music scene

Sudan was once Africa’s largest country: its vast region extending from the edge of the Sahara in the south, embracing the confluence of the Blue and White Nile at its capital, and straddling the Red Sea along its northeastern border. And much like its expansive geographic contours (somewhat …

Africa

US doubts ability of South Sudan's president and rebel leader to...

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United States doubts whether South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have the leadership qualities needed to deliver peace to the country at war since 2013, the White House said on Sunday.<p>Peace talks last week in the South Sudanese capital Juba need …

Africa

I was a 'lost boy' of Sudan and the US welcomed me. More refugees deserve that chance.

I was a 'lost boy' of Sudan. The US welcomed me and I've been a citizen for nine years. Give more refugees a chance. It's good for them and America.<p>Every day is my birthday. I tell anyone who asks. Because, in fact, I don’t know the date I was born, only the year. I realized shortly after coming to …

Africa

Editorial: Plenty of irony in Obama’s takedown of Trump, Putin

A day after President Trump’s controversial sit-down with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, former President Barack Obama delivered a not-so-subtle …

South Africa

Vilifying Madiba tarnishes our heritage

Short of crucifying himself, Madiba could do nothing to prove his commitment to South Africa. Judging by the cavalier remarks about the sell-out …

South Africa

US silent on whether envoys discussed suspected Russia agent

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. version of what the top American and Russian diplomats discussed in their most recent telephone call makes no mention of …

Portland, OR

China’s investment in West Africa challenges France for business in its former colonies | South China Morning Post

When Ivory Coast put out a tender to build a bridge over the lagoon in its commercial hub of Abidjan, 10 out of the 18 companies that expressed …

Ivory Coast

'You will never run from death': shot by poachers in Uganda

The bullet that pierced the shoulder of Ugandan ranger Samuel Loware had already taken one life and could easily have added his. The shell was fired by a Sudanese poacher trying to flee back over the border with contraband meat from the Kidepo Valley national park.<p>Loware had been tracking the …

Environment

Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers

The UN has been sending alleged war criminals to act as peacekeepers in conflict zones, a confidential report claims.<p>The document, seen by the <i>Observer</i>, and sent to the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations last month, claims that senior Sri Lankan officers accused of war crimes have been …

Africa

'Wrong place at the wrong time': Police hunt for killers of teenage girl slain in CBD apartment

No arrests have been made.<p>The young woman was South Sudanese, her parents coming from the smaller Chollo and Anyauk tribes.<p>The second-year legal …

East Africa

Migrants could face ‘Australian values’ test

Malcolm Turnbull has embraced a possible “Australian values” test for new migrants as his Government comes under fire for “talking down” Australia …

Australian News

Holly Richardson: Every two seconds, someone in the world is forced from their home

Forty-four thousand four hundred and forty. According to a new report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, that’s the average …

Salt Lake City

Is St Kitts And Nevis’ passport scheme lucrative for all involved?

While Britons rush to immigration offices to claim dual nationality ahead of Brexit, the world’s elite are simply buying it through programmes that …

Caribbean

Families overjoyed as naval heroes from LÉ Samuel Beckett return from Mediterranean

LÉ Samuel Beckett’s crew saved 106 migrants from drowning, revived an unresponsive baby, searched ships for suspected gun-running and, at night, …

Samuel Beckett

ICTSI Wins 20-Year Concession for Port Sudan Terminal

Phillipines-based port operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has won preferred-bidder status to operate and develop Port Sudan's …

Africa

Somaliland's Dream of Independence

When you are in Somaliland, there is never any question that you are in a real country. After all, the place has all the trappings of countryhood. …

Africa

Feature: South Sudanese use art to influence perceptions on peace

JUBA, July 21 (Xinhua) -- South Sudanese artists are using art as a powerful tool to influence perceptions and bring peace and reconciliation among …

Africa

Kenya calls 30 for Africa U-17 qualifiers

Nairobi, July 21 (IANS) Kenya has named a squad of 30 players to begin preparations for the Africa Under-17 Cup of Nations regional qualifiers for …

Africa

The mega-machines helping China link the world

<b>China is creating a network of ambitious land- and sea-based transport links to connect its booming economy with those of Europe and Africa. And it's wasting no time - designing incredible bespoke construction machines to get the job done fast.</b><p>President Xi Jinping's ambitious Belt and Road …

China

One in Ten People in North Korea Are 'Modern Slaves,' Report Says

(LONDON) — Modern slavery is most prevalent in North Korea and other repressive regimes, but developed nations also bear responsibility for it …

North Korea

For years, China shied away from global conflicts. Not any more

As the world's second largest economy invests billions in continent-spanning infrastructure projects, it's developing a stronger diplomatic voice to …

China

Where to watch

Participating Nations<p>Argentina<p>ESPN Sur<p>Australia<p>Fox Sports<p>Belgium<p>Telenet<p>China<p>CCTV5<p>England and Ireland (and rest of the UK)<p>BT Sport<p>Germany<p>DAZN<p>India<p>Star …

Africa

Photos: Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed's 100 days in charge

In March 2018, the days leading up to the appointment of a new Prime Minister in Ethiopia were heady – political reforms had been announced and there …

Africa

Germany welcomes developments on Horn of Africa

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is transforming Ethiopia at a breathtaking pace. Germany is already making plans to work closer with the country it regards …

Africa

Internationalised corruption is to blame for rising inequality, mass movements of people and war – we must end this system of oppression

Illegal migration has become an existential question for Europe’s institutions. The marathon European Council summit on 28 June was evidence of this; …

Opinion (UK)

Ethiopia and Eritrea Normalize Relations

Ambassador Herman (Hank) Cohen, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Ambassador David Shinn, former ambassador to Ethiopia and …

Africa

Amid Migrant Crises, Nations Flout International Law On Refugees

What are the international rules for dealing with foreign nationals who show up in a country often without any travel documents and definitely without a visa?<p>It's a timely question in this era of unprecedented refugee movement, as nations around the world struggle to deal with huge numbers of …

Immigration

Highlighting the devastation in South Sudan

I thank The Post for focusing attention on the devastation happening in South Sudan and the Kush Democratic Majority Party’s campaign to turn things around. The Post did a wonderful job with the July 8 Metro article “A ‘Lost Boy’ no longer,” about my campaign.<p>The Virginia Council of Churches …

Africa

US Turns Blind Eye to Uganda's Assault on Democracy

One September evening last year, a visitor stopped by the office of 48-year-old Ugandan parliamentarian Betty Nambooze. The man was a ruling-party …

Africa

“Stop attacks on children”

<b>NEW YORK, 15 May 2018</b> – “From the Central African Republic to South Sudan, and from Syria to Afghanistan, attacks on children in conflict have …

Africa