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Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

 

SOUTH SUDAN: Will the UN new arms embargo make any difference?

Is the U.N.’s New Arms Embargo on South Sudan Too Little Too Late? By AMY POLLARD, SLATE A newly released child soldier looks through a rifle trigger guard during a release ceremony for child soldiers in Yambio, South Sudan, in February.Stefanie Glinski/Getty Images South Sudan wasn’t always a war zone. When it achieved independence from Sudan in 2011, the new nation was lauded as a beacon of hope, a testament to a decadeslong struggle for freedom, midwifed with the blessing of the U.S. and other world leaders. But that idealismRead More


SOUTH SUDAN: Will the UN new arms embargo make any difference?

Is the U.N.’s New Arms Embargo on South Sudan Too Little Too Late? By AMY POLLARD, SLATE A newly released child soldier looks through a rifle trigger guard during a release ceremony for child soldiers in Yambio, South Sudan, in February.Stefanie Glinski/Getty Images South Sudan wasn’t always a war zone. When it achieved independence from Sudan in 2011, the new nation was lauded as a beacon of hope, a testament to a decadeslong struggle for freedom, midwifed with the blessing of the U.S. and other world leaders. But that idealismRead More


SOUTH SUDAN: Will the UN new arms embargo make any difference?

Is the U.N.’s New Arms Embargo on South Sudan Too Little Too Late? By AMY POLLARD, SLATE A newly released child soldier looks through a rifle trigger guard during a release ceremony for child soldiers in Yambio, South Sudan, in February.Stefanie Glinski/Getty Images South Sudan wasn’t always a war zone. When it achieved independence from Sudan in 2011, the new nation was lauded as a beacon of hope, a testament to a decadeslong struggle for freedom, midwifed with the blessing of the U.S. and other world leaders. But that idealismRead More


Wikipedia article of the day for July 25, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 25, 2018 is Shorwell helmet. The Shorwell helmet (replica pictured) is a sixth-century Anglo-Saxon helmet found near Shorwell on the Isle of Wight in southern England. It was one of the grave goods of a high-status Anglo-Saxon warrior, and was found with other objects such as a pattern-welded sword and hanging bowl. One of only six known Anglo-Saxon helmets, alongside those from Benty Grange, Sutton Hoo, Coppergate, Wollaston, and Staffordshire, it is the sole example to derive from the continental Frankish styleRead More


SOUTH SUDAN: Will the UN new arms embargo make any difference?

Is the U.N.’s New Arms Embargo on South Sudan Too Little Too Late? By AMY POLLARD, SLATE A newly released child soldier looks through a rifle trigger guard during a release ceremony for child soldiers in Yambio, South Sudan, in February.Stefanie Glinski/Getty Images South Sudan wasn’t always a war zone. When it achieved independence from Sudan in 2011, the new nation was lauded as a beacon of hope, a testament to a decadeslong struggle for freedom, midwifed with the blessing of the U.S. and other world leaders. But that idealismRead More


SOUTH SUDAN: Opposition alliance rejects power sharing peace draft deal

SSOA rejects South Sudan governance draft deal saying states issue is red line KHARTOUM/JUBA (SUDAN TRIBUNE) – The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) Tuesday has rejected the draft governance and power-sharing agreement saying they cannot compromise on their position against the 32 state and the power-sharing at the level of local governments. The South Sudanese parties to the peace revitalization process had to initial a draft agreement on the governance last Thursday 19 July establishing a mechanism -the Independent Boundaries Commission (IPC)- to settle the difference over the 32 statesRead More


SOMALIA: Military takes full charge of Mogadishu security after attacks

Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire congratulates new soldiers trained by the UAE in Mogadishu MOGADISHU (GAROWE ONLINE) – Somalia – After series of Al-Shabaab attacks in Mogadishu that included car bombings at the Presidential Palace in this month, the military took control of security in the capital, Garowe Online reports. Sources said that Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo ordered the military to take full charge of the city’s protection after the Prime Minister’s new security plan has failed to effectively succeed. Hundreds of soldiers from the 14th October battalion haveRead More


Liked on YouTube: Ethiopia’s Chapel in the Sky

Ethiopia’s Chapel in the Sky If churches were assessed by their risk factor, Abuna Yemata Guh would be our new Sistine Chapel. Perched 650 feet above a steep cliff in Northern Ethiopia, visitors face a 45-minute climb up the cliff’s vertical face in order to access the precariously positioned church. Dating back to the 5th century, history has it that its founder Father Yemata built the chapel to be closer to heavenly spirits; however, others claim it was a strategic move to avoid his enemies. This Great Big Story wasRead More


UGANDA: Israeli investors to grow marijuana in Uganda for export to Canada – HELLO! WE ARE GROWING OUR OWN LEGALLY!!!!

Police burning marijuana in an operation recently Israeli investors to grow marijuana in Uganda NEW VISION – The company said the order for seeds has been placed with a supplier in the Netherlands — considered to be one of the world’s leading cannabis suppliers. An Israel firm, Together Pharma Limited, has reportedly secured land in Uganda to cultivate a banned crop — marijuana — on a commercial scale. The firm, said to be the manufacturer and distributor of medical cannabis, disclosed last week that it has placed an order forRead More


UGANDA: Indians contribute 65pct of Uganda’s revenue from taxes, they are less than 1pct of population

Uganda Expelled Indians Once, But Now Ugandan Indians Are Thriving What’s a landlocked African nation got to do with India? THE QUINT – Actually, PM Modi’s speech at Ugandan Parliament makes total sense, because Gujarati businesspeople make up a huge portion of Ugandan Indians. In fact, Uganda’s richest person is Sudhir Ruparelia, the son of a Gujarati business family. Though they make up just 0.05% of Uganda’s population today, Ugandan Indians account for about 65% of Uganda’s tax revenue. Sounds incredible, but in 1970, Ugandan Indians accounted for 90% ofRead More