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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

 

KENYA: China a threat to Kenya’s economy, new survey shows

China gave Kenya loans to build standard gauge railway. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP  DAILY NATION – A total of 38 per cent of Kenyans think that the continued relationship between Kenya and China will lead to job losses. More Kenyans believe that China constitutes the biggest threat to the country’s economic and political development than the United States of America, a survey shows. The survey by Ipsos Synovate released on Wednesday revealed that 26 per cent of Kenyans see the Asian country as a threat to the developmentRead More


SOUTH SUDAN: New home for thousands of South Sudan’s displaced

UNMISS\Nektarios Markogiannis UN NEWS – Thousands of people living in a UN protection camp in Juba, South Sudan, have been relocated to new temporary housing, Mangateen Camp. Nearly 3,500 people displaced by violence in South Sudan have been relocated from a UN-run camp in the capital, Juba, to temporary housing, the organization’s mission in the country, UNMISS, reported on Tuesday. The internally displaced people, who were living at a UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, have been moved to a new location at Mangateen, near the central part of theRead More


SOUTH SUDAN: Refugee representatives set to meet South Sudan peace talk parties

Recently arrived South Sudanese refugees wait to be registered at Kuluba collection point iin Northern Uganda, May 2017. © UNHCR/Jiro Ose UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency, is (today) bringing South Sudan refugee representatives face-to-face with the parties involved in key peace negotiations in Khartoum. This dialogue will help ensure that refugee voices continue to play a pivotal role in the revitalized peace effort to end the country’s devastating civil war. Following the conclusion of “revitalized peace agreement negotiations” on August 30th, some 16 South Sudanese refugees across six countriesRead More


SOUTH SUDAN: Refugee representatives set to meet South Sudan peace talk parties

Recently arrived South Sudanese refugees wait to be registered at Kuluba collection point iin Northern Uganda, May 2017. © UNHCR/Jiro Ose UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency, is (today) bringing South Sudan refugee representatives face-to-face with the parties involved in key peace negotiations in Khartoum. This dialogue will help ensure that refugee voices continue to play a pivotal role in the revitalized peace effort to end the country’s devastating civil war. Following the conclusion of “revitalized peace agreement negotiations” on August 30th, some 16 South Sudanese refugees across six countriesRead More


SOUTH SUDAN: Refugee representatives set to meet South Sudan peace talk parties

Recently arrived South Sudanese refugees wait to be registered at Kuluba collection point iin Northern Uganda, May 2017. © UNHCR/Jiro Ose UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency, is (today) bringing South Sudan refugee representatives face-to-face with the parties involved in key peace negotiations in Khartoum. This dialogue will help ensure that refugee voices continue to play a pivotal role in the revitalized peace effort to end the country’s devastating civil war. Following the conclusion of “revitalized peace agreement negotiations” on August 30th, some 16 South Sudanese refugees across six countriesRead More


JAPAN: Magnitude 7 earthquake hits Southeast Japan – PHOTOS, VIDEO

Buildings collapse, people injured & trapped by landslides after 6.7 quake rocks Japan © NHK RT – A large-scale rescue operation is underway on the Japanese island of Hokkaido after a powerful 6.7 earthquake triggered several landslides that swallowed a number of houses, injuring and trapping people inside. The rural town of Atsumi has been partially devastated after a chunk of a mountain ridge slid and covered several houses, aerial footage by NHK broadcaster showed. At least 10 people were airlifted to the hospital, while 20 others remainmissing as ofRead More


SOUTH SUDAN: Refugee representatives set to meet South Sudan peace talk parties

Recently arrived South Sudanese refugees wait to be registered at Kuluba collection point iin Northern Uganda, May 2017. © UNHCR/Jiro Ose UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency, is (today) bringing South Sudan refugee representatives face-to-face with the parties involved in key peace negotiations in Khartoum. This dialogue will help ensure that refugee voices continue to play a pivotal role in the revitalized peace effort to end the country’s devastating civil war. Following the conclusion of “revitalized peace agreement negotiations” on August 30th, some 16 South Sudanese refugees across six countriesRead More


SOUTH SUDAN: Refugee representatives set to meet South Sudan peace talk parties

Recently arrived South Sudanese refugees wait to be registered at Kuluba collection point iin Northern Uganda, May 2017. © UNHCR/Jiro Ose UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency, is (today) bringing South Sudan refugee representatives face-to-face with the parties involved in key peace negotiations in Khartoum. This dialogue will help ensure that refugee voices continue to play a pivotal role in the revitalized peace effort to end the country’s devastating civil war. Following the conclusion of “revitalized peace agreement negotiations” on August 30th, some 16 South Sudanese refugees across six countriesRead More


SOMALIA: Army arrests 32 al-Shabab militants

MOGADISHU, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) — The Somali National Army (SNA) have arrested 32 al-Shabab militants after conducting military operations in Marka town in Lower Shabelle region southern Somalia. SNA commander Odowa Yusuf Rage told the state-owned radio on Wednesday that the operations took around the port town of Marka on Monday and Tuesday. “Somali National Army arrested 32 al-Shabab militants during military operations in Marka in the past two days. Some of them were caught while fighting, the rest are amniyat (secret spy units), bomb experts and tax collectors,” RageRead More


ETHIOPIA: Why PM needs to listen to people living in rural areas

So far Ethiopians living in rural villages have not been included in the ongoing national conversation. CNBC Africa – Abiy Ahmed has made a raft of radical steps since taking over as Ethiopia’s prime minister in April 2018. He has redressed some of the wrongs committed by his own party, brokered peace with Eritrea and released political prisoners. Abiy has also invited opposition political groups back into the country and overseen the reunification of a splintered Orthodox church. Abiy’s approach is summed up by his philosophy of medemer, or inclusivity andRead More