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South Sudan government recruited child soldiers, UN says

South Sudan government recruited child soldiers, UN says

Aug 19, – The document says a senior politician appointed by President Salva Kiir led the recruitment of an entire village of boys using intimidation. Some were as young as 12 years old. It was not clear how many children were involved. South Sudan’s government has recruited child soldiers in the past week to prepare […]

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jihadists claim kidnap of Swiss woman in Mali- report

Jihadists claim kidnap of Swiss woman in Mali- report

Jan 27, – “We announce our responsibility for the kidnapping of this evangelising disbeliever who, through her work, has succeeded in driving large numbers of Muslim sons from Islam,” Al-Akhbar quoted a spokesman for the group as saying in the video, which was not broadcast. Private Mauritanian news agency Al-Akhbar said Tuesday that it had […]

January 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

Apr 16, – Sudan lost a third of its territory as South Sudan broke away. The country has been torn by internal wars and battered by international sanctions for alleged support of terrorism. Al-Bashir is the world’s first sitting president wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. And poverty is a constant. […]

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Netanyahu wins surprise victory in Israel election

Netanyahu wins surprise victory in Israel election

Mar 18, – With nearly all of the votes counted, his rightwing Likud party was seen taking 30 of the Knesset’s 120 seats, with the centre-left Zionist Union a distant second on 24. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu beat the odds on Wednesday to win a resounding election victory that will likely deepen tensions with […]

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Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas – UN

Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas – UN

Aug 27, – The Sunni militants, who are bringing weapons from Iraq, have changed the power balance in Syria, consolidating control over large areas and establishing order by imposing harsh sharia law, the U.N. said in its latest report. The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents on Wednesday of committing war crimes including amputations and […]

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sudanese army deploys after deadly riots

Sudanese army deploys after deadly riots

Sep 26, –  The army also reinforced positions around military headquarters in Khartoum and along the city’s university road, which is close to the presidential palace. Violent protests erupted in Sudan on Monday when President Omar al-Bashir’s government decided to lift subsidies, immediately doubling prices of gasoline and fuel. Sudanese authorities on Thursday deployed troops […]

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