Daily Archives: May 23, 2014

SUDAN’S FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT TO ATTEND INAUGURATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT

KHARTOUM, May 23 — President Omer Al-Bashir of Sudan has asked the country’s First Vice-President, Lieutenant-General Bakri Hassan Salih, to represent him at the inauguration of South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on Saturday.…

UN official in South Sudan meets with key rebel leader to discuss peace efforts

The top United Nations official in South Sudan has met with rebel leader David Yau Yau to discuss peace efforts in Greater Pibor County, Jonglei state, which was once the epicentre of instability in the …

Mali: fresh violence uproots civilians, as UN official heads north to push for ceasefire

Deadly clashes between Tuareg rebels and Government forces in northern Mali have sent a “small but growing” number of terrified civilians fleeing southward and into neighbouring countries, the United Nations refugee agency said today, while …

Central African children fleeing to Cameroon on ‘journey of starvation, death’ – UN

Nearly 30 children – the youngest a baby – died in the past month fleeing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency today confirmed, renewing its appeal for $22 million …

International Criminal Court sentences former Congolese militia leader to 12 years

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today sentenced former militia leader Germain Katanga to 12 years in prison for war crimes committed in relation to a 2003 attack in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).…