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IMF approves $52.3 million disbursement to South Sudan to address COVID-19

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved a disbursement of $52.3 million to South Sudan under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout. The loan is the first Fund supported financial assistance...

Central Darfur governor meets ICC prosecutor

Governor of Central Darfur State, Dr. Adeeb Abdel Rahman Youssef, on Monday evening met at the Corinthia Hotel in Khartoum, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda. Fatou Bensouda expressed her happiness to meet Dr. Adeeb,...

U.S. condemns attack on UN World Food Program convoy in South Sudan

The United States said on Friday it was "deeply concerned by the attack on a United Nations World Food Program (WFP) humanitarian cargo convoy in South Sudan this week."  "As a result of this attack, an aid worker remains...

South Africa mourns ‘champion of the oppressed’ George Bizos, refugee boy who arrived from Greece in 1941 and became Mandela’s lawyer

President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday, eulogized George Bizos, an anti-apartheid lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela and was nicknamed the ‘champion of the oppressed’ in South Africa. George Bizos arrived in South Africa with his father in 1941, having escaped the...

Rights groups warn thousands of people still missing in South Sudan

South Sudan should investigate the fate and whereabouts of scores of victims of enforced disappearances and those still missing from years of civil war, Human Rights Watch and Remembering the Ones We Lost said on Friday. On August 30, the world marks the International...

African Development Bank approves $4 million grant to bolster South Sudan’s COVID-19 response

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday approved a UA 3 million ($4.16 million) grant to South Sudan to support the emergency response to COVID-19 and strengthen the country’s fragile health system. The grant, from the...

Human Rights Watch calls for probe as South Sudan soldiers kill unarmed civilians in land dispute

South Sudanese security forces killed at least five people in Juba on June 3, 2020, during a violent confrontation over a land dispute and subsequent peaceful protests, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. According to the rights group, the South...

South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar and wife Angelina Teny who is Defense Minister catch coronavirus

The Vice-President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, and his wife, who is Defense Minister, Angelina Teny, as well as some bodyguards and other staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Johns Hopkins University virus tracker reports that South...

President Cyril Ramaphosa should respect human rights in South Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch says

The South African government’s response to the unprecedented global health challenge of COVID-19 should fully respect the rights and dignity of everyone in the country, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. With 1,655 confirmed cases as of April 6, 2020, the highest so far...

Amnesty International calls on South Sudan to reform security services following ‘unity government’

Amnesty International on Saturday called on South Sudan to reform its security services and avoid costly mistakes that led to distrust and war in the past. Amnesty was reacting to the formation of the new unity government in South...

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Rights groups urge IMF to demand transparency for Egypt military’s firms before releasing more funding

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should demand the Egyptian government disclose financial information about military-owned businesses as part of...

Rights groups urge IMF to demand transparency for Egypt military’s firms before releasing more funding

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should demand the Egyptian government disclose financial information about military-owned businesses as part of required reporting on state-owned enterprises,...

Biden to nominate Janet Yellen, Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey and Adewale Adeyemo to economic team

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey, and Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo alongside Janet...

IMF chief to G20 leaders: jointly build foundations for better 21st century global economy

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Sunday urged G20 leaders to jointly build the foundations for a better 21st century global amid...

Atiku: I received the news Nigeria has entered another recession with a “very heavy heart”

It is with a very heavy heart that I received the confirmation that for the second time in five years, Nigeria has entered into...
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