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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...

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...

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...

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar sworn in as vice president in bid to end war that has killed over 40,000 people

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as vice president on Saturday in a decisive bid to end a war that has killed over 40,000 people in the world's newest country.

South Sudan must reform abusive security agency, free detainees and hold violators to account – Human Rights Watch

 South Sudan’s National Assembly should urgently enact reforms of the National Security Service (NSS) to end arbitrary detention and abuse of detainees, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should also ensure that the security agency releases...

“I have been wrongly accused of serious human rights abuses”, South Sudan First Vice President Taban Deng Gai replies Trump admin

Today, I have been wrongly accused of serious human rights abuses and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. I deeply regret those baseless and unfounded allegations and wish to...

Trump administration slams sanctions on first vice president of South Sudan Taban Deng Gai

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Wednesday sanctioned South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai (Deng) for his role in serious human rights abuses. The...

South Sudan’s Machar calls for reconciliation after TB Joshua’s prayers for peace in troubled nation

In the aftermath of TB Joshua’s historic peace mission to South Sudan, the prominent opposition and SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny has called to “cement the new page of reconciliation” in a Christmas message.

TB Joshua’s prayer for peace yields fruit in South Sudan as Kiir, Machar agree to continue peace talks after new year

In the aftermath of TB Joshua’s historic peace mission to South Sudan on 12 November 2019, the nation’s two rival leaders have taken significant steps in the path to restore peace to the troubled nation.

South Africa Deputy President departs Uganda after ‘successful’ talks on South Sudan

South Africa Deputy President David Mabuza has departed Uganda after talks with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on South Sudan. Their talks focused on the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of...

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Akinwumi Adesina to step back as African Development Bank agrees to probe him again after Trump administration pressures

The African Development Bank’s board has agreed to open a fresh independent investigation of its President Akinwumi...

Akinwumi Adesina to step back as African Development Bank agrees to probe him again after Trump administration pressures

The African Development Bank’s board has agreed to open a fresh independent investigation of its President Akinwumi Adesina following pressures from the...

Trump administration asks African Development Bank to re-investigate its embattled President Akinwumi Adesina accused of nepotism and favoritism

The Donald Trump administration has written the African Development Bank, urging the continent’s biggest multilateral lender to reopen an investigation into...

African Development Bank: Tolling Bells for Humanity – Perspectives by Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Finance Cesar MBA ABOGO

COVID-19 is severely testing Africa's social, economic and political resilience. While it is true that our countries are taking bold actions to...

African Development Bank approves €188m ($204m) loan for Mauritius to respond to COVID-19

The African Development Bank has approved €188 million ($204 million) loan for Mauritius to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Group’s Board of Directors said...

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