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Jacob Zuma: South Africa’s ‘Teflon President’ escapes party backlash

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG South Africa President Jacob Zuma has received the backing of his party just weeks after a damning reportinto top-level government cronyism.PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMBA IS KNOWN TO BE ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPTED LEADERS IN OUR MODERN ERA. There had been speculation that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party would hold a vote of confidence on ...

Syria rebels vow to adopt guerrilla tactics as Assad forces seize two thirds of east Aleppo

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Faced with almost certain defeat in the city of Aleppo, Syrian rebel groups have promised to continue their war by adopting the guerrilla tactics of assassinations, armed raids and roadside bombs. The four-year battle for control of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, is likely to end in the next few weeks as Syrian regime forces either advance ...

PRESEDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP TESTED CHINA’S TEMPERATURE ON TAIWAN

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG WHO KNOWS WHERE WE GO FROM HERE? Mr. Trump is a man who acts, speaks and judges according to his own world. He gives no regard to what other politicians display in the world arena. He would be the first US President to walk over what his predecessors regarded as norms or traditions in carrying out ...

Nigerian officers killed 150 peaceful protesters, Amnesty report claims

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Nigerian security forces have killed at least 150 people in a series of attacks against the largely peaceful pro-Biafra secessionist movement, according to a report by Amnesty International. The report finds “overwhelming evidence that Nigerian security forces committed gross human rights violations” at a number of public gatherings in the country’s southern region since August 2015. ...

British photographer David Hamilton found dead in Paris, as his alleged rape victims say he has escaped justice

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG British photographer David Hamilton has died in Paris on Friday night at the age of 83 after committing suicide, according to police sources. Mr Hamilton,who had lived much of his life in France and whose works had appeared in high-end fashion magazines, was found unresponsive in his home by a neighbour who alerted emergency services, the sources ...

Missing maverick pilot found safe in South Sudan

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Amaverick 72-year-old British pilot taking part in a vintage air rally turned up in South Sudan on Saturday after going missing for a second time when the event arrived in Kenya. Maurice Kirk is one of about a dozen pilots flying vintage biplanes across Africa, but has repeatedly fallen foul of organisers for failing to stick ...

S. Sudan army commander says ready for any option to end war

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG November 23, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan army (SPLA) chief of staff, Gen. Paul Malong said his troops are ready for any option to end war in the country. S Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is received by Chief of General Staff of the SPLA Paul Malong Awan at the airport in Juba. “As soldiers, we are ...

Over 8,000 Sudanese illegal migrants arrived in Europe in 2016

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG November 24, 2016 (KHARTOUM) – More than eight thousands Sudanese have crossed the sea illegally into Europe during this year, said, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) IOM released on 18 November an infographic showing that the number of Sudanese who arrived by sea to Italy during January-August 2016 increased compared to the same ...

Neighbourly ties with Oman

Celebrations in the UAE of Oman’s 46th National Day highlighted the strength of relations between the two neighbouring countries. As The National reported, Yas Mall hosted celebratory events on Friday, featuring traditional Omani dancers and photographs of meetings between the UAE’s rulers and Sultan Qaboos over the past decades. Burj Khalifa was also illuminated with the colours of the Omani ...

Egypt-Israel relations ‘at highest level’ in history

On the 39th anniversary of Sadat’s speech in Jerusalem, the two countries have never been closer, analysts say. Almost four decades since former Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat extended a hand of peace to Israel, the two governments have reached “full partnership and unbreakable alliance”, analysts say. Although many Egyptians continue to regard Israel as a threat and sympathise with the ...

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