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President Kiir says ready for positive working relations with new UN chief

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG South Sudan President Salva Kiir expressed readiness and optimism of forging new working relations with the new Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, saying his administration appreciate and wants to enhance better working relations with the new leadership “Sometimes situation creates misunderstanding, it creates confusion but with leadership, these challenges can be turned into ...

Fort Lauderdale ‘chosen by suspect’ for airport attack

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The suspect in Florida’s deadly airport shooting travelled to Fort Lauderdale specifically to carry out the attack, authorities say. George Piro, the FBI agent in charge of the investigation, said that Esteban Santiago, 26, had been questioned at length overnight. Five people died in the attack and eight were wounded. Authorities say Mr Santiago, an Iraq ...

US tanks arrive in Germany to help Nato defences

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The largest shipment of US brigades since the fall of the Soviet Union is arriving in northern Germany. The first of the 87 tanks and 144 military vehicles were being unloaded in the port of Bremerhaven on Friday. The equipment and 3,500 US troops are to be deployed along Nato’s eastern frontier. The deployment aims to ...

Thailand floods: 12 dead as record rainfall persists

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG At least 12 people have died and many villages been submerged after heavy rains caused severe flooding in southern Thailand. Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected with water levels reaching “roof-high” in some areas, Thailand’s interior ministry said. Transport services, including flights, have been disrupted and rescue efforts are under way to reach those ...

Ghana: Nana Akufo-Addo is sworn in as president

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as Ghana’s new president after beating John Mahama in last month’s election. Heads of state from across Africa and thousands of guests and dignitaries watched him take the oath of office at a ceremony in the capital, Accra. Mr Akufo-Addo, a 72-year-old former human rights lawyer, promised free high school ...

Ivory Coast soldiers mutiny spreads to Abidjan

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A mutiny by Ivory Coast soldiers over pay has spread to the commercial capital Abidjan, with soldiers taking over the country’s army headquarters. They fired in the air as they took control of the base in the city’s Plateau district. The mutiny began on Friday in the central city of Bouake. It then spread to a ...

Donald Trump blasts ‘fools’ who oppose good Russian ties

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG US President-elect Donald Trump has posted a series of tweets condemning those who oppose good relations with Russia as “‘stupid’ people, or fools”. Mr Trump vowed to work with Russia “to solve some of the many… pressing problems and issues of the WORLD!” His comments came after an intelligence reportsaid Russia’s president had tried to aid ...

Turkey nightclub attack claims victims from 14 countries

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Lubna Ghasnawi was among the glamorous crowds of young partygoers gathered inside Istanbul’s Reina nightclub to ring in 2017 in the early hours of Sunday when a gunman opened fire, killing her and at least 38 other people. The 34-year-old entrepreneur was one of seven victims from Saudi Arabia who had traveled to Istanbul to attend ...

How are Australia’s Syrian refugees coping?

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Australia has resettled about half of the 12,000 refugees it agreed to take in over the past 13 months from the conflict in Syria, but how are they adapting to life in their new country? It is a year since Iymen Baerli, a refugee from Syria, arrived in Sydney with his wife and three young children. ...

India mine collapse: Bodies of 13 recovered in Jharkhand

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The bodies of 13 people have been recovered from a coal mine which collapsed on Thursday in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. Dozens remain missing and their distraught families are waiting anxiously as rescue efforts continue. Two men were rescued alive but there were at least 60 working in the Lalmatia open cast mine in ...

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