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Wellington, September 2nd 2014: By ratifying the new Arms Trade Treaty today New Zealand has played an historic role in helping end the irresponsible, lethal trade in weapons and ammunition that has devastated the lives of millions of people, according to campaigners.
The malicious masked militant who has already beheaded two journalists has named his next victim - a former British soldier who had dedicated his life to peacekeeping in war-torn countries like South Sudan and Syria.
The salary and profile was lucrative but something stunned him. In briefing, he was told that he has to deal with warlords and extremists and will not be given security on daily basis.
Susan D. Page was the first U.S. ambassador to the newest nation in the world, South Sudan.
The world is shrinking and with the Internet we are now all hyper-connected. One result of this is that where once we looked at problems as local or maybe state and national issues, now we can see issues simultaneously on a local to global level - all at the same time and in real time.
The new UN chief for South Sudan arrived in the conflict-wracked country Tuesday, a week after gunmen shot down a UN helicopter to break the fourth ceasefire deal in nine months.
South Sudanese rebels led by former vice-president, Riek Machar have warned of "full-scale" war against government forces, days after negotiations between the two rivals were pushed by East African regional mediators to 13 September.
South Sudanese can sometimes be excused in many things because the country is new and its institutional strength is weak.
The accidents involved a Fuso Truck travelling from Mbale to Juba that overturned at Atiak Trading Centre in Amuru District on Friday evening killing three and injuring four people.
South Sudan's cholera crisis is waning but humanitarian workers are now battling increased cases of malaria and the parasitic disease kala azar, with children most affected.
THE chief mediator mediating the peace talks between the two warring parties in South Sudan under the auspices of the African regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development , has insisted that SPLM-In-Opposition led by the former vice-president, Riek Machar, did in fact sign the matrix on ceasefire agreement despite dismissal by the ... (more)
Anyone conducting a global news search over the past few days under the terms "Catholic" and "politics" would find the usual wealth of material, including the following five storylines from around the world: In the United States, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the US bishops' conference, issued a thumbs-down for new revisions to the Obama ... (more)
The Government has signed an agreement, finally giving away the giant and lucrative deal to upgrade and expand Uganda's railway network to standard gauge, to a Chinese firm China Harbor Engineering Company .
Samantha Nutt is the author of Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid. She is a founder of War Child.
South Sudan's hospitals have become targets for both sides in the brutal, ongoing civil war.
Updated: Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:31 am
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