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Gov’t agrees to SPLM-IO request for a VIP protection force equal to army division

South Sudan government has agreed to a request by the main armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, led by First Vice-President designate Dr. Riek Machar to increase the number of the VIP protection unit to something equal to an army division, army spokesman, General Lul Ruai, said.

In South Sudan, an army infantry division is made up of over 12,000 strong men.

In March, the parties to South Sudan’s revitalized peace deal agreed to the establishment of a VIP protection of about 700 men who would be divided fifty-fifty between the government – on one side – the SPLM-IO and South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) on the other side.

Kenya protests at Norway for re-drawing border map

The Norwegian government has been dragged into Kenya and Somalia maritime row that has threatened to strain the relationship between the two neighboring countries.

Kenya is unhappy with the involvement of a Norwegian firm in ‘redrawing’ of its map. Norwegian oil firm DNO has been contracted to search for oil in the disputed area.

Omar al Bashir could face death penalty

SUDAN’S former president Omar al-Bashir could face the death penalty amid accusations that he “ordered the killing of protesters.”

He faces a potential court hearing on corruption charges this week after being accused of accruing “suspicious and illicit wealth” during his 30 years in power.

Trump says millions of illegal immigrants to be removed

President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

 “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,” Trump tweeted, referring to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. “They will be removed as fast as they come in,” he said. He did not offer specifics.

Former Egyptian president Mursi,Muslim Brotherhood architect, buried in Cairo


Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has been buried alongside other senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, his son, Ahmed Mursi, said on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

The burial was attended by members of the family in Cairo’s Nasr City after authorities refused burial in Mursi’s home province of Sharqiya, Ahmed Mursi said.

How Egypt ex-President Mohamed Morsi died after court appearance

Egypt’s first democratically elected president had suffered from neglect during his nearly six years of imprisonment.6 minutes ago

State TV said former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi collapsed during his court session and died
State TV said former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi collapsed during his court session and died

Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court in the capital, Cairo, according to authorities.

Petroleum Minister Gatkuoth Sacked for Corruption and Mismanagement


South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum, Amb. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, has been fired just in less than three years over what has surfaced as a case of corruption and mismanagement of the Ministry of “Oil”, the lifeline to the world’s youngest nation.

According to confidential reports extended to South Sudan News Now, Hon. Gatkuoth was fired while on a government mission to Nigeria after some elderly politicians, identified to be members of the Jieng Council of Elders, “pushed the president to fire Mr. Gatkuoth to teach him a lesson”

Ousted Sudan leader Bashir makes first appearance since coup


Sudan’s former-President Omar al-Bashir has appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown in a coup in April.

Mr Bashir was driven from a jail in the capital, Khartoum to the prosecutor’s office where he was read the corruption charges against him.

Typical African men: “Kenyan MP arrested for slapping female colleague


Kenyan Member of Parliament, Rashid Kassim, has been arrested after being accused of causing “actual bodily harm” to his female colleague, the Kenyan Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said.

In a video circulating on social media, MP Fatuma Gedi said she was walking out of the Parliament in Nairobi Thursday morning, when she met Kassim, who she says confronted her over why she did not allocate money to his constituency.

Corruption : Wife of president Grace Mugabe, owns 16 farms


Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe former president Robert Mugabe, owns 16 farms, in what is against the country’s land policy which allows ownership of one farm per family.

This was revealed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa during a radio interview in Harare on Friday.

Field Mashal Hafter airstrike on Tajoura, Tripoli kill 9


One person was killed and nine others were wounded – including a child and two women – in airstrikes carried out by Khalifa Haftar’s forces on Tajoura, eastern Tripoli.

Eyewitnesses said Saturday that the airstrikes nearby the National Heart Center in Tajoura caused considerable damage to civilian houses, and car accidents on the road due to the panic caused by the bombing.

Crucify the corrupt in Kenya


During the trial of Jesus Christ just before his crucifixion, Pontius Pilate gave the people a choice between Jesus the Messiah and Barabbas, a notorious thief and murderer.

“Which of the two do you want me to release to you”, he asked. “Barabbas”, the crowd shouted in unison. Pilate then asked, “What shall I do with Jesus, the Messiah?” The crowd shouted, “Crucify him!”.

The Old Guard have turned into brutal oppressors of Youngest Country


South Sudan was born amid great hope but has since descended into war. It will take a new generation of leaders to make it a successful state

The euphoric birth of the world’s newest state was celebrated around the world. “A proud flag flies over Juba,” declared U.S. President Barack Obama, “and the map of the world has been redrawn.”

Ebola Fight: EU donates Shs 14bn to Uganda and South Sudan

he European Union has announced an emergency funding of 3.5 million Euros (Shs 14bn) to strengthen rapid detection and reaction to Ebola cases in Uganda and South Sudan.     

Emmanuel Davies Gyezaho, the press and information officer, European Union Delegation to Uganda, says that out of released funds, 2.5 million euros (about Shs 10.7 billion) is for Uganda and 1 million euros (about Shs 4 billion) for South Sudan.

Ebola suspected victim tests negative in Kisoro, Uganda

A five-year-old girl who’d been confined at the Bunagana border in Kisoro district has tested negative to Ebola virus disease.  

The girl was among a group of 51 refugees who arrived at Bunagana border on Tuesday night from Itungo village, North Kivu province of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were reportedly crossing to Nyakabande Transit Centre in Kisoro district when they were intercepted. 

Rwanda pens to East Africa Countries over DR Congo request to join bloc

Neighbouring DR Congo has formally expressed interest in joining the East African Community (EAC) in a letter by President Félix Tshisekedi to the EAC Chairman, President Paul Kagame, expressing his country’s wish to join the bloc.

The letter is dated June 8, 2019, in which Tshisekedi states that his request follows the ever-growing trade between the business community in his country and member states of the EAC.