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The United States on Wednesday called for an international arms embargo to be imposed on South Sudan following the failure of the latest ceasefire aimed at ending the four-year war.Read More
United Nations (United States) (AFP) The United States on Wednesday called for an international arms embargo to be imposed on South Sudan following the failure of the latest ceasefire aimed at ending the four-year war. US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the Security Council that President Salva Kiir’s government was “increasingly proving itself to be an unfit partner” in efforts to restore peace and urged African leaders to hold it accountable. “The time has come to acknowledge the hard reality – that the leaders of South Sudan are not just failingRead More
Convicted Dutch arms dealer Guus Kouwenhoven who supplied arms that fuelled Liberia's bloody civil war was on Tuesday released by a South African court on bail of $78,000, local media reported.Read More
Cape Town (AFP) Convicted Dutch arms dealer Guus Kouwenhoven who supplied arms that fuelled Liberia’s bloody civil war was on Tuesday released by a South African court on bail of $78,000, local media reported. Kouwenhoven, 75, was arrested at his Cape Town mansion in early December after Dutch prosecutors requested his extradition to serve a 19 year sentence for his role in the west African country’s conflict. He was reportedly granted bail “under strict conditions” that include reporting to a police station every two hours during the week. “He hasRead More
Dutch prosecutors are requesting the extradition of convicted Dutch arms dealer Guus Kouwenhoven, arrested in South Africa on Friday, to serve a 19-year sentence for his role in Liberia's bloody civil war.Read More
South Sudan is joining the Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing the use of toxic arms, meaning only three nations have not signed on to the treaty, a global watchdog said Friday.Read More
South Sudan is joining the Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing the use of toxic arms, leaving only three nations which have not signed up to the treaty, a global watchdog said Friday.Read More
The Hague (AFP) South Sudan is joining the Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing the use of toxic arms, meaning only three nations have not signed on to the treaty, a global watchdog said Friday. “South Sudan has no reason to sit on the fence,” top foreign ministry official Moses Akol Ajawin told the annual meeting of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Juba has almost concluded the process to become the body’s “newest and youngest state party”, he said, according to a statement from the OPCW. That wouldRead More
Greater international cooperation is required to defeat Boko Haram and neutralise the threat from the Islamist militants in Nigeria and beyond, military commanders and politicians said this week.Read More
Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) Greater international cooperation is required to defeat Boko Haram and neutralise the threat from the Islamist militants in Nigeria and beyond, military commanders and politicians said this week. The jihadists, who are allied to the Islamic State group, have destroyed swathes of remote northeast Nigeria since 2009, killing at least 20,000 people and forcing more than 2.6 million from their homes. Counter-insurgency operations since early 2015 have pushed them out of captured towns and villages to the point where the government in Abuja now believes they areRead More