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Salva Kiir and Riek Machar strike peace deal in Khartoum

After almost five years of a deadly civil war, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar meet in Khartoum on June 25, 2018, and it seems the two leaders reached compromises on a number of outstanding issues. Times Live wrote about this...

Norway, UK and the United States condemn continued clashes in Jebel Marra, Darfur

A few days ago, the United Nations announced they wanted to scale down UNAMID’s mission in Darfur (read our news here). The Head of UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, told the Security Council that the situation in Darfur has changed “radically for the better” and, as the needs...

International Criminal Court acquits DR Congo’s former vice president Bemba on appeal

The former Congolese vice-president, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has had his convictions for war crimes and crimes against humanity overturned. Bemba was found guilty in 2016 of crimes committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) from 2002 to 2003. We can read the official...

Chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria: investigation and retaliation

On April 7, 2018 reports began emerging of alleged chemical attacks on the city of Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta. Rescuers and medics say that more than 80 people have died. Two weeks after the suspected chemical attack, the United States, France and...

#WeAreCongo: The Conference to bring attention to a mega crisis unfolding in Congo (DRC)

Last week, OCHA, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the European Union hosted a Humanitarian Conference on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 13 April 2018. OCHA published on their website the details regarding the humanitarian conference, attended by 54 countries in addition to...

Le documentaire inédit sur l’Hôpital Français de Kaboul diffusé demain

Nous vous parlons régulièrement des reportages et documentaires à ne pas manquer (comme L’Ile de Lumière – Quand la France sauve les Boat-People en février dernier), et aujourd’hui il s’agit du documentaire inédit sur l’Hôpital Français de Kaboul qui sera...

Kasai Region, the epicenter of recent violence and humanitarian crisis in Congo (DRC)

We already mentioned the dire humanitarian crisis in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Last year we published an editorial (in French): Denis Mukwege et l’avenir de la RD du Congo. IRIN also published an article on the Congo crisis: How did we get here? A...

Sudan: Some critics freed, others remain in custody

Sudan: Some critics freed, others remain in custody

The deteriorating economic conditions prompted protests in Sudan, starting last January. We posted an article on the situation a couple of weeks ago in: Sudan: Economic collapse accelerating and inflation rate at 128%… The reaction of Sudanese security forces has once again been very...

Sudanese refugees facing deportation amid excessive use of force on peaceful demonstrators in Sudan

Earlier this month, we posted an article about the Belgian government at risk of collapse over Sudan migrants scandal, deportations and torture. French newspaper Le Monde broke the story last year (read our post here) reporting that officials from Khartoum handpicked political opponents...

Sudan: Illegal migration, Religious oppression, Removal of sanctions and the ICC

Here’s a news roundup of the recent news regarding Sudan. We selected four articles we consider worth the read, on topics we regularly evoke on the MagkaSama Project. Let’s start with this article from Sudan Tribune: Sudan vows continued cooperation with EU to combat illegal...




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