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December 2, 2022

Congo-Kinshasa: Pope Francis to Visit DRC and South Sudan in February 2023

Pope Francis I has rescheduled his long-delayed trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan for 31 January to 5 February 2023 - cutting out a stop over in the troubled eastern DRC, but fulfilling a long-held wish to accompany other Christian leaders to South Sudan.
December 2, 2022

UN envoy discusses Sudan peace process in Juba

On the fringes of East Africa’s trade bloc session in Juba Thursday (Dec. 1), the UN envoy for Sudan discussed the peace process in Khartoum. Volker Perthes, met with representatives of the AU and IGAD after their discussions with non-state stakeholders who are not part of the Juba peace agreement.
December 2, 2022

Sudan: Lovers of the date fruit take part in 4th international festival

Organisers of the festival say it is aimed to increase the international recognition of Sudanese dates and to develop production, marketing and exports.
December 2, 2022

East Africa: Climate Crisis in the Greater Horn of Africa is Biggest Health Threat Causing Disease Outbreaks #AfricaClimateCrisis

The link between the climate crisis and global health has become clearer with every extreme weather event, with the number of reported disease outbreaks and climate-related health emergencies reaching their highest-ever level this century. The World Health Organization (WHO)'s analysis of the seven countries in the greater Horn of Africa - Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda - found that there have been 39 reported outbreaks, as well as flooding, and other acute public health
December 2, 2022

Sudan: Framework Agreement With Junta 'To Be Signed Within 72 Hours'

It is expected that the signing of the framework agreement between the military junta and the Forces for Freedom and Change-Central Council (FFC-CC) and other civilian parties will take place within 72 hours. According to sources, the various political parties and alliances will each separately sign the framework agreement before the AU-IGAD-UN Trilateral Mechanism.
December 2, 2022

Africa: Govt Not Invited to U.S.-Africa Summit

The White House has declined to invite Sudan, Mali, Guinea, and Burkina Faso, to the US-Africa Leaders Summit, to be held in Washington DC from December 13 to 15. The Biden administration, hosting the summit, has invited the head of the African Union, as well as 49 African heads of state. The US does intend to engage with civil society organisations in those countries.
December 1, 2022

Pope Francis reschedules Congo, South Sudan trip for January

The Vatican on Thursday (December 1) published the itinerary of the trip, which had originally been scheduled for last July but was postponed because Francis was undergoing therapy for his strained knee ligaments.
December 1, 2022

Sudan's Rastas vow to fight on amid crackdown

Wearing dreadlocks, listening to reggae music or having a Rasta-like lifestyle is an act of defiance in Sudan. The killings of several Sudanese Rastafarians in mass anti-coup demonstrations since Burhan's takeover last year have given rise to a popular protest slogan, "The Rasta never dies".
November 25, 2022

200 migrants bused in convoys to Libyan border crossings

In a rare display of cooperation from Libya's divided political institutions, the country expelled Thursday (Nov. 24) over 200 migrants who'd entered its territory illegally. The group of returnees included "105 Egyptians, 101 Chadians and 20 Sudanese".
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