Category Archives: Africa

YOWERI MUSEVENI AND SOUTH SUDAN

By Matai Muon. August 14, 2015(Nyamilepedia) —- Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is a 70 plus year old Ugandan President who climbed to the realm of powers through a military revolution in the 1980’s. Precisely, he grabbed powers on 01/26/1986 through one of the most brutal military campaigns at the time. Like all other African direct combat revolutions, many a gruesome genocides

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Troika and IGAD: The Unholy Alliance Working to Invade South Sudan in Pretext of Bringing Peace.

“No Nation has the right to make decision for another nation; No people for another people” Julius Kambarage Nyerere, from his ‘A Peaceful New Year’ speech given in Tanzania on 1 January 1968. By Simon Yel Yel | Juba, South Sudan August 13, 2015 (Nyamilepedia) — In politics, as in medicine, a cure based on a false assumption, diagnosis, is

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The Plight of the Africans in Their Big Men’s Pistol.

By Stephen Par Kuol, May 30, 2015(Nyamilepedia) —- With its compact cartographic shape and susceptibility to violent armed conflicts, Africa, the second largest continent on the globe has been metaphorically described by some western pundits as a loaded pistol whose trigger is located somewhere in the Gulf of Guinea (Western Congo and Southern Cameroon),with its ammunition magazine somewhere in the

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Communiqué of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) on the developments on the situation in South Sudan

May 24, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 510th meeting held on 22 May 2015, in Swakopmund, Namibia, was briefed by the Commission on the recent developments on the situation in South Sudan. Council expressed its extreme concern at the further deterioration of the situation in South Sudan, including the escalation of hostilities and the deepening

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IGAD Mediation Extremely Dismayed, yet Again, at the Heavy Fighting Continuing in Malakal, Upper Nile State of South Sudan

PRESS STATEMENT Addis Ababa, Ethiopia May 16, 2015 (Nyamilepedia) — According to preliminary reports filed by the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Team-MVT on ground, fighting has been going on in Malakal since yesterday evening. Shilluk militia forces of General Johnson Olony joined by forces from the SPLM/ SPLA -IO attacked against Government forces in and around Malakal. The IGAD Mediation

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Summary of Latest Reports of Violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA), Reporting Period: 31 March – 30 April 2015

May 16, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — During late March and continuing into April, a build-up of Government Forces and weapons was observed by the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Team (MVT) in the Bentiu area. Tensions have been high in the area for some time, with an outbreak of fighting initiated by Government Forces to the south of Bentiu, as specified in Violation

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IGAD Mediators profoundly deplore the escalation of fighting in South Sudan and urge the warring Parties to immediately cease all hostilities

IGAD, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15 May 2015(Nyamilepedia) —  According to reports filed by the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Team-MVT, United Nations agencies and humanitarian organizations on ground, Government forces have been conducting full-scale military offensive against opposition forces in Rubkona, Mayom, Guit, Koch and Mayendit counties in Unity State since 27 April 2015. It is also increasingly clear that the offensive

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South Sudan: Salva Kiir Invites Zimbabwean President!

May 06, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — A South Sudanese government delegation led by the Minister in the office of the President, Mr. Awan Guol Riak, visited Harare this week to deliver an official letter from President Salva Kiir Mayardit. According to the President’s Minister, the letter thanks the people of Zimbabwe for their supports, and invites President Robert Gabriel Mugabe to attend

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Nigeria, South Sudan Fail Miserably in Protecting Women – UN Special Representative

By Laura Angela Bagnetto April 16, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Women bear the brunt of most conflict, says UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General on Women in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, on the release of her report on sexual violence in conflict that looks at 19 countries, mainly in Africa. But if women are treated badly during peacetime, do not expect them

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UPDF Mission in South Sudan Illegal

John-Ken Lukyamuzi MP, Lubaga South, Uganda. April 9, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Whatever President Museveni’s government says, the continued stay of Ugandan troops in South Sudan grossly violates international law and must be urgently reviewed. Fighting broke out in mid-December 2013 between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those faithful to his former vice president Dr Riek Machar. Within five days,

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How Can The U.S. Exercise Leadership in South Sudan’s Peace Process?

By Dr Amir Idris, April 1, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — In light of the recent collapse of the peace process and the resumption of the military confrontations between the Government of South Sudan and the SPLM in Opposition, the United States has to exercise leadership in South Sudan’s peace process by proposing a new policy and strategy. The new strategy should be

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