Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers #Mali

2018/07/21 – The UN has been sending alleged war criminals to act as peacekeepers in conflict zones, a confidential report claims.
The document, seen by the Observer, and sent to the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations last month, claims that senior Sri Lankan officers accused of war crimes have been deployed to UN operations in Mali, Lebanon, Darfur and South Sudan. Continuer à lire … « Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers #Mali »

Mauritania – South Sudan Leaders, Kiir and Machar Set To Meet in Sudan and Mauritania “Soon”

2018/06/17 – South Sudanese warring principles, Kiir and Machar, are set to meet in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum in a few days before heading off to meet on the sideline of African Union Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Continuer à lire … « Mauritania – South Sudan Leaders, Kiir and Machar Set To Meet in Sudan and Mauritania “Soon” »

South Sudan military chief, Finance minister fired

2018/03/15 – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has dismissed army commander Marial Chanuong Yol and Finance minister Stephen Dhieu Dau.

The state-owned television announced the sackings on Monday evening, without giving reasons for President Kiir’s decision.

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Pentagon adds Niger, Mali and parts of Cameroon to areas where U.S. troops receive imminent danger pay

2018/03/08 – The Pentagon has added Niger, Mali and parts of northern Cameroon to the list of areas where U.S. troops receive imminent danger pay while deployed, a move that reflects the evolving dangers in West Africa and follows the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger last year.

The decision was outlined in a memo signed Monday by Robert Wilkie, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. The decision was backdated to June 7, meaning the families of the service members killed in Niger and their fellow soldiers will receive back pay for their deployment. Continuer à lire … « Pentagon adds Niger, Mali and parts of Cameroon to areas where U.S. troops receive imminent danger pay »

South Sudan : What causes deeper hatred and disunity in South Sudan ? November 6, 2017

In October 1964, Gen. Ibrahim Aboud stepped down and gave power to the people to form a civilian caretaker government. Aboud was pressurized to step down following demonstrations in Khartoum because of his inability to fix economic policies of the country and his restriction on political leaders. Continuer à lire … « South Sudan : What causes deeper hatred and disunity in South Sudan ? November 6, 2017 »

Sudan-South Sudan Review pending issues related to demarcation of borders

Khartoum, Oct.31 – Presidency State Minister and the Chairman of the Sudanese side to the Joint Commission of Demarcation of Borders, Dr. Al-Rasheed Haroun has reviewed with his South Sudanese Counterpart, Michael Makwei issues pertinent to the demarcation of the joint borders and the preparations for the final report which will be submitted to the presidents of the two countries . Continuer à lire … « Sudan-South Sudan Review pending issues related to demarcation of borders »