Tag Archives: Civil war

05 November 20

Ethiopia: ‘War’ breaks out between government and Tigray forces

Ethiopia’s army says it is at war against forces in the country’s heavily-armed Tigray region after Nobel Prize-winning prime minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops in the region.

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26 July 18

South Sudan: Leaders sign power-sharing deal to end civil war

South Sudan’s warring leaders have signed a power-sharing deal aimed at bringing an end to the country’s five-year civil war.

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21 December 17

South Sudan: Rivals agree cease-fire for Christmas Eve

South Sudan’s government and rebel groups have signed a cease-fire agreement during peace talks held in Ethiopia this week.

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05 November 17

South Sudan’s youth live a life of war and daytime partying

South Sudan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for young people. Only seven countries see more young people die per year than the East African nation, which has been locked in a bitter civil war since
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11 August 17

East Africa is getting more dangerous, despite economic progress

The latest Global Peace Index says the world is slightly more peaceful this year than it was in 2016, but East Africa is one exception. Political instability fluctuates unpredictably in the region and a number of conflicts have added to an
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24 July 17

South Sudan: President declares state of emergency in four states

South Sudan President Salva Kirr has declared a three-month state of emergency in four states across the country.

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12 April 17

South Sudan: UN calls on government to protect civilians and aid workers following attacks

The United Nations is calling on South Sudan’s government to protect civilians and aid workers in the country following a series of attacks against both groups.

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09 March 17

Sudan: 127 prisoners released by SPLM-N rebel group

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has released 127 prisoners captured during fighting in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

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18 November 16

Rights Groups: Burundi ‘Risks Genocide Amid ‘Forgotten Conflict’

Rights groups are again warning that Burundi risks slipping into civil war and genocide, urging the international community to intervene in the “forgotten conflict”.

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18 July 16

Failed State: Was South Sudan Doomed From the Start?

Following the latest armed clashes in Juba, South Sudan’s status as a failed state seems confirmed. A ceasefire order from President Kiir just about prevented all-out civil war last week. But the extent of violence seen in the capital recently
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