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Africa: News Update

A selection of interesting/insightful recent stories from the continent for your perusal: UN report into sexual violence during conflict Congo-Kinshasa: UN calls for peaceful resolution of poll disputes Swaziland: The greed of King Mswati III Sudan and South Sudan: Oil tensions … Continue reading

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Africa: News Update

Egypt: Trial of ex-President Hosni Mubarak opens Sudan, South Sudan to Finalise Oil Talks By End September Somalia: UN official warns famine could spread without adequate relief funding Reuters: Africa News Blog by Julie Mollins: Is Africa drought a chance … Continue reading

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Army jets ‘bomb south Sudan villages’ – Africa – Al Jazeera English

Army jets ‘bomb south Sudan villages’ – Africa – Al Jazeera English.

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Africa News Round-up

Sudan: UN reports intense air bombardment of Southern Kordofan state South Africa: Mother-to-child HIV transmission plummets Funding for Horn of Africa drought falls short of needs, UN says Somalia: Under-fives make up almost half of Mogadishu casualties Africa: Plugging the … Continue reading

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Inaugral Yorkshire African Studies Network Conference: South Sudan and the Referendum

Part 1: The Morning Last Friday 10th June YASN held its first full event at Leeds University. The conference focused on Sudan and the referendum and brought together a wide range of researchers  to discuss South Sudan in particular as well as … Continue reading

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Follow Up on South Sudan

Following the recent escalation of tensions in Sudan the United Nations have led investigations into the clashes in order to calm the uncertainty during the lead up to South Sudan’s independence in July. Officials have estimated that the recent violence … Continue reading

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Sudan: Tensions Escalate over Abyei

 Following the succession and the division of Africa’s biggest country, tensions have been strained over the border lines of North and South Sudan. The oil rich and fertile Abyei region has been claimed by both countries. The largely Muslim North supports … Continue reading

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