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Category Archives: South Sudan
- Rising inflation, drops in currency due to political instability
- Low commodity prices adding to fiscal pressures
- Help from international community “paramount”
Low commodity prices, climate change, and insecurity are forcing many countries to make significant fiscal adjustments, African finance ministers said during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington D.C.
Since December 2013, some areas in South Sudan (including South Equatoria) has remained quiet stable following the beginning of the crisis. However, these areas are now threatened with fights among armed groups in the country. This has caused continuous movement of civilians in a quest to find more secured locations.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that the ceasefire in the crisis-gripped country appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire,” while the UN refugee agency has urged countries to keep their borders open for people fleeing tensions in Juba, where the human rights wing has warned the situation is “deteriorating rapidly.”
A new development indicates that South Sudan airline, The Golden Wings, has commenced business to Eritrea. According to Geeskaafrika, the Republic of South Sudan and Eritrea had a meeting where an aviation agreement was signed on the 24th of June with the primary purpose of establishing an easy and direct flight services to and from the two countries.
Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion
In his recent article, “Just Say No to Another Failed State,” published by Foreign Policy, Lester Munson claims that the only solution to the long standing issue between Western Sahara and Morocco is autonomy for Western Sahara under Moroccan sovereignty. Problematically, however, the article lacks context and is overly simplistic, is strewn with inaccuracies and errors, and is heavily tinged with paternalistic overtones.
The Nile River has been navigable since the time of the pharaohs some 4,000-years ago, while sections of the Niger, Benue, Congo and Zambezi Rivers have also been navigable. While Cecil John Rhodes sought to build a north – south Cape-to-Cairo railway line, African railway networks remain regional with the own distinctive railway gauge. Paced road networks are to be found in major cities and in certain regions, with a network of unpaved roads offering most of the continent’s long distance connections for the truck transport industry. Trucks carry most of Africa’s long-distance freight.
South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people — nearly 25 percent of the country’s population — remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at least 40,000 people are on the brink of catastrophe, three UN agencies warned today.
The UN Security Council must act immediately on the recommendations of its own Panel of Experts and enforce a comprehensive arms embargo to halt the flow of weapons into South Sudan, said Amnesty International today.
Food security worsening in areas suffering from civil conflict and adverse weather conditions
As the market gears for a new wave of predictions on what we can expect for next year, IDC takes a look back at their top 10 ICT predictions for Africa for 2015 to see which of these became a reality and which were off the mark.
Global Food Price Index falls in June, cereal production is forecast to be strong despite El Niño fears
The Mediterranean sea has become a graveyard for Africa’s youth. Every day, we see images of what would appear to be a continent racked by conflict and poverty, and people risking – often losing – their lives in an attempt to flee . Yet Africa has 11 of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world. Africa has enormous resources, and almost half of the world’s uncultivated land that is suitable for growing food crops. So why are so many people desperate to leave behind a land of such opportunity?
Le ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Christian Paradis, a lancé aujourd’hui des appels de propositions pour les projets suivants qui seront menés en Afrique et en Afghanistan :
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today launched calls for proposals for the following projects in Africa and Afghanistan:
Quai d’Orsay – Déclarations du porte-parole – 22 juin 2015
GENEVA, Switzerland, June 10, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned that urgent action needs to be taken to save hundreds of thousands of people in South Sudan from starvation. It is estimated that more than a hundred thousand people have been forced to leave their homes during the past four weeks because of an upsurge in violence.
GENEVA, Switzerland, June 1, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Intense fighting between warring parties in South Sudan has forced hundreds of thousands civilians to flee, creating a new wave of displacement in a conflict that has already displaced more than two million people. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) and other international aid organisations has been forced to suspend relief operations in some war-affected areas of South Sudan, leaving civilians without lifesaving aid.