South Sudan Forming Long-delayed Unity Government
WASHINGTON - South Sudan's president dissolved his government Friday and appointed opposition leader Riek Machar as first vice president, one day before the swearing-in of a long-delayed transition
South Sudan rebel leader to be appointed vice president
South Sudan President Salva Kiir will on Friday formally appoint rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, ahead of a swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, the information minister said.
New Visa Rules Set Off Panic Wave in Immigrant Communities
BOSTON - After nearly a dozen years moving through the U.S. visa system, Sai Kyaw's brother and sister and their families were at the finish line: a final interview before they could leave Myanmar
PRO 6 director lays out marching orders for new ICPO head
ILOILO CITY, Feb. 21 (PIA6) - - The Police Regional Office 6 directs newly assumed Iloilo City top cop to maintain adherence to dignity in the performance of police tasks and responsibilities.<
South Sudan's warring leaders to form long-delayed unity government
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar agreed on Thursday to form a unity government, a long-delayed step towards ending more than six years of war.
The rivals have ove
UN: South Sudanese Civilians Deliberately Starved Along Ethnic Lines
GENEVA - United Nations investigators are accusing South Sudan's government and opposition forces of deliberately starving and preventing millions of citizens from receiving access to basic life-sa
South Sudanese demand leaders 'show us there is peace'
From behind the razor-wire fence that she is too afraid to leave, under armed protection in her own land, Jenty John Musa hears that peace is apparently coming to South Sudan.
"We just hear o
First major group of Ethiopian refugees return home from Kenya
A group of 76 Ethiopian refugees have voluntarily returned home from Kenya's Kakuma camp today. This marks the first major voluntary repatriation program for Ethiopian refugees in the country.<
Libya's UN-backed government suspends participation in Geneva talks
Libya's UN-backed government announced late on Tuesday that it would halt its participation in talks aimed at brokering a lasting ceasefire between warring sides in the conflict.
"We are anno
Sudan: Progress on Rights, Justice, Key to Transition
(Nairobi) - Sudan's transitional government should accelerate legal and institutional reform and visible progress on domestic justice initiatives, Human Rights Watch said today, following its first
South Sudan: Reform Abusive Security Agency
South Sudan's National Assembly should urgently enact reforms of the National Security Service (NSS) to end arbitrary detention and abuse of detainees, Human Rights Watch said today. The authoritie
The Precarious History of the UN towards Self-Determination
This is an advance preview from the forthcoming E-IR Edited Collection The United Nations: Friend or Foe of Self-Determination?
The principle of self-determination found its
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