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These Are The Two Men Behind South Sudan’s crisis

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG December 2013: President Salva Kiir (right) accused former Vice-President Riek Machar (left) of plotting a coup Fighting between factions of the presidential guard took an ethnic turn between Dinkas and Nuers Thousands killed and millions forced from their homes Many accusations of atrocities, such as rape and people being burnt alive April 2016: Machar returned to ...

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South Sudan refugee crisis: The wooden bridge between death and safety

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG For three years South Sudan has tumbled deeper into self-inflicted chaos, and it now finds itself on the brink of something even more terrifying. United Nations officials rarely use the words “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing,” but they now say potentially both could envelop the world’s youngest country. Since violence flared in Juba in July and spread ...

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Five female security staff at Kandahar airport killed

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Five female security staff at Kandahar airport have been killed as they were travelling to work, officials say. The women – who were in charge of searching female travellers – and their minivan driver died when two gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on their bus. No-one has admitted the attack. Women in Afghanistan are often targeted ...

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Donald Trump paid millions of dollars in campaign funds to his businesses during the election race

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump paid millions of dollars of his presidential campaign finances to his own businesses and family arising from their provision of campaign services, a review of government reports show. The president-elect paid almost $12.5 million (£10 million) to his companies and to family members in during the 18-month election bid, reportedly running more funds through ...

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Iran and Turkey’s secret talks on Syria revealed

Plan envisaged ceasefire, national unity government and elections under UN supervision but collapsed over worries about Assad’s role, says report Iran and Turkey held secret talks on peace proposals for Syria in 2013 and as recently as this year, but the talks broke down amid mutual suspicions, according to a new report to be published on Tuesday. The report on ...

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Trump ally Rudy Giuliani SHOCKS Washington after withdrawing from secretary of state race

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Trump’s transition team announced on Friday that former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has been withdrawn from consideration to become secretary of state – one of the most important positions in government. Mr Giuliani, a close friend of New York native Trump, was a key adviser to the incoming President during his hard-fought election campaign. Trump ...

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RUSSIA TO DESTROY MERKEL: US official discovers intelligence of takedown plot

REPORTED BY KALAHN DENG RUSSIA has launched a cyber campaign to take down Angela Merkel and promote far-right groups in the upcoming German elections, a US official has claimed. Moscow will escalate a decade long operation to boost support for the far-right and nationalist groups in Germany. It comes as a CIA probe confirms Moscow helped Donald Trump win the ...

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Norwegian PM declares migrants cannot use religion to say no to jobs

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG THE Norwegian Prime Minister has demanded migrants arriving in her country must “work to sustain a living” and “cannot say no to jobs like working in a restaurant where they serve pork or alcohol” for religious reasons. Erna Solberg said while her country is happy to accept migrants they must not expect Norway will pay them ...

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Trump appoints Australian chemical chief Andrew Liveris as manufacturing adviser

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Australian-born Andrew Liveris, the Chief Executive of Dow Chemical Company said he was “tingling with pride” to accept the job as chief of the American Manufacturing Council, a private sector group which directly advises the US secretary of commerce and communicates with leaders of the manufacturing sector. As he accepted Trump’s job offer, Mr Liveris said: ...

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Istanbul Besiktas stadium hit by explosion

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG At least one explosion has been heard outside Istanbul’s Besiktas sports stadium, Turkish media and witnesses say. There are reports of several people wounded, in what appears to have been an attack on riot police. Ambulances and police were seen rushing to the scene, and TV footage showed a fire burning outside the stadium. Turkey has ...

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