South Sudan’s Warring Factions Sign Peace Deal

ENLARGE South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, left, exchanges documents with rebel leader Riek Machar, right, in Arusha, Tanzania, as Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete looks on. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES   KAMPALA Uganda—Warring factions in South Sudan have signed an agreement to reconcile the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement party, officials said on Thursday, in the latest effort to resolve the conflict that has ravaged the oil-rich nation for more than a year. Under the deal, signed in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha, the parties agreed to “reunify and reconcile” the three…

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Congolese Rebel Group Says It Is Laying Down Arms

Pete Muller for The New York Times Following a string of recent victories on the battlefield by the Congolese Army operating with United Nations support, the group, known as the M23, said that it was ending the 20-month rebellion that had brought renewed instability, uncertainty and conflict to the eastern part of Congo. In a statement, the group’s chairman, Bertrand Bisimwa, said that the M23 had decided “from this day to put an end to its rebellion and to pursue by purely political means the search for solutions to the…

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Former president Kagame’ s bodyguard kidnapped

A former bodyguard to president Kagame who fled Rwanda to Uganda went missing since Aug 12, 2013. Kalisa Innocent Kalisa Innocent worked with President Kagame as a close bodyguard. He was jailed after he was suspected to corroborate with the jailed Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire of FDU? Yesterday, Kalisa was walking on the streets of Kampala when unidentified cars surrounded him. People posing as policemen kidnaped him and drove away, according to a source. Family and friends are asking anyone who may have news about his whereabouts to contact them,…

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