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South Sudan’s unity government extended by another two years

– – South Sudan’s unity government has been extended by two years as part of a new “roadmap” towards peace. Government Affairs Minister Martin Elia Lomuro told diplomats on Thursday that the country’s President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar support this new move. “After lengthy deliberations, the committee agreed to extend the transition period by 24 months,”… Read More
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The Mozambique peace deal that is ‘here to stay’

On Thursday the much talked about peace deal between the government and the opposition in Mozambique was signed. The country’s President Filipe Nyusi and the leader of the main opposition party Renamo signed the deal which is said to be a permanent ceasefire agreement. It is meant to put an end to years of fighting that led to the death… Read More

DRC government and M23 sign peace deal

  The rebel group agreed to engage in talks in October after suffering defeats against government and UN-backed forces.     M23 rebels, who were once part of the country’s army, mutinied in 2012 The Democratic Republic of Congo government and M23 rebels have signed a peace agreement in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The deal was announced through an official statement. … Read More