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Is This the Last Chance for Peace in South Sudan? Q&A with Daisaku Higashi

Is This the Last Chance for Peace in South Sudan? Q&A with Daisaku Higashi Following a 2018 peace agreement between President Salva Kiir, former vice president Reik Machar, and other opposition groups, a transitional government was formed in South Sudan that this year made headway in realizing the terms of the agreement. Significant challenges remain, however, and according to Daisaku Higashi, a professor at Sophia University in Tokyo, “this may be the last chance for South Sudan to create sustainable peace.” As part of the research for his recently published book in Japanese, Civil Wars and Mediation: How Can We End the Civil Wars?, Dr. Higashi interviewed leaders and key mediators in South Sudan. He spoke with Samir Ashraf, editor of the Global

The women in Ndayishimiye’s cabinet

Women make up over thirty percent of Burundi’s new cabinet according to a government release issued over the weekend. President Evariste Ndayishimiye in a decree nominated a sixteen-member cabinet to help run government business. The cabinet is also inclusive of the Prime Minister Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni and Vice President Prosper Bazombanza. Portfolios handed to women include Justice, Labour, Tourism and Communication. Ex-president Nkurunziza’s last health minister, Thadee Ndikumana, also maintains her ministerial portfolio. Minister of Health: Thaddée NdikumanaMinister of Justice: Madame Jeanine NibiziMinister of Public Service, Labor and Employment: Madame Domine BanyankimbonaMinister of Commerce, Transport, Industry and Tourism: Hon. Immaculate NdabanezeMinister of National Solidarity, Social Affairs, Human Rights and Gender: Madame Immelde SabushimikeMinister of Communication, Information Technologies and Media: Mrs. Marie Chantal Nijimbere

Court Jails Businessman for Impersonation in Abeokuta

Court Jails Businessman for Impersonation in Abeokuta Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Friday, June 26, 2020, sentenced one Samod Oguntayo to three months imprisonment for criminal impersonation. The offence is contrary to Section 22(2) (b) (ii) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act, 2015, and punishable under Section 22 (2) of the same Act.The 29-year old convict, who claimed to be a businessman, was prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.Apart from the prison term, Justice Abubakar also ordered Oguntayo to restitute the sum of USD$650 (Six Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars) to his victim, Cynthia Deison. He equally forfeited his iPhone X to the federal

Belgarian King Regret for the European injustice

For the first time in Belgium’s history, a reigning king expressed regret Tuesday for the violence carried out by the former colonial power when it ruled over what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a letter to the president of the DRC, Felix Tshisekedi, which was published on the 60th anniversary of the African country’s independence, Belgium’s King Philippe conveyed his “deepest regrets” for the “acts of violence and cruelty” and the “suffering and humiliation” inflicted on Belgian Congo. “To further strengthen our ties and develop an even more fruitful friendship, we must be able to talk to each other about our long common history in all truth and serenity,” Philippe wrote. Philippe’s letter was sent amid growing demands that Belgium

Buhari congratulates Malawi’s Chakwera

Buhari congratulates Malawi’s Chakwera By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Malawi’s opposition alliance leader, Lazarus Chakwera, the winner of the country’s presidential election re-run. The alliance won the re-run five months after the first vote with 58.57 per cent of the total votes as declared by the country’s electoral commission. Buhari’s congratulatory message was conveyed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday. The Nigerian leader said: “Greetings from the government and people of Nigeria. ”I congratulate you and the alliance on your impressive victory in the elections. ”I look forward to working with you for the advancement of peace, security and development of the entire continent

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