Dutch ambassador swims Nile in Khartoum for Facebook bet

Nov 22, 2015

Dutch ambassador swims Nile in Khartoum for Facebook bet

The Dutch ambassador to Sudan swam across the Nile in Khartoum on Saturday in a stunt that began as a bet to win more “likes” for her embassy’s Facebook page. Clad in an bright orange swimsuit bearing the embassy logo, Ambassador Susan Blankhart swam ...

African intervention force finally nears reality

Nov 1, 2015

African intervention force finally nears reality

As the sun rose over South Africa’s dry and sparsely populated Karoo region, west of Johannesburg, more than 5,000 multinational troops launched a mock attack heralding a long-awaited African Union strike force for the troubled continent. Men in fatigues peered through binoculars and crouched ...

South Sudan death toll rises to 193 in fuel tanker blast

Sep 19, 2015

South Sudan death toll rises to 193 in fuel tanker blast

The death toll rose to 193 in South Sudan’s fuel tanker explosion Saturday as the government declared three days of mourning. More patients have succumbed to their injuries, said Patrick Raphael Zamoi, the governor of Western Equatoria state where the explosion happened Wednesday. Hundreds ...

Court ruling on Sudan's al-Bashir leaves South Africa 'in a fix'

Jun 15, 2015

Court ruling on Sudan's al-Bashir leaves South Africa 'in a fix'

South Africa will have to defy its own judiciary or risk the wrath of other African nations if the High Court orders the government to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on war crimes and genocide charges. Judge Hans Fabricius told the government Sunday ...