In South Sudan, strife looms in few peaceful places left With peace talks in Ethiopia postponed indefinitely amid new rebel demands over who should participate, rebel and government forces engaged this week near Bentiu, the capital of Unity State, despite two cease-fires. Meanwhile, a debate in the national capital of Juba over federal vs. state powers in South Sudan reached such a boiling point that the International Crisis Group, a well-known ... 07/17/2014 - 10:55 am | View Link
From Sudan to South Sudan, crusading editor refuses to stay quiet It’s editor Alfred Taban defied an order not to report on local government demands to be given more authority. Having endured years of harsh censorship in Khartoum under successive dictators, Taban, from the south, hoped that independence for South Sudan would bring change. "They are doing the same things they were doing in Khartoum," he says of South Sudan's current rulers, whose disagreements ... 07/12/2014 - 8:00 am | View Link
Riek Machar’s war against the aspirations of a people The first narrative is that there was an attempted coup by Riek Machar to overthrow a democratically elected ... pushed to pass if you still insist that Kiir was right. Great south Sudans nationals with good values and well founded ethical perspective ... 03/26/2014 - 6:01 pm | View Link
South Africa going to the dogs The latest, leaked report from the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea fingers a number of South African companies operating in the security sector in Somalia, which the SA government is cheerfully ignoring – despite trying to position itself at ... 07/17/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
The War on African Terror, as declared by the Washington Post In case you’d missed this development, the Washington Post helpfully announced it on their front page, and it’s not good news.By SIMON ALLISON Don’t worry, Africa. America’s got you covered, as Thursday’s edition of the Washington Post explains. 06/14/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
The war of the Sudans: All not so quiet on the Southern front From the grass stalls of Bentiu, where a burnt market and upended billboard bear scars of air strikes, South Sudan’s road north to Sudan buzzes with the locomotion of war. To the left and right, oil fields lie pocketed with shrapnel-filled craters. 04/29/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
The War of the Sudans: All Not So Quiet on the Southern Front From the grass stalls of Bentiu, where a burnt market and upended billboard bear scars of air strikes, South Sudan's road north to Sudan buzzes with the locomotion of war. To the left and right, oil fields lie pocketed with shrapnel-filled craters. 04/27/2012 - 10:27 am | View Link
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South Sudan Machar says "Salva Kiir’s war" spoilt Independence Day joy. Analysis: South Sudan Government is at stage of Collapsing!!! Lt. Gen. Thomas ... 07/23/2014 - 10:43 pm | View Website
Sudan Is Nowhere Safe in South Sudan? Ten thousand dead, 1 million displaced, and things are only likely to get worse for the fledgling country. 07/23/2014 - 7:15 pm | View Website
Southern Sudan News Rebels' Departure Marks Setback in Attempt to Convince Kampala to Withdraw Troops By Nicholas Bariyo The Wall Street Journal KAMPALA Uganda—A South Sudan rebel ... 07/23/2014 - 5:06 pm | View Website
State health officials have recommended the closure to swimming of a beach in Narragansett because of high bacteria counts.
The Rhode Island Department of Health said Thursday that water quality tests will continue at Scarborough Beach. The beach will be recommended for reopening when bacteria levels return to within acceptable limits.
The department monitors water quality regularly from Memorial Day through Labor Day to make sure conditions are safe for swimming.
The state has over 400 miles of coastline.
Jorge Luis Pinto, who produced the surprise of the World Cup by coaching tiny Costa Rica to the quarterfinals, is leaving after failing to agree to a new contract.
The Costa Rican federation announced Pinto's departure on Thursday.
Costa Rica emerged from a group with Italy, England and Uruguay, all former world champions.
An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals said lethal injection was a "dishonest" attempt to disguise the brutal nature of capital punishment.
In a dissent to Monday's ruling that put Wood's execution on hold but was overturned by the Supreme Court, Kozinski wrote: Using drugs meant for individuals with medical needs to carry out executions is a misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by making them look serene and beautiful — like something any one of us might experience in our final moments.
A slow start for the two-time AL saves leader turned into a nightmare.
The Athletics designated the right-hander for assignment before Thursday's game with the Houston Astros.
Johnson allowed four runs on three hits without retiring a batter in Wednesday night's 9-7 victory over the Astros.
Whole Foods Market is recalling tarts and squares made with stone fruit that could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Customers who purchased the items are advised to throw it away, and bring in their receipt to the store for a refund.