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Dramatic drop in South Sudan political violence since peace agreement signing

Since the signing of a September 2018 deal between the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his political rival and former deputy Riek Machar to end conflict in the country, political violence has “dropped dramatically,” David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan told reporters on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe’s Path Towards Neo-Liberalism and its Effects So Far

by Mafa Kwanisai Mafa

In mid-January Zimbabwe experienced violent protests triggered by the austerity measures that are being implemented by the government of Zimbabwe and by the recent hiking of fuel prices. The doctors downed their tools. Teachers and the rest of the civil servants stated that their paltry salaries have been eroded by inflation (by up to 400%) and they can no longer afford to go to work. The fuel price increases saw the public transport prices skyrocketing and the price of basic commodities going up beyond the reach of many.

China | La Chine donne un ultimatum à la France de mettre fin au pacte colonial en Afrique

Le pacte colonial (appelé aussi régime de l’Exclusif) est un régime d’échange imposé par les pays européens à leurs colonies au XVIIème siècle et selon lequel la colonie ne peut importer que des produits provenant de la métropole tandis qu’elle ne doit exporter que vers celle-ci

Morocco-EU Agreement: Polisario Front to again refer to European court

he Polisario Front has decided to again take the controversial EU-Morocco trade agreement including the Sahrawi territories before the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Last Wednesday, the agreement has been adopted by the European parliament. The battle for the preservation of the Sahrawi natural resources will constitute a decisive factor of pressure on the Moroccan occupying power.

WHO Director-General visited Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus traveled over the New Year to Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to review the response at this critical phase. Efforts to end the outbreak are continuing after recent disruptions, but further interruptions could have serious consequences, he warned.