AU heralds ’great day’ for C.A.R. as peace deal announced

An elusive peace deal between the Central African Republic and armed rebel groups operating there has finally been reached, according to the African Union (AU) and MINUSCA, the United Nations mission in CAR. Smail Chergui, the AU commissioner for peace and security, announced the deal on Saturday following days of…

Uganda to withdraw from South Sudan and peace deal neglected

On October 12 Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officially announced they were planning to withdraw form South Sudan. At the beginning of the month the South Sudanese government announced that the UPDF were planning to leave. In a phone interview with Daily Monitor, Ateny Awek Ateny, President Kiir’s spokesperson said…

South Sudan: Salva Kiir signs peace deal

Yesterday, the South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, has signed the peace deal with rebel leader Riek Machar. The signing comes more than a week after Kiir initially refused to sign the negotiated deal. A ceremony was held in the capital Juba and was attended by African regional leaders. The presidents…