South Sudan claims civil war is over but skepticism abounds

“We have seen time again that power-sharing is a recipe for more conflict in South Sudan and that Salva Kiir and Riek Machar are in fact obstacles to ending the war and not vehicles for resolving the conflict,” said Payton Knopf, a former coordinator of the U.N. panel of experts on South Sudan and former […]

Pope appeals for end to Libyan civil war

Pope Francis appealed on Sunday for both sides in the Libyan civil war to seek peace, urging the international community to facilitate talks and protect refugees and migrants he said were victims of cruelty. In an impassioned plea during his noon address in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said he was pained by the situation in […]

Poll: Skepticism Amongst Americans Over Coronavirus Death Count Is Growing

The survey showed 44% of Americans visited friends and relatives in the past week, but only 18% said that they wore a face mask at all times and only 23% reported they maintained a 6- foot distance at all times. As many as 62% of Americans report wearing face masks when leaving the home, the […]

Trump Has Us on the Brink of a Social Civil War

On this episode of The New Abnormal, Taste the Nation host Padma Lakshmi combines the two. She joins Rick and co-host Molly Jong-Fast to chat about her experiences foraging onions in the desert, hanging out with Thai women in Las Vegas and gaining 20 pounds, on purpose. Oh, and explains how immigrants and Native Americans […]

US ‘skeptical’ South Sudan’s warring leaders can make peace

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States said Sunday it is “deeply concerned” about South Sudan’s peace process and “skeptical” that President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar can oversee an end to a five-year civil war.

South Sudan’s warring leaders agree to share power, again

“Working relations between Kiir and Machar is at its lowest level ever and chances of the duo causing another regrettable wave of violence are high,” said Wol Deng Atak, the editor of a newspaper that was forcibly shut down by the government and who now lives in exile.

South Sudan’s warring leaders sign peace deal to share power

South Sudan’s government insists this time things will be different between the two leaders and Machar has “learned the hard way” and has promised to work with Kiir because he doesn’t want to go back to South Africa, said government spokesman, Michael Makuei, at a press conference in Juba last week. Upon his return, Machar’s […]

South Sudan cancels Independence Day celebrations amid war

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, has canceled Independence Day celebrations for the third year in a row as its devastating civil war grinds on.

UK coronavirus cases jump AGAIN as rolling average tops 800 for first time in a month but officials record 89 more deaths and separate data shows the number of weekly fatalities is the lowest since BEFORE lockdown

However, in a round of interviews today Mr Clarke insisted that the reopening of schools in September was ‘not up for debate’ and will definitely go ahead. While stressing that the test and trace system was ‘delivering’, he said: ‘There’s always more to be done, we’re very honest about the fact this is a challenge.

20 deaths, 488 fresh infections in Punjab

In Patiala, five people died and 34 others tested positive on Tuesday, taking the district’s total count to 2,001. Patiala civil surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra said out of 34 infections, 15 patients are from Patiala, 3 from Rajpura, 10 from Nabha, 1 from Samana and 5 are from various villages.