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Jeremy Clarke

Jeremy Clarke

    South Sudan launches currency as tensions simmer
    South Sudan launches currency as tensions simmer
    South Sudan started rolling out its new currency on Monday -- the South Sudan Pound -- escalating a point of simmering disagreement with Khartoum...
    Sudan shoot-out kills 20, army warns of more clashes
    Sudan shoot-out kills 20, army warns of more clashes
    At least 20 people died in a shoot-out between Sudanese soldiers in a southern town, the military said, warning there was a risk of more clashes as...
    Organisers: Sudan referendum to meet required turnout
    Organisers: Sudan referendum to meet required turnout
    Huge turnout at south Sudan's independence referendum has defied gloomy expectations and is almost guaranteed to reach the 60% of voters needed to...
    Sudan's al-Bashir offers hand of peace to South
    Sudan's al-Bashir offers hand of peace to South
    Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir made his final trip to the southern capital, Juba, on Tuesday before a January 9 vote on secession,...
    South Sudan vote clears hurdle as ballot forms arrive
    South Sudan vote clears hurdle as ballot forms arrive
    Millions of ballot papers were delivered to South Sudan on Wednesday, removing one uncertainty ahead of a referendum on southern independence...
    Poor Eritreans increasingly joining gold rush
    Poor Eritreans increasingly joining gold rush
    More than a dozen foreign mining firms are now working in Eritrea, but poor villagers in the Red Sea state's remote lowlands are also increasingly...
    US pledges $2,7bn for Kenya HIV battle
    US pledges $2,7bn for Kenya HIV battle
    The United States committed $2,7-billion on Wednesday to help fight HIV infection in Kenya where more than a million people are living with the...
    Eritrea blames Somalia's neighbours for violence
    Eritrea blames Somalia's neighbours for violence
    Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said on Wednesday that years of interference by neighbouring countries had fuelled the violence in Somalia.
    Older white women join Kenya's sex tourists
    Older white women join Kenya's sex tourists
    Bethan (56) lives in southern England on the same street as best friend Allie (64).
    MSF: Traditional food aid not enough for Africa
    MSF: Traditional food aid not enough for Africa
    Conventional food aid is not enough to solve Africa's malnutrition crisis, especially in nations wracked by conflict, an international health...
    Embassies warn against violence in Kenya election
    Embassies warn against violence in Kenya election
    Two dozen foreign embassies in Kenya on Monday called for "zero tolerance" on campaign violence as elections loom in the East African nation where...
    Fears mount over more floods in Africa
    Fears mount over more floods in Africa
    Fears mounted on Monday that downpours that have killed dozens in Africa, uprooted hundreds of thousands and devastated crops could continue past...