It’s official: Hillary Clinton makes history

Updated 7:42 PM ET, Tue July 26, 2016

Philadelphia (CNN)Democrats made Hillary Clinton the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the nation’s history on Tuesday, shattering one of the last remaining glass ceilings in American politics.

The former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state was formally installed as the party nominee to take on Donald Trump on an emotional night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
Clinton will formally accept the nomination on Thursday night, before embarking on an intense fall campaign with polls showing her clash with Republican nominee Trump is, for now, too close to call.
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As part of the ongoing push to bring Democrats together following repeated shows of dissent from disenchanted Sanders supporters, Sanders addressed the convention and moved for Clinton to be acclaimed the party nominee.
“I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States,” he said.

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Gai sworn-in as South Sudan’s First VP, urges one army

uly 26, 2016 (JUBA) – The former chief negotiator for South Sudan’s armed opposition, Taban Deng Gai was on Tuesday sworn-in as First Vice President, replacing Riek Machar who fled the nation following the recent clashes between rival forces in the capital, Juba.

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Head of the rebel delegation, Taban Deng Gai, attends the opening ceremony of South Sudan’s negotiation in Addis Ababa, January 4, 2014. (Photo Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)

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South Sudan Back to War – Again!

Posted by: : 07/10/2016

Gun battles reported near army barracks and UN base as intense fighting resumes after weekend clashes killed over 100.


jubaFierce fighting has killed an estimated 272 people in recent days in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, as an increasingly tense security situation threatened to send the young country back to all-out civil war. Continue reading

Hundreds displaced by South Sudan violence, says UN

July 10, 2016 (JUBA) – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has expressed outrage at the resumption of violence in the capital, Juba, saying it has severely impacted on the civilian population.

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Thousands of civilians fleeing violence seek shelter at a UN compound in Jonglei state capital, Bor (Photo: UNMISS/Hailemichael Gebrekrstos)

About 1,000 internally displaced people were reportedly forced out of the UNMISS protection of civilians site into the UN premises at its base located at Jebel, a Juba suburb.

“The heavy fighting downtown Juba has forced hundreds of civilians to seek protection at UNMISS’ Tomping base,” the UN said in a statement on Sunday.

Heavy fighting occurred in Juba town, including in close proximity to UNMISS compounds, with sustained impacts from small arms and heavy weapons fire, the UN said.

The UN urged all warring parties to respect it sanctity, condemning any “deliberate” targeting of its premises and personnel. It vowed to continue protecting displaced people.

Meanwhile, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Ellen Margrethe Loej, directly called on the leadership at the highest level in South Sudan to immediately restrain their forces, engage in dialogue to find a political solution to this crisis and allow access to the UN to be able to patrol in order to reassure the civilian population.

The UN Security Council “strongly condemned” the outbreak of fighting in Juba between armed forces loyal to South Sudan president, Salva Kiir and his deputy, Riek Machar.

South Sudan blames donors for not supporting peace

June 28, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s government said lack of assistance from the international donors has slowed down the implementation of the peace agreement which ended 21 months of civil war between rival top leaders and armed factions in the country.

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South Sudanese information minister Michael Makuei Lueth attends a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 5 January 2014 (Photo: AP/Elias Asmara)

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Cleric’s remarks on Wau event draws mixed reactions

June 28, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudanese from different regions have reacted a top religious leader’s remarks that the young nation was being “ruled by monkeys and devils”.

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While preaching at a church in Juba last Sunday, Apostolic Administrator Rocco Taban criticized the government for allegedly mishandling the clashes that occurred in Wau. Continue reading