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Sudan Military, Protest Leaders Sign Political Deal

An agreement paving the way for a transition has been signed today.

Sudan is one step closer to civilian rule – after the military council and protest leaders signed a landmark agreement creating a transitional power-sharing body.


Sudan’s ruling military council and and an alliance of opposition groups have signed a transitional power-sharing accord on Wednesday after weeks of negotiations and deadly protests.

The deal is aimed at breaking the political deadlock that has gripped the country since the toppling of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Continue reading Sudan Military, Protest Leaders Sign Political Deal

Sudan Protesters Reject Army’s Position on Civilian Rule

Protesters vow to continue until civilian-led council is formed.


Protesters in Sudan have criticized the ruling military council after it said it would not accept a civilian-majority power sharing council.

A top military council official earlier told the BBC that a transitional supreme council could not be dominated by civilians. Continue reading Sudan Protesters Reject Army’s Position on Civilian Rule

South Sudan Rebels, Government Strike Power-Sharing Deal

South Sudan’s government and rebels have agreed on the division of cabinet positions in a proposed power-sharing arrangement to end the two-year conflict

By James Butty | for VOA News,

Rebels loyal to former South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar are hailing a power sharing deal reached Thursday with the government as a positive breakthrough, one that they say brings their country one more step closer to peace.

The agreement, signed Thursday in Juba, allocates a total of 30 ministries for a proposed transitional government of national unity. It gives the South Sudan government 16 ministries, including finance and planning, defense, information, national security, and justice and constitutional affairs. The rebels got 10 ministries, including petroleum, interior, labor, mining, and land, housing and urban development. Foreign affairs and transport were given to a group of former political detainees not aligned with either the South Sudan government or the rebels. Other political parties in South Sudan got two. Continue reading South Sudan Rebels, Government Strike Power-Sharing Deal

Kenya Is In Trouble, Serious Trouble (Audio)

Several days of violence over the killing of a radical Muslim cleric shows the simmering symptoms to an independence movement by Muslims in Mombasa.

By Thomas C Mountain,

Faced with a combination of body blows ranging from spiking prices for maize, import dependent Kenya’s staple food, IMF mandated food subsidy cuts, a foolhardy USA instigated invasion of Somalia, election triggered ethnic warfare and a simmering independence movement by the Muslims in the Mombasa coastal region Kenya is in trouble, serious trouble.

Hunger speculators lead by financial terrorists such as Goldman Sachs are using the drought in the USA, the worlds largest producer of maize/corn to drive prices to what are predicted to be record levels, more than doubling by early 2013 forcing Kenya’s imported maize dependent population’s malnutrition rate into meltdown status.  Continue reading Kenya Is In Trouble, Serious Trouble (Audio)