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Are Corruption and Tribalism Dooming Somalia’s War on al-Shabaab Extremists?

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Are Corruption and Tribalism Dooming Somalia’s War on al-Shabaab Extremists? By: Andrew McGregor The Jamestown Foundation An African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) soldier keeps guard on top of an armoured vehicle in the old part of Mogadishu (Source Reuters) After decades of conflict that have nearly destroyed the nation, Somalia now stands poised to make […]

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President Kiir of South Sudan accuses the UN of bias: Another Bosnia – indeed, another Syria?

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President Kiir of South Sudan accuses the UN of bias: Another Bosnia – indeed, another Syria? Lielit Kebede and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Salva Kiir of South Sudan is extremely dismayed by the behavior of the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission. Kiir is hinting that the UN is providing safe havens for […]

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President Museveni of Uganda seeks Stability in South Sudan

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President Museveni of Uganda seeks Stability in South Sudan Paul Joseph Nzeribe and Lee Jay Walker Modern TokyoTimes President Museveni of Uganda is seeking stability in South Sudan and this can be seen by the role of the armed forces on the ground alongside trying to find a political solution. South Sudan is a newly […]

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Uganda to shore up South Sudan while IGAD seeks a political solution

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Uganda to shore up South Sudan while IGAD seeks a political solution Paul Joseph Nzeribe and Walter Sebastian Modern Tokyo Times President Salva Kiir of South Sudan is still seeking a political solution to the current crisis in this new nation state. Despite this, talks appear to be stalling in Ethiopia despite the goodwill of several […]

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South Sudan leader supports a truce: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and IGAD

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South Sudan leader supports a truce: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and IGAD  Paul Joseph Nzeribe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times East African nations are extremely worried about events in South Sudan therefore major regional powers like Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda, have stepped up to the plate. Obviously, regional black African nations know full well […]

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South Sudan and a Perennial Problem in Parts of Africa: Nation State and Instability

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South Sudan and a Perennial Problem in Parts of Africa: Nation State and Instability  Pierre Leblanc and Jay Doggett  Modern Tokyo Times South Sudan is on the verge of a major internal conflict whereby only the enemies of this new entity will gain. Yet events in South Sudan are all too familiar in parts of […]

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South Sudan needs to step back from the brink

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South Sudan needs to step back from the brink  Paul Joseph Nzeribe and Helmet Joachim Schmidt Modern Tokyo Times South Sudan is currently witnessing a very turbulent period whereby the seeds of distrust and ethnic enmity could enter the vacuum on a major scale if things spiral out of control. This reality means it is essential […]

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Islamist Terrorists Slaughter many Christians in Kenya and Pakistan

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Islamist Terrorists Slaughter many Christians in Kenya and Pakistan Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Recent terrorist attacks in Kenya and Pakistan highlight the brutal reality of Islamist terrorism which blights so many nations. In modern day Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria – and in other nations, the […]

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South Sudan needs Unity and Political Accountability: Ministers Dismissed by Salva Kiir

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South Sudan needs Unity and Accountability: Ministers and Vice President Dismissed by Salva Kiir Paul Joseph Nzeribe and Olivier LeCourt  Modern Tokyo Times President Salva Kiir of South Sudan dismissed the Vice-President Riek Machar, all ministers in the cabinet and deputy ministers were also given their marching orders after issuing a political decree. Political elites […]

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Ethiopia Unfazed by President Mursi of Egypt: Nile Region Remains Tense

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Ethiopia Unfazed by President Mursi of Egypt: Nile Region Remains Tense Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Ethiopia is unfazed by psychological games being played by President Mohammed Mursi (Morsi) of Egypt over the Nile. Ethiopia is currently in the process of constructing a viable hydroelectric dam in order […]

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