South Sudan: Former rebels attend first parliamentary session
05 September 2021 | 6:06 am
South Sudanese former rebels attend their first parliamentary session alongside members of Salva Kiir's party. We speak to Dr. Andrew Yaw Tchie, Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, about whether the move is a promising sign of stability. Plus, the runner-up in Tunisia's 2019 presidential election is reportedly arrested in Algeria. Nabil Karoui is being investigated for alleged money laundering and tax evasion.
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The US State Department has long warned Americans not to travel to Chad because of unrest and the presence of the jihadist Boko Haram group.
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