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Foreign Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom met on Wednesday with President Salva Kirr Mayardit of South Sudan and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Barnaba Marial Benjamin in Juba, capital of South Sudan. The bilateral talks covered issues related to the upcoming IGAD Summit in Addis Ababa on January 18 and developments of the ongoing IGAD-led peace negotiations.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 415th meeting held on 27 January 2014, adopted the following decision on the situation in Madagascar:
The President of the Republic, Salva Kiir Mayardit has extended New Year wishes to all the citizens of the country. In his message to the people of South Sudan as a free nation on Sunday, President Kiir called on the South Sudanese to start the New Year by reflecting on their past to inform the future.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today has condemned the arrest and detention in very inhumane conditions of journalist Alfred Taban in South Sudan.