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SOUTH SUDAN | Ceasefire Signed With Hopes For Longterm Peace

The president of South Sudan Salva Kiir, and his former vice president, Riek Machar, signed a ceasefire agreement and conceded they will work towards a power-sharing government that many hope will lead to a lasting peace for the world’s youngest country embroiled for the past five years in a civil war that has killed thousands and displaced millions.

Anger mounts as Israel begins detention and deportation of African asylum seekers

Around 20,000 Israelis and African migrants took to the streets in Tel Aviv on February 24, protesting against a government policy of detaining and deporting African asylum seekers who refuse to leave the country. A few days earlier, a group of Eritrean asylum seekers held at a detention centre in Israel went on hunger strike in protest against their imminent expulsion from the country.
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