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Diplomacy & Peace

U.S. diplomats' return to Libya could be more hazardous than exit

The US could find it hard to get its diplomats back into Libya.If evacuating U.S. embassy staff from Libya was perilous - three F-16 fighters and Marines in Osprey aircraft flew overhead a road convoy from Tripoli to Tunisia - sending them back in could be politically hazardous for President Barack Obama.

Sweden resumes aid to Uganda after suspending it over anti-gay law

Protestors demonstrating against Ugandan anti-gay laws.Sweden has resumed financial aid to Uganda after suspending some assistance in March over a law widely condemned by donor nations that increases punishment for homosexuals.

ISS: South Sudan crisis - is there hope for a durable solution?

South Sudanese rebels.South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation, having come into existence on 9 July 2011. The state emerged from decades of civil war with Khartoum, which ended in 2005 when the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed. The people’s hope in the new nation grew from this history and was buttressed by the independence experience.

U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence'

The United States has evacuated its Libyan embassy due to militia violence.The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli.

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