US political secretary in Sudan to push for implementation of peace deals

  US Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will on Wednesday meet with representatives from the Transitional Military Council and Forces for Freedom and Change and civil society. The State Department said the meeting will “encourage full and timely implementation of the agreements reached on July 17, and August 4, to create a civilian-led transitional government, and underscore our expectation that the transitional government will reflect the will of the Sudanese people.” John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project, and Co-Founder of The Sentry, said the US has a unique opportunity…

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US intervenes in Kenya-Somalia diplomatic row, as geopolitics battles over Mogadishu intensify

The US has been drawn into the murky waters of the Kenya-Somalia diplomatic row over the ocean boundary dispute. On Monday, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma met US representative in Somalia Ambassador Donald Yamamoto and discussed the recent developments between the two states. “Received & held a meeting with Ambassador Donald Yamamoto, Representative of the USA to Somalia. Exchanged views on the state of play in Somalia & our roles in the pursuit of regional peace and security. Accompanying Amb. Yamamoto was Amb. Kyle McCarter, US Ambassador to Kenya,”…

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