UN sanctions renewal dents Kiir's charm offensive
The South Sudanese government's bid to boost its image on the international stage has been badly dented by the renewal of UN sanctions that have been imposed on the country since 2018.
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Presidents Yoweri Museveni and Salva Kiir are struggling to resolve the recurrent tensions between Kampala and Juba that are reflected in the constant skirmishes on the border between the Uganda People's Defence Forces and the South Sudan People's Defence Forces.
With the US presidential election just days away, Harare has appointed a new ambassador to Washington, Tadeous Tafirenyika Chifamba. His first priority will be to tackle the thorny issue of getting American sanctions on his country lifted.
The decision of state-owned Zambian mining company ZCCM-IH to go into alliance with little-known Array Metals on the Mumbwa gold project might seem initially surprising but Array's vice president, Ugandan businessman Chris Rugari, has access to the corridors of power in Zambia and in his native Uganda.
Salva Kiir, the president of South Sudan since its independence in 2011, has also been presiding, though more discreetly, over one of leading family consortiums in this fledgling country. Many members of his family are active in business, often in partnership with Asian companies.
Following Rwandan president Paul Kagame's election as chairperson of the African Union (AU) on 28 January, Global Voice Group (GVG), which advertises itself as a provider of governance technologies in the telecommunications sector, signed a memorandum of understanding with the [.