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August 10, 2023

Reuters: MSF aid worker missing in Chad returned safely. Aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it was concerned about an aid worker who went missing in Chad after a robbery last week and confirmed the safe return of another of its staff. MSF said on Thursday two of its workers in Chad, identified as one international and one local worker, were missing after the attack at one of its compounds in Ade in the east of the country.

VOA: UN Says Violence in Sudan Hampering Humanitarian Efforts. The United Nations World Food Program has condemned the attack August 2 in Jonglei State in Southern Sudan that killed more than 160 people, mostly women and children. WFP says inter-tribal clashes are affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the region. The World Food Program says it is concerned the assaults last Sunday in Jonglei State could cause retaliatory attacks and this could lead to more deaths and to more people fleeing their homes. There is a history of tribal clashes in this region. In March and April, inter-tribal fighting killed more than 700 people and displaced 19,000 in Akobo and Pibor counties.

Reuters: U.S., South Africa work to improve ties. The United States and South Africa, whose relations were soured by clashes over HIV/AIDS and Pretoria's unhappiness with U.S. foreign policy under former President George Bush, pledged on Saturday to improve ties. "In both countries there are two new administrations which are taking that relationship to a level higher. That's what we are trying to do," Zuma said after meeting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Durban. He said the meeting also touched on the necessity for global institutions to reflect current realities. The discussion also covered regional issues including Zimbabwe, Somalia and Sudan, Clinton said.

Reuters: Four killers of US official could escape death-lawyer. Four men convicted of murdering a U.S. aid official and his driver in Khartoum could escape the death penalty if the family of the American victim rescinded its request for execution, the defence lawyer said on Monday. The four were condemned to hang for killing John Granville, 33, who worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and his driver, Abdelrahman Abbas Rahama, 39. Granville was the first U.S. official to be killed in Khartoum for more than 30 years. 

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