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10 Must-Read Books for August

Further Reading…..


Even though the season technically goes until the end of September, August is the end of summer proper, so that means you have one more month left of real beach reading and lazy days spent flipping through new books. After the jump, ten books to get pumped about in the next few weeks. What are you most excited to read? Sound off in the comments.

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The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013

Read and Read it all…until your eyes bleed


The thing about reading is this: it takes a long time. There are innumerable books in the world, and many more good ones than can be read by any mortal in a lifetime. It’s hard to choose — especially if you’re a slow reader. So, to go along with the list of the best albums from 1963-2013, here you will find a single must-read book from each of the last 50 years. Of course, this is by its very nature an absurd undertaking, and many books have gotten the short end of the stick — there’s no other way to do it. The choices here are influenced by the following: the stipulation that any specific author should not be chosen for more than one year, a general focus on fiction over other genres, and the tastes/whims/glaring prejudices of Flavorwire’s literary editor. Feel free to argue in the comments, but…

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Report of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan

AUHIP Report on Sudan and South Sudan

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Report of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ INTRODUCTION

This report is prepared pursuant to Council’s communiqué adopted at its 353rd meeting, held at the level of Heads of State and Government on 25 January 2013, in the margins of the 20th Assembly of Heads of State and Government. It draws upon the activities undertaken by the African Union High?Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan (AUHIP) and the AU Commission in facilitating talks between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as activities undertaken by the AUHIP and the Chair of Inter?Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to mediate between the Government of Sudan and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM?North) during this period.

Council’s communiqué at its 353rd meeting on 25 January 2013 requested the AUHIP to provide a final and comprehensive…

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Ugandan journalists freed in South Sudan

Press Freedom curtailed in South Sudan

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Today at about 1200hrs EAT, South Sudan authorities freed two Ugandan journalists who have been in detention since Saturday. The Justin Dralaze and Hillary Ayesiga who were filming in Juba, the capital of South Sudan without clearance were held by South Sudan security for four days.

The Ugandan Embassy and Uganda Ministry of Foreign Affairs intervened in the case for the last five days but it was a lot of work on part of two South Sudanese Human Rights lawyers that finally brought security in South Sudan to release the journalists without charge.

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