South Sudan President Salva Kiir has told reporters that the government’s in full control of a security situation in Juba following an attempted coup.
Fighting apparently broke out in Juba between rival factions in South Sudan’s armed forces, said a security source. (Africa 3.0)
South Sudan’s president said on Monday he defeated a coup attempt by a political rival following a night of fighting in the capital Juba.
“This was an attempted coup,” President Salva Kiir told reporters.
Pope Francis says trickle-down economics do not help the poor, in a wide-ranging interview with Italian daily La Stampa
Pope Francis has rejected accusations from rightwing Americans that his teaching is Marxist, defending his criticisms of the capitalist system and urging more attention be given to the poor in a wide-ranging interview.
In remarks to the Italian daily La Stampa, the Argentinian pontiff said the views he had espoused in his first apostolic exhortation last month – which the rightwing US radio host Rush Limbaugh attacked as “dramatically, embarrassingly, puzzlingly wrong” – were simply those of the church’s social doctrine. Limbaugh described the pope’s economics as “pure Marxism”. Continue reading Pope says he is not a Marxist, but defends criticism of capitalism→