UN Calls On Sudanese Leadership

UN Calls On Sudanese Leadership

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his concern over the continuing military stand-off in the country’s disputed area of Abyei.  He said the deadlock has led to further loss of life, despite the recent peace measures agreed to by both parties….

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Sierra Leone: UK High Commission Golden Jubilee Celebration

Sierra Leone: UK High Commission Golden Jubilee Celebration

On April 27th 1961, Sierra Leone gained its Independence from Britain after more than 1SO years of colonial rule. This year marked the 50th anniversary of Sierra Leone’s Independence, which saw Sierra Leoneans across the globe rejoice in their country’s…

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Ivory Coast: Hope For Genuine Republicanism

Ivory Coast: Hope For Genuine Republicanism

With Laurent Gbago successfully captured by Alassane Outtara’s forces, Côte d’Ivoire should now take the next step towards a sustainable and republican society and enter a period of demilitarisation. Yet, the political promotion of the ex-rebels leads to questions about…

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Bin Laden: A Just Execution?

Bin Laden: A Just Execution?

The death of Osama Bin Laden may have brought widespread joy across America and elsewhere, but it also alerted people round the world not least Africans to the very real risk of revenge attacks from al-Qaeda. The recent bombing of…

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Gabon: Promoting Sustainable Dev

Gabon: Promoting Sustainable Dev

As a guest speaker at the Atlantic Council, President Ali Bongo of Gabon took the opportunity to address the Council about his social project, ‘Gabon emergent’, promoting growth in Gabon. As the Atlantic Council and, in particular, the Michael S….

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UK to suspend Malawi aid

UK to suspend Malawi aid

Malawi has been forced to come up with austerity measures in order to make up for a huge financial gap after its biggest aid donor suspended its distribution of aid to the country. The Finance Minister, Ken Kandodo, announced that…

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Congolese government fails to prevent new mass rapes

Congolese government fails to prevent new mass rapes

Failure by the Congolese Government to investigate last year’s mass rapes may have been the cause of the new atrocities committed by the army in June this year. A new mass rape of between 150 and 170 civilians which took…

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Africa’s Progress Belongs to Africa

Africa’s Progress Belongs to Africa

African development is more effective when lead by African states and citizens, the new findings from the Overseas Development Institute shows. The research identifies countries for their growth in agriculture, health care, education and sanitation. The report calls for a…

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Chad: pro-reform students must be released

Chad: pro-reform students must be released

Calls continue for the Chadian authorities to release two students being held for allegedly attempting to organise pro-reform protests. Bebkika Passoua Alexis and Nedoumbayel Nekaou have been held for four months since their arrest last May at a bus station…

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Libya: Charting a post Gaddafi path

Libya: Charting a post Gaddafi path

International Crisis Group (ICG) has stated that ‘Amid today’s understandable euphoria, the magnitude of tomorrow’s challenge ought not to be underestimated.’ Libya has seen a new dawn, but what they do next is what will ensure that extends into a…

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