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UN, new prime minister, new cabinet - new hope for Somalia?
28/01/2014 - African news explained

UN, new prime minister, new cabinet - new hope for Somalia?

In Somalia, the US military carried out a missile strike on Sunday against a suspected militant leader with ties to the al-Shebab group.
South Sudan's leader of the government's delegation Nhial Deng Nhial signs a ceasefire to end more than five weeks of fighting, Addis Ababa, 23 January, 2014
27/01/2014 - Report: Ethiopia - African Union Summit

AU foreign ministers debate Africa's future, citizens raise more urgent concerns

In Addis Ababa, African Union foreign ministers returned from a special ministerial retreat in the Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar yesterday in which they discussed the Africa Agenda 2063.


Chadians flee CAR for fear of reprisal attacks

Despite relative calm in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui since Thursday, Chadian civilians are fleeing the capital.
African forces in Bangui this month
23/12/2013 - France - CAR

Chadian soldiers kill protester, as CAR violence continues

Chadian troops shot dead a Christian protester on Monday in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, the day after French troops killed three alleged Séléka militiamen and ...

African press review 25 October 2013

Ruto's defence tried to discredit ICC witnesses. The AU is accused of being a creaky dinosaur. Kenya's media fear attacks on press freedom. SA clamps down on civil service insider-dealing.

African press review 23 October 2013

Madagascar prepares for a presidential poll in which half the country can't vote. SA's crime intelligence boss is suspended. Kenyan journalists fear censorship is in the pipeline.
Dispute over Abyei vote continues
20/10/2013 - African news explained

Dispute over Abyei vote continues

South Sudan insists a controversial referendum on Abyei must be held this month. But observers say the vote is unlikely to go ahead.
Abyei referendum voter registration struggles to start
19/10/2013 - African news explained

Abyei referendum voter registration struggles to start

South Sudan has asked the African Union to hold an extraordinary summit on Abyei region. Abyei residents are supposed to vote this month on whether to stay in Sudan or to join South Sudan.

African press review 16 October 2013

SA's front pages ignore Hollande's visit. But papers there do have space for a rugby kicking tally. Zambia issued arrest warrants for missing football players.

African press review 15 October 2013

François Hollande in South Africa, and the AU's decision to try to protect serving heads of state from prosecution are two of the stories covered in today's papers ..