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African press review 12 November 2014

Lawyers fight for the victims of the Marikana massacre. SA receives fewer asylum seekers. More money may be spent on Zuma's home. Nigeria's Jonathan opens his bid for reelection.

African press review 10 September 2014

Nigerian police are missing after a Boko Haram attack. SA police deny political pressure ahead of the Marikana massacre. A witness at the ICC Kenya trial recants.

African press review 9 September 2014

The investment bank Morgan Stanley has cut South Africa's gross domestic production forecast for this year by half a percent.

An Al-Shebab fighter
03/06/2014 - Report: Somalia

At least 74 dead in Somali/Ethiopian clash with Al-Shebab

At least 74 people were killed in fighting near Somalia's border with Ethiopia on Sunday, according to officials and witnesses.

African press review 2 April 2014

Riots hit Mombasa after Islamist's killing. Mozambique fails to rid itself of civil-war landmines. The AU abstains from raising cash from tourists.
South Sudan's former vice-president Riek Machar in Jonglei state last month
19/02/2014 - Report: Uganda

Uganda plans to pull troops out of South Sudan

Uganda says it will withdraw troops from South Sudan as soon as an African emergency force is ready to take over.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian with CAR Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza in Mbaiki
13/02/2014 - CAR - France

France to send no more troops to CAR as 'catastrophe' looms

The Central African Republic (CAR) is facing "a humanitarian catastrophe of unspeakable proportions", a top UN official has said after visiting the country.
Campaign urges African states to invest more on agriculture
03/02/2014 - African news explained

Campaign urges African states to invest more on agriculture

In Addis Ababa, the African Union declared 2014 the Year of Agriculture for Africa.
Bob Geldof backs African agriculture
31/01/2014 - African news explained

Bob Geldof backs African agriculture

There have been many champions of Africa. But one Irishman stands out for his activism, especially his efforts against poverty.