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An Ethiopian military aircraft carrying ammunition crash-landed at Mogadishu's international airport, 9 August
09/08/2013 - Report: Somalia

Somalia government shuts down Mogadishu airport after plane crash

An Ethiopian military cargo plane crashed at Mogadishu International Airport in Somalia on Friday, sending plumes of dark smoke into the air and killing four.

The birth of nations
29/06/2013 - The Sound Kitchen

The birth of nations

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International court accused bias against Africans
05/06/2013 - African news explained

International court accused bias against Africans

The International Criminal Court has suffered a major setback after judges asked the prosecutor's office to review its case against former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo.

Japan pledges 25 billion euros at Yokohama's African development conference
03/06/2013 - African news explained

Japan pledges 25 billion euros at Yokohama's African development conference

Around 50 African leaders took part in a 3-day conference on African development which ends today in the Japanese city of Yokohama. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country is ...

30/05/2013

African press review 30 May 2013

Ugandan police are still camped outside newspaper offices. Kenyan police are accused of terrorising refugees.

29/05/2013

African press review 29 May 2013

Kenya's teachers threaten strike action. MPs reverse a pay cut and take the rest of the week off after their exertions. Police chiefs feud. Is the ICC racist?

 

Ghana's Mahama praises France's Mali intervention
29/05/2013 - African news explained

Ghana's Mahama praises France's Mali intervention

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama praised France's intervention in Mali in an interview with RFI after meeting President François Hollande in Paris Tuesday.

 

Ghana's President John Mahama talking to RFI, Paris, 28 May, 2013
28/05/2013 - Ghana - France

RFI interview with Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama held talks with President François Hollande in Paris yesterday, fresh from attending the African Union summit in Addis Ababa.

African Union wants progress on Western Sahara
28/05/2013 - African news explained

African Union wants progress on Western Sahara

In Addis Ababa, the African Union summit ended yesterday with its final declaration making a special mention of Western Sahara.

Liberia's president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf talking to RFI in Addis Ababa Sunday evening
27/05/2013 - Report: Africa - Liberia

Border security a priority, Liberia’s President Johnson-Sirleaf tells RFI

Peace and security throughout the West African region, particularly the Liberian borders with Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea, are a top priority for Liberia, said Liberian President Ellen ...

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