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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.

African press review 30 January 2014

In the headlines today in Africa: the African Union Summit gets serious today with media around the continent reporting on top officials flocking to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for talks likely ...

African press review 29 January 2014

A shake-up in South Africa's politicsis predicted. There's no end in sight for SA's mines strike. A starving Kenyan woman feeds her children dog meat.
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.