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23/05/2013 - Eritrea

Eritrea’s 20th anniversary - haunted by perceptions or reality?

Eritrea celebrates its 20th anniversary of independence on Friday with state-run media describing festivities across the country.
Khartoum and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement start talks in Addis Ababa
23/04/2013 - African news explained

Khartoum and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement start talks in Addis Ababa

Negotiations between Khartoum and the main rebel group in Sudan are set to open today in Addis Ababa.
25/03/2013

African press review 25 March 2013

Events in the Central African Republic and the death of one of Africa's greatest storytellers are among the stories in today's papers...

08/03/2013

African press review 8 March 2013

Most African newspapers dedicate their front pages today to the general elections in Kenya as the country awaits the final results of the votes.

Darfur rebels on trial over AU peacekeeper killings
07/03/2013 - African news explained

Darfur rebels on trial over AU peacekeeper killings

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has set a date for the trial of Abdallah Banda and Saleh Jerbo, two Darfur rebels accused of killing 12 African Union peacekeepers in Darfur.
UN, Africans discuss Mali after the war
06/02/2013 - African news explained

UN, Africans discuss Mali after the war

The United Nations, the African Union, the west African organisation Ecowas and the World Bank met yesterday to discuss how to help Mali get back on its feet.
01/02/2013 - Interview: Mali - France - Côte d'Ivoire

Ecowas troops to operate throughout Mali, Ouattara tells RFI

The west African force in Mali will operate throughout the country in order to allow elections to take place, Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara told RFI at the African ...
Kadhafi ouster led to Mali conflict, Zuma tells RFI
30/01/2013 - African news explained

Kadhafi ouster led to Mali conflict, Zuma tells RFI

On the last day of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, South African President Jacob Zuma discusses Mali and the wider issues that the conflict raises.

Rwandan foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo talks to RFI about the peace deal for eastern Congo
29/01/2013 - African news explained

Rwandan foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo talks to RFI about the peace deal for eastern Congo

At the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, 8 African leaders were meant to sign a U.N.-mediated peace deal aimed at ending two decades of conflict in eastern Congo. The deal was to be signed on the ...
Somalia's foreign minister Fowsiyo Yussuf Haji Aadan, at the AU summit
28/01/2013 - African news explained

Somalia's foreign minister Fowsiyo Yussuf Haji Aadan, at the AU summit

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud became the first president of Somalia to attend an African Union Summit yesterday. Mohamud was elected president 4 months ago.
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