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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.

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.

27/01/2013 - France - Mali

From here to Timbuktu: French-led forces advance in northern Mali

The French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, says French and Malian troops are advancing north towards Timbuktu as the operation against Islamist militants enters its 17th day.

Chad's former dictator Habré to face trial
26/01/2013 - African news explained

Chad's former dictator Habré to face trial

RFI has been told the trial of Chad’s former dictator,Hissene Habré, will start this year, possibly as soon as April.

Sudan and South Sudan still hostile to each other
15/01/2013 - African news explained

Sudan and South Sudan still hostile to each other

The African Union is trying to defuse hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan.

Should Canada play a more active role in Mali?
10/01/2013 - African news explained

Should Canada play a more active role in Mali?

Nato says it has not been asked to assist a military alliance in Mali. This after Benin President Boni Yayi, who is at present head of the African Union, urged Nato to step in.

Central African Republic's François Bozizé heads to Gabon for talks with Seleka
08/01/2013 - African news explained

Central African Republic's François Bozizé heads to Gabon for talks with Seleka

The President of the Central African Republic, François Bozizé, is on his way to Gabon for talks with the Seleka rebel coalition.

06/01/2013 - France - Central African Republic

Central African Republic rebels repeat call for president to step down ahead of peace talks

Rebels in the Central African Republic have repeated their demands that any peace deal must include President François Bozizé stepping down.

02/01/2013

French press review 02 January 2013

Despite the optimism and hopes of a fresh start, French newspapers remind us that 2013 will be another year of challenges and tough decisions for the country and President François ...

01/01/2013

French press review 01 January 2013

The French newspapers are practically all on holiday this morning.

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