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Chadians flee CAR for fear of reprisal attacks

Despite relative calm in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui since Thursday, Chadian civilians are fleeing the capital.
African forces in Bangui this month
23/12/2013 - France - CAR

Chadian soldiers kill protester, as CAR violence continues

Chadian troops shot dead a Christian protester on Monday in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, the day after French troops killed three alleged Séléka militiamen and ...

African press review 25 October 2013

Ruto's defence tried to discredit ICC witnesses. The AU is accused of being a creaky dinosaur. Kenya's media fear attacks on press freedom. SA clamps down on civil service insider-dealing.

African press review 23 October 2013

Madagascar prepares for a presidential poll in which half the country can't vote. SA's crime intelligence boss is suspended. Kenyan journalists fear censorship is in the pipeline.
Dispute over Abyei vote continues
20/10/2013 - African news explained

Dispute over Abyei vote continues

South Sudan insists a controversial referendum on Abyei must be held this month. But observers say the vote is unlikely to go ahead.
Abyei referendum voter registration struggles to start
19/10/2013 - African news explained

Abyei referendum voter registration struggles to start

South Sudan has asked the African Union to hold an extraordinary summit on Abyei region. Abyei residents are supposed to vote this month on whether to stay in Sudan or to join South Sudan.

African press review 16 October 2013

SA's front pages ignore Hollande's visit. But papers there do have space for a rugby kicking tally. Zambia issued arrest warrants for missing football players.

African press review 15 October 2013

François Hollande in South Africa, and the AU's decision to try to protect serving heads of state from prosecution are two of the stories covered in today's papers ..

UN to decide on AU request to defer Kenya leaders' ICC trials
15/10/2013 - African news explained

UN to decide on AU request to defer Kenya leaders' ICC trials

In the wake of the African Union's decision on Saturday to seek a postponement in the trial of Kenya's president and vice-president before the International Criminal Court, all eyes are now turning ...

African press review 14 October 2013

Attempts to stop Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta's trial at the ICC and Zimbabwe's indigenisation policy are among today's subjects ...