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Who was behind Somali parliament bomb attack?
09/11/2012 - African news explained

Who was behind Somali parliament bomb attack?

The African Union, which has sent the Amisom peacekeeping force to Somalia says it is in favour of lifting an arms embargo on the country. But the UN Security Council has so far said no.
26/10/2012 - Report: Uganda

Africa could feed itself, says World Bank

The World Bank has said that Africa’s farmers have the potential to grow enough food to feed the continent and avoid future food crises if countries remove cross-border restrictions on the food ...
25/10/2012 - France - Mali

African Union readmits Mali, backs plan to defeat armed Islamists in north

The African Union has readmitted Mali after suspending it from the pan-African bloc following a March coup.

13/10/2012 - Mali - UN - France

No rush to intervene in Mali despite UN resolution

The planned west African intervention force in Mali is not expected to be there before the end of the year, despite the UN Security Council passing a French resolution calling for a plan to set it ...

African press review 2 October 2012

The latest developments in Kismayo in Somalia and fake mobile phones in Kenya are among the stories covered in today's African papers..

Loss of Kismayo a blow for Somali insurgents
02/10/2012 - African news explained

Loss of Kismayo a blow for Somali insurgents

African Union troops say they have gained control of the southern Somali city of Kismayo.... forcing the Islamist insurgents out of their last major stronghold.

African press review 27 September 2012

Is the African Union a failure? What is the Lonmin effect? Who helped Ferdinand Waititu dodge the cops? Do Kenyans have reasons to be cheerful? And is the UN doing any good in Kivu?

Does Africa need a space agency?
07/09/2012 - African news explained

Does Africa need a space agency?

Communications ministers from across Africa have met in Sudan to discuss the possibility of an African space research agency.

African press review 14 August 2012

The President of Egypt’s decision to make himself head of the armed forces is welcomed by the Egyptian press.

African press review 17 July 2012

The death of Kenyan's Internal Security Minister, George Saitoti, makes headlines today, as does the suggestion that electing South Africa's Dlamini-Zuma to chair the African Union commision might in ...