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African press review 16 July 2012

South Africa's electricity prices make headlines in African papers today, as does Dlamini-Zuma, who has become the first woman to head the African Union.
Chad's former leader Hissène Habré to be tried in Senegal
16/07/2012 - African news explained

Chad's former leader Hissène Habré to be tried in Senegal

Senegal's President Macky Sall announced during the AU Summit that Chad's former leader, Hissène Habré, would be brought to trial in Senegal, and not in Belgium.
15/07/2012 - Report: African Union summit

African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa

African Jihadism is gripping Africa, said African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Jean Ping at the opening of the 19th AU Summit in Addis Ababa on Sunday.

African Union deals with instability in Great Lakes Region
13/07/2012 - African news explained

African Union deals with instability in Great Lakes Region

The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region signed a plan of action at the African Union Summit held in Addis Ababa to deal with instability in the region.

African press review 11 July 2012

Egypt's power struggle continues. What will Hillary Clinton have to say on her visit this weekend? Have Uganda's PM and president fallen out? Has someone been fiddling Kenya's statistics?

African press review 10 July 2012

Cairo's stock exchange doesn't like the Egyptian president's confrontation with the military. Controversy continues over the deaths of two Nigerian politicians at a funeral.

African press review 9 July 2012

Egypt's military squares up to the president. South Africa has its eye on the AU presidency. There's controversy over deaths at a Nigerian funeral. 


African press review 5 July 2012

More on the African Court of Justice, Kenya's cancelled oil deal with Iran and teachers in Uganda who say no to jobs in rural schools...


African press review 28 June 2012

ANC conference delegates don't like the look of a "second transition" - so what do they think of Jacob Zuma? Meet the SA businessman who thinks that 900,000 euros is petty cash.
Who cares about the African Union?
27/06/2012 - International report

Who cares about the African Union?

The establishment of the African Union in 2000 was hailed as an opportunity to bring dreams of a common African currency, foreign policy, defence structure and economic programme closer to reality ...