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African press review 9 May 2012

Will striking Nigerian doctors ever work again? Are African leaders plotting against the International Criminal Court?

18/04/2012 - Report: Somalia

Suicide blast kills two soldiers in southern Somalia

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a bar in front of the UN building in southern Somali town of Baidoa on Tuesday.

06/04/2012 - Report: Myanmar - South Sudan - Uganda

IPU welcomes new members Myanmar and South Sudan

The new state of South Sudan, along with Myanmar, has been admitted into the international organization of parliamentarians - the Inter Parliamentary Union or IPU.

31/03/2012 - Report: Mali - Uganda

Mali suspended from international MPs' body

Mali has been suspended from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) a body that brings together world parliamentarians.

24/03/2012 - Report: Uganda

African Union determined to take down Joseph Kony

The African Union has said that it is going to deploy more than 5,000 forces to hunt for the elusive and notorious LRA leader, Joseph Kony.

23/03/2012 - Mali

EU, World Bank and ADB move to suspend development aid to Mali

The European Commission has announced the temporary suspension of development operations in Mali after soldiers staged a coup in the west African nation on Thursday.

20/03/2012 - Report: Somalia

Al-Shebab attack IDP camp in Mogadishu

At least six internally displaced people, or IDPs, were killed and seven others wounded on Monday after al-Shebab rebels attacked an IDP camp with mortars near the presidential palace in ...

Room for optimism in Somalia's conflict
19/03/2012 - African news explained

Room for optimism in Somalia's conflict

The situation in Somalia has been unstable for almost 22 years, leading some experts to believe the crisis is insoluable - at least in the short-to-medium term.

09/03/2012 - France - Africa

Presidential hopeful François Hollande wants to change France’s relationship with Africa

Socialist candidate François Hollande says he intends to completely re-shape France’s relationship with Africa, and hopes France will engage more with the continent’s democratic ...

22/02/2012 - Senegal - update and graphic

Obasanjo arrives in Dakar as Senegal presidential row rages on

As the bitter dispute between Senegal’s incumbent president, Abdoulaye Wade, and the opposition coalition, M23, raged on, African Union observers’ team chief Olusegun Obasanjo arrived ...