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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 ...
Newly elected head of the African Union Dlamini-Zuma faces criticism
17/07/2012 - African news explained

Newly elected head of the African Union Dlamini-Zuma faces criticism

The newly elected head of the African Union faced criticism from some delegates at the regional body's summit in Addis Ababa on Monday.
16/07/2012 - Report: African Union summit

Freedom fighter Dlamini-Zuma takes the helm of African Union

The African Union ushered in a new era on Sunday, as South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, became the first woman to be elected to the top spot of the regional ...

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.