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Western Sahara: Morocco to be sent to court by injured Spanish activists

Western Sahara: Morocco to be sent to court by injured Spanish activists

To the utter dismay of the Spanish Government eleven Spanish activists were arrested Saturday in El-Aaiún, the capital of Western Sahara, by the Moroccan...
Zimbabwe: Purpose of Gaddafi visit unclear

Zimbabwe: Purpose of Gaddafi visit unclear

Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi's son, Lieutenant-Colonel Engineer Saadi Muammar al-Gaddafi and his entourage were on Thursday detained at Harare International Airport for two hours...
Ali Bongo

Gabon: Ali Bongo signals the end of France-Afrique

Confirming his desire to distance himself from France, Gabonese president Ali Bongo looks determined to break away from his father's legacy. After festivities marking...
Zimbabwe: Diplomatic row begins after Mugabe’s funeral comments

Zimbabwe: Diplomatic row begins after Mugabe’s funeral comments

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi Tuesday summoned three Western ambassadors to his office and demanded an explanation of their walk out on President Mugabe...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s undiplomatic speech angers officials

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s undiplomatic speech angers officials

A damaging diplomatic row was brewing in Harare Monday with western diplomats indicating that they would leave Zimbabwe after President Mugabe told them to ‘go to...
Libya tears United States and United Kingdom apart

Libya tears United States and United Kingdom apart

A U.S. Senate hearing over the release of the Libyan spy, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi scheduled for Thursday was postponed after "key witnesses" failed to...
Uganda head lambasts Commonwealth and Commends China

Uganda head lambasts Commonwealth and Commends China

Uganda's president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said the western world has squandered cultural links with Africa and mismanaged it by making lectures thereby losing...
Egypt: Mubarak’s “terminal” cancer sparks fears

Egypt: Mubarak’s “terminal” cancer sparks fears

An insistent rumour over President Hosni Mubarak’s health has been assessed by Western intelligence sources. Israel and its American ally may be losing sleep...
Libya pledges strong ties with Sudan as border closes

Libya pledges strong ties with Sudan as border closes

Sudan's decision to close its borders with Libya took effect on Thursday. Khartoum is seeking the expulsion of rebel leader Khalil Ibrahim, who heads...
Libya: Gaddafi coerces Europe

Libya: Gaddafi coerces Europe

A Swiss businessman Max Göldi who had been held in a Libyan jail since July 2008, following the arrest of Hannibal, son of Muammar...
Sudan: U.S pressures Sudan in diplomat’s murderers’ escape

Sudan: U.S pressures Sudan in diplomat’s murderers’ escape

The United States has demanded the Sudanese government find and put to death four Sudanese who killed an American diplomat and his driver in...
Barack Obama

Are Obama’s hands tied on Iran?

In a move that will do little for US-Brazilian relations but much for our understanding of the workings of the Obama administration, President Lula...
Morocco-Algeria: Fighting for the re-opening of borders

Morocco-Algeria: Fighting for the re-opening of borders

Efforts by both Algerian and Moroccan citizens towards the reopening of their common land border, closed since 1994, have intensified. By virtue of artistic...
Ceuta and Melilla revive Spanish-Moroccan dispute

Ceuta and Melilla revive Spanish-Moroccan dispute

Considered as "fragments of Europe on north Africa's Mediterranean coast", are the cities of Ceuta and Melilla Spanish or Moroccan? Madrid and Rabat have revived...
El Baredei: To dismiss Iranian nuclear agreement would be ‘a dead end street’

El Baredei: To dismiss Iranian nuclear agreement would be ‘a dead end street’

Mohamed El Baradei former head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency today, in Cameroon, described the announcement by Iran that it will send...
Ethiopia rejects U.S. claims as Ambassador assumes office

Ethiopia rejects U.S. claims as Ambassador assumes office

After months of strong statements between Addis Ababa and Washington, over Ethiopia’s decision to jam Voice of America’s Amharic service, a new U.S Ambassador...
Africa: AU and U.S agree to cooperate on world issues

Africa: AU and U.S agree to cooperate on world issues

High-level bilateral talks between the African Union and the United States on fighting hunger, climate change, and boosting peacekeeping operations has ended with agreements...
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Uganda

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Uganda

Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Friday night arrived in Uganda for a two day state visit. He arrived in Uganda at around 7.30 pm. He was welcomed...
Zimbabwe: Ahmadinejad snubs Mugabe’s security

Zimbabwe: Ahmadinejad snubs Mugabe’s security

Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's security details on Friday took over all security arrangements after they protested that Zimbabwean spies are armateurs. Ahmadinejad has close to 50 security...
Zimbabwe-Iran: Uranium deals against debts?

Zimbabwe-Iran: Uranium deals against debts?

Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today vowed to stand side by side with Zimbabwean leader in defence of the country against the “arrogant, evil minded super...
African Union-United States talks opens in U.S. capital

African Union-United States talks opens in U.S. capital

The first U.S.–African Union High Level Bilateral Meetings opened at the United States Department of State April 21 with the goal of broadening the...
Nigeria’s impact reaches “Beyond its Borders”

Nigeria’s impact reaches “Beyond its Borders”

A top U.S. State Department official says Nigeria is important to stability and progress worldwide as well in Africa, and he emphasized the closeness...
Nigerian and South African Presidents meet with Obama

Nigerian and South African Presidents meet with Obama

President Obama met separately with South African President Jacob Zuma and Nigeria’s acting president, Goodluck Jonathan, April 11 on the eve of the Nuclear...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe attacked for inviting Iran President Ahmadinejad

Zimbabwe: Mugabe attacked for inviting Iran President Ahmadinejad

Controversial Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is heading for Zimbabwe next week and human rights activities are already planning protests. Ahmadinejad would open a trade exhibition set for...
Nigeria: Acting president to meet with Obama

Nigeria: Acting president to meet with Obama

Acting Nigerian president Mr. Goodluck Jonathan is set for his first international trip; a visit to the white house to hold talks with U.S....
Nigeria and United States agree on binational deal

Nigeria and United States agree on binational deal

The United States and Nigeria have launched an initiative aimed at fostering greater cooperation between the two nations and assisting in governance, regional cooperation...
Nigeria – Libya row: Liberia’s President Johnson Sirleaf intervenes

Nigeria – Libya row: Liberia’s President Johnson Sirleaf intervenes

Liberia’s President Ms. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has moved to broker peace between Nigeria and Libya following a strain in diplomatic relations after Libyan Leader...
Libya – Nigeria: Diplomatic ties worsen

Libya – Nigeria: Diplomatic ties worsen

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi has responded to Nigerians criticisms of his suggestions and insinuations that Nigeria should split on religious and ethnic lines in...
Zuma defends two wanted Rwandans and lifting of Zimbabwe sanctions

Zuma defends two wanted Rwandans and lifting of Zimbabwe sanctions

South African president Jacob Zuma has defended his country over hosting two wanted army officers from Rwanda, and called on the United Nations to...
Zimbabwe: Zuma’s tough negotiations with Zanu-Pf and MDC emerge

Zimbabwe: Zuma’s tough negotiations with Zanu-Pf and MDC emerge

Finer details of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma mediation trip to Zimbabwe are starting to emerge. Last week, Zuma spent two days in...