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Terrorism in Africa: Best way forward is economic development

Terrorism in Africa: Best way forward is economic development

Representatives from seven African countries met, Tuesday, March 16, in Algiers to assess the security situation in the Sahel-Saharan region. Participants at the conference...
Libya: Gaddafi declares Jihad on Switzerland

Libya: Gaddafi declares Jihad on Switzerland

Libya’s president Mr. Muammar Gaddafi has called on all Muslims to shun Switzerland and begin a jihad against the Alpine nation. The antagonism is...
Algeria and Mali in diplomatic row after terrorist release

Algeria and Mali in diplomatic row after terrorist release

Pierre Camatte, a Frenchman who was abducted last November in Mali, was released on Tuesday. But at what cost? Algiers has accused Bamako for...
Iran-Zimbabwe forge closer military ties amid outcry

Iran-Zimbabwe forge closer military ties amid outcry

A state of the art helicopter training repair center is being set up in Zimbabwe by Iran a move that will further cement military...
Botswana-Zimbabwe diplomatic relations take a damaging turn

Botswana-Zimbabwe diplomatic relations take a damaging turn

Diplomatic relations between Botswana and Zimbabwe have taken a damaging twist with the former recalling its defence and intelligence attaches from Zimbabwe. Botswana says...
Terrorism: Algeria threatens Washington and Paris

Terrorism: Algeria threatens Washington and Paris

Are we going to witness American and Western nationals subject to the same control measures as those reserved for the Algerian population, now considered...
African Union: Haiti’s future in Africa ‘a sense of duty’

African Union: Haiti’s future in Africa ‘a sense of duty’

Leaders of the African Union will consider the proposal to award Haitians land and naturalization benefits during its annual three-day summit in Addis Ababa,...
Botswana-Zimbabwe diplomatic row over armed scouts imminent

Botswana-Zimbabwe diplomatic row over armed scouts imminent

A diplomatic row could erupt between Zimbabwe and neighboring Botswana after three armed officers from the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP)...
Rwanda and France bury the hatchet

Rwanda and France bury the hatchet

Rwanda and France have resumed diplomatic ties after three years of ambassadorial impasse. French president Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy will visit Rwanda next month, and...
Madagascar: U.S. may slap Rajoelina’s gov’t with sanctions

Madagascar: U.S. may slap Rajoelina’s gov’t with sanctions

The United States has voiced its concerns over a rush to parliamentary elections in Madagascar, now scheduled for March, by the de facto regime...
Italian foreign minister promises support to Somalia and Uganda

Italian foreign minister promises support to Somalia and Uganda

The Italian minister of foreign affairs, Franco Frattini has said that the government of Italy has committed itself to support, by training and helping...
Nigeria as a terror ground: U.S. African commander “not aware”

Nigeria as a terror ground: U.S. African commander “not aware”

Nigeria’s emergence on the US State Sponsored Terrorism list has not gone without official criticisms and ultimatums from Africa’s most populous state. Claims over...
U.S. issued ultimatum to drop Nigeria from terror list

U.S. issued ultimatum to drop Nigeria from terror list

The Nigerian government has given the United States government seven days to remove its name from the terror list of nations. Senate Spokesman, Senator...
Sudan: Omar al-Bashir still a very wanted man

Sudan: Omar al-Bashir still a very wanted man

Sudan's president Mr. Omar al-Bashir is still not welcomed by western nations for his alleged role in the Darfur genocide. France has relocated the...
Ethiopian PM: “U.S. or Mars ambassador… won’t have any impact on elections!”

Ethiopian PM: “U.S. or Mars ambassador… won’t have any impact on elections!”

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, has strongly defended his government’s decision not to send an ambassador to the United States until after the east...
British Parliament tables motion in support of Aminatou Haidar

British Parliament tables motion in support of Aminatou Haidar

A cross-party group of British MP's today tabled a Motion in Parliament expressing “dismay” at the expulsion of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Amainatou Haidar...
Zimbabwe: Zanu-pf defy Commonwealth, scorn Jacob Zuma

Zimbabwe: Zanu-pf defy Commonwealth, scorn Jacob Zuma

Zimbabwe has vowed to reject any proposals for it to return to the Commonwealth of nations, which the 85 year old President Mugabe once described...
Gabon-France: Ali Bongo’s visit to help restore France’s image?

Gabon-France: Ali Bongo’s visit to help restore France’s image?

Newly elected Gabonese President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, will be on an official visit to France, Friday, and will be conferring wih French President, Nicolas...
Ethiopian government’s aid discrimination evoked by British minister

Ethiopian government’s aid discrimination evoked by British minister

British Minister for International Development, Gareth Thomas, has indicated that UN agencies have condemned the Ethiopian government’s habit of not allowing food aid to...
Bush Diaries Found in the Back of New York Cab!

Bush Diaries Found in the Back of New York Cab!

On the anniversary of Obama's election victory George Bush's secret diaries reveal how close US came to attacking Iran Rumours that George W Bush is...
Middle East Peace Process: Hillary Clinton disappoints the Arab League

Middle East Peace Process: Hillary Clinton disappoints the Arab League

Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state arrived Monday in Marrakech, Morocco, to meet ministers of the Arab League. Her agenda focuses on press freedom...
Zimbabwe: No place for the United Nations

Zimbabwe: No place for the United Nations

Following the break in civility and a looming crisis on the Zimbabwean political scene, the United Nations sent a torture expert to the country,...
Barack Obama

Obama’s Foreign Policy: Reaping the Fruit of Patient Diplomacy?

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama less than nine months into his presidency has raised questions questions as to what...
Ethiopia-Israel: Avigdor Lieberman meets Meles Zenawi to promote commerce

Ethiopia-Israel: Avigdor Lieberman meets Meles Zenawi to promote commerce

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, accompanied by 23 Israeli business personalities are expected to hold talks with Ethiopian...
Nigeria: Clinton choses straight talk over soft diplomacy and lambasts Nigerian leaders

Nigeria: Clinton choses straight talk over soft diplomacy and lambasts Nigerian leaders

U.S Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has chosen not to mince her words or show sentiments in her criticism of Nigeria, during her visit...
DR Congo: Hillary Clinton calls on students to write a new history

DR Congo: Hillary Clinton calls on students to write a new history

United States Secretary of State, Mrs Hillary Clinton has met with DR Congo's President, Mr. Joseph Kabila in the eastern town of Goma, to...
Obama in Ghana: A symbolic visit that hides a subtle US oil strategy?

Obama in Ghana: A symbolic visit that hides a subtle US oil strategy?

Barack Obama has chosen Ghana for his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa. He is expected Friday evening for a two day visit. Although...
Welcome to Ghana President Obama

Welcome to Ghana President Obama

Last year, in the midst of the “Obama fever,” another event – by no means as historic as President Barack Obama’s election victory, but...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe snubs US ambassador and hurls insults at top US diplomat

Zimbabwe: Mugabe snubs US ambassador and hurls insults at top US diplomat

President Robert Mugabe refused to met the out going US ambassador James McGee the man he once desrcibed as "house Negro". McGee had wanted...
President Obama’s historic visit to Ghana: A recognition of success and progress

President Obama’s historic visit to Ghana: A recognition of success and progress

President Obama’s July 10–11 visit to Accra, Ghana, will be a “historic occasion,” says Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson. He...