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Egypt PM apologises for violence

Egypt’s prime minister has apologised for a fresh wave of violence in Cairo last night, which resulted in the death of a further five...
The end of dynastic presidential politics in Africa?

The end of dynastic presidential politics in Africa?

The political ambitions of Gamal Mubarak who is widely tipped to succeed his father Hosni, president of Egypt, is looking particularly grim following recent...
Obama: Can he live up to the promises made in his Cairo speech?

Obama: Can he live up to the promises made in his Cairo speech?

In his 2009 Cairo speech President Obama acknowledged that tensions between the Western and Muslim worlds have “been fed by colonialism that denied rights...
Egypt: Why Washington must not worry about Mubarak’s ouster

Egypt: Why Washington must not worry about Mubarak’s ouster

Some political analyst have said that the removal of Egyptian dictator President Hosni Mubarak would lead to the fall of the police state and...
Egypt political crisis: Washington-Mubarak relationship mulled

Egypt political crisis: Washington-Mubarak relationship mulled

Leader of the Egyptian revolution has called for the United States to end its “life support for the dictator” President Hosni Mubarak, demanding that...
Addis Ababa: France and U.N. seek good governance in Africa

Addis Ababa: France and U.N. seek good governance in Africa

United Nation (UN) Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon has urged African leaders to work closely to ensure peace in Africa. Warning that "violence breeds violence",...
Tunisian PM succumbs to pressure, names new ministers

Tunisian PM succumbs to pressure, names new ministers

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi Thursday night reshuffled the country's week-old transitional government. Senior ministers who served under the deposed president, Zine El Abidine...
Egypt: U.S. treads on carpet of raw eggs

Egypt: U.S. treads on carpet of raw eggs

The United States is trapped in a political web in Egypt given its desire for stability in a regional ally, its support for democratic...
A domino effect in the Arab world after Tunisia?

A domino effect in the Arab world after Tunisia?

The Tunisian revolt has created high hopes in the Arab world, which has long since been weaned from freedom and democracy. Will Arab countries...
Egypt: The Arab democratic revolution hits Egypt

Egypt: The Arab democratic revolution hits Egypt

The wave of democratic revolution blowing across northern Africa has recently swept Egypt, as pro-democracy groups in the tens of thousands took to the...
Ethiopia: Somali and Gambella abuses decried

Ethiopia: Somali and Gambella abuses decried

An estimated number of 350,000 Ethiopians were forcefully displaced internally late last year owing to human rights violations and conflicts by both the Ethiopian...
Sudan: Secession bid in danger?

Sudan: Secession bid in danger?

Provisional results for South Sudan’s referendum for independence has shown that the number of people who voted in some counties exceeded the number of...
Ivory Coast: A battle over financial signature

Ivory Coast: A battle over financial signature

Philippe-Henri Dacoury-Tabley, Governor of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), was forced to resign over the weekend by the Conference of Heads...
Palestine Army of Islam behind deadly Egyptian Church attack?

Palestine Army of Islam behind deadly Egyptian Church attack?

The Army of Islam was behind the deadly New Year's Day church bombing in Egypt which killed twenty-three people outside a church in the...
John Mahama: The Politics of Peace

John Mahama: The Politics of Peace

The practice and promotion of peace is a powerful tool of diplomacy that has all-too-often been misunderstood, especially in Africa. This became clear to...
International recognition vital for Southern Sudan

International recognition vital for Southern Sudan

Last Saturday evening the week long referendum on self-determination for southern Sudan ended. Polling stations closed, ballot boxes were sealed and over the coming...
Ivory Coast: Botswana moves to further isolate Gbagbo

Ivory Coast: Botswana moves to further isolate Gbagbo

Arrangements are underway for President Alassane Ouattarra's first official visit outside his country since he was recognized by the international community as winner of...
New President makes promises: Tunisians want more

New President makes promises: Tunisians want more

Acting Tunisian president, Fouad Mebazaa, has agreed to fulfill promises to break with the past, including a complete withdrawal of Ben Ali's party, Rassemblement...
Tunisia: Arrests, resignations and Swiss bank accounts

Tunisia: Arrests, resignations and Swiss bank accounts

Less than a week after authoritarian leader President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia, the north African country's new government has undergone radical changes....
Zambian separatists in treason charge as regional secession battles grow

Zambian separatists in treason charge as regional secession battles grow

Several Zambians, accused of clamoring for the secession of Barotseland in the western part of the country, were on Wednesday (19 January) dragged to...
Ivory Coast: Military option mulled as Odinga admits AU failure

Ivory Coast: Military option mulled as Odinga admits AU failure

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has admitted that the African Union has failed in its mediation efforts whilst Military chiefs of the Economic Community...
Posting of Ethiopian South Sudan poll results begin

Posting of Ethiopian South Sudan poll results begin

Polling stations established in Ethiopia for the South Sudan referendum have began posting preliminary results. As South Sudan residents of Ethiopia await results from...
Homosexuality: Tension between Cameroon and European Union

Homosexuality: Tension between Cameroon and European Union

The European Union (EU) has given more than 300,000€ in funding for gay rights associations in Cameroon. Opposed to these grants, the government argues...
New government formed in Tunisia: List of Ministers

New government formed in Tunisia: List of Ministers

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi has unveiled a list of 20 new Ministers for the northern African country's "unity government". The new Ministers will...
Tunisia’s rocky road ahead of presidential elections

Tunisia’s rocky road ahead of presidential elections

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi is prepared to implement a new national unity government which includes members of legal opposition parties, as Tunisians complain...
Tunisia: Power to the people

Tunisia: Power to the people

The expression “Power to the People” has sounded true in Tunisia after thousands of protesters, barring police and army firearms forced autocratic ruler President...
Tunisia: End of an era as President flees

Tunisia: End of an era as President flees

A Tunisian era has come to an end. "The end of repression, freedom of expression and fight against corruption"; Promises made Thursday by President...
Ivory Coast: Declaration of War or Coalition Government?

Ivory Coast: Declaration of War or Coalition Government?

The declaration of war against civilians in Abobo neighborhood in the Ivorian capital of Abidjan by the head of the army loyal to the...
South Sudan referendum to determine Khartoum-Washington relations

South Sudan referendum to determine Khartoum-Washington relations

The US has promised northern Sudan that as long as it did not "directly or indirectly" support terror groups, it would remove the soon-to-be...
Zimbabwe: A break-up in the offing?

Zimbabwe: A break-up in the offing?

A new political movement in Zimbabwe under the name Mthwakazi Liberation Front is calling for the country to be divided into two separate entities,...