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US pressures Kenya

US pressures Kenya

Visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has sent the strongest warning yet that Washington would only do business with a legitimately constituted government...
Kenya opposes President Bush’s power-sharing proposal

Kenya opposes President Bush’s power-sharing proposal

Kenyan government has thrown new obstacles to a power-sh aring accord expected to be reached on Tuesday, saying US proposals for a coalition government...
Kenya: coalition government to implement peace road map

Kenya: coalition government to implement peace road map

The road map to a comprehensive solution to Kenya's post- election crisis has been rolled up with the formation of an international panel of...
Kenya: Nigerian to co-chair talks

Kenya: Nigerian to co-chair talks

Nigeria's career international diplomat and former Foreign Affairs Minister Oluyemi Adeniji has been proposed to co-chair Kenya's crisis talks as former United Nations Secretary...
Zimbabwe: Four Candidates to battle for presidency

Zimbabwe: Four Candidates to battle for presidency

Three opposition politicians in Zimbabwe on Friday registered to take on President Mugabe in a 29 March poll expected to be the toughest the...
Zimbabwe: three election candidates nominated

Zimbabwe: three election candidates nominated

Friday is the deadline for the registration of candidates nominated by their parties to stand for the March 29 general elections in Zimbabwe. It...
Inflation upsurge in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

Inflation upsurge in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

Barely a month ago, Zimbabwe made history by printing 10 million zimbabwean dollar notes to ease its cash crises. Bagfuls of cash were needed...
Kenya: A new constitution ahead

Kenya: A new constitution ahead

Shortly after US president George Bush said that there must be an immediate halt to violence, while calling for justice for the victims of...
Kenyan rivals sign deal to end political deadlock

Kenyan rivals sign deal to end political deadlock

Kenya's rival political parties have signed a deal to end the country's political impasse which has persisted since the 27 December presidential and parliamentary...
Cameroon – Chad: Refugees from N’djamena still fearful of returning

Cameroon – Chad: Refugees from N’djamena still fearful of returning

Only a river separates N’djamena from Kousseri, Cameroon, where thousands fled last week’s violence. Fighting ended in Chad’s capital N'djamena almost a week ago...
Sudan: Hundreds of children missing after Darfur attack

Sudan: Hundreds of children missing after Darfur attack

Several days after Sudanese government-backed militia attacked villages in West Darfur, hundreds of children remain unaccounted for, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said. "There...
Switzerland considering travel sanctions against Kenyan politicians

Switzerland considering travel sanctions against Kenyan politicians

Switzerland is planning travel restrictions against Kenyan politicians who may be seen as causing the failure of the African Union (AU) mediation talks to...
Zimbabwe: Makoni versus Mugabe

Zimbabwe: Makoni versus Mugabe

“it seems that the laws of the country are suspended during elections... people are forced to chant party slogans and produce ruling ZANU PF...
Kenya: ODM wants PM’s post with executive powers, PNU says no

Kenya: ODM wants PM’s post with executive powers, PNU says no

Although hopes are rising that the Kenyan post-polls crisis will soon be resolved by the African Union (AU) and the UN-backed mediation panel, the...
Africa’s Political Rhetoric

Africa’s Political Rhetoric

I am a neophyte in what concerns the analysis of forms of governments and my colleagues must be glad that this article is finally...
ECOWAS – OSI  extend cooperation

ECOWAS – OSI extend cooperation

The ECOWAS Commission and the Open Society Institute (OSI) have agreed to extend their areas of cooperation to cover such issues as managing revenue...
Nigeria’s 2008 budget ‘to be presented to the public’

Nigeria’s 2008 budget ‘to be presented to the public’

Bicameral legislature in passing the 2008 Appropriation Bill may end Tuesday (12 Feb), as the National Assembly (parliament) has announced plans to present the...
Ayaan Hirsi Ali soon a french citizen ?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali soon a french citizen ?

France supports Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch Minister who has received death threats for her views on radical islam. Paris is examining how...
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Sudan: Government Must End Attacks on Civilians

Recent attacks on villages in West Darfur that have left more than 150 people dead highlight the urgent need for all sides to respect...
Mbeki apologises for power cuts

Mbeki apologises for power cuts

South Africa’s President Thabo Mbeki on Friday sought to reassure international and domestic businesspeople over the fall out from the country’s power crisis insisting...
Thabo Mbeki commended by Poverty Alliance

Thabo Mbeki commended by Poverty Alliance

Members of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) alliance across Africa have welcomed the prioritization of poverty reduction in South African President...
Gambian President attracts 1600 infertile women

Gambian President attracts 1600 infertile women

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has resumed his infertility treatment using traditional medicine. The president's call saw 1,600 women looking for babies lining up as...
ECOWAS network of electoral commissions formed

ECOWAS network of electoral commissions formed

Heads of institutions responsible for managing elections in ECOWAS Member States have agreed to set up the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions, as a...
Tanzania gets a new Prime Minister

Tanzania gets a new Prime Minister

Mizengo Pinda has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Tanzania by President Jakaya Kikwete to replace Edward Lowassa who resigned Thursday evening. Mizengo...
Kenya: Rival parties reach agreement

Kenya: Rival parties reach agreement

Kenyan warring political rivals have reached an agreement to end the post election crisis but detailed talks on the exact political settlement would not...
Yar’Adua’s Boot Camp Reforms: Kicking himself out of office?

Yar’Adua’s Boot Camp Reforms: Kicking himself out of office?

Whilst he is combatting political acrobatics, strategically rehearsed and put into practice by Nigerian politicians since time immemorial, to rig elections, through the setting...
Super Tuesday : Barack Obama’s judgement day

Super Tuesday : Barack Obama’s judgement day

It is called tarmac campagne. Barack Obama has litterally been living between two planes since last week, in a race to beat time in...
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Reforming the Congo’s security forces

Five years after its war officially ended, insecurity and rights violations remain widespread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Part of the problem...
SUDAN-UGANDA: Attack “could spark exodus”

SUDAN-UGANDA: Attack “could spark exodus”

The attack on Kajo Keji county in Southern Sudan by suspected rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) could spark an exodus of civilians...
Chad: Rebels withdraw from N’djamena

Chad: Rebels withdraw from N’djamena

Chadian rebels who surrounded the presidency in N'Djamena on Sunday in a bid to oust President Idriss Deby have withdrawn completely following helicopter raids...