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Zimbabwe: Editor released but “dark times are back”

Zimbabwe: Editor released but “dark times are back”

After a 24 hour detention in Harare's Rhodesville police station, a Zimbabwean court has ordered the release of Nevanji Madanhire, editor of a privately...
Uganda: Museveni uses security to attract northern votes

Uganda: Museveni uses security to attract northern votes

Although Uganda's incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni won the past two general and presidential elections of 2001 and 2006, statistics have shown that he...
Nigeria: Government forces and rebels resume battle over Niger Delta

Nigeria: Government forces and rebels resume battle over Niger Delta

An operation by the Nigerian Joint Task force (JTF) to enforce peace and break down rebel activity in the oil-rich Niger Delta will continue...
Uganda government warned by Human Right Watch

Uganda government warned by Human Right Watch

Human Rights Watch has advised the Ugandan government to ensure that in the lead-in to the forthcoming election, those responsible for any violence are...
‘The rest of the world has to change its perception of Africa’

‘The rest of the world has to change its perception of Africa’

Cheick Sidi Diarra, from Mali, is the UN Special Adviser on Africa. His job description includes increasing international support for Africa’s development and security,...
Great lakes: Rwanda and DR Congo to eradicate rebellion

Great lakes: Rwanda and DR Congo to eradicate rebellion

The Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda have vowed to augment efforts to rid the Great Lakes region of rebels and rebel activities. The...
Côte d’Ivoire: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Côte d’Ivoire: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Presidential campaign began on Friday in Côte d'Ivoire amid great expectations and deep concerns. After eight years of armed conflict that led the country...
Nigeria: Group to take Rivers State to court for Police crackdown

Nigeria: Group to take Rivers State to court for Police crackdown

The Nigerian Joint Task Force operating in the troubled Niger Delta region opened fires on protesters without provocation, reports have claimed. The demonstrators were...
Algeria snubs France in sahel counterterrorism initiative

Algeria snubs France in sahel counterterrorism initiative

Paris wants to organize a conference of heads of state of a group of Sahel countries that have joined forces to fight against terrorist...
Sudan: Government to arm villagers against rebel attacks

Sudan: Government to arm villagers against rebel attacks

Civilians in the volatile south Sudan region will be armed with guns to fight off looming attacks from rebels of the Lords Resistance Army,...
Zimbabwe: Security forces draw swords over shot officers

Zimbabwe: Security forces draw swords over shot officers

Zimbabwe police and the dreaded Central Intelligence Organization have declared war on each other after a round of fatal shootings over the weekend left...
Nigeria President’s security reshuffle politically motivated?

Nigeria President’s security reshuffle politically motivated?

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has replaced the heads of the Nigerian military, the police force and the intelligence service, four months before presidential elections-...
Rwanda Peacekeeping: Goodwill or Blackmail?

Rwanda Peacekeeping: Goodwill or Blackmail?

Human Rights Watch has criticized Rwanda for threatening to withdraw its peacekeepers from African Union/United Nation missions in Sudan, accusing President Paul Kagame's government...
Kenyan journalist nabbed over Uganda islamist attack

Kenyan journalist nabbed over Uganda islamist attack

Kenyan security agencies on Saturday arrested a journalist working for an Islamic media house in the coastal city of Mombasa suspected to have been...
Nigeria: President’s kidnapped advocate freed

Nigeria: President’s kidnapped advocate freed

The national chairman of an independent campaign team mobilizing support for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of forthcoming presidential elections has been released just...
Guinea-Bissau: A time for change

Guinea-Bissau: A time for change

The government of Guinea-Bissau, including its military, civil society, political parties and diplomatic corps have been challenged to work together and build a stable...
Nigeria: Arms cargo to epicenter of religious tension seized

Nigeria: Arms cargo to epicenter of religious tension seized

Nigerian security officials may have salvaged a bloody religious war following the arrest of a cargo of arms and ammunition being smuggled into the...
Japan reveals military plan in Djibouti to fight Somali pirates

Japan reveals military plan in Djibouti to fight Somali pirates

The Japanese government is to build its foreign military base in Djibouti. The plan is aimed at strengthening and sustaining its fight against Somali...
Uganda President seeks tax reduction on security related items

Uganda President seeks tax reduction on security related items

Uganda business community has called upon the government of Uganda to tighten screening exercises involving foreigners who enter the country under the guise of...
Ex South African police chief gets prison term

Ex South African police chief gets prison term

Former South Africa national police commissioner and president of Interpol Jackie Selebi was on Tuesday slapped with a 15 year jail term by Judge...
Nigerian President says No to United Nations

Nigerian President says No to United Nations

Unless the rules of engagement are changed to help prevent the deaths of peacekeeping soldiers, Nigeria will keep its soldiers away from United Nations...
Sudan: What next for Darfur?

Sudan: What next for Darfur?

The United Nations had declared the genocide in Darfur over. Last August, the UN's outgoing military commander in Darfur General Martin Agwai told reporters...
Nigeria: Islamist group roasted Policemen like animals

Nigeria: Islamist group roasted Policemen like animals

Recent reports released by the Nigerian Police Force claims that 32 of its men were assassinated by members of Boko Haram- an Islamic sect...
Zimbabwe: Chilling tales of abuse of African immigrants emerge

Zimbabwe: Chilling tales of abuse of African immigrants emerge

Scores of asylum seekers from African countries are languishing in Zimbabwe prisons with hardened criminals as most of them are quickly arrested by authorities upon...
Swaziland royal’s death threats and media bill raise concerns

Swaziland royal’s death threats and media bill raise concerns

Prince Mahlaba, a member of Swaziland's royal family, has been widely condemned after he made "death threats and outrageous claims" against local journalists over...
Somalia: Africa unites against al-Shabab extremism

Somalia: Africa unites against al-Shabab extremism

The African Union has embarked on an all out offensive against al-Shabab militia in Somalia in order to bring an elusive civility and stability...
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...
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Kenya: Man shot dead by police in Nairobi forced eviction protests

Amnesty International has urged the Kenyan authorities to investigate the death of a market trader reportedly shot dead by police during a protest against...
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India reinforces Seychelles anti-piracy operations with new aircraft donations

The Government of India has pledged a donation of 3 new air surveillance assets to the Seychelles; 1 Dornier surveillance aircraft and 2 Chetak...
Uganda: AU wants to make a real difference at 15th Summit

Uganda: AU wants to make a real difference at 15th Summit

The 15th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union (AU) has today opened in Kampala under the theme: "Maternal, Infant and Child Health and...