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The African Union is working on peace in Sudan: expert explains...

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The African Union has recently named a team to work on a peaceful end to Sudan’s civil war. The team will engage Sudan’s feuding...

After a glimmer of hope, Sudan’s peace effort fades

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With the world’s attention focused on wars in Israel, Gaza and Ukraine, the devastating civil war that erupted in Sudan in April 2023 has...

Sudan’s future is being shaped by guns and money – like...

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Like most contemporary wars, Sudan’s war cannot be reduced to a contest between two sides. It is many other things, among them a gun...

Why some terror campaigns escalate to civil war and others don’t

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Most terrorist campaigns – where a group targets civilians to achieve political objectives – are short-lived. But some aren’t. In some cases, terror campaigns...

Sudan’s Burhan says army ousted government to avoid civil war

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Sudan's armed forces chief defended the military's seizure of power, saying he had ousted the government to avoid civil war, while protesters took to...

Sudan’s prime minister warns of risk of chaos, civil war

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Sudan's prime minister warned on Tuesday of the risk of chaos and civil war fomented by loyalists of the previous regime as he sought...

Half of Liberians fear country could plunge back into war

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Half of all Liberians think their West African nation could plunge back into conflict more than a decade after civil war ended,...

Mozambique faces uncertainty as Renamo ends 1992 peace pact

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Mozambique's Renamo opposition movement said on Monday it was abandoning its 1992 peace accord with the ruling Frelimo party that ended the...

Militias could drag Libya into civil war: NTC chief

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Libya risks sliding into civil war unless it brings under control the rival militias which filled the vacuum left by Muammar Gaddafi's...

Liberian election under cloud after boycott

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Liberia's main opposition candidate said he might seek the annulment of a presidential run-off boycotted by his supporters, raising the prospect of...

Libyans want jobs from “grey men” of government

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Jobs, normality and democracy are high on the wish lists of Libyans questioned on the streets of their capital, but after months...

Sudan pumps 117,900 bpd oil since southern independence

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Sudan has been producing on average 117,900 barrels a day of oil since its former civil war foe South Sudan became independent...

Algeria ex-minister arrested in Geneva over war crimes

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A former Algerian defence minister has been arrested and questioned in Switzerland on suspicion of committing war crimes during Algeria's civil war,...

UN rights boss warns of possible civil war in Syria

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The United Nations top human rights official called for international action to protect Syria's civilians, saying its "ruthless repression" of anti-government protesters...

Liberia ends peaceful vote, braces for results

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Liberians wrapped up a peaceful presidential election -- the West African state's second since a civil war -- though worries remained that...

In Yemen, soldiers blur lines of peaceful protests

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The line between protesters and mutinying soldiers backing them is becoming increasingly blurred in Yemen's eight-month revolt against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's...

Ivory Coast sets legislative poll Dec. 11

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Ivory Coast will hold a parliamentary election on Dec. 11, a government spokesman said the first poll since a civil war ended...

South Sudan inflation jumps 57 pct in August on food prices

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South Sudan's annual inflation rate surged to 57.1 percent in August, propelled by a surge in the cost of food, the new...

Gunmen kill at least 36 in Burundi bar attack

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Gunmen have stormed a bar in Burundi killing at least 36 people, the deadliest attack in the Central African country this year...

Burundi rights body reports surge in killings

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A Burundian rights body said it had documented 125 extra-judicial killings between May and August that mostly targeted former Hutu rebels in...

Ivorian army changes name to escape dark image

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Ivory Coast will change the official name of its armed forces in the coming days, the government said in what was seen...

Libya rebels fight for refineries; US sends drones

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Rebels to the west and east of Libya's capital fought forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi for control of oil facilities vital to...

Libya crisis takes toll on European oil groups

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Civil war shut off Libyan oil supplies to Austrian energy group OMV and Italian refiner Saras in the second quarter, driving down...

Berber culture reborn in Libya revolt

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In a packed classroom on a cool evening near the front line in Libya's civil war, 15-year-old Mira is teaching children to...

Analysis: Regime change in North Africa: The seeds of the Arab...

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In this article I offer a backgrounder on the uprisings, revolutions, and democratic developments ongoing throughout the Arab world. I undertake a critical analysis...

U.N. chief says can’t order probe into Sri Lanka war

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he lacks the authority to personally order a probe into the mass killings of civilians in the...

Security, legal institutions development a challenge for Liberia: UN

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More than a decade after its civil war, Liberia is heading towards reconciliation but significant challenges remain in the development of its...

Sudan, Chad agree “definitive end” to proxy wars

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Sudan and Chad agreed yesterday to end their proxy wars and work together to rebuild their border areas, a move seen aimed...

Charles Taylor’s verdict by year’s end: prosecutor

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A verdict in the long war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor is not now expected until the end of...

Angolan president reshuffles govt after new charter

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Angola's president appointed the country's first vice-president and new ministers for finance, mining and public works in a major cabinet reshuffle following...

Chad wants timetable for UN withdrawal: diplomats

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Chad has told the United Nations peacekeeping mission to withdraw its soldiers and civilians, and wants a timetable for ending a deployment...

Sierra Leone youth need jobs for peace: World Bank

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Sierra Leone needs donors' help to create jobs for disarmed but unemployed youth if the West African nation is to maintain the...

Thousands of Ivorians march against poll delays

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Thousands of Ivorian opposition supporters marched peacefully through Abidjan yesterday to protest against what they said was President Laurent Gbagbo's stranglehold on...

Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf will seek re-election

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Liberia's President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said she will stand for re-election in 2011, ending speculation over her future despite a proposed ban on...

Man throws shoe at Sudanese president: witnesses

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A man threw his shoe at Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in a public conference in the capital yesterday, a particularly insulting...

Darfur rebels accuse Sudan army of attacks

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Darfur rebels said Sudan's army had attacked their troops in a populated area of the western state of North Darfur last week,...

Sudan highest court refutes southern party ban

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Sudan's constitutional court ruled yesterday that the south's semi-autonomous government cannot prohibit the activities of a Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) splinter...

Congo warlord Nkunda seeks trial or exile: lawyer

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Former Congolese warlord Laurent Nkunda is ready to face trial for alleged war crimes or go into exile to end his detention...

Sudan needs more funds for referendum: report

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Sudan needs more cash and support from donor countries if its national elections and a southern referendum on independence are to take...

Britain presses Sudan to agree on border, oil

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Major donor Britain is pressing Sudan's former north-south foes urgently to resolve differences over borders and sharing oil revenues, with a southern...

Ivory Coast’s premier annuls disputed voter names

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Ivorian Prime Minister Guillaume Soro has annulled hundreds of thousands of disputed names on the electoral register, after complaints from President Laurent...

Ivorian poll commission says has listed all voters

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Ivory Coast's electoral commission said yesterday it had settled all legal disputes over its provisional voter list, paving the way for a...

S Sudan vote could lead to war: top adviser

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South Sudan's vote on independence next year will lead to a new war unless key questions of the north-south border, nationality and...

US, France press Guinea junta on future

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Top US and French diplomats have met members of Guinea's ruling junta in Morocco in hopes of speeding a return to democracy...

Liberians react to temporary lifting of arms embargo

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The UN Security Council has lifted its arms embargo on Liberia for one year, primarily to allow its peacekeeping mission there to...

Burundi’s official accuses government of corruption

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An official of Burundi's main anti-graft watchdog group claims that funds allocated to President Pierre Nkurunziza's office have been misused and urged...

More than 150 killed in Congo attacks this week: UN

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More than 150 people were killed last week in fighting between government troops and armed groups in the Equateur province of Democratic...

Ivory Coast extends voter list deadline

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Ivory Coast's electoral commission extended a period for contesting voter lists by 10 days to Jan. 6 as fewer than half of...

UN council exempts Liberia govt from arms embargo

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The UN Security Council exempted the government of Liberia from an arms embargo slapped on the West African country six years ago...

Congo army retakes stronghold of western uprising

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Government troops have retaken the stronghold of a local uprising in western Congo that has prompted around 145 000 people to flee...

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