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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...

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