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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...

Islamist rebels fight over executions in Somalia

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Somali rebels have executed two men for adultery and murder, but the verdict prompted a battle between two insurgent factions that killed...

Angolan president signals 3-year election delay

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Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos signalled the oil-producing nation's first post-war presidential election, scheduled for 2009, would have to wait at...

Angolan president re-elected as ruling party head

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President Jose Eduardo dos Santos was re-elected head of Angola's ruling MPLA party yesterday, a move that signals the 67-year old leader...

UN council urges swift election in Ivory Coast

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The UN Security Council urged Ivory Coast to reschedule its long-delayed presidential election as soon as possible and to ensure that the...

Ethnic violence in south Sudan troubling: US envoy

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The US special envoy to Sudan voiced concern yesterday about rising ethnic violence in its southern region and said Washington would step...

Guinea unions threaten military junta with strike

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Guinean workers may strike unless the ruling military junta pays compensation for those who died during a bloody crackdown on protesters on...

Ivory Coast leader urges peaceful, not rushed vote

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Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has urged patience with the country's long-delayed elections, saying he was more concerned about avoiding a new...

Eritrea denies aiding Somalia’s Islamist rebels

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Eritrea's UN envoy denied that his country has been supporting Islamist rebel’s intent on toppling neighbouring Somalia's fragile government and said there...

SWAPO set to win Namibia poll

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First results from Namibian elections trickled in yesterday, but too few to show if a breakaway opposition faction would end the two-thirds...

Gabonese give Bongo son a chance, for now

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Gabon's new President Ali Ben Bongo has won over some doubters with early policy shifts, but many in the central African nation...

Former rebel to run for Burundi president

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Burundi's FNL political party has elected former rebel leader Agathon Rwasa as its candidate for the 2010 presidential elections.   The tiny central African...

Ivorian opposition demands final vote date

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Ivory Coast's main opposition party demanded a fixed schedule for staging the presidential election yesterday, the latest in a string of missed...

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