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Sudan buys arms, slides back to war: reports

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North and South Sudan are sliding back towards war, a think-tank warned as a separate report said both sides were caught up...

Support tumbles for ANC rival

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Support for a South African opposition party formed by defectors from the ruling African National Congress has slumped since the April election...

Madagascar leader calls for elections

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President Andry Rajoelina said Madagascar would hold parliamentary elections on March 20 and told other countries to stop interfering after a succession...

Obama calls for more democracy in Niger

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US President Barack Obama has called for more democracy in the African state of Niger, whose President Mamadou Tandja is facing growing...

Niger aid frozen in constitution row: sources

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The United States has frozen $20 million in aid for Niger in protest at President Mamadou Tandja's moves to extend his time...

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...

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...

ElBaradei sets conditions for Egypt presidency run

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Former nuclear watchdog head Mohamed ElBaradei, tipped as a possible opposition Egyptian presidential contender and said a decision on entering the 2011...

Ethiopian newspaper shuts down, editors flee

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One of Ethiopia's leading weekly newspapers has shut down and its senior staff left the country in the face of what they...

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...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...