International Monetary Fund: the worst may be over in Zambia

September 8, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The outlook for the Zambian economy is beginning to improve, and the worst of the global recession appears to be over, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF). Continue Reading International Monetary Fund: the worst may be over in Zambia…

Digital divide: Africa’s telecom operators and investors in dilemma

September 6, 2009 at 5:24 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Telecom operators and investors in Africa face a dilemma, as to whether the expected level of demand is worth the huge capital investment into the submarine fibre optic cable currently available to the continent. Continue Reading Digital divide: Africa’s telecom operators and investors in dilemma…

Press freedom: four Uganda’s journalists face criminal charges

August 27, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Four journalists from Uganda’s independent newspaper are facing criminal prosecutions, joining four others already charged since 2007, according to local reports. Continue Reading Press freedom: four Uganda’s journalists face criminal charges…

African Partnership Forum co-chairs meet to prepare for the Special Session on Climate Change

August 25, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Representatives of The African Union Commission, the NEPAD Secretariat, the Economic Commission for Africa and the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation gathered today in Addis Ababa to finalize the preparations for the African Partnership Forum (APF) special session on climate change which is scheduled on 3 September 2009 in Addis Ababa. Continue Reading African Partnership Forum co-chairs meet to prepare for the Special Session on Climate Change…

Journaliste en danger (JED) calls for investigation of journalist’s death in Congo

August 25, 2009 at 9:13 am | Posted in Africa | 1 Comment
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The Journaliste en danger (JED) has called on representatives of the UN Mission in the Congo (MONUC) and Bukavu provincial authorities to work together in investigating the exact circumstances of the death, on 23 August 2009, of Radio Star journalist Bruno Koko Chirambiza. Continue Reading Journaliste en danger (JED) calls for investigation of journalist’s death in Congo…

Islam in Africa: Mali protest against women’s law

August 24, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Tens of thousands of people in Mali’s capital, Bamako, have been protesting against a new law which gives women equal rights in marriage. Continue Reading Islam in Africa: Mali protest against women’s law…

Nigeria: MEND to resume attacks, ends talks

August 23, 2009 at 6:48 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Nigeria’s main rebel group said on Saturday it would resume attacks against Africa’s biggest energy industry next month, overshadowing the surrender of hundreds of arms by rebels in a federal amnesty programme. Continue Reading Nigeria: MEND to resume attacks, ends talks…

Sudan-Uganda: ugandan rebels drive thousands from their homes in southern Sudan

August 22, 2009 at 6:53 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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United Nations – 22 Aug. 2009 – Fresh attacks carried out by a notorious Ugandan rebel group have uprooted thousands of people and spreading panic in southern Sudan, forcing the United Nations to suspend its humanitarian work in the area, the world body’s refugee arm said today. Continue Reading Sudan-Uganda: ugandan rebels drive thousands from their homes in southern Sudan…

Somalia: main actors in Somalia’s conflict

August 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Pro-government militiamen in southern Somalia have seized a second town from rebels as President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed’s fragile administration seeks to crush the insurgents, witnesses said on Wednesday. [read news]
Here are the main actors in Somalia’s war: Continue Reading Somalia: main actors in Somalia’s conflict…

Somalia: pro-government militia seizes second Somali town

August 19, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Posted in Africa | 1 Comment
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Pro-government militiamen in southern Somalia have seized a second town from rebels as President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed’s fragile administration seeks to crush the insurgents, witnesses said on Wednesday. Continue Reading Somalia: pro-government militia seizes second Somali town…

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