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24 May 2017
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04 Feb 2008
Chad says Sudan army, militia attacked eastern town
Chad's military said it had beaten back an attack on Sunday by a mixed force of Sudanese army troops and allied rebels and militia on one of its main eastern border towns. Adre, which lies on...
01 Feb 2008
Gabon's Ping elected chairman of AU Commission
Gabon's Foreign Minister Jean Ping was elected on Friday as the African Union's top diplomat, replacing Mali's Alpha Oumar Konare as the head of the AU Commission. "I...
Police raid shocks church leaders
Church leaders expressed shock and outrage on Friday at a police raid this week on the Central Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg, during which hundreds of immigrants were arrested. Eddie...
Tanzania's Kikwete becomes African Union chairman
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete won the rotating chairmanship of the African Union on Thursday, succeeding Ghana's John Kufuor. The 53-nation organisation is holding a summit in the...
Nigeria backs int'l force to protect offshore oil
Nigeria wants to see faster action towards creating an international naval force to protect the offshore oil industry in the Gulf of Guinea, President Umaru Yar'Adua has said. Violence...
Zimbabwe deports Briton over coup plot charge
A former British special forces officer, who has been in prison in Zimbabwe, was deported to Equatorial Guinea to face coup plot charges soon after losing a legal appeal against extradition, his...
SA court adjourns police chief graft case
South Africa's police chief appeared in court on Friday in a corruption case that has rattled the political establishment and he was released with a warning after the hearing was adjourned...
Settle number of presidential terms - Zuma
The number of terms an African National Congress president can run should be settled "once and for all," African National Congress president Jacob Zuma said on Thursday. Zuma, speaking...
Selebi finally in court
National police commissioner Jackie Selebi will appear in the Randburg Regional Court on Friday and is expected to be charged with corruption and defeating the course of justice. It was likely...
Clinton and Obama make peace
Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton shared a debate stage alone for the first time on Thursday, striking a cordial tone and highlighting their opportunity to make history as the next U.S....
Kenya opposition urges Africa to shun "dictators"
Stung by Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki's presence at the African Union (AU) summit in Ethiopia, opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Thursday the continent should not return to legitimising...
UN probes peacekeepers' "vandalism" in W. Sahara
The United Nations has pledged to investigate vandalism blamed on its peacekeepers in the disputed Western Sahara where cultural treasures including prehistoric rock engravings have been disfigured...
African leaders express alarm over Kenya violence
African leaders voiced a chorus of alarm on Thursday about Kenya's rapid decline from regional peacemaker to the continent's biggest concern, and called for urgent action to stop the...
31 Jan 2008
Chad rebels advance east, army secures capital
Sudanese-backed rebels have advanced far along the main road west towards Chad's capital N'Djamena, the government said on Thursday, and its army took up defensive positions around the...
Zim crisis should be top of AU agenda - DA
Zimbabwe's crisis should be placed at the top of the agenda at the African Union's (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Thursday. "The DA...
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