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Côte d'Ivoire

Ouattara hails new era after Gbagbo capture

Alassane Ouattara has called for calm after the arrest of his presidential rival Laurent Gbagbo. Gbagbo was shown on national television urging his supporters to lay down their weapons, though...

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World

Africa: World Bank Warns G20 On Food Prices

Nairobi — The World Bank President Robert Zoellick has urged the international community to do more to tackle the problem of soaring food prices as evidence grows that millions of people in Africa...

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Nigeria

Nigeria: Election Delay Shock Elicits Range of Reactions

Abuja — As Nigeria's attempt to hold parliamentary elections—the first round of a three-stage vote set for this month in Africa's most populous nation—floundered this weekend, there was no shortage...

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Côte d'Ivoire + 1 more

Cote d'Ivoire: 'Everyone Was Running'

Boakai Fofana Bahn, Liberia - A makeshift gate made of rope and rags hangs across the dirt road leading into Bahn Refugee Camp in Liberia. Inside, children play soccer as their parents cook beside...

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Liberia

Liberia: Technology Eyed to Improve Lives of Women

Monrovia - In the densely populated community of Paynesville community on the outskirts of Liberia's capital, scores of women are doing hard labor. "I am here crushing rocks to feed my children and...

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CAR

Central African Republic: The Dark Side of Diamonds

Change is elusive in the Central African Republic (CAR). Long-awaited elections, now in their final stages, will not mark the beginning of a shiny new political era as some had hoped. President...

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Mozambique

Mozambique: Nation Free of Land Mines by 2014?

Maputo - The Mozambican authorities believe it is possible to complete the demining of the country by 2014, if the international community provides the funding needed to support the government's...

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Sudan

Sudan: Rebecca Garang Promotes Accountability for New State

Tami Hultmanan Juba - 'Mama Rebecca', widow of John Garang - the charismatic leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) and commander of its army - welcomes the opportunity for southern...

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Nigeria

Nigeria: April Election May Fail - Jega

Abuja - Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega yesterday expressed yet another fear over the successful conduct of the April general elections, saying...

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Sudan

Sudan: Major Development Challenges Ahead for South

Results from South Sudan's referendum on independence earlier this month show overwhelming support for secession. But with the creation of a new country comes the responsibility of rebuilding it...

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Ethiopia + 2 more

Sudan: "Lost Boy" Returns Home to Make a Difference

Wol Akujang was among the more than 20,000 "Lost Boys" who were displaced or orphaned during Sudan's civil war. He left his village of Pap at the age of six and spent time in refugee camps in...

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