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Sudan

Sudan: Face of a nation on the brink

guest column Rebecca Hamilton Today, Sudan stands on a precipice - of partition, and perhaps a return to all-out war. The next 18 months will determine not only the future of Sudan, but also what the...

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Madagascar

Madagascar: Ravalomanana refuses to sign interim deal

The agreement on a multi-party transitional government for Madagascar has got off to a difficult start, with the deposed head of state, Marc Ravalomanana, refusing to sign the agreement recognizing...

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Guinea

Guinea: African Union to increase pressure on Junta

Reed KramerO Interview Washington, DC - Jean Ping, who as chairman of the African Union Commission is the continent's top diplomat, was in Washington, DC, for the United States-Africa Business Summit...

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Kenya

Kenya: Govt to hand over Ministers to Hague

Oliver Mathenge Nairobi - The government will hand over election violence suspects, thought to include six sitting Cabinet ministers, to The Hague. The six are part of a list of suspected...

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Guinea

Guinea: Crackdown toll nears 160

Saliou Samb Conakry - The African Union (AU), European Union and United Nations (UN) yesterday strongly rebuked the Guinean army's use of violence at a protest in the capital, Conakry, in which 157...

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Malawi

Malawi: Surplus crop, but we are starving - farmers

Charles Mpaka 28 September 2009 Blantyre - In a country where maize crop surplus fills the national storehouses to capacity, farmers Ida and Montfort Salijeni and their four children have turned to...

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Rwanda

Rwanda: WFP donates equipment worth Rwf 82 million

Peninnah Gathoni Kigali - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), yesterday, donated Rwf 82m worth of agricultural equipment to the Ministry of Agriculture in a bid to boost agricultural...

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Sudan

Sudan: U.S., Africa step up Darfur peace drive

Diplomatic efforts by both African and Western nations to bring peace to Darfur are intensifying as President Barack Obama's special envoy for Sudan comes under increasing domestic pressure over his...

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Nigeria

Nigeria: Violence in north is not what it seems

Jean Herskovits guest column Nigeria's latest spate of violence -- which began with attacks on police stations in four northern states -- is not what it seems. Superficially, the story looks similar...

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Africa: invest in small farmers, says IFAD chief

Interview Kanayo F. Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), recently spoke with AllAfrica about the future of international assistance and the role of...

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Malawi

Africa: Best aid monitors are those at grassroots

Interview Cape Town - Africa needs to reinvigorate its traditions, revitalize its academic institutions and move away from aid to infrastructural development and intra-African trade, says Njongonkulu...

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Malawi

Africa: We can eliminate extreme poverty by 2025

Interview Cindy Shiner Jeffrey Sachs, author of The End of Poverty, is the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York. He believes that extreme poverty can be eliminated by...

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Africa: Change ways of giving aid, says economist

Cindy Shiner INTERVIEW Paul Collier is the author of "The Bottom Billion," an award-winning book that shines a light on some 50 failing states in the world and the billion people who live in them. He...

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Govt shocks the markets with move on mines

Johannesburg - ZIMBABWEAN Finance Minister Tendai Biti shocked the markets on Friday when he announced that Zimbabwe would re- evaluate all mining contracts and introduce a "use it or lose it" policy...

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