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French president Hollande arrives in Senegal, 5 yrs after predecessor’s controversial speech

French president Hollande arrives in Senegal, 5 yrs after predecessor’s controversial speech French President Francois Hollande will attempt to make right France's relationship with Africa on h...

Uganda may stop mediating in Congo over U.N. accusations

Uganda may stop mediating in Congo over U.N. accusations Uganda said on Monday it would stop mediating in the conflict between the Democratic Republic of Con...

Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai marries despite court ban

Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai marries despite court ban Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has got married, despite a court ruling blocking the mov...

Ethiopia's Long-Time Ruler Dies

Ethiopia's Long-Time Ruler Dies Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's long-time ruler who held tight control over this East African country but w...

World Diplomacy

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Film protests: US orders Tunisia and Sudan withdrawal

Film protests: US orders Tunisia and Sudan withdrawal The United States has ordered non-essential diplomatic staff and their families to leave Sudan and T...

China and DR Congo reach communications satellite deal

China and DR Congo reach communications satellite deal China is to launch a communications satellite for the Democratic Republic of Congo within the next t...

Mali: French soldier killed fighting Islamists

Mali: French soldier killed fighting Islamists A French soldier has been killed fighting Islamist rebels in Mali, President Francois Hollande has s...

Russians refuse wage demands of striking Guinean miners

Russians refuse wage demands of striking Guinean miners Africa's first aluminum refinery, in the town of Fria, north of Guinea's capital Conakry, remains lo...

Regional Integration

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African Union urges Sudan, South Sudan leaders to reach deal

African Union urges Sudan, South Sudan leaders to reach deal The African Union urged the presidents of Sudan and South Sudan, who will meet here Sunday, to strik...

Côte d'Ivoire: ECOWAS artisans in search of business opportunities

Côte d'Ivoire: ECOWAS artisans in search of business opportunities Abidjan - The Commissioner General of the International Days of Abidjan crafts Ali Coulibaly in Abid...

World Bank chief pledges support for Ivory Coast, urges true peace

World Bank chief pledges support for Ivory Coast, urges true peace ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Tuesday expressed support for Ivory Coas...

UK to help Kenya explore green energy

UK to help Kenya explore green energy The British government Tuesday pledged to help Kenya fully exploit its potential to generate renewab...

NGOs

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UNICEF warns of high child soldier recruitment in Mali

UNICEF warns of high child soldier recruitment in Mali The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday warned of reports that armed groups in norther...

Sudanese refugees face 'humanitarian disaster'

Sudanese refugees face 'humanitarian disaster' People are dying in large numbers in a refugee camp in South Sudan, Medecins Sans Frontieres has war...

DRC: Jambo, the fresh fruit juice 100% Congolese

DRC: Jambo, the fresh fruit juice 100% Congolese Frederick and Laurent-Muhashirwa Noterman were convinced that the fruits of their country were golde...

HRW: Rebels in Congo commit widespread war crimes

HRW: Rebels in Congo commit widespread war crimes The 25-year-old lay on a hospital bed in the Congolese city of Goma, his leg wrapped in a bandage ti...

Diaspora

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DRC to Host Francophone Summit

DRC to Host Francophone Summit Heads of state and other representatives from more than 70 French-speaking countries are expected in...

Tunisian economy extends recover in second quarter

Tunisian economy extends recover in second quarter Tunisia's economy extended its gradual recovery from last year's political turmoil in the second qua...

Wyclef Jean revisits Fugees, politics in 'Purpose'

Wyclef Jean revisits Fugees, politics in 'Purpose' Anyone who needs to catch up with hip-hop star Wyclef Jean just has to refresh his Twitter feed.

"You...

Jesse Jackson Jr., promising political scion, resigns

Jesse Jackson Jr., promising political scion, resigns Jesse Jackson Jr. is the namesake son of one of the most prominent black men in the United States, a...

African News

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When history repeats itself…

When history repeats itself… The Central African Republic (CAR), a landlocked African country usually ignored by the non-French m...

Bowleven says to start Cameroon oil output in 2015

Bowleven says to start Cameroon oil output in 2015 U.K. energy firm Bowleven said on Tuesday that production from its Etinde oil project in Cameroon is...

Botswana launches the first solar power plant

Botswana launches the first solar power plant Botswana inaugurated on Monday, August 29, 2012, its first photovoltaic plant, thus making the first...

70 Percent of African Women Lack a Safe Toilet Increasing Their Risk of Illness, Shame, and Violence

70 Percent of African Women Lack a Safe Toilet Increasing Their Risk of Illness, Shame, and Violence Seven in ten women in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to a safe toilet, threatening their health a...

World News

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Côte d'Ivoire: The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel

The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Cote d'I...

Hollande, far from diplomatic with ex at UN

Hollande, far from diplomatic with ex at UN "Like a scene from a Woody Allen film." That was the reaction from the French press Thursday after P...

Cuba drops restrictions to encourage travel abroad

Cuba drops restrictions to encourage travel abroad 50 years ago, the United States nearly invaded Cuba to stop Russians from aiming nuclear bombs at us...

Sun Myung Moon, Church Head Who Ran Business Empire, Dead at 92

Sun Myung Moon, Church Head Who Ran Business Empire, Dead at 92 Sun Myung Moon, the Korean-born founder of the Unification Church and self-proclaimed messiah who bu...