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      The International Criminal Court (ICC) says it is determined to investigate the atrocities committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) over the last two years.
      Wed Oct 8, 2014 8:18AM
      With about six months to the 2015 election in Nigeria, many pundits wonder whether security concerns dominate all other issues.
      Wed Oct 1, 2014 7:32AM
      While some West African countries like Nigeria appear to have brought their Ebola outbreaks swiftly under control, others are still struggling to contain the epidemic.
      Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:18AM
      Political tensions have been running high in Lesotho since June, when the premier suspended the country’s parliament.
      Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:6AM
      The Malawian government stands accused of mental slavery for making English the medium of instruction from primary school.
      Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:56AM
      With years of political and social strife for unity, many wonder about the fruition of the Pan-Africanism and the dream of a United States of Africa.
      Wed Sep 3, 2014 9:22AM
      With regular new discoveries being made by the oil and gas companies in Tanzania, the government is under pressure to be transparent about the industry notorious for corruption and kickbacks.
      Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:57AM
      In support of the recent US-Africa Leaders Summit, the African Union (AU) Diaspora African Forum hosted the African Diaspora Bridge Builders Awards on August 4, in Washington.
      Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:23AM
      One of Ghana's leading think tanks has urged the government to adopt a system of proportional representation instead of the tight two-party system.
      Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:12AM
      The 2014 US-Africa summit in Washington with the theme of “Investing in the Next Generation" attracted many African heads of state, and several major business delegations.
      Wed Aug 6, 2014 10:5AM
      After a series of brutal killings, Kenya's government has vowed to crack down on hate speech.
      Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:15AM
      Interfaith activities are being recognized as bridge builders in areas of conflict in Africa.
      Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:2AM
      West Africa’s worst Ebola outbreak in history continues to claim more lives despite efforts by health experts to contain the epidemic.
      Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:46AM
      As the poster children for despair and the subject of much historical revision in Western media, Africans are hungry for good news about themselves.
      Wed Jul 9, 2014 11:43AM
      The Mauritanian government says it wishes to modernize and transform its society, but the question is ‘why hasn't it yet managed to rid itself of the practice of slavery?’
      Wed Jul 2, 2014 10:24AM
      A global summit was held in London last month, aiming to end sexual violence in conflict zones.
      Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:19AM
      Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park and one of the world’s great heritage sites, has been adversely affected by the activities of Western oil companies.
      Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:39AM
      The European Union (EU) has increased its calls to resume economic relations with Zimbabwe.
      Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:30AM
      Despite two decades of stability and self-reliance, Somaliland says its 3.5 million people are still being denied their freedom.
      Wed Jun 4, 2014 10:32AM
      Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a “total war” against Takfiri Boko Haram militants, but many are sceptical about his resolve in solving the Boko Haram issue.
      Wed May 28, 2014 9:41AM
      Does the UN Security Council’s decision to lift sanctions against the Cote d’Ivoire’s diamond industry benefit the people of the West African country?
      Tue May 20, 2014 7:42PM
      An Amnesty International advisor says only 10 percent of South Sudanese have access to UN bases.
      Wed May 7, 2014 2:2PM
      Kenya continues to struggle with escalating social and religious tensions.
      Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:52AM
      “Cashgate” scandal is taking a great toll on Malawi as the country struggles to pay its bills.
      Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:30AM
      Ghana is at the crossroads over committing itself fully to an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.
      Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:33AM
      Ethiopia's anti-terror law which was adopted in 2009 continues to suppress press freedom in Ethiopia.
      Wed Apr 9, 2014 10:6AM
      British government is providing financial aid to human rights abusers in Ethiopia through its financial aid budget.
      Wed Apr 2, 2014 9:55AM
      A record number of South Africans register to vote in the upcoming general election in their country.
      Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:24AM
      Ban Ki-moon says Sierra Leone is a success story in post-conflict recovery.
      Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:23AM
      The ongoing violence against the Muslim population in the Central African Republic is turning into ethnic cleansing.
      Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:25AM
      Amnesty International warns of extensive intimidation and human rights abuse against Somali refugees in Kenya.
      Fri Mar 7, 2014 12:59PM
      The European Union continues to lift illegally imposed sanctions against Zimbabwe.
      Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:11PM
      UN has warned of a “humanitarian catastrophe” in Congo’s southeastern province of Katanga.
      Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:19AM
      South African government mediators say wage talks between a mining union and three major platinum producers have been adjourned until next week.
      Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:26AM
      Amnesty International issued a report, saying that it has documented at least 200 killings of Muslims by Christian militia in western part of the Central African Republic.
      Wed Feb 5, 2014 11:31AM
      Rwanda began commemorations marking 20 years since its genocide, with a flame of remembrance due to make a nationwide tour ahead of the anniversary of the horrific events of 1994.
      Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:29AM
      When Alassane Ouattara became President of the Ivory Coast he promised an investigation into the massacres that took place.
      Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:16AM
      With nearly half a million displaced citizens, and UN troops being drafted into the country, Africa’s newest nation is in danger of fragmenting into an uncontrollable civil war.
      Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:11AM
      In January Nigeria marks 100 years since the foundation of its modern state. Although the federal government has announced a year of celebrations, most Nigerians will approach 2014 with trepidation.
      Wed Jan 8, 2014 11:38AM
      As 2014 dawns, Africa's youngest country is in the throes of a deadly civil war. In Egypt, the challenges of constitutional reform, post-revolution are in sharp focus, as analysts speculate on the failed promises of the so-called Arab Spring.
      Wed Jan 1, 2014 11:33AM
      The Sahel, which separates Africa's Sahara from its savanna, is home to some of the continent's most vulnerable populations. These often nomadic communities live in vast desert territories, beset by terrorism, and trafficking in arms, drugs and people.
      Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:39AM
      The Central African Republic spiraled into chaos in March when the Seleka fighters overthrew President Francois Bozize and brought Michel Djotodia to power. Bozizé fled the country after his ouster.
      Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:10AM
      In a somber statement on South African national television on Thursday night, Zuma said Mandela had "departed" and was “at peace”.
      Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:28AM
      The number of girls enrolling in primary school has soared across Africa in the last decade, according to a recently released report, which also found a significant drop in the number of child deaths over the past five years.
      Wed Dec 4, 2013 11:25AM
      Angola’s government has come under fire from human rights activists following reports that it has banned the religion of Islam.
      Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:8AM
      The United Nations, the United States, and former colonial ruler France warned of possibility of genocide in CAR.
      Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:42AM
      Despite the deaths of hundreds of mainly African migrants off the coast of Italy and Malta, Europe seems no closer to a workable policy that will save lives.
      Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:10AM
      AU leaders held an emergency meeting over the weekend of October 11-13 to discuss the ICC's indictment of Kenyan leaders.
      Wed Nov 6, 2013 11:36AM
      Namibia is finally getting to grips with its painful past by doing something other African governments started years ago - changing the names of places linked to their German colonizers.
      Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:40AM
      All over Africa governments are considering how to respond to the security threat posed by Al-Shabaab and other Al Qaeda-affiliated organizations.
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