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CAR Rivals Agree to Form Unity Government

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels and the government in the Central African Republic have agreed to form a unity government, with President Francois Bozize remaining in power. Margaret Vogt, the United Nations’ representative in the CAR, outlined the agreement Friday after the sides reached their agreement in Gabon’s capital, Libreville. The deal calls for Mr. Bozize to stay until […]

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C.A.R. Rivals Agree to Form Unity Government

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels and the government in the Central African Republic have agreed to form a unity government, with President Francois Bozize remaining in power. Margaret Vogt, the United Nations’ representative in the C.A.R, outlined the agreement Friday after the sides reached their agreement in Gabon’s capital, Libreville. She says the agreement calls for Mr. Bozize to […]

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Central African Republic Peace Talks Open in Gabon

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Peace negotiations are underway between rebel delegates, government officials and opposition leaders from the Central African Republic. Wednesday’s talks in the Gabonese capital, Libreville, are aimed at ending a month-long rebellion which has seen fighters from the Seleka rebel coalition seize about one-third of the country’s territory. Congolese Foreign Minister Basile Ikouebe said at the […]

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Congo Peace Talks Continue After Boycott

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The foreign minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo has called for the “neutralization” of M-23 rebels after a day of contentious peace talks in Kampala. Delegations from the government and from the rebel forces met Tuesday after the rebels boycotted the talks on Monday. Afterward, Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda called the rebel movement “a […]

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Congolese Peace Talks Falter

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Peace talks between Congo’s government and rebels faltered Monday when rebels did not show up for the second day of negotiations. The delegation from the M23 rebel group stayed in their hotel in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. They did not say whether or not they would show up for the talks on Tuesday. The negotiations […]

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DR Congo Government, Rebels Start Talks

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Peace talks have started between rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congolese government officials. Sunday’s negotiations, in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, got off to a tense start with M23 rebel representative Francois Ruchongoza blaming the country’s conflict on poor governance. Congo Foreign Affairs Minister Raymond Tshibanda, who is representing the government, protested the […]

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UN Climate Conference Extends Kyoto Protocol

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A spate of scientific reports released during the two-week meeting provided compelling new evidence that the Earth’s climate is warming. They also predicted dire consequences – from rising sea levels to more severe droughts, floods and storms – unless action is taken to reduce climate-changing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. It is hoped […]

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Doha Climate Talks Extended

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. climate talks in Doha were extended into Saturday because delegates remain divided over how to stop climate change and how to pay for it, and how to deal with their differences. The talks were due to end Friday, but negotiators struggled to agree even on more modest issues. Developing countries want to extend […]

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UN Climate Talks Focus on Kyoto, New Global Pact

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Representatives from nearly 200 nations have begun two weeks of talks aimed at agreements on how to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Delegates at the U.N. climate change conference in Doha, Qatar will chiefly tackle extending the Kyoto Protocol. The pact, which expires this year, binds developed countries to cut emissions by 5 percent below 1990 […]

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North Korea, Japan to Hold Talks

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Japan and North Korea say they will hold talks next week in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. The North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency said Friday that the talks will be held next Thursday and Friday and will focus on ways to improve relations. Japanese media reported Friday that Tokyo will raise the issue of […]

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