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U.S. Official Criticizes Implementation of Darfur Deal

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. special advisor for Sudan’s troubled Darfur region says that a peace deal for Darfur, signed a year-and-a-half ago, has been hindered by a lack of funding, failure to disarm militias, and attacks on peacekeepers. Dane Smith spoke Wednesday in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum during his final visit to the region. He told […]

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ICC Rejects Gbagbo Appeal

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court in the Hague has ruled that it has the jurisdiction to try former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity. The court Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the former president, who was arrested in 2011 and is in custody at the Hague. Mr. Gbagbo faces four counts […]

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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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South Africa’s Mandela Has Lung Infection

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Former South African leader Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment for a lung infection that has reoccurred. In a statement Tuesday, a spokesman for President Jacob Zuma also said doctors have concluded tests on Mr. Mandela that revealed the infection. The 94-year-old former president was admitted to a Pretoria hospital Saturday for what government officials […]

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South Africa’s Mandela Has Lung Infection

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s presidency says former leader Nelson Mandela is receiving treatment for a lung infection that has reoccurred. In a Tuesday statement, a spokesman for President Jacob Zuma said doctors have concluded tests on Mr. Mandela that revealed the infection. The spokesman said the 94-year-old former president is “responding to the treatment.” Mr. Mandela was […]

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Mali’s Prime Minister Resigns

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s interim Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra has resigned, just hours after he was arrested by soldiers as he was allegedly trying to leave the country. Mr. Diarra made a brief statement on national television early Tuesday, announcing his departure. Officials say soldiers loyal to Captain Amadou Sanogo, who led Mali’s coup earlier this year, […]

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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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UN Urges ‘Swift’ Action on Mali

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has called for a “swift” response to the crisis in Mali, saying the situation there threatens regional peace and security. The 15-nation Council said Monday that a comprehensive and strategic approach is needed that includes restoring Mali’s territorial integrity and preventing further destabilization of other countries in Africa’s Sahel region. Rebels […]

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Protesters in Sudan Call for ‘Revolution’

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese police have used tear gas and batons against hundreds of people in Khartoum protesting the recent deaths of four students from Darfur. At least 600 people took part in the protest in the Sudanese capital Monday. Many shouted anti-government slogans like “Revolution Until Victory.” Plainclothes security agents were also reported on the scene near […]

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Mahama Reelected Ghana’s President

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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John Dramani Mahama won a new term as Ghana’s president in Friday’s election, after taking over the office in July following the sudden death of John Atta Mills. Mr. Mahama had served as Ghana’s vice president since 2009. He previously held the position of minister of communications and was a three-term parliamentarian for Ghana’s Bole-Bamboi […]

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