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Tight Race as AU Leaders Choose Top Official

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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African Union leaders are trying to choose the head of the bloc’s main decision-making body during a vote on the final day of a two-day summit. The contest in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia pits incumbent AU Commission Chairman Jean Ping of Gabon against South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. There was a deadlock after three […]

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Sudan-South Sudan Dispute Dominates African Summit

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan has followed through on its threat and shut down all oil production as its dispute with Sudan shows no sign of resolution. The leaders of both countries held talks in Addis Ababa late last week on the sidelines of the annual gathering of African leaders to work on a deal to share oil […]

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African Union Summit Opens in Ethiopia

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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African Union leaders opened a two-day summit in Addis Ababa Sunday with the election of a new chairman for the pan-African organization. Benin’s President Thomas Yayi Boni was selected chairman for the next year, taking over from Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was among the first speakers in the new […]

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Mekong Leaders Set Plan For Next Decade

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the six nations of the Mekong River region have agreed on a new decade-long development plan to boost growth and development, and to reduce poverty. In a joint declaration issued at the conclusion of the fourth meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion summit, the leaders endorsed a range of new measures to strengthen […]

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EU: Ukrainian Membership Depends on Political Circumstances

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union and Ukraine have completed a summit in Kyiv laying out a landmark political and trade cooperation agreement, but the EU says it will not sign the deal until Ukraine resolves the case of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. After face-to-face talks with Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych Monday, EU President Herman van […]

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Congo’s Supreme Court Confirms Kabila’s Election Victory

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo has upheld President Joseph Kabila’s victory in a contested election. The court announced Friday that Mr. Kabila won close to 49 percent of the November 28 vote and that the opposition failed to prove its allegations of election irregularities. Earlier Friday, leaders from Africa’s Great Lakes […]

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African Regional Bloc Backs Kabila Re-Election in Disputed Poll

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders from Africa’s Great Lakes region have welcomed the re-election of Congolese President Joseph Kabila in a disputed poll. The 11-member International Conference on the Great Lakes Region issued a statement Friday congratulating Mr. Kabila on his win. The bloc also urged opposition parties who have challenged the results to accept them and work toward […]

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Russia Pledges $10 Billion in Eurozone Aid

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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VIDEO: WEB: TYPE: CN )) Russia says it is ready to commit more than $10 billion to the International Monetary Fund to help support the struggling eurozone economy. President Dmitry Medvedev made the pledge Thursday in Brussels during the biannual EU-Russia summit. His economic adviser, Arkady Dvorkovich, earlier said $10 billion would be the minimum […]

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Russia Pledges $10 Billion in Eurozone Aid

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says it is ready to commit more than $10 billion to the International Monetary Fund to help support the struggling eurozone economy. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev made the pledge Thursday in Brussels during the biannual EU-Russia summit. His economic adviser, Arkady Dvorkovich, earlier said $10 billion would be the minimum commitment Russia would make. […]

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Next EU Summit Announced for January

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The President of the European Union has announced that another EU summit will be held around the end of January. Herman Van Rompuy said Thursday that the next summit will attempt to finalize budgetary agreements reached at a summit last week. Last week’s summit included a fiscal pact that leaders hoped would help solve the […]

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