Africa

Sudan Orders Kenyan Ambassador To Leave Country Within 72 Hours

Sudan has expelled Kenya's ambassador after Kenya's High Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. The Kenyan court ruled Monday that the country's government must arrest Mr. Bashir “should he ever set foot in Kenya.” Mr. Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes and genocide in Sudan's Darfur region

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Voting Begins In DR Congo Elections

Voting is under way in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people are choosing a president and 500 members of the national assembly. Violence and accusations of fraud have marred the run-up to election day. Voters came out early in the capital, as most polling stations opened on time for just the second multi-party election since independence and the first organized entirely by Congolese

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Protesters Pack Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Despite Government’s Concessions

Tens of thousand of Egyptians gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday where they pressed their demand for an end to military rule despite the ruling military's appointment of a new prime minister. The number of protesters has continued to swell over the past week, in spite of a series of concessions announced by the leadership. At least 41 people have been killed in protest-related clashes across the country

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In Ethiopia, microfinance lifts poor out of poverty

At the outskirts of this town, 45 kilometres south of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, Aselefech Desalegn fights the flames she uses for baking enjera, Ethiopia’s staple flatbread. Like millions of poor Ethiopian women, she is also constantly battling to feed her children

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Clearing South Sudan of deadly landmines

Before 2004 it would take three to four days to travel to Juba from the border towns of Nimule and Kapoeta. Cycling was the safest means of transport. The entire area of what is now South Sudan was a war zone, and was covered with an unknown number of landmines

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Nigerian Senator Arraigned On Terror Charges

The Nigerian senator, senator Ali Ndume detained in connection with links to Islamic militant group Boko Haram appeared at an Abuja Magistrate court today to face terrorism charges. The Boko Haram spokesperson, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga, aka, "Usman Al-Zawahiri" was arrested and paraded in public yesterday by the Nigerian secret police, State Security Services (SSS

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DR Congo Elections: Tensions High In North Kivu

Tensions and spirits are running high in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as voters and politicians gear up for the second set of post-civil war elections. In the war-torn province of North Kivu, campaigners have taken to the streets, and some activists say only political change will bring peace to this region

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Gambia: President Yahya Jammeh Seeks 4th Term

Gambia's longtime ruler, who has said only God can remove him from power, is seeking a fourth term in a presidential election this Thursday. President Yahya Jammeh is expected to extend his rule, after opposition candidates failed to create a coalition in a bid to unseat him

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Number of New HIV Infections Falling in Africa – UN

The United Nations says the number of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa has fallen by more than 26 percent since 1997, but the region is still the world's hardest-hit by the epidemic. In a report released Monday, the U.N. AIDS organization said that although the rate has dropped, Sub-Saharan Africa still accounted for 70 percent of the world's new infections last year

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