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Mauritania: President’s Shooting Reveals Military Regime Parading As a Democracy

When the news spread that Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania had been shot my reaction was, "it finally happened!" While many of the details...

Egypt: Islamist Mohamed Mursi Dismisses Top Generals

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi made a number of explosive moves over the weekend that many observers feel was the president’s attempt to reclaim some...

Mursi, First Egyptian President to Visit Ethiopia After 17yrs

Egypt's new Muslim Brotherhood President, Mohammad Mursi will attend this weekend's African Union (AU) Commission summit in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Mursi's attendance at the AU summit will be the...

African Asylum Seekers Brutally Beaten and Forcibly Deported From Switzerland

Two years ago, a Nigerian asylum seeker died during a forced deportation attempt from Switzerland. Now, the prosecution has dismissed the case, leaving nobody...

Wikileaks: Ethiopian PM Tells U.S That Removing Bashir Regime Is 'Preferred...

The Ethiopian Prime minister Meles Zenawi told the U.S. administration that toppling the government led by Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir would be the ideal scenario for Washington, according to leaked diplomatic cable.

UN Employee Implicated in Mineral Smuggling in Congo

Congolese authorities yesterday thwarted the alleged attempt by a member of staff of the UN Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) to smuggle the consignment of cassiterite ore when they stopped a UN vehicle at the border crossing in the DRC town of Goma, before it proceeded into Gisenyi in Rwanda.