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Botswana Set to Ban Big-Game Hunting

AFRICANGLOBE - Botswana says it will ban hunting by 2014 because of fears that the nation is losing its wildlife. The nation's Ministry of Environment,...

Somalia: New Constitution Bans Female Circumcision

Activists have welcomed a ban on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the new constitution of Somalia - a country where 96 percent of women...

Obama May Lose African-American Votes Over Gay Marriage – Allen West

Some African-Americans will think twice about voting for President Obama in November after he declared his support for gay marriage, according to Republican Rep....

African Union Must Be More Independent Says Ping

The year 2011 was a year of trials and tribulations marked by many political and humanitarian crises, said African Union Chairman Jean Ping as he opened the African Union high-level summit of heads of state on Sunday in the Ethiopian capital. He stressed that the AU needs to stand on its own two feet.

UN Alarmed By ‘Worrying Deterioration’ Between North and South Sudan

UN leader Ban Ki-moon raised an international alert over what he called a "worrying deterioration" in rivalry between Sudan and South Sudan barely six months after their separation. "The secretary general is deeply concerned by continuing tensions along the border between Sudan and South Sudan as well as the current oil crisis," UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said on Friday.

European Union Barres Mozambican Air Companies From It’s Airspace

The civil aviation authorities of the European Union have decided to keep all Mozambican air companies on the white list of carriers that are banned from flying in E.U. airspace even though the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has given Mozambique a clean bill of health.