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Regional Confrontation Looms in Mali

Support in the UN and Europe is growing for a west African military force to push out the entrenched Arab terrorists and drug dealing...

African Union Chief Hold Talks Aimed at Resolving Mali Crisis

The African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is in Mali for a meeting aimed at resolving the Malian crisis. The meeting will be...

Meles Zenawi: An Ethiopian Oak Falls and the East African Forest...

In life, Ethiopia's hard-headed prime minister Meles Zenawi polarised opinion. Whether cheerleaders of his "authoritarian developmentalism" or critics of his regime's unrelenting bid to...

The Myths and Modernity 
of Northern Ethiopia

Thousands of years of history and some of the most important 
sites in Ethiopian Christianity sit alongside new buildings, roads 
and airports. Northern Ethiopia...

14-Year-Old Girl Shot By Muslims In Pakistan For Demanding Female Education

AFRICANGLOBE - Muslim gunmen have wounded a 14-year-old rights activist who has campaigned for girls' education in the Swat Valley in north-west Pakistan.

Nigeria Will Not Fight For Oil-Rich Bakassi Peninsula

Nigeria will not launch an appeal against the ICJ ruling granting the Bakassi region to Cameroon but will develop methods to protect the interests...

Algeria Committing ‘State Terrorism’ And Atrocities In Northern Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - What began ostensibly in January 2012 as just another invasion by the Sahara desert's Tuareg tribesmen has evolved into what media commentators are calling 'Africa's Afghanistan'. The Tuareg inhabit the Central Sahara and Sahel. Their population is estimated at 2-3 millions. Their largest numbers, some 800,000, live in Mali, followed by Niger, with smaller concentrations in Algeria, Burkina Faso and Libya. In addition, a diaspora extends to Europe, North America, other parts of North and West Africa, the Sahel and beyond.

Nigeria’s Oil Prosperity Not Guaranteed

The World Bank said Thursday that it expected about $31 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to Africa this year, adding that there...

Conflict Persists Eastern Congo

Major donors to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) should withhold aid to both governments until they comply with prior agreements...

Despite Global Slowdown, African Economies Growing Strongly

African economies are expected to grow at 4.8 percent in 2012, broadly unchanged from the 4.9 percent growth rate in 2011 and largely on...

Kisumu’s Tourism Boom

Restocking of parks and aggressive marketing has boosted tourism in the Kenyan city of Kisumu. Hotels in Kisumu town are recording booming business following...

Ethiopia: Hailemariam’s Big Challenges

Ethiopian leader Hailemariam Desalegn pledges to 'continue legacy' of former leader Meles Zenawi as he was sworn in Friday; the PM faces significant domestic...

The Scientist Who Became One of the World’s Most Influential Persons

A dedicated career scientist, Dr. Monty Jones did not expect to become a global phenomenon.  Yet, with his perseverance and commitment to finding a...

Fresh Blood for East Africa, But Can New Leaders Fix Old...

East Africa is a generally known as a region where leaders can settle down and make themselves comfortable in power. Look at Eritrea, where...

Education Holds the Key to Africa’s Development

My husband, Nelson Mandela, once described education as "the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." He was right. But I...

Does U.S. Law Help Stop Sexual Violence in Congo

Legislation to regulate mining in the DRC may be a step in the right direction, but many problems remain. The pervasive militarism, prevalent sexual violence...
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