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Tension Rises as Egypt Awaits Presidential Election Results

Egypt's election authority is preparing to announce the result of last weekend's presidential run-off vote. The panel of judges has begun announcing its decisions on...

Security Council Examining Request for African Troops in Mali

The U.N. Security Council said today it will further examine a request for a United Nations mandate for the deployment of an African stabilization...

South Sudan to Seek International Arbitration Over Disputes Borders – Salva...

South Sudan's President, Salva Kiir informed the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) that South Sudan will seek international arbitration over the disputed...

Terrorist Groups Setting Up in Northern Mali

There is a risk of "terrorist" groups setting up in the deserts of northern Mali, French President Francois Hollande warned on Monday, after talks...

Rights Groups Ask UNSC for Sanctions and Consequences On Sudan

On the one year anniversary of the genocide in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, Act for Sudan, a bipartisan, interfaith alliance of American and Sudanese...

Security Council Urged to Take Steps to Arrest Sudanese Leaders for...

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo today called on the Security Council to adopt measures to ensure the arrest of...

Sudan-South Sudan: 
The Threat of War Looms Larger

South Sudan has withdrawn from the oil centre of Heglig, but while the April stand-off allowed Juba to flex its muscles the diplomatic dismay...

Sudan and South Sudan to Resume Talks On 29 May

Delegations from Sudan and South Sudan are expected to resume talks next Tuesday in Addis Ababa over the disputed issues. The chairman of the African...

Renewed Calls for ‘Steep’ Sanctions On Sudan Over Abyei

South Sudan said it is time the international community imposes "steep sanctions" on Sudan for its "deliberate" failure to comply with a Security Council resolution calling for an end to hostilities and the immediate withdrawal of troops from Abyei.

Obama Announces Multi-Billion Investment in African Agriulture

Over forty-five companies have committed to invest over US$ 3 billion in Africa's agricultural sector as part of the G8's New Alliance for Food...

Sudan Govt Rejects Security Council Resolution – Refuse to Negotiate

The leadership council of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) chaired by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir announced late Wednesday that it does not agree...

China to Loan South Sudan $8 Billion

China has agreed to loan oil-rich South Sudan eight billion dollars for infrastructure development, according to Juba government spokesman, Barnaba Mariel Benjamin. "It will fund roads, bridges,...

America’s Vanishing Civil Liberties

Got an urge to protest the most obnoxious Republican presidential contenders, or demonstrate at the NATO meeting, in Chicago? Consult your legal counsel, because...

U.N. Security Council Visits Haiti to Assess Security

A U.N. Security Council delegation arrived in Haiti on Monday for a four-day visit to assess security needs before a decision over reducing the...

New Look African Union Mission in Somalia Now Includes Kenya

Kenya is to send close to 5,000 soldiers to serve under a new look African Union Mission to Somalia. The United Nation Security Council...

Africa: Trade Barriers Imperil Food Security

The heaps of groundnuts, rapoko, millet and maize displayed for sale by the side of the Rovuma River in Namiranga are evidence of the fertility of Africa's soil. But people in this small town on the Mozambique-Tanzania border struggle to pay for food. The area has been affected by droughts, believed to be worsening as a result of climate change, for the past four years. Namiranga, 3,700 km (2,300 miles) from Mozambique's capital, Maputo, is largely cut off from basic services and supplies.