African Union member states

By benim
In Election
Jan 8th, 2011
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The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir on Friday made it clear that there is no prospect for Southerners living in the North to have dual citizenship if the referendum vote comes in favor of creating a new state. The oil-producing south is due to vote in a referendum starting on Sunday on wheth...
By benim
In Analysis
Jan 7th, 2011
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For quite a long while, Kenya has become a haven for illegal Ethiopian immigrants fleeing their country in search of a better life. The immigrants are entering Kenyan in droves, presenting a security and logistical nightmare for security agents. These foreigners access the country through the porous ...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Jan 6th, 2011
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ABIDJAN — The Ivory Coast government of embattled leader Laurent Gbagbo expelled the British and Canadian envoys after the two countries said they no longer accepted his ambassadors, state television said Thursday. “Through the application of the principle of reciprocity governing diplomatic relation...
By benim
In Election
Jan 4th, 2011
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South Sudan’s independence referendum on Sunday marks the start of a new test for U.S. diplomacy in the region, which analysts say could yet present President Barack Obama with his “Rwanda moment” if violence explodes in its wake. U.S. officials are cautiously optimistic about the v...
By benim
In Election
Jan 3rd, 2011
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African mediators met with the two presidential contenders yesterday in a new effort to end Ivory Coast’s political crisis and left unresolved the dispute over who won the November election. President Laurent Gbagbo is “just trying to gain time,” said Patrick Achi, a spokesman for opposition leader A...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 2nd, 2011
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Fears of civil war in Ivory Coast grew yesterday after the incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, used his new year message to claim that foreign powers were conspiring with his internationally recognised rival, Alassane Ouattara, to oust him. Gbagbo ignored a new year deadline set by Ouattara to quit ...
By benim
In Article
Dec 30th, 2010
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Gluee Teah walked through the forest for a day and crossed a river to escape the political turmoil that is gripping Ivory Coast, burdened by her two young daughters and an unborn child. “I am nine months pregnant,” she said, as her three-year-old daughter sucked on the tattered edge of he...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 29th, 2010
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The European Union will strengthen sanctions against incumbent Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo next month, widening a list of his supporters who face travel restrictions and freezing assets, EU diplomats said. The EU imposed sanctions on Gbagbo and his backers in December to pressure him into re...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 29th, 2010
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European Union countries have agreed to recognize only ambassadors sent by Ivory Coast’s presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara, the French foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The 27-nation bloc had agreed the position last week and the United Nations General Assembly also recognised the Ivory...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 29th, 2010
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A delegation of three West African presidents who met incumbent Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday to deliver an ultimatum to step down or face force left saying more meetings were needed. Gbagbo’s government, meanwhile, remained defiant in the face of international pressure to cede p...