International relations

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 15th, 2011
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A recent conference at a Chinese university gave students a rare opportunity to listen to a number of different voices on the important topic of China-Africa relations. Katherine Richter was there and here is her report. By Katherine Richter A conference titled ‘African Independence and China: Yester...
By benim
In News
Sep 16th, 2011
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International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was involved in an embarrassing and expensive spat with airport security in Oslo at the end of a state visit to Norway this month when she refused to pass her handbag through an x-ray scanner. As a result she missed her schedule...
By benim
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Apr 7th, 2011
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ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria again postponed some elections for the oil-rich country’s National Assembly on Thursday, though the man running the polls promised the majority of the races would be held as planned Saturday. Independent National Electoral Commission chairman Attahiru Jega said about 15...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 26th, 2011
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Addis Ababa – The African Union wants to meet Libyan opposition leaders to discuss a roadmap to end the conflict in Libya, the pan-African organisation said on Saturday. An AU ad hoc committee on Libya met in Addis Ababa on Friday for consultations on the roadmap and “interacted” wi...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 26th, 2011
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Ajdabiya – Libyan rebels regained control of the eastern gateway city of Ajdabiya on Saturday after international airstrikes on Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, in the first major turnaround for an uprising that once appeared on the verge of defeat. In a western city the opposition lost to Gaddafi, a ...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 26th, 2011
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Tripoli – At least 114 people have been killed and 445 wounded in four days of coalition strikes on Libya, a health ministry official said on Friday. “From March 20 to March 23, raids (by the coalition) killed 114 people and wounded 445 others,” the official, Khaled Omar, told a new...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 26th, 2011
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Rabat – Government forces have kidnapped and beaten up residents of Zawiyah since recapturing the city near the capital Tripoli two weeks ago, a rebel spokesman said. “The [Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's] battalions have deployed checkpoints at every crossroad and street in the city,R...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 26th, 2011
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Tripoli – A military site in Tripoli’s eastern Tajura suburb was in flames early on Saturday after three major explosions rocked the district, a witness told AFP. “The district was shaken by three explosions in succession,” the resident said, adding that the blasts had shatter...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 26th, 2011
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Western warplanes bombed Muammar Gaddafi’s armour in eastern Libya on Friday to try to break a battlefield stalemate and help rebels take the strategic town of Ajdabiyah. The African Union said it was planning to facilitate talks to help end war in the oil producing country. But NATO said its n...
By benim
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Mar 25th, 2011
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Western diplomatic sources have confirmed to Sky News that the US is considering the legality of arming the Libyan rebels. Most rebel fighters in Libya are poorly trained and under-equipped One of the unintended consequences of United Nations’ Resolution 1970 was to starve the rebels of the wea...