Jan 8th, 2011
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...
Jan 7th, 2011
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 ...
Jan 4th, 2011
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...
In East Africa
Jan 3rd, 2011
Up to 80 African migrants are feared to have drowned off the south coast of Yemen after their boats capsized, Yemeni officials say. The migrants, mostly from Ethiopia, were travelling in two boats which were hit by strong wind and waves, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Three Somali migrant...
Dec 22nd, 2010
LUANDA — Angola on Wednesday freed four human rights activists jailed almost a year ago in the wake of a deadly militant attack on Togo’s football team on the eve of the Africa Cup of Nations in January. The four men were found guilty in August of crimes against state security over alleged link...
Dec 11th, 2010
Guinea has lifted a state of emergency in a sign of rising stability in the West African state since elections marred by street violence. “The state of emergency has been lifted in all parts of the national territory,” General Nouhou Thiam, head of the armed forces, said on state televisi...
Nov 13th, 2010
Guinea’s former premier Cellou Dalein Diallo maintained a small lead over rival Alpha Conde in results published on Friday of just over half the votes cast in the West African country’s presidential election. Diallo had 51.8 percent to Conde’s 48.2 percent, figures released by Guine...
Nov 8th, 2010
Guineans voted peacefully on Sunday in a presidential run-off aimed at returning the country to civilian rule, though worries remained over the potential for ethnically-driven violence once results are released. The election was the West African state’s first free vote since independence from F...