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Egypt and Ethiopia change course on Nile Basin treaties
Amid continuing political drama in both Egypt and Ethiopia, the management of Africa's longest river might not seem an urgent priority. But every year that passes without meaningful... MORE >
L'invité 04/09/2012: Jason Stearns, Directeur du projet Ousalama
Dans cet entretien, Jason Stearns directeur du projet Ousalama, qui travaille sur les groupes armés dans l'Est de la RDC, analyse les récents développements dans les relations entre la... MORE >
Afryka - kontynent przyszlości. Czarny Ląd coraz bardziej atrakcyjny
Female computer enthusiasts gathered here with their brand-new smartphones for a two-day session on developing new apps. After a marathon programming session, the women had developed... MORE >
Ethiopia braces itself for post-Meles era
Ethiopia has said acting prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn will remain at the helm until elections in 2015. The announcement came as the body of autocratic ruler Meles Zenawi was brought... MORE >
Somalia: Next Stop Kismayo
Even before it kicks off in earnest, the assault on Somalia's port city of Kismayo is causing jitters. A preliminary push by UN-backed African Union troops on the last bastion of... MORE >
Oil deal no quick fix for Sudan crisis
The News reported that a last minute oil deal reached between Sudan and South Sudan offers no quick fix for Khartoum’s economic crisis and remains tied to progress on security issues. MORE >
Congo Rebels Strengthen Hand as Summit Fails to End Conflict
The Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda failed to resolve a border-region dispute at a meeting yesterday, strengthening the position held by rebels whose insurgency has displaced... MORE >
Can military action fix DR Congo's conflict?
The M23 rebel army, which seized control of areas along the border with Rwanda, is now establishing its own administration, complete with ministers, committees and local councils. MORE >
Horror ohne Grenze - Kann westlicher Druck dem Kongo Frieden bringen?
The horror for the people of eastern Congo knows no limit. Children are recruited as soldiers; shooting, rape and grenade explosions are routine. "We treat a number of civilians who... MORE >
Abbo: who is the ’revolutionary’?
Instead of Sadiq al-Mahdi, the imam of the Ansar, it was Abd al-Mahmoud Abbo, the Secretary General of the Ansar Welfare Association, who led the prayer last Friday in Sayed Abd al-Rahman... MORE >
A History of Violence
On July 9, 2011, at the stroke of midnight, the newly created state of South Sudan broke out into exultant celebration. The inauguration of the first President, Salva Kiir, was scheduled... MORE >
Book Review: The Sudan Handbook
This is a book that is what it says on the label – it is a handbook. But that makes it sound like the dull product of a propaganda ministry and it is far from that. Indeed it is a... MORE >