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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 >
South Sudan: can Africa's problem child grow into a valuable partner?
South Sudan's first year of life has been marred by political uncertainty, lawlessness and an oil dispute. Its east African neighbours are watching for opportunities but wary of... MORE >
Sudan: Bashir - Sharia Shopping
Obviously challenged by the stubborn show of anger against their long rule in the heartland of the country the high priests of the National Congress Party (NCP) shifted gears from unashamed... MORE >
Conflict-hit Sudanese may go hungry despite aid deal
Hunger is likely to persist among people caught up in conflict in Sudan’s border states, despite a government promise to allow food relief into areas that aid groups warn are on the verge... MORE >

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