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DRC bishop in powerful US plea
US lawmakers on Wednesday heard a powerful plea to stop a brutal wave of rapes and killings by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid claims six million people have died in years... MORE >
Congo-Kinshasa: Examining the Role of Rwanda in the DRC Insurgency
I have been working on the eastern Congo for the past eleven years. In 2008, I was the coordinator of the United Nations Group of Experts on the Congo, and I have also worked on the country... MORE >
Civilians Flee Somalia City to Avoid Being Human Shields
Thousands of residents are fleeing the last Somalia city controlled by Al Qaeda-affiliated militant group Al Shabab, and there are reports that the militants themselves also are leaving... MORE >
A New President For Somalia
The election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud by Somalia’s Transitional Parliament is an unexpected success for the hugely discredited political process in the country. It could prove to be a... MORE >
A new history for a new nation
This analysis by Rift Valley Institute Fellow and renowned South Sudan historian Douglas Johnson weighs up the implications of South Sudan’s independence on the new nation’s history,... MORE >
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 >