Daily Archives : 5th December 2012

libya conflict

Libya: a case of victor’s justice?

If the International Criminal Court allows the current Libyan government to try members of the former regime, the Court would be complicit in the revenge of the new regime against the old, argues Thomas Obel Hansen.  Legal scholars are fiercely…

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Africa’s bright future

Africa’s bright future

As Martin Plaut leaves the BBC, having have been working on Africa since the 1970s, he looks at the continent of his birth and says he sees a brighter future than at any time he can remember.

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Kenya: New Superhighway Increases Regional Integration

Kenya: New Superhighway Increases Regional Integration

The newly constructed Nairobi-Thika superhighway will aid better regional integration in East Africa, President Mwai Kibaki has said at the official opening. Kibaki noted that the road linked the main commercial centres of Isiolo, Marsabit, Moyale and Mandera to Nairobi…

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Burkina Faso: Improved Sanitation For Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso: Improved Sanitation For Ouagadougou

Members of the government and various development agencies met in Ouagadougou on Tuesday to discuss the funding of a sanitation project in the peri-urban areas of the capital. The city hopes to implement a sanitation system resilient to the increasingly…

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President Ernest Bai Koroma

Sierra Leone: Koroma’s Decisive Mandate

President Ernest Koroma and his ruling All People’s Congress have won the presidential and parliamentary elections, the results of which will be announced officially by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) in the coming days.  The president, the announcement will confirm,…

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Nigeria: Leading West Africa’s Internet Speed

Nigeria: Leading West Africa’s Internet Speed

The IT Leaders West Africa Summit will take place from 28 to 29 November 2012 in Ghana’s capital city, Accra. The summit is produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events. Nigeria’s telecoms and IT sector has proven to have…

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Kagame and Museveni

DRC: Museveni Holds The Aces

DRC: Museveni Holds The Aces

As fighters of the M23 rebel group pulls out of the Congolese city of Goma, regional leaders headed by the Ugandan president have been trying to stave off further military action that could lead to a new war engulfing countries in the region.

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Sierra Leone: A Decisive Mandate

Sierra Leone: A Decisive Mandate

Sierra Leone: A Decisive Mandate

Despite claims by the losing opposition party that its defeat in last month’s elections was suspect, the result, in the end, reflected the will of the majority of Sierra Leoneans.

President Ernest Bai Koroma and the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) triumphed in the presidential and parliamentary elections held in Sierra Lone on November 17.

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Malian-refugees

Mali: Putting It All Back Together

Mali: Putting It All Back Together

Every effort has to be made to resolve the situation in Mali because of the repercussions it has for wider security in west Africa. Now that UN Security Council UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has recommended conditional backing for a one-year African Union (UN) mission against Islamist militants in Mali…

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