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Somali pirates seize Spanish tuna fishing boat

Somali pirates hijacked a Spanish tuna fishing boat in the Indian Ocean, the regional government of the Basque Country and a pirate spokesman said on Friday.

Kenya backs poll violence trials

Kenya’s government says it will co-operate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try key suspects in post-election violence. The list of suspects has not been published but it is believed to include ministers and prominent businessmen. On Wednesday, the ICC said it would try suspects after the government missed a deadline to set up [...]

Ivory Coast coup leader reburied

More than seven years after his death, former Ivorian coup leader Robert Guei is being reburied in his home village. He seized power in 1999, lost elections and was then killed in mysterious circumstances in a failed 2002 coup. A row over who was responsible for the general’s death meant his body remained unburied until [...]

Zimbabwe on track with new constitution: SADC

Zimbabwe is on track to draw up a new constitution, the head of regional body SADC’s parliamentary forum said on Friday, but he did not say when the charter is expected to be adopted.

Guinée: la junte délivre sa propre version des faits

Face aux bilans contradictoires, la junte a décidé d’ouvrir les morgues à la presse nationale et internationale et de lui faire visiter le commissariat central de Dixin pillé par les manifestants de lundi.L’odeur des corps en putréfaction assaille les visiteurs dès le hall de la morgue de l’hôpital Ignace Deen.

French rescue son of Senegal president from blaze

French military fire fighters on Thursday rescued Karim Wade, the son and political protege of Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, from a blaze in a Dakar office block.

Cameroun: Cyclisme: grand Prix Chantal Biya

Cette année encore, le vainqueur du prologue du Grand prix Chantal Biya est Yves Ngué Ngock, le coureur de la Société nationale des hydrocarbures (Snh). Le sprinteur camerounais de 20 ans s’est imposé hier au boulevard du 20 mai de Yaoundé devant 77 coureurs, en battant au final de cette épreuve Joël Nicodème, Jeffersson Soisson, [...]

Cameroun: des Camerounais expulsés de Guinée Equatoriale

Une quarantaine d’étrangers, dont 14 Camerounais débarqués mardi dernier à Douala. La scène n’est pas très éloignée de celle vécue par des immigrants clandestins. Port autonome de Douala (Pad), deux policiers du commissariat du Pad montent la garde, après le déferlement des autorités aux premières heures de l’arrivée du bateau.

Congo: un informaticien camerounais sous les verrous

Le gouvernement congolais accuse Germain Messanga de vol de supports magnétiques contenant des données électorales. Six mois que Germain Messanga est privé de liberté. Interpellé à sa descente d’avion à l’aéroport de Maya Maya, le 11 avril dernier, il est gardé à vue à la Direction générale de la Sécurité du territoire à Brazzaville, dans [...]

Nigeria singer’s joy at Mobo win

Nigerian musician Nneka Egbuna has told the BBC of her surprise and excitement at winning the Best African Act at the Music Of Black Origin Awards.

Tiff over Gaddafi tent on Trump land ends

The company that set up a huge tent for visiting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will plead guilty to zoning violations in the town of Bedford, New York, and pay a $1,000 fine, the town attorney said on Thursday.

Nigéria: les insurgés nigérians sur le chemin de la paix ?

Un des groupes insurgés de la région pétrolifère du delta du Niger (sud) a formellement accepté l’offre d’amnistie des autorités, a assuré le président du Nigeria, Umaru Yar’Adua, lors d’une cérémonie jeudi.

Guinea leader ‘fears for safety’

Guinea’s military leader has expressed fears for his own safety, days after the killing by the army of dozens of people protesting against his rule. Speaking to Radio France Internationale Capt Moussa Dadis Camara described himself as a “hostage” – both to the people and to the “unstructured” army. He had promised to step down [...]

Frenchman Velud succeeds Thissen as Togo coach

Frenchman Velud succeeds Thissen as Togo coach

Frenchman Hubert Velud was named as the new coach of Togo on Wednesday, succeeding Jean Thissen whose tenure has ended after just seven months. The change comes just 10 days before Togo take on group leaders Cameroon away in Yaounde in a 2010 World Cup qualifier.

Guinea opposition rejects junta unity call

Opposition leaders in Guinea rejected on Thursday a call by the ruling junta to enter a national unity government, dismissing it as a tactic to divert attention from a lethal crackdown on street protesters.