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NY town orders stop to Gaddafi tent on Trump land

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was having a tent pitched on suburban New York property owned by Donald Trump on Tuesday until local officials stopped the work because it violated regulations, a town attorney said.

S.Africa unions want central bank to be state owned

South Africa’s powerful COSATU trade union federation called on Tuesday for the central bank to be stripped of many of its powers and taken into state ownership.

Africans see positive signals at NY climate summit

Africa’s negotiator in U.N. climate change talks said on Tuesday he was encouraged by the message coming from industrialized countries at a summit in New York aimed at breaking the deadlock before December.

Nigeria bank boss has no regrets

Nigeria bank boss has no regrets

Nigeria’s Central Bank governor says he has no regrets over his controversial shake-up and reform of the country’s banking system. Lamido Sanusi defended his position and answered listener’s questions on the BBC’s Africa Have Your Say programme. He said that his intention was “to save the banks”, and that decisive action had been needed.

Big jump in S Africa sex offences

The latest crime statistics in South Africa show a slight decrease in the murder rate but a sharp rise in burglaries and sexual offences. While the murder rate has fallen by 3%, this still represent more than 18,000 killings per year and is one of the highest rates in the world. Sexual offences have risen [...]

Maroc: disparition d’une journaliste

L’Association marocaine des droits de l’Homme (AMDH, indépendante) a affirmé lundi à Rabat être “sans nouvelles” depuis jeudi d’une journaliste franco-marocaine soupçonnée d’être l’organisatrice d’une tentative de manifestation de “non-jeûneurs” durant le ramadan au Maroc.

US facilities in S.Africa closed over threat

All U.S. government facilities in South Africa were closed on Tuesday over an undisclosed security threat, a U.S. embassy spokeswoman said. U.S. embassy spokeswoman Sharon Hudson-Dean said the decision to close the facilities, including the embassy in the South African capital Pretoria, was taken after information was received from the regional security office. She did [...]

Kenya minister says in Ringera’s place, would quit

The controversial reappointment of Kenya’s anti-corruption chief Aaron Ringera was legal, Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula said on Monday, but he added he would have resigned if he were in Ringera’s place.

Nigerian leader to go to Saudi for “working visit”

Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua will travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for a five-day trip to meet King Abdullah and top government officials, his spokesman said.

Scores die in south Sudan attack

Militiamen have killed more than 100 people in an attack in southern Sudan in the latest in a series of ethnic clashes, the military says. UN sources said thousands of armed men from the Lou Nuer ethnic group attacked civilians and security forces in the village of Duk Padiet in Jonglei state. Last month about [...]

Afrique du Sud: Zuma persiste et signe

Le président sud-africain persiste à vouloir interdire les syndicats militaires. Lors d’un discours prononcé lundi à l’occasion du 10ème congrès de la Cosatu, la puissante confédération syndicale sud-africaine, Jacob Zuma s’est dit pour le démantèlement des syndicats militaires après la manifestation illégale de soldats, il y a un mois, devant le palais présidentiel.La discipline fait [...]

Doctor jailed for Obasanjo death

A Spanish doctor has been sentenced to a year in prison, for his role in the death of the former first-lady of Nigeria, Stella Obasanjo. The wife of Olusegun Obasanjo had visited a clinic in Marbella in October 2005 to undergo cosmetic surgery. She underwent liposuction to reduce the size of her abdomen, but left [...]

Mali: Ibrahim Ag Bahanga veut rejoindre « le processus de paix»

L’ex-chef rebelle touareg malien, Ibrahim Ag Bahanga a récemment quitté la Libye où il s’était réfugié depuis huit mois après avoir abandonné ses positions dans le nord du Mali.

S.Korea to help Cameroon with new rail network

Cameroon has hired South Korea’s Korpec and Chunsuk Engineering to plan a new rail network that will link local and neighbouring exporters of commodities to key port routes, officials said.

Armed tribesmen attack south Sudan villagers, soldiers

Tribesmen attacked a village in south Sudan on Sunday, overwhelming soldiers guarding the settlement and killing an unknown number, the army said.