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Darfur peace talks held in Egypt

The President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, is expected in Cairo for talks with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt on resolving the conflict in Darfur. The meeting is part of efforts by Egypt to encourage negotiations between the Sudanese government and rebel groups. Earlier, Egyptian officials met leaders of six guerrilla groups but the most powerful, [...]

Obama in Ghana

U.S. President Barack Obama told Africans on Saturday that Western aid must be matched by good governance and urged them to take greater responsibility for stamping out war, corruption and disease plaguing the continent.

Obama speaks of hopes for Africa

Obama speaks of hopes for Africa

US President Barack Obama, on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office, has said Africa must take charge of its own destiny in the world. Mr Obama told parliament in Ghana during a one-day stay that good governance was vital for development. Major challenges awaited Africans in the new century, he said, but [...]

Historic African trip for Obama

Historic African trip for Obama

Barack Obama is in Ghana on his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa since becoming US president. Ghana was chosen because of its democratic track record and Mr Obama is expected to use the trip to promote good governance across the continent.

Gaddafi and Brown in first talks

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and UK PM Gordon Brown have discussed the fate of the Lockerbie bomber during their first talks, held at the G8 summit.

S Africa bosses flee mine captors

S Africa bosses flee mine captors

All five South African mine bosses held hostage underground at a platinum mine have been freed. Eastern Platinum confirmed to the BBC that they had been rescued after lengthy negotiations with the police. About 500 miners seized eight supervisors at the Crocodile River Mine on Thursday, demanding permanent jobs. Three fled overnight. The workers are [...]

Death threats sent to Liberia TRC

Death threats sent to Liberia TRC

Members of Liberia’s truth commission have received phone death threats since recommending President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf be barred from office. The BBC’s Jonathan Paye-Layleh says some of them have gone into hiding and turned off their mobile telephones. In a report, the commission recommended a 30-year ban for senior politicians for their role in the civil [...]

‘Progress’ in SA World Cup strike

South African trade unions say they will consult their members over the latest offer to end a dispute which has halted work at 2010 World Cup stadiums.

Man City pull plug on Eto’o move

Man City pull plug on Eto’o move

Manchester City have ended their interest in Barcelona’s Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto’o. The two clubs had been in talks over the £25m-rated striker after Barca told the 28-year-old Eto’o they were prepared to let him leave the Nou Camp. City chief executive Garry Cook said: “The circumstances surrounding him were such that a deal [...]

Burkina Faso: La crise financière impose une nouvelle révision.

Le Burkina Faso va procéder à la révision de son Cadre stratégique de lutte contre la pauvreté (CSLP). Les membres du Comité national de pilotage ont été officiellement installés, hier jeudi 9 juillet 2009, par le Premier ministre, Tertius Zongo

Burkina Faso : Coopération et de la Francophonie.

Le Président du Faso, Blaise Compaoré, a reçu en audience, hier 9 juillet 2009 à Ouagadougou, le ministre français chargé de la Coopération et de la Francophonie, Alain Johandet. Les deux personnalités ont échangé sur des questions d’actualité, notamment les prochaines élections en Côte d’Ivoire, la crise au Niger, la situation politique en Guinée…

Tchad: Charles Massi libéré

L’ancien ministre d’Etat centrafricain Charles Massi qui était incarcéré au Tchad, est sorti de prison mercredi. Charles Massi est le président de la Convention des patriotes pour la justice et la paix (CPJP), un nouveau groupe rebelle centrafricain qui est actif dans la zone de Ndélé, dans le nord-est du pays. Il avait été arrêté [...]

Congo: dernier jour de campagne électorale

Congo: dernier jour de campagne électorale

Le président sortant Denis Sassou Nguesso remet son mandat en jeu dimanche prochain face à 12 autres candidats. Ses deux principaux challengers sont l’ancien ministre des Finances Mathias Dzon de l’Alliance pour la République et la démocratie (ARD), et Guy Romain Kinfoussia, le président du Front uni des partis de l’opposition (Fupo). Ils réclament avec [...]

Obama, Gaddafi shake hands at G8 dinner

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi met his first U.S. president on Thursday, shaking hands with Barack Obama and sitting just one place away from him at a dinner for world leaders at a G8 summit in Italy.

Ghana: la fièvre monte

Ghana: la fièvre monte

Barack Obama arrive ce vendredi soir au Ghana pour sa première visite en Afrique sub-saharienne. La Maison Blanche estime que c’est un pays où l’on peut parler de démocratie et de liberté. Washington souligne aussi que le Ghana vient de connaître sa deuxième alternance pacifique au pouvoir. C’est aussi un pays qui a des liens [...]