Zimbabwe: Mugabe Slams West, Commends Rivals

VETERAN leader Robert Mugabe was on Thursday sworn-in as president for the next five years in a ceremony attended by a handful of African leaders but boycotted by his erstwhile colleagues from the outgoing unity government. The ceremony was held at the giant National Sports Stadium before a crowded gallery, which greeted the veteran leader with wild More...

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By AllAfrica.com On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Somalia: Kenyans Fight Al Shabaab Near Border

Kismayo — At least ten Al Shabaab fighters were reportedly killed in heavy clashes between Kenyan security forces and Al Shabaab militants late Wednesday night in a Kenyan vicinity bordering Somalia, Garowe Online More...

By AllAfrica.com On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Congo-Kinshasa: New Fighting Erupts in East

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has ordered peacekeepers to take necessary action to protect civilians and prevent armed groups from advancing in More...

By AllAfrica.com On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Ethiopia: Foreign Policy One Year After Meles Zenawi

Today, on 21 August 2013, a year has passed since the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the man considered to be the leading architect of post-Derg Ethiopia. Following his death, the future of a resurgent Ethiopia More...

By AllAfrica.com On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Sudan: One Family’s Lucky Escape From Flash Floods

On the evening of Friday 3 August, the residents of Sharg Elneel – 15 kilometres to the east of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum – were taken by surprise by severe flash floods. The floodwater rose so More...

By AllAfrica.com On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Uganda: Campaign Pins Hopes On Female Condom

Kampala — As Uganda continues to struggle with condom shortages and inconsistent use, an ongoing campaign hopes to encourage more young people to use condoms and to raise the profile of the little-used female More...

By AllAfrica.com On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Madagascar: Banned Election Candidates Adamant

The ongoing impasse in Madagascar’s presidential election process that has lasted several months over disputes as to who is qualified to run, now looks set to continue. Three major candidates recently banned More...

By AllAfrica.com On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Angola: Luanda Blocks Regional Integration

When heads of state met in Lilongwe, Malawi, for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit on 17 and 18 August 2013, one of their agenda items was a report from the Ministerial Task Force on Regional More...

By AllAfrica.com On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Sudan: Darfur Abductees Released

Abu Karinka — The group of 42 members of the Ma’alia tribe kidnapped by a contingent of the Rizeigat ‘Savannah’ militia, have been released by their captors in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The More...

By AllAfrica.com On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Sudan: East Darfur Ma’alia Abductees Released

Abu Karinka — The group of 42 members of the Ma’alia tribe kidnapped by a contingent of the Rizeigat ‘Savannah’ militia, have been released by their captors in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The More...