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South Sudan under fire over journalist's arrest

The journalist was arrested on allegations of infringing on the privacy of the South Sudanese President Salva KiirThe South Sudan government has come under pressure and criticism over the jailing of a journalist and the closure of a newspaper that wrote about the president's daughter's marriage.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2011 00:07

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Road Traffic Accidents Cost Africa US$10 billion

Road carnage imposes huge economic costs – constituting about 1-3 percent of GDP in most countries/ Photo/ reutersRoad traffic accidents cost Africa US$ 10 billion annually and remain the second leading cause of death for the 5-44 age-groups around Africa, a report revealed on Thursday.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2011 13:11

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Uganda-DRC: Gang-raped woman recounts horror

 Hakiri and her children outside their house at the refugee campAfter watching her husband die and enduring the horror of being raped together with her 12 year old daughter by more than 10 Congolese militias, a woman now has the tough task of single-handedly raising six children in a refugee camp in Uganda.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:58

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Ethiopia: French Company to Export Wine

Ethiopian climate has allowed the winery to cut the usual production time from five to three and a half years/ Photo/ ReutersCastel Winery will soon begin exporting bottled wine from its Ethiopian vineyards, making the French owned company the first to invest in wine production in the country, The Africa Report learnt on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2011 13:10

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Somalia: Looking for a foothold

An injured man is carried from the scene of the suicide bombing on 4 October/OMAR FARUK/REUTERSAfrican Union forces argue that they could soon control all of Mogadishu, but Islamic militants Al Shabaab may just be regrouping 



Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2011 20:29

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Ethiopia, Kenya in US$ 700 million road deal

Map of East and Horn of AfricaEthiopia and Kenya have signed a US$ 700 million agreement for the construction of the Nairobi-Moyale-Addis Ababa road network linking the two East African countries.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2011 19:27

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