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Somalia, Kenya in 2012: Regional war, National elections

Security forces were on heightened alert due to the risk of Al Shabaab attacks/Photo/reutersKenya's invasion of Somalia was not a divisive political topic from the outset, but elections loom in December 2012

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 19:25

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Ethiopian court to give verdict against two Swedish journalists

Map of EthiopiaAn Ethiopian court, which has been hearing defence testimonies for the past two days, is expected to give its verdict to two Swedish journalists on 21 December 2011.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 19:33

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EU gives €50 million to support AMISOM

Map of SomaliaThe European Commission decided on Monday to provide €50 million to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), as part of its peacekeeping efforts in that country.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2011 00:17

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European Tourists drown in Ugandan lake

Map of UgandaTwo Danish tourists are feared dead after they drowned in Lake Bunyonyi in western Uganda about 350 kilometres from the capital Kampala.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2011 15:25

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Sudan, South Sudan fail to reach oil revenue agreement

Sudan and South Sudan have been involved in various negotiations since the south gained its independence in July/Salva Kiir and Omar El Bashir/ Photo/ ReutersSudan and South Sudan have failed to reach an agreement on oil revenue after five day negotiations in Ethiopia.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2011 10:36

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Homo Urbanus Africanus and Change

The Plateau district of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire/Photo/ReutersIn 1950, there were 20 million city dwellers in Africa. Today the number has gone up to 400 million and in 2050 it is projected that there will be more than a billion people.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 00:32

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