Egypt’s military-backed prime minister said today his country will not halt its crackdown on foreign-funded nonprofit groups despite what he called threats by Western
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In the coffee plantations on the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, farmers have started to sleep in fields to protect their crops. Beyond the Kakamega rainforest, near the border with Uganda, villagers have waged bloody battles with gangs ready…
Ivory Coast beat Mali 1-0 in Libreville to reach Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final, where they will face Zambia.
JOHANNESBURG: A Cricket South Africa official claims he was sent around the country to lobby provincial cricket bosses to oust CSA president and anti-corruption crusader Mtutuzeli
The two suspects are accused of conducting systematic surveillance of members of the Syrian opposition living in Germany over several years. read more
[IPS] Yaounde – Ahmadou Lamine has been forced to close his business selling fuel imported from Nigeria, known locally as “zoa-zoa”, because of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
Safa has confirmed that Fifa will look into allegations that international friendlies in South Africa had been fixed ahead of the 2010 World Cup.
David Cameron has heard from business leaders dismayed at Westminster’s anti-business rhetoric. On Tuesday that rhetoric will ratchet up once more when MPs are invited to vent their ire over pay and bonuses …
Arctic weather continued to cause chaos across Europe this weekend, with more than 220 people reported dead as a result of the cold spell. Eastern Europe was worst hit with temperatures dropping as low as -37C. Authorities in 27 Serbian municipalities were forced to declare a state …
Elliott Abrams argues that President Obama’s recent State of the Union address settled the matter on the existence of an Obama Doctrine.
RT @AfricaEagle: Update Sports: Coach of Underdogs Zambia Starts War of Words Against Black Stars – http://t.co/xFdDJ1Ii #Ghana #Zambia
RT @ AfricaEagle : Update Sports: Coach of Underdogs Zambia Starts War of Words Against Black Stars – http://t.co/xFdDJ1Ii #Ghana #Zambia
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian telecoms magnate Naguib Sawiris wants to get back on the acquisition trail, eyeing businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after selling a chunk of assets to Russia’s Vimpelcom. Sawiris said he plans to divest non-core operations left out of the sale to Vimpelcom …
Slovenia’s central bank is considering taking over the management of Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d. to stabilize the country’s biggest bank, Finance newspaper reported without saying where it got the information.
Police had to use water cannons to control fans trying to see the man claiming to be dead musician Khulekani ‘Mgqumeni’ Khumalo, but today arrested him after checking fingerprints. Erin Conway-Smith JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — When news spread that Zulu folk singer Khulekani…
Demonstrating members of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) padlocked the main gate of the Eastern Cape education department’s head office in Zwelitsha, the department
MALMO — On Wednesday, Adam Price met the three main actors in Borgen, the Danish television drama he writes, for their first read-through of the script for the third series. read more
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 (Bernama) — A new Tamil newspaper, Thina Kural (DailyVoice), is to hit the streets on Feb 9. Its managing director is Aruul (rpt) Aruul Kumar, 29, son of the late A.Athikumanan, a former editor-in-chief of Tamil daily Malaysia…
In less than four years, ANC youth leader Julius Malema turned himself into an outspoken irritant for South Africa’s ruling party as he regularly and
[African Arguments] If 2011 was a record year for elections in Africa, it was also the year frontier exploration for oil and gas came of age.
The giant pipes lying idle along the road were supposed to deliver water from a dam completed six years ago to villages across the region.
This CFR Issue Tracker looks at the United States’ relationship with Russia and presidential candidates’ stances on the issue.
The Pentagon’s plan for an end to U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan by the end of 2013 has drawn familiar battle lines in the public debate over the proper
Authorities were using military helicopters and a C-130 cargo plane Sunday to evacuate thousands of residents stranded by rising floodwaters in the eastern Australian province of Queensland, the government said.
Comrade Duch, the head of a notorious Khmer Rouge prison, was ordered to spend the rest of his life in jail after a tribunal ruled yesterday that he had overseen a “factory of death”.
U.S. presidential contender Mitt Romney decisively won Republican Party caucuses in the western state of Nevada Saturday, confirming his lead in the race to choose his party’s nominee for the presidential election in November. Former Speaker of the House of …
The US jobless rate dropped to a three-year low of 8.3 percent and the economy created 243,000 jobs in January, marking the fastest employment growth in nine months, the Labor Department said Friday.
TIME ‘s Michael Scherer comments on the class-based sense of injustice that is now roiling all sides of the ideological spectrum.
Rescue efforts continued Sunday after a boat carrying migrants sank between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, killing at least five, authorities said.
African Union mediation to end an oil standoff between Sudan and South Sudan is expected to resume this week. Analysts say the stakes are high for the governments …
A disciplinary committee of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has upheld the suspension of Julius Malema, the firebrand leader of the organization’s youth wing. The 30-year-old Malema has been leading a campaign to …
THERE was more bloodshed on the streets of Egypt last night as four people were killed in violent clashes with police in the aftermath of the soccer massacre this week.
Bleeding from a knife cut to the wrist and winded by a kick to the stomach, Mohammed Salema watched in terror as the mob of hooligans closed in.
Protesters clashed with police outside Egypt’s Interior Ministry for a third day on Saturday amid anger over the deaths of 74 people at a football match earlier this week. Officials say nine more people have died in the