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Sudan hidden war may erupt into ‘direct conflict’ | AFP

KHARTOUM — A hidden war affecting hundreds of thousands of people as tensions mount between Sudan and the newly independent South Sudan threatens to erupt into direct conflict, analysts and diplomats say. Fighting between ethnic Nuba rebels and government troops in oil-rich South Kordofan state began last June, one month before the South’s formal independence. The Nuba were allies of ...

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South Sudan: Rebels Deny Peace Deal and Vow to Carry Out More Attacks | allAfrica.com

Juba — Members of the South Sudan Democratic Movement (SSDM), an active rebel groups fighting against the government of South Sudan’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), has categorically denied the veracity of a peace agreement signed with the Juba administration. South Sudan’s minister of information and broadcasting, Barnaba Marial Benjamin announced that the agreement was signed by Peter Kuol ...

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SOMALIA: Mogadishu terror continues, despite Al-Shabab ‘withdrawal’ | IRIN Africa

NAIROBI, 1 March 2012 (IRIN) – Although Al-Shabab insurgents announced their withdrawal from the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in August 2011, insecurity in the city has continued, as evidenced by the targeted killing of a journalist and a bomb blast in the past week. Abukar Hassan Kadaf, the director of the private Somaliweyn Radio station, was “killed in front of his ...

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Oil Over Troubled Waters? | FPIF

In 2007, Tullow Oil and partner Kosmos Energy discovered substantial petroleum reserves in the Jubilee field 37 miles off the coast of Ghana. Oil production began in December 2010, attended by rather inflated expectations of sudden wealth for this rapidly developing West African country. As Christiane Badgley says in one of her many authoritative articles on Ghana’s oil industry, nothing ...

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South Africa’s ruling party expels youth leader | Al Jazeera

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has expelled Julius Malema, its youth leader, finding he had shown no remorse after being convicted of fomenting divisions in the party. He has 14 days to appeal his expulsion, although the ANC’s appeals committee has already upheld his guilt. “In respect of the present disciplinary hearing, Comrade Julius Malema is expelled from the ...

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SOMALIA: Thousands flee to Mogadishu after Afgoye fighting | IRIN Africa

NAIROBI, 28 February 2012 (IRIN) – A renewed offensive against Al-Shabab insurgents by Somali government forces, backed by Ethiopian, Kenyan and African Union troops, has sparked another influx of civilians to the capital Mogadishu, locals told IRIN. “Since 18 February, we estimate that between 10,000 and 11,000 families [60,000-66,000 people] have arrived in Mogadishu, fleeing fighting or the fear of ...

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Fair trade, the London conference on Somalia, and the Mali refugee crisis | guardian.co.uk

What difference has fair trade made? As the Fairtrade label celebrates its 25th anniversary, our latest podcast, launched on Monday, asks this question and discusses the impact and future of the grassroots movement that has become mainstream. Earlier this month, we asked for your views on the subject to help shape our podcast. You helpfully obliged, and some of our ...

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Conservation is priceless for Kenyan forest | Guardian Weekly

The people of Kilifi have kept their forest intact despite high level of poverty. According to figures released last year by the Commission of Revenue Allocation, 71.4% of the people in Kilifi live below the poverty level (less than $1 a day). “It is true that our people are poor, but in terms of natural resources Kilifi County is an ...

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Western Sahara: Refugee starvation ‘could trigger new war’ | Pambazuka

Saharawis are becoming increasingly impatient with the UN and many are willing to break the ceasefire between Western Sahara’s liberation front, Polisario, and Morocco, which has been in place since 1991, and return to war. ‘The strategy of the Moroccan regime is to starve the Saharawi refugees into accepting the Moroccan position. They pressurise the UN into not giving the ...

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Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital | guardian.co.uk

Nelson Mandela has returned home from hospital, easing fears over his health and demonstrating his resilience and will to live at 93. South Africa’s first black president was discharged from One Military hospital in the capital, Pretoria, on Sunday and travelled in a VIP police convoy to his house in the Johannesburg suburb of Houghton. He had stayed overnight for ...

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