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International court jails Congolese ex-warlord 14 years for war crimes

THE International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga to 14 years in jail for using child soldiers in his rebel army, in the tribunal’s first ... Full story

Brazil eyes strategic partnership with Africa

SAO PAULO (AFP) – President Dilma Rousseff is expected to follow her predecessor in boosting Brazil’s ties with ... Full story

US extends sanctions on Sudan

UNITED States President, Barack Obama on Tuesday extended sanctions on Sudan for another year, saying ... Full story

AU chief urges media to preach peace

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr Jean Ping, on Wednesday urged African media to preach the virtues of ... Full story

Somalis brace for Kenyan air assault

Fear gripped many civilians in areas of Somalia threatened with air strikes by Kenya, and locals in one town said ... Full story

South African president fires two ministers

Jacob Zuma, the South African president, has launched a major anti-corruption drive, sacking two ministers, suspending the police chief and naming a panel to probe ... Full story

USA And The Lord’s Resistance Army

THE African continent, home to multiple afflictions from sit-tight leaders, to bad governance, to declining standards of living, is also infested with conflicts of ... Full story

Fuel depot blast in Libya’s Sirte kills 100: commander

SIRTE, (AFP) – A fuel tank exploded near Moamer Kadhafi’s hometown Sirte killing more than 100 people, less than a week after he was captured and killed in the Libyan city, a military chief said Tuesday. ... Full story

IMF sees Africa growth averaging nearly 6 pct in 2012

The International Monetary Fund forecast on Wednesday a rosy outlook for Sub Saharan Africa growth in 2012 but warned of significant risks from global financial volatility that could subdue demand and private inflows into the world's poorest continent. ... Full story

‘Africa’s challenge, my biggest challenge’

Participates in FEC special session today We have been trying to address the fundamental principles of democracy UN Security Council reform should be done in a democratic manner ... Full story

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