China-based corporate web behind troubled Africa resource deals For centuries, wave after wave of colonists and foreign investors have swept through Africa, looking for profits from the continent’s abundant reserves of oil and prized minerals. Many instead left records of corruption and broken promises of shared wealth with Africans. It is against this backdrop that an eager conglomerate has recently been drawing attention and generating headlines throughout Africa.
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Egyptian and Sudanese policy failures have lead to a looming strategic threat to both countries’ most important resources – the Nile. Israel Siphons off Africa’s Nile
Cable shows U.S. permission required for key Ugandan combat ops Update (below): Publisher confirms cyber attack following Raw Story report A U.S.
Sokari Ekine meets women’s movements in the Niger Delta and discovers that in this militarised country even small acts take courage Niger Delta: a quiet resistance
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's military says soldiers have attacked a home believed to harbor Islamic extremists, an assault that killed 14 people. Capt. 2nd explosion strikes near Nigeria church by Jos
New York, November 11, 2011 -- A judge in Ethiopia's federal high court charged six journalists with terrorism on Thursday under the country's antiterrorism law, bringing the number of journalists charged under the statute since June to 10, CPJ research found. Ethiopia charges six journalists with terrorism
France, Africa: Suitcases Filled with Cash Expose the Françafrique Connection In the wake of the Dominique Strauss Kahn scandal, a new furore is now rocking France and the upcoming 2012 French presidential campaign.
China-based corporate web behind troubled Africa resource deals
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The first child soldier pops out of the bush clutching an AK-47 assault rifle in one hand and a handful of fresh marijuana buds in the other. The Price of Precious
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ZIMBABWE: Minister Trying to Create a "Paper Tiger" Human Rights Commission HARARE, Oct 10, 2011 (IPS) - Zimbabwe’s justice minister is frantically trying to fend off probes into allegations of human rights abuses perpetrated by President Robert Mugabe’s regime since the country’s independence in 1980.
The Somalia famine is worsening, with the U.N. declaring famine conditions in three new areas of the country. UN declares famine in three more areas of Somalia - GlobalPost
NYT photographer details Somalia's famine
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