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Nigerian army needs to be in 'war mood' - army chief Nigeria's army chief said soldiers need to be in "war mood" to fight the Islamist sect of Boko Haram, lowering expectations that authorities are open to dialogue with a group 11 April 2012


Famine declared in Horn of Africa By Ian Callagy The UN has declared a famine in parts of the Horn of Africa region. Millions of people are facing starvation in what is the worst humanitarian disaster to 30 July 2011


Merkel says Germany to increase trade with African nations German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on a recent visit, has reaffirmed her country’s commitment to Nigeria. Trade was top of Merkel’s agenda with relations between Nigeria and Germany being discussed. She 30 July 2011


Khartoum follows South's lead with new currency By News Wires Days after South Sudan introduced its own money; Sudan also began circulating a new currency Sunday, highlighting the economic tensions between the North and the newly-independent South. REUTERS 30 July 2011


West African Presidents Share Ordeals of Democracy The four West African leaders said U.S. support for democracy has been crucial in recent years. Development, security and sleeping in a secret location are some of the tenets four West 30 July 2011


Campaigners disappointed at Izevbekhai’s deportation By Ian Callagy One of Ireland’s most famous asylum seekers, Pamela Izevbekhai, along with her two daughters Naomi and Jemima, was deported last week after the failure of her legal campaign 29 July 2011


Gaddafi launches counter-offensive on Libya rebels Libyan troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi launched counter-offensives against three rebel-held towns on Sunday as the popular uprising escalated into open warfare. The resilience of Gaddafi's forces in the face of 6 March 2011


Ivorian pro-Gbagbo groups rampage against foreigners Youth supporters of Ivory Coast's incumbent Laurent Gbagbo rampaged through the business district of Abidjan on Tuesday, pillaging shops owned by foreigners. The violence followed a call on Friday by Ble 6 March 2011


Mubarak shuffles cabinet but protesters say Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appointed a new interior minister on Monday as part of a revamped cabinet designed to defuse the most serious challenge to his rule in three decades. But 31 January 2011


Governments, firms evacuating tourists from Egypt Governments and tour operators took steps on Monday to pull their nationals out of Egypt on chartered or scheduled flights as protesters pressed their campaign to topple President Hosni Mubarak. U.S. 31 January 2011


Voting begins in Niger amid fraud worries Voters in Niger began casting their ballots on Monday in an election meant to hand power back to civilians in the West African uranium producer, but which could prove contentious 31 January 2011


Nigerian police say foil bomb attempt in church Police in the Nigerian city of Bauchi said on Monday they had foiled a bomb attempt in a crowded church, days after clashes between Christian and Muslim youths killed at 31 January 2011


Tunisia forces fight presidential guards at palace Tunisian special forces fought a heavy gun battle with members of the ousted president's security force Sunday, a military source said, and the prime minister promised a new government would 16 January 2011


Africans in Ireland Writing Awards Africans in Ireland Writing Awards DEADLINE EXTENDED to end of February, 2011 Entries are now being invited for the maiden Africans in Ireland Writing Competition (AIWC), organised by The African Voice 5 January 2011 , pdf


Kenyan ministers named as suspects in vote violence The International Criminal Court prosecutor named three Kenyan cabinet ministers and a former police chief on Wednesday among six suspects behind the east African country's post-election violence in 2008. The widely 18 December 2010


Nigeria drops charges against Halliburton, Cheney Nigeria's anti-corruption agency said on Friday it had dropped bribery charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and oil services company Halliburton after the company agreed to pay a 18 December 2010


Ghana bids to break Africa's oil curse As Ghana awaits the first riches from one of Africa's top oil finds of the decade, expectations on the street are high and rising. "I believe in the oil," said grocery 18 December 2010


Guinea's new president is named Guinea's Supreme Court has ruled Alpha Conde the winner of a November 7 presidential runoff election, the court's president announced Friday in the country's capital city. The ruling wraps up a 5 December 2010


Russia toast victory for 2018 World Cup Russians roared in triumph on Thursday after the country won the right to host the 2018 World Cup finals, sparking festivities in government halls and sports bars across the frozen 2 December 2010


Why Africans are easily overcome by other Cultures? Why Africans are easily overcome by other cultures? By: Son Gyoh -Development practitioner, Ireland I was first confronted with this question about two years ago, when a friend and I would occasionally 28 November 2010


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Irish government launches Africa Agri-Food Development Fund By Ian Callagy The Irish government, last week, launched an Agri-Food fund for Africa. Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore TD said of the initiative: “Business opportunities are opening as African countries build
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Egypt, South Africa discuss Cape-to-Cair Egypt, South Africa discuss Cape-to-Cairo free trade African countries need to boost regional trade and investment to keep pace with growth in other emerging economies that have
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