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Lucie Peytermann

Lucie Peytermann

    Shots fired as Madagascar's ex-president denounces 'coup'
    Shots fired as Madagascar's ex-president denounces 'coup'
    Madagascar police fired shots on Wednesday after supporters of the island's toppled leader clashed with those backing his foe, as former president...
    Thousands protest at Madagascar 'coup'
    Thousands protest at Madagascar 'coup'
    Thousands of Madagascans on Tuesday demonstrated for a second consecutive day against Andry Rajoelina's army-backed removal of Marc Ravalomanana as...
    Madagascar's president vows to resist rebels
    Madagascar's president vows to resist rebels
    About 100 soldiers backed by tanks stormed the Madagascan presidential compound on Monday in a show of force by the military which is pressuring...
    Ravalomanana concedes to referendum
    Ravalomanana concedes to referendum
    Embattled Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana said on Sunday he would submit to a "referendum" to settle a deadly stand-off which has riven the...
    DRC rebels pull back as malnutrition soars
    DRC rebels pull back as malnutrition soars
    Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebel fighters pulled back on Wednesday from two key battlefronts as aid workers warned of a massive increase in...
    Kenya opposition leader snubs coalition talks
    Kenya opposition leader snubs coalition talks
    Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga refused to meet President Mwai Kibaki for coalition government talks on Monday, deepening a stalemate on the...
    Kenya strife keeps world's oldest pupil from school
    Kenya strife keeps world's oldest pupil from school
    Kimani Nganga sat in a classroom for the first time when he was 84. Four years later, the world's oldest person to date to start school is stranded...
    Kenya sect violence masks deeper threat
    Kenya sect violence masks deeper threat
    Kenya is trying to clamp down on a sect, the Mungiki, accused of occultist rituals and beheadings, but which is also seen as a threat to stability....
    UN: Environmental woes a cause of Sudan conflict
    UN: Environmental woes a cause of Sudan conflict
    Lasting peace in Sudan will not be possible unless the fractious country takes serious steps to address alarming environmental woes, said a United...
    Welcome to 'Nairobbery'
    Welcome to 'Nairobbery'
    Once hailed as a "City in the Sun", the Kenyan capital is increasingly depicted as reeling under violent crime where crooks with weapons -- some...
    Ignorance breeds children among Kenyan teens
    Ignorance breeds children among Kenyan teens
    Margaret Waigumo cuddles her baby in a squalid house in the teeming "Soweto" slum, east of Nairobi, joining a growing number on the list of Kenya's...
    Islamist elected president in coup-plagued Comoros
    Islamist elected president in coup-plagued Comoros
    Islamist candidate Ahmed Abdalla Sambi won a landslide victory in weekend presidential elections in the coup-plagued Comoro islands, according to...