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Pascal Fletcher

Pascal Fletcher

    Mozambique votes with hopes of resource growth
    Mozambique votes with hopes of resource growth
    After facing years of poverty and conflict, Mozambicans are voting with hopes of their country tapping into its huge energy resources.
    Mozambique clashes stoke tensions ahead of elections
    Mozambique clashes stoke tensions ahead of elections
    Clashes between rival party supporters and police have spurred tension ahead of local elections that will test opposition to the Frelimo government.
    Africa defence force still only a paper tiger
    Africa defence force still only a paper tiger
    A continental defence force dreamed of half a century ago by the founding fathers of independent Africa still exists only on paper.
    Angola stays loyal to Dos Santos
    Angola stays loyal to Dos Santos
    Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his MPLA party headed on Saturday for an overwhelming win in a poll criticised as not credible.
    IMF ready to work with Malawi on restoring aid
    IMF ready to work with Malawi on restoring aid
    The IMF says it is ready to discuss working with Malawi to try to get its stalled IMF aid programme back on track.
    Chávez homecoming is another turn by master showman
    Chávez homecoming is another turn by master showman
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's emotional homecoming from a convalescence in Cuba after cancer surgery is the latest theatrical twist of a showman.
    'Baby Doc' is back: But for love or money?
    'Baby Doc' is back: But for love or money?
    Haiti's ex-dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier says "solidarity" led him to return to his homeland where his name is still reviled by many.
    Tiger takes break from golf, admits infidelity
    Tiger takes break from golf, admits infidelity
    Tiger Woods said on Friday he would take an indefinite break from professional golf, admitting he cheated on his wife.
    Mexico flu cases easing but pandemic still likely
    Mexico flu cases easing but pandemic still likely
    Mexico's flu outbreak appeared to be easing with a fall in serious cases, but world health officials warned the virus could still become a pandemic.
    Guinea-Bissau economy captive of cashews
    Guinea-Bissau economy captive of cashews
    The next time you grab a handful of cashew nuts, think that you may be holding the economic heartbeat of one tiny West African state in your hand.
    Chad rebel moves test EU force
    Chad rebel moves test EU force
    A hit-and-run offensive by rebels in Chad has tested the strength and neutrality of a European Union military force deployed to protect refugees.