Aaron Maasho

Playing catch-up, Obama seeks bigger US role in Africa

Many Africans feel America is lagging behind China and others in its engagement with their continent.

South Sudan’s president, rebel leader sign ceasefire

The ceasefire between South Sudan's government and rebels will end months of violence and see the formation of a transitional government.

South Sudan: Government and rebels agree to ceasefire

President Salva Kiir's government and the rebels backing Riek Machar have signed a ceasefire deal, a "critical first step" in peace negotiations.

South Sudan rebels, government start ceasefire talks

South Sudan's rebels and a government delegation have begun peace talks in Ethiopia to try end fighting that has killed at least 1 000 people.

South Sudan rebels agree to talks as fighting rages

South Sudan's government and rebels have sent delegates to peace talks in Ethiopia but fighting continues as both sides battle for control.

Uganda’s Museveni threatens S Sudan rebel leader with ‘defeat’

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni says East African nations have agreed to unite if South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar rejects a ceasefire offer.

Ethiopia on heightened alert for possible al-Shabab attack

After receiving evidence that al-Shabab is planning attacks in the country, Ethiopia has put its security forces on heightened alert, say officials.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Zenawi dies in Brussels

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died from a sudden infection while recovering from an undisclosed illness at a hospital in Belgium.

Sudan and South Sudan reach oil deal

The countries still need to resolve key border security issues to end hostilities, a mediator from the African Union said on Saturday.

Dlamini-Zuma elected to head AU Commission

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has won a tightly contested vote to become the new head of the African Union Commission - the first woman to hold the post.

Rival Sudans sign security agreement to defuse tensions

Sudan and South Sudan signed a security agreement which aims to defuse tensions over oil payments which officials had warned could spark a war.

African states can help each other fend off euro fallout

The World Bank's vice-president for Africa says states should enhance inter-continental trade to fight off the impact of the eurozone crisis.

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