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Work on ‘taming’ monopolies wins economics Nobel

Frenchman Jean Tirole has won the economics Nobel for his work on how governments can rein in big businesses, in a field once dominated by the US.

ICC looks to reel in Saif al-Islam

The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said he has evidence that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, now on the run, had helped hire mercenaries.

‘New era of hope’ in Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire's internationally recognised president Alassane Ouattara called for peace after his rival was arrested on Monday.

Côte d’Ivoire’s Ouattara seeks recovery despite stand-off

Côte d'Ivoire presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara has called for an end to sanctions and sought to return the war-torn country to normal.

Ouattara forces begin Abidjan assault

Forces backing Côte d'Ivoire's Alassane Ouattara began a fresh assault to remove Laurent Gbagbo from his last stronghold in Abidjan on Monday.

Ouattara forces await Côte d’Ivoire end game

Hundreds of troops loyal to Côte d'Ivoire's Alassane Ouattara are waiting to launch what they say will be the final assault on Abidjan.

Africans see economic gains, democracy losses

Many Africans are enjoying greater access to economic opportunity but are seeing their political rights undermined, said the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

World wakes to African hunger

In a disaster predicted months ago by aid agencies, Africa's Sahel region is lurching towards a food crisis which the world has only weeks to avert.

Guinea struggles to break strongman curse

International action may be needed to prevent the tensions behind Guinea's crackdown on anti-government protests from igniting regional instability.

Court opens way for new Zuma charges

South Africa's appeals court on Monday overturned a judge's ruling dismissing graft charges against African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma.

Court upholds NDPP appeal in Zuma case

The SCA has upheld an appeal by the National Director of Public Prosecutions against a high court ruling that halted the prosecution of Jacob Zuma.

Judgement day for Zuma

The National Prosecuting Authority is no longer set on prosecuting African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma, a media report said on Monday.

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