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Gabonese president continues to ignore multiple concerns about vote rigging

​President Ali Bongo won’t let his drum be banged.

Kenyatta says he won’t allow another genocide in the region

Kenya's President was referring to the violence in S Sudan, but stopped short of spelling out any action to end the increasingly ethnic slaughter.

Brit arrested after Westgate attack in Nairobi

The British Foreign Office has confirmed that a British man has been arrested in Kenya following the siege at Westgate mall that has left dozens dead.

Kenya siege: ‘We are fully in control,’ claims government

Most hostages have been freed, claims Interior Minister Ole Lenku, as the army continues its operation to flush out militants from the Nairobi mall.

Fortunes differ among Somalia’s famine refugees

Even among refugees fleeing Somalia there are "haves" and "have-nots" -- those who cross the border in a battle for survival and those who drive.

UN chief urges Africa to be firm against Gbagbo

Africa and the international community must stand firm against efforts by Côte d'Ivoire's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo to cling on to power.

African Union in new move to end Ivory Coast crisis

The African Union said on Friday it would form a panel of heads of state to solve the leadership crisis in Côte d'Ivoire.

Madagascar’s leader snubs calls for power-sharing

Madagascar's leader Andry Rajoelina has snubbed the African Union's top diplomat, again rejecting calls for a consensus government to be formed.

Criminal gangs plunder Madagascar forests

Criminal gangs are stripping Madagascar's poorly-protected national parks every day of precious hardwood worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Ravalomanana threatens Madagascar power-share deal

A deal on who should hold the top posts in Madagascar's power-sharing government faced collapse on Thursday.

AU urges Madagascar leaders to stick to deal

The African Union (AU) called on Madagascar's feuding leaders on Tuesday to resume negotiations and establish a consensus government.

Madagascar accused of profiting from illegal timber

Madagascar's cash-strapped government has opened the door for criminal syndicates to plunder the Indian Ocean island's precious natural resources.

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