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12 December 2010
  
  
 










Mozambique
Politics | Economy - Development | Society
Mozambique drug barons "protected by President"

afrol News, 10 December - Mozambique is becoming a major narcotics transit point in Africa, with US diplomatic sources pointing at two of country's main businessmen as drug barons. Both are protected by the President.
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Djibouti | Eritrea
Politics | Society
Djibouti sees Eritrea President as "lunatic"

afrol News, 10 December - The Foreign Minister of Djibouti, in talks with the US Embassy, called President Issaias Afwerki of neighbouring Eritrea "a lunatic". He also revealed Eritrea opposes any real Somali peace talks.
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Central African Republic
Society | Environment - Nature
Central African Rep clamps down on poachers

afrol News, 10 December - An operation by special police forces earlier this week in the Central African Republic led to the arrest of a key wildlife smuggler and seizure of elephant tusks and cat skins.
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Morocco
Travel - Leisure
Marrakech is BA's top 2011 destination

afrol News, 10 December - Morocco's exotic inland city Marrakech has been named the top destination of UK's leading airliner British Airways (BA). Also Mauritius is on BA's top-ten list for 2011.
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Sudan
Politics
South Sudan: historic vote or new conflict?

afrol News / Africa Renewal, 10 December - With Sudan moving towards a referendum to determine whether the south remains part of the country or secedes, the international community has launched a major diplomatic push to keep the troubled process on track.
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Kenya | Ethiopia
Politics
Kenya assists Ethiopia fight Oromia rebels

afrol News, 9 December - The Ethiopian government is hailing Kenya for its registration of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) as "an organised criminal body." Several OLF rebels have already been killed and arrested in Kenya.
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Comoros | Réunion and Mayotte
Politics | Society
Mayotte issue to split or join Comoros, France

afrol News, 9 December - Despite heavy protests from Comoros, the Comoran island Mayotte soon will become a department and an integrated part of France. The move could further divide France and Comoros, or bring them closer together.
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Tanzania
Society | Gender - Women
Mass FGM ceremonies planned in Tanzania

afrol News, 9 December - While Tanzania outlawed female genital mutilation (FGM) in 1998, mass FGM ceremonies are still going on, in particular in the November-January season. Activists expect over 5,000 girls to be cut "this holiday season".
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Côte d'Ivoire
Politics
Pressure mounts against Côte d'Ivoire "coup"

afrol News, 8 December - West African state leaders have unanimously "recognised Alassane Dramane Ouattara" as the rightful "President-elect of Côte d'Ivoire." Protest against the "coup" of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo is universal.
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Congo Kinshasa | Rwanda
Science - Education | Environment - Nature
Mountain gorilla population recovering

afrol News, 8 December - A new mountain gorilla census in Rwanda and Congo Kinshasa (DRC) shows a 26 percent increase in population of this endangered species during seven years. Mountain gorillas are among the region's main tourist attractions.
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Africa
Economy - Development | Politics
Africa, Europe set out cooperation priorities

afrol News / SANF, 8 December - Africa and Europe have agreed on a new plan of action aimed at strengthening relations between the two continents.
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Mali
Economy - Development | Health
Graft pauses Mali health aid

afrol News, 8 December - Three projects fighting malaria and tuberculosis in Mali have seen their international funding suspended as government found "evidence of misappropriation and unjustified expenditure."
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Seychelles
Politics | Economy - Development
Piracy costs Seychelles millions

afrol News, 8 December - Pirate activity in Seychelles' waters is very limited, but nevertheless it costs the small nation millions of dollars in lost revenues from fishing and tourism, and in extra transport costs.
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West Africa
Politics
West Africa: a democratic lighthouse?

afrol News, 3 December - If Ivorian opposition leader Alassane Ouattara is let to take over the Côte d'Ivoire presidency, West Africa could indeed become a democratic lighthouse and an example to the rest of the world.
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Morocco
Politics | Society
Little US trust in Moroccan army

afrol News, 3 December - The US embassy in Rabat puts little trust in the Moroccan armed forces. Corruption "at the highest levels" limits the army's efficiency, while the King's distrust in the army halts direct US contacts.
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Côte d'Ivoire
Politics
Gbagbo "coup" in Côte d'Ivoire

afrol News, 3 December - One day after the electoral commission declared opposition leader Alassane Ouattara the winner of the Côte d'Ivoire presidential elections, the Constitutional Council proclaims incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo as winner.
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Guinea
Politics | Society
Court confirms Guinea poll results

afrol News, 3 December - Guinea's Supreme Court this night confirmed the controversial 15 November provisional election result, rejecting fraud allegations. Alpha Condé therefore will be sworn in as Guinea's next President.
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Côte d'Ivoire
Politics
Opposition wins Côte d'Ivoire poll

afrol News, 2 December - Opposition leader Alassane Ouattara has been declared the winner of Sunday's run-off elections in Côte d'Ivoire, receiving 54.1 percent of the votes. President Laurent Gbagbo does not accept defeat.
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Society
African Horn migration routes shifting

afrol News, 2 December - Departure points for an often deadly boat trip from Africa to Yemen may be shifting from Puntland to Somaliland, with Djibouti remaining the main transit point. Coastguards now receive training to halt and to rescue migrants.
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Ethiopia
Politics | Economy - Development
Ethiopian five-year plan endorsed

afrol News, 2 December - The Ethiopian parliament today endorsed government's five-year "growth and transformation" plan, which seeks to maximise economic growth in the country. Agriculture is to become a major drive.
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» 02.12.2010 - Somaliland meets giant education challenge
» 02.12.2010 - Google to compete with Ghana media
» 02.12.2010 - Clashes as Côte d'Ivoire poll results blocked
» 01.12.2010 - Secrete prisons and torture revealed in Tunisia
» 01.12.2010 - Djibouti cleared Blackwater to kill pirates
» 01.12.2010 - Zambia AIDS treatment reaches 90% of sick
» 30.11.2010 - Mubarak: "Egypt must consider nuclear bomb"
» 30.11.2010 - Africa receives least health aid
» 30.11.2010 - Botswana outraged over tourism, diamond boycott
» 30.11.2010 - High turnout at Côte d'Ivoire poll

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