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Sudan, South Sudan reach oil deal, will hold border talks 16:34 GMT
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Sudan said on Saturday it had reached a deal with South Sudan on oil transit fees, a first step towards ending a dispute which had brought the hostile neighbours close to war, but also said it wanted a border security agreement before oil flows resumed.  Full Article
Clinton urges Kenya to hold free, fair elections 12:41 GMT 
NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Kenya on Saturday to hold free and fair elections and be a role model for Africa, underlining the need to avoid the bloodshed suffered during the last vote five years ago.  Full Article 
US encouraged by Somalia progress: Clinton 15:28 GMT 
Pirates attack ship off Nigeria, kidnap 4 foreigners 14:51 GMT 
Egypt's Christian leader slams "unfair" new cabinet 13:28 GMT 
Egypt govt invites IMF officials to resume loan talks 15:27 GMT 
Car bomb explodes in Tripoli, 1st since Gaddafi's fall 08:42 GMT 
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LONDON (Reuters) - Serena Williams won her first Olympic tennis women's singles gold on Saturday with a 6-0 6-1 demolition of Russia's Maria Sharapova on Wimbledon's Centre Court.  Full Article 
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KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's parliament voted on Saturday to dismiss the country's two top security ministers for failing to stop cross-border shelling blamed on Pakistan, in what could be a blow to NATO plans to reinforce stability and handover to Afghan forces.  Full Article 
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LONDON (Reuters) - New names for Iran's oil tankers are part of its national tanker company NITC's defence against tighter United States sanctions which target it, the company says.  Full Article 
AFRICA BLOGS
Will 2012 see more strong men of Africa leave office?
There are many reasons for being angry with Africa ’s strong men, whose autocratic ways have thrust some African countries back into the eye of the storm and threatened to undo the democratic gains in other parts of the continent of the past decades.  Blog 
Operation Somalia: The U.S., Ethiopia and now Kenya
Ethiopia did it five years ago, the Americans a while back. Now Kenya has rolled tanks and troops across its arid frontier into lawless Somalia, in another campaign to stamp out a rag-tag militia of Islamist rebels that has stoked terror throughout the region with threats of strikes.  Blog 
Could Islamist rebels undermine change in Africa?
Creeping from the periphery in Africa’s east and west, Islamist militant groups now pose serious security challenges to key countries and potentially even a threat to the continent’s new success.  Blog 
The children of Dadaab: Life through the lens
Through my video “The children of Dadaab: Life through the Lens” I wanted to tell the story of the Somali children living in Kenya’s Dadaab. Living in the world’s largest refugee camp, they are the ones bearing the brunt of Africa’s worst famine in sixty years.  Blog 
Who among the seven longest serving African leaders will be deposed next?
Several African leaders watching news of the death of Africa ’s longest serving leader are wondering who among them is next and how they will leave office.  Blog 
Was South Africa right to deny Dalai Lama a visa?
Given that China is South Africa’s biggest trading partner and given the close relationship between Beijing and the ruling African National Congress, it didn’t come as a huge surprise that South Africa was in no hurry to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama.  Blog 
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