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Archive July 2010

France, African countries move to counter al-Qaida-linked groups in Africa

French and African leaders are pledging to counter al-Qaida-backed violence in East and West Africa with more military force in the aftermath of suicide bombings in Uganda and the killing of a French aid worker in Mali.

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Boycott cedes power to Burundi’s ruling party

BUJUMBURA – The coalition of 11 major opposition parties which boycotted July 23 national assembly elections also boycott today elections to the senate. The Alliance of Democrats for Change, as the coalition is known, claims that two previous polls – to elect Burundi’s district administrators and the president – were characterised by “massive fraud”.

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Italy. The collapse of aid for development

Italy has decreased funding to aid for development and will not meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDGs). It was announced on July 19 that seventy per cent fewer projects would be financed this year compared to 2009. And in the meantime, staffing problems at the Directorate General are preventing the €30 million credits NGOs claim to have from being settled.

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Glez – Al Qaeda

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Meet the best of Africa’s divas rocking the continent

Jul28

From Mbilia Bel in DR Congo to Aicha Kone in West Africa and Rebecca Malope down south, the continent is home to some of the world’s best vocal chords, writes AMOS NGAIRA.Africa has spawned a veritable Pantheon of musical goddesses who have kept her entertained over the centuries.

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Mothers and children: civil society calls for action

Civil society campaigners attending the African Union Summit in Kampala, Uganda are seeking new investments in stopping the deaths of women and children, which is the main issue slated for discussion by the African leaders.

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