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World leaders urge Gaddafi to quit

Leaders across the world have called on Muammar Gaddafi to leave office on Sunday . He is said to be running out of options and friends as international action to pressure him into surrendering gathers momentum, with Russia and China joining the west in backing calls to prosecute him for war crimes.

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Guinea headed for free election, analysts say

Former members of a government that took power after a 2008 coup will be allowed to run in next month’s landmark election, underlining the difficulty of staging the first free polls in Guinea since independence more than 50 years ago.

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Eritrea desperate to undo UN sanctions

Eritrea President Isaias Afewerki is on a diplomatic offensive to make the UN lift sanctions against the country last year for training and supplying Somali and Yemenite rebels. Holy cows are being slaughtered in Asmara.

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Zimbabwe: Demystifying sanctions and strengthening solidarity

In debates about Zimbabwe’s political crisis and the role of the international community, it is difficult to sort out reality from rhetorical smoke and mirrors, write Briggs Bomba and William Minter. The current debate on ‘sanctions’ is a classic example: There is much strong language for and against, but rarely do debaters bother to say which measures are actually in place and what specific effects they have or should have.

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Zimbabwe: Civil society asks for reconciliation

A renewed power sharing crisis pursued between president Mugabe and Prime Minister Tsvangirai, a crisis which is deeply aggraviating the country’s situation. South African President Jacob Zuma travelled to Zimbabwe to mediate and bring the three political rivals to a sort of reconciliation. In order to understand the current situation, Afronline.org interviewed Mr. Cephas Zinhumwe, Director of the national Association for non-governmental organizations in Zimbabwe.

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Madagascar sanctions deadline nears

Madagascar coup President Andry Rajoelina has to implement a power-sharing deal to avoid the imposition of full African Union sanctions on 17 March. Also the US and Europe have threatened to move from the current suspension of aid to concrete sanctions.

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