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Niger in historic qualification for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

Niger in historic qualification for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

Niger’s national soccer team received a hero’s welcome when they returned from Egypt on Sunday after qualifying for the first time ever in the African Cup of Nations.

Gambia jails Nigerian, seven others

Gambia jails Nigerian, seven others

The Gambia has sentenced eight foreigners to 50 years each imprisonment for trying to smuggle two tonnes of cocaine from Latin America to Europe,the British Broadcasting Corporation reports.

Sierra Leone arrests 39 in oil palm land lease dispute

Sierra Leone arrests 39 in oil palm land lease dispute

Sierra Leone authorities have arrested 39 protesters in the south of the West African nation, following tensions between the local population and a unit of international agro-investor Socfin.

Gunmen kidnap two Spanish aid workers from Kenyan camp

Gunmen kidnap two Spanish aid workers from Kenyan camp

Gunmen kidnapped two Spanish women working for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) at Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp on Thursday, the third abduction of Westerners in Kenya by attackers linked to Somalia in a month.

Malawi to allow Sudan president in for trade summit

Malawi to allow Sudan president in for trade summit

Malawi will allow Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir into the country for a regional trade summit starting on Friday and has no plans to arrest him under an International Criminal Court warrant, a senior government official said on Thursday.

Liberia to release first election results

Liberia to release first election results

Liberia is to release a first batch of official results on Thursday from its hotly-contested presidential election, in which Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is seeking a second term.

Gambia jails eight foreigners for 50 years for drugs

Gambia jails eight foreigners for 50 years for drugs

A court in Gambia jailed eight foreign nationals for 50 years each on Wednesday for trying to traffic 2.1 tonnes of cocaine into Europe, worth about $130 million and one of the largest consignments seized in recent years.

Dow Chemical announces expansion in Africa

Dow Chemical announces expansion in Africa

(InformAfrica) The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) announced that it will expand its operations in Africa by opening offices in Algeria and Ghana. The decision to open the new offices and employ more sales staff in Africa follows a dedicated study to identify opportunities and to finalize an operating structure that will deliver maximum effect and return for the Company in Africa.

Africa: Crowdsourcing Democracy Through Social Media

Africa: Crowdsourcing Democracy Through Social Media

Yesterday the citizens of Liberia participated in just their second presidential election since the country emerged from a brutal civil war in 2003, and in such an environment the specter of violence or other unrest is never far away. But what if social media, a Georgia Tech professor is asking, could identify and even help prevent dangerous situations from occurring?