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U.S alarmed by violence in Zimbabwe, Mugabe blamed for attacks

U.S alarmed by violence in Zimbabwe, Mugabe blamed for attacks

The United States this Thursday, condemned a recent spate of violence in Zimbabwe and blamed President Robert Mugabe’s party for the attacks, which are heightening tensions ahead of possible elections this year.

UN disappointed by three-year extension of Somalia’s transitional parliament

UN disappointed by three-year extension of Somalia’s transitional parliament

The top United Nations official for Somalia voiced disappointment today at the transitional parliament’s extension of its mandate by three years beyond the August deadline by which it was to enact a new constitution and hold general elections in the war-torn country.

Mubarak supporters opens fire killing four people, and 13 wounded

Mubarak supporters opens fire killing four people, and 13 wounded

Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak opened fire on protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Thursday, killing four people and wounding 13, witnesses and television said.

Ban reiterates concern over Côte d’Ivoire’s crisis

Ban reiterates concern over Côte d’Ivoire’s crisis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with a delegation of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) and underlined his deep concern over the continuing post-election crisis in Côte d”Ivoire and the deadlock”s impact on security and development prospects for the country.

African Union setups new operation to solve leadership crisis in Ivory Coast

African Union setups new operation to solve leadership crisis in Ivory Coast

The African Union said on Friday it would form a panel of heads of state to solve the leadership crisis in Ivory Coast which would come up with a legally binding settlement within one month.

Nigeria is set for a credible election, head of polls pledges

Nigeria is set for a credible election, head of polls pledges

Nigeria is on track to compile a credible voter register ahead of nationwide elections in April despite attempts in some volatile regions to manipulate the process, the head of the election commission said on Friday.

Africa’s most populous country is hoping thumb print scans and voter cards with electronic bar codes will enable it to accurately register an estimated 70 million voters and eliminate the kind of fraud that has undermined previous elections.

West African leaders to meet Obama, Ban Ki-moon on Ivory Coast crisis

West African leaders to meet Obama, Ban Ki-moon on Ivory Coast crisis

A delegation from West African regional bloc ECOWAS will meet U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week to discuss the crisis in Ivory Coast, Nigeria’s foreign minister said.

Uganda’s President against UN’s recognition on Ivory Coast

Uganda’s President against UN’s recognition on Ivory Coast

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni is against the United Nations’ recognition of Alassane Ouattara as winner of Ivory Coast’s election and wants an African Union probe into the poll, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Tunisian policemen use teargas on protesters at prime minister’s office

Tunisian policemen use teargas on protesters at prime minister’s office

Tunisian police used teargas on Monday to try to disperse protesters who camped out all evening at the prime minister’s office as part of a campaign to remove a government linked to ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

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