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  • Senegalese Opposition to Mourn Death of Activist
    Protesters burn tires in a street after Senegal's highest court ruled that the country's increasingly frail, 85-year-old President Abdoulaye Wade could run for a third term in next month's presidential election, in Dakar, Senegal, January 27, 2012.
    Alioune Tine says protester’s death will be catalyst to oppose what he describes as President Wade’s constitutional coup d’état  Read more...

 

  • ICRC: Fighting in Northern Mali Displaces 30,000
    Map of Mali
    The International Committee of the Red Cross says at least 30,000 people have been displaced in northern Mali, where Tuareg fighters have launched a renewed rebellion against the government. Read more...
     

  • ECOWAS Team to Investigate Fighting in Mali
    Heads of state and members of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) pose for a photograph after attending the 39th ECOWAS Summit in Nigeria's capital Abuja (file photo).
    Heads of state and members of the Economic Community
    Of West African States (ECOWAS) pose for a photograph after
    attending the 39th ECOWAS Summit in Nigeria's capital Abuja (
    file photo).

    An official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said a fact-finding mission is scheduled to arrive in Mali’s capital, Bamako, Thursday to ascertain the extent of the security and humanitarian problems caused by fighting. Read more...
     

  • Rights Group Criticizes Russia, China for Supplying Sudan with Weapons
    Amnesty International says that weapons from Russia and China are being used by the Sudanese government to commit serious human rights violations against civilians. Read more...
     

  • Zuma Engages S. African Public with New Media
    South African President Jacob Zuma is set to deliver his annual state of the nation speech in which he is expected to outline his government’s job creation initiatives and infrastructure development at the cost of more than $100 billion over the next three years Read more...
     

  • Peace Eludes South Sudan's Jonglei State
    A mother waits with her son, both victims of ethnic violence in Jonglei state, South Sudan, for emergency food rations in the town of Gumuruk, Jan.12, 2012.
    A mother waits with her son, both victims of ethnic violence in
    Jonglei state, South Sudan, for emergency food rations in the
    town of Gumuruk, Jan.12, 2012.

    Inter-tribal fighting in South Sudan's Jonglei state is testing the government's ability to maintain security, while church-led peace efforts have stalled, raising the possibility of more violence. Read more...
     

  • Challenger to Chavez showing strength in Venezuela
    Henrique Capriles Radonski, the opposition Democratic Unity coalition candidate for president, speaks Tuesday in Caracas.
    Henrique Capriles Radonski, the opposition Democratic Unity coalition candidate for president, speaks Tuesday in Caracas
    (CNN) -- When an opposition candidate challenged Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to a debate last month, his reply was "aguila no caza mosca" -- "the eagle doesn't hunt the fly." Read more...
     

  • Video of Chinese toddler sobbing in snow sparks outrage

    Boy forced to run nearly naked in snow
    Beijing (CNN) -- A video of a toddler crying while running in the snow nearly naked has sparked a firestorm in China, but the boy's father says the exercise was meant to strengthen his son. Read more...
     

  • Iran turns to barter as sanctions cripple imports

    IRANIAN government is turning to barter, offering ...Read more...


 

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