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  • ECOWAS Imposes Sanctions on Guinea Bissau
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    Late  President Bacai Sanha
    After talks failed between the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Foreign Ministers Contact Group and Guinea Bissau’s political stake holders over the return of the country to constitutional rule within 12 months, ECOWAS has imposed diplomatic, economic and financial sanctions on Guinea Bissau Read more...

 

  • Sarkozy Pins French Re election Hopes on TV Duel
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    France's incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech during a campaign meeting at the Trocadero square in Paris
    Nicolas Sarkozy makes a last-ditch bid Wednesday to turn the tide against Socialist Francois Hollande when they go head to head in the French presidential election's one and only television debate. Read more...
     

  • Le Pen Refuses to Endorse Rival Candidates
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    Marine Le Pen refuses to endorse rivals
    She may be out of the presidential race herself but French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has used her political power to influence the outcome, reports Sky News. Read more...
     

  • A year after Bin Laden’s killing, Obama pledges to end Afghan war

    Seven dead as Taliban hit Kabul Pakistan on alert ...Read more...
     

  • Regional Leaders Meet Over Guinea-Bissau, Mali Crises
    Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara, chairman of ECOWAS, in Abidjan, March 27, 2012.
    Sonny Ugoh, an ECOWAS official, says West African leaders will review plans to resolve security crises in Mali and Guinea-Bissau Read more...
     

  • Nigerian Activists Demand Accountability, Threaten Protests
    People protest in Nigeria's northern city of Kano on January 16, 2012, before unions called off strikes over high fuel prices.
    People protest in Nigeria's northern city of Kano on January 16, 2012, before unions called off strikes over high fuel prices.
    Nigerian activists are demanding prosecutions, after lawmakers reviewed a report that documents massive high-level theft of public funds intended to subsidize the cost of fuel for the Nigerian people. The activists said that if no action is taken within the next two weeks, they will again lead the people into the streets. Read more...
     

  • Path to Restoring Mali’s Democracy Set Back, Says Politician
    Mali's military junta leader, Captain Amadou Sanogo signs documents as the junta and the West African bloc ECOWAS announced a deal that includes the lifting of sanctions and an amnesty for those involved in last month's coup at the Kati military camp, nea
    Mali's military junta leader, Captain Amadou Sanogo signs documents as the junta and the West African bloc ECOWAS announced a deal that includes the lifting of sanctions and an amnesty for those involved in last month's coup at the Kati military camp, near Bamako, on April 6, 2012.
    A prominent politician in Mali says the ongoing military crisis is a distraction to the aim of restoring constitutional rule in the West African nation. Read more...
     

  • UN Security Council Threatens Sudans with Sanctions

    The U.N. Security Council has threatened Sudan and South Sudan with sanctions if they do not stop fighting and return to the negotiating table to resolve their differences. Significantly, Wednesday’s resolution had the support of China and Russia. Read more...
     

  • South Sudan: Kosti Returnees Denied Aid, Forced Out
    Thousands of Southern Sudanese are stranded in Kosti, White Nile State, living in makeshift houses while awaiting barge rides home, Sept. 2011 (file photo).
    Thousands of Southern Sudanese are stranded in Kosti, White Nile State, living in makeshift houses while awaiting barge rides home, Sept. 2011 (file photo).
    South Sudan is voicing concern for southerners stuck at a way station in Sudan who are being forced to leave within days. Read more...
     

  • Activist says he wants to leave China
    Activist says he wants to leave China
    Speaking with CNN from his hospital bed in Beijing, Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng said he felt that his life would be in danger if he were to remain in the country. Read more... | WHO IS CHEN? | CNN CHASED FROM VILLAGE
     

  • Obama vows to 'finish the job' in Afghanistan

    Obama: al Qaeda defeat within reach
    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- President Barack Obama marked the first anniversary of the death of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden with an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, signing a long-awaited strategic partnership agreement meant to set the conditions of an American withdrawal from the war-torn nation. Read more... | What we didn't hear
     

  • News Corp. board backs Murdoch
    The News Corp. board issued a statement announcing
    The News Corp. board issued a statement announcing "its full confidence in Rupert Murdoch's fitness" to lead the organization
    (CNN) -- Global media tycoon Rupert Murdoch received a strong endorsement from the board of directors of his News Corp. on Wednesday, a day after British lawmakers investigating a phone hacking scandal said Murdoch was "not a fit person" to run a major international company. Read more...
     

  • Opinion: Israeli politics in a tailspin over Iran
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under fire from former Israeli security chiefs for his hawkish stance on Iran.
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under fire from former Israeli security chiefs for his hawkish stance on Iran
    (CNN) -- Israel, by necessity, has developed one of the most able security and intelligence apparatus in the world. There has been no necessity to develop a world-class political apparatus, however, and it shows. Read more...
     

  • Chavez's health problems bring uncertainty to Venezuela

    Chavez secrecy leaves Venezuela on edge
    (CNN) -- Uncertainty rules in Venezuela, where President Hugo Chavez battles a cancer some believe has turned fatal. Read more...
     

  • At least 11 killed, dozens injured in Egypt clashes
    Egyptians protest the interim military leadership outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo.
    Egyptians protest the interim military leadership outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo
    Cairo (CNN) -- Egypt's military may hand over power to a civilian authority in the next three weeks should a presidential vote be decided in the first round, a spokesman for the armed forces chief of staff said Wednesday. Read more...
     

  • London mayor's race: Battle of buses
    Double-decker buses make their way over Westminster Bridge in London in March. The iconic buses have been a wedge issue between the city's top contenders for mayor, incumbent Mayor Boris Johnson, the Conservative Party candidate, and Labour candidate Ken Livingstone, a former mayor. Both men have devoted their energies to transport -- and attacking each other on the issue.
    Double-decker drama
    London (CNN) -- To an outsider, Thursday's contest to elect the next mayor of London would appear to be a fight between two larger-than-life characters -- known best by their first names -- for control of the city's famous red buses. Read more...
     

  • Cancer in Africa: Fighting a nameless enemy
    In Emanuel Adu's language, Twi, people call the skin cancer that is invading his cheek and nose "sasabro." It means a disease that eats away at you. Read more...

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