ECOWAS Imposes Sanctions on Guinea Bissau 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
Sarkozy Pins French Re election Hopes on TV Duel 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.
Le Pen Refuses to Endorse Rival Candidates 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.
A year after Bin Laden’s killing, Obama pledges to end Afghan war
Seven dead as Taliban hit Kabul Pakistan on alert ...Read
Regional Leaders Meet Over Guinea-Bissau, Mali Crises
Sonny Ugoh, an ECOWAS official, says West African leaders will review plans
to resolve security crises in Mali and Guinea-Bissau
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.
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.
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, 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
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.
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).
South Sudan is voicing concern for southerners stuck at a way
station in Sudan who are being forced to leave within days.
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.
What we didn't hear
News Corp. board backs Murdoch
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
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 (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
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.
At least 11 killed, dozens injured in Egypt clashes
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.
London mayor's race: Battle of buses
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.
Cancer in Africa: Fighting a nameless enemy
ACCRA, Ghana — 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.