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  • US-Africa summit urged to roll back threats to freedom

    2014-08-01 18:11

    US President Barack Obama and African leaders meeting at a breakthrough summit in Washington next week should commit to rolling back growing threats to freedom of expression on the continent, 15 rights groups said Friday.

  • US-Africa summit urged to roll back threats to freedom

    2014-08-01 17:31

    US President Barrack Obama and African leaders meeting at a breakthrough summit in Washington next week should commit to rolling back growing threats to freedom of expression on the continent, 15 rights groups said Friday.

  • Unclear whether sanctions can influence Russia: analysts

    2014-08-01 05:41

    No one doubts the latest EU and US economic sanctions on Russia will inflict significant costs, but whether they can force Moscow to reverse course in Ukraine is a completely different question.

  • Obama welcomes Africa to Washington

    2014-08-01 03:41

    President Barack Obama, whose election in 2008 as the first black American president sparked huge expectations in Africa, will at last hold a summit next week for the continent's leaders.

  • Egypt's Sisi to skip Obama's Africa summit

    2014-08-01 02:01

    New Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will not attend an unprecedented gathering of African leaders here next week, a US official said Thursday, after he was given a belated invitation.

  • Mugabe worried at divisions threatening his ruling party

    2014-07-31 20:31

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Thursday complained that factionalism that forced him into a compromise government with his rivals five years ago was now threatening to tear his party apart.

  • No US intent to engage in Africa militarily: official

    2014-07-30 20:31

    Washington does not intend to engage in Africa militarily to resolve the continent's conflicts but is boosting efforts to train peacekeepers, a senior US official said Wednesday.

  • Barclays focuses on corporate lending in S Africa

    2014-07-30 15:01

    JOHANNESBURG, July 30 - Barclays Africa Group is focusing on lending to companies in South Africa to counter a drop in retail credit as the financial health of households in its biggest market deteriorates.

  • Cricket: Birthday boy Anderson keeps England on top

    2014-07-30 14:31

    James Anderson marked his 32nd birthday with two quick wickets as England maintained their dominant position in the third Test against India at Southampton on Wednesday.

  • EU imposes new sanctions in 'a strong warning' to Russia

    2014-07-29 20:41

    After months of hesitation, the EU agreed Tuesday to impose economic sanctions against Russia, hoping this "strong warning" would make it change course in Ukraine as fighting intensified around cities held by pro-Russian rebels.

  • Poachers threaten new slaughter of S.Africa elephants

    2014-07-29 17:11

    Rangers in South Africa's Kruger national park, already struggling to cope with well-armed rhino poachers, said Tuesday they were preparing to face a new onslaught against the park's elephants.

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