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Sudan

Sudanese return home for independence vote

Tens of thousands of southern Sudanese are making the pilgrimage home in order to vote in the upcoming independence referendum. Millions had fled to the country's north to escape decades of violence, but many are now returning in fear of…

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News and Press Release
Source:
ABC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Mugabe 'declares war' as crisis meeting begins

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has "declared war", not an election in Zimbabwe, said Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai from inside the Dutch embassy in the capital Harare. "It is not an election, that is what we keep on saying," Mr Tsvangirai,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
ABC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe violence spreads to Harare outskirts

Reports from Zimbabwe say political violence ahead of next week's presidential run-off election has spread to urban areas around the capital Harare. Opposition supporters have complained of being attacked in a township near the city, which has been largely quiet during…

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News and Press Release
Source:
ABC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Somalia

AU begins Somalia peacekeeping patrols

African Union (AU) peacekeeping troops have begun patrolling the streets of the Somalian capital, Mogadishu, for the first time since they arrived in March. The contingent of 1,400 Ugandans is due to replace Ethiopian soldiers, who were invited by the…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
ABC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Sudan

African Union considers Sudan peacekeeping mission

By Africa correspondent Sally Sara The African Union has announced it is preparing plans to send a peacekeeping force to the troubled Darfur region of Sudan. The union has strongly criticised the Sudanese Government for failing to stop the bloodshed, which…

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News and Press Release
Source:
ABC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Sudan + 1 more

Sudanese refugees flood into Chad

By Sally Sara in Bahai on the Chad border Aid agencies in Chad are bracing for the arrival of more refugees from Sudan's devastated Darfur region. The United Nations estimates that up to 200,000 refugees have already crossed into Chad…

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News and Press Release
Source:
ABC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Eritrea + 1 more

E-U to send three nation team to Horn of Africa

The European Union has decided in principle to send a three-nation team to the Horn of Africa to work towards resolving the war between Eritrea and Ethiopia. The EU troika, made up of states holding the past, present and…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
ABC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Angola

Plan to withdraw UN peacekeepers from Angola by March

The United Nations is poised to withdraw its contingent of peace monitors from war torn Angola. Africa correspondent Ben Wilson reports Secretary General Kofi Annan is recommending the one-thousand observors pull out by the end of March. In a downbeat report…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
ABC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Angola

Second UN plane found in Angola

UNITA rebels in Angola say they've found the wreckage of a second U-N aircraft that crashed near the town of Huambo, and there are no survivors among the nine people on board. Africa correspondent Ben Wilson reports. A UNITA spokesman…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
ABC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011