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Kenya

Land claims in Kenya fuel risk of strife surrounding presidential election

BANITA, Kenya — The first time Francis Mwangi’s Kikuyu family tried to bury him beneath the green grasses of Kenya’s Rift Valley, they were ambushed by Kalenjin men who claimed the land as theirs. Fighting broke…

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News and Press Release
Source:
The Washington Post
Posted:
21 Feb 2013

Sudan

U.S. envoy Gration says Sudan's peace accord is in peril

By Mary Beth Sheridan Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, May 13, 2010 Time is running out to salvage a peace accord that ended Africa's longest-running war, a key U.S. official said Wednesday, but he rejected suggestions that the Obama administration is not…

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News and Press Release
Source:
The Washington Post
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Somalia

In Somalia, Islamist militias ban music from the radio

By Sudarsan Raghavan Washington Post Foreign Service Wednesday, May 5, 2010 MOGADISHU, SOMALIA -- In a capital that pulses with the sounds of war -- the rumble of armored trucks, the crash of mortars, the crack of AK-47s -- Radio Xurmo…

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News and Press Release
Source:
The Washington Post
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Somalia

For Somalis caught between Islamists and weak government, fleeing is only option

By Sudarsan Raghavan Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, April 17, 2010 IFO, KENYA -- Two Islamist militants delivered an ultimatum to Zahra Allawi's daughters: marry them or die. The men were from al-Shabab, a militia linked to al-Qaeda that is fighting Somalia's…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
The Washington Post
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Sudan

Darfur Descending; No Time for Apathy on Sudan

By Kofi A. Annan When I visited Darfur last May, I felt hopeful. Today I am pessimistic, unless a major new international effort is mustered in the coming weeks. I visited a village whose people had returned after fleeing from violence…

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News and Press Release
Source:
The Washington Post
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Rwanda

Rwandan Acknowledges Supplying Arms, Troops, Plans To Congo Rebellion

By John Pomfret (c) 1997, The Washington Post KIGALI, Rwanda Rwanda's powerful defense minister, Paul Kagame, has acknowledged for the first time his country's key role in the overthrow of president Mobutu Sese Seko in neighboring Congo, saying that the Rwandan…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
The Washington Post
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Rwanda

Rwanda's Hand Seen In Attacks on Camps

By Stephen Buckley Fighting in eastern Zaire between armed Tutsis and the Zairian military, as well as recent attacks on refugee camps, appear to have been orchestrated by a Rwandan government weary of a two-year-long crisis at its borders, according…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
The Washington Post
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Somalia

Somali Leader Disputes Election

Somali faction leader Osman Hassan Ato dismissed as "illegitimate" the election of Hussein Mohamed Aideed as president of a self-declared government and successor to his late father, Mohamed Farah Aideed. Ato, a successful Somali businessman who funded the elder Aideed until…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
The Washington Post
Posted:
21 Mar 2011