|UN will not monitor human rights in Western Sahara|
afrol News - The US has backed down on its demand that UN peacekeepers in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara also shall monitor the human rights situation after Moroccan sources threatened to scale down relations with Washington.
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|Central African Republic falling apart
afrol News - One month after the rebel movement Séléka took over power in the Central African Republic, unrest is spreading in the country. The new leader lacks control of his forces, which continue looting and abusing civilians.
|Kenyatta secures tight victory in Kenya|
afrol News - The official election results in Kenya have finally been announced, and Uhuru Kenyatta managed to win the first poll round outright with a narrow 50.7 percent. But the main opponent, PM Raila Odinga, is filing a vote rigging complaint to the courts.
Cape Verde to produce dragon fruit
afrol News - Cape Verde authorities have invested large sums to diversify the arid country's agricultural sector. Now, the dragon fruit, originating in tropical America, is being introduced for the first commercial production in Africa.
Even governors in Pharaonic Egypt died in their 20s
afrol News - Researchers have analysed more than 200 mummies from ancient Egypt, finding that even high dignitaries were poorly nourished and had infectious diseases. The typical governor in Pharaonic Egypt died before he was 30 years old.
|Egypt court suspends planned election date|
afrol News - An Egyptian court today ruled that the parliamentary elections, which President Mohammed Morsi had decreed for 22 April, must be postponed. Judges say the Constitutional Court needs time to approve the new Electoral Code. Mr Morsi says he will appeal the ruling.
|Ethnic violence in Guinea ahead of polls|
afrol News - Violence is spreading in Guinea's capital Conakry after the country's opposition urged followers to protest against the election preparations. This night, civilians again were killed during extensive looting and ethnic clashes in Conakry.
|Now, the election excitement starts in Kenya|
afrol News editorial - As the counting process has started today, the polls are getting exciting: not due to the violence many foreign media claimed to expect, but because it may become a tight race. Contrary to media reports, little ever pointed to a violent election.
Chadian troops kill jihadist leaders in Mali
afrol News - The President of Chad, Idriss Deby, today announced that two of the key Islamist leaders recently terrorising northern Mali have been shot dead by his troops. At the same time, Chad mourns 26 casualties among its troops in Mali.
Morocco to get free trade access to Europe
afrol News - The European Union (EU) and Morocco today announced the start-up of negotiations aiming at reaching a complete free trade agreement, according to EU President José Manuel Barroso, who is currently in Rabat.
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