Breakthrough in Mali peace process
afrol News, 19 June - A preliminary peace accord between the conflict parties in Mali was yesterday signed in Ouagadougou. The accord allows for a ceasefire and the peaceful holding of elections in all of Mali in July, also in areas controlled by Tuareg rebels.
Kenyatta secures tight victory in Kenya
afrol News, 9 March - 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.
Egypt court suspends planned election date
afrol News, 6 March - 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.
Mass protests shake Djibouti
afrol News, 26 February - Police forces in Djibouti have arrested up to 300 protesters as mass demonstrations against last week's allegedly rigged polls shook the capital yesterday and today. Most opposition leaders were also arrested in police raids.
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The US has sent troops to Niger
afrol News, 22 February - President Barack Obama today informed the US Senate that he had ordered the stationing of around 100 soldiers in Niger to support the French military operation in neighbouring Mali. The Niger government had agreed to the move, Mr Obama said.
Libya peace very fragile, warns UN
afrol News, 29 January - The newest report on the situation in Libya concludes on dramatic challenges for the North African country. State-building reforms are going to slow, endangering stability, and the Mali conflict may spill over to Libya, the UN warns.
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