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Kenya | World
New schedule set for Kenyatta war crimes trial

afrol News - Despite massive pressure to stop the prosecution of Kenya's recently elected President, Uhuru Kenyatta, the International Criminal Court (ICC) today set a new date for the trial against the state leader. Mr Kenyatta is accused of crimes against humanity.

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.
Botswana | Africa
Released captive elephants "do fine in the wild"

afrol News - Scientists have shown that African elephants raised in captivity can be released to the African savannah with relative ease and do fine. Trials done in Botswana give hope for re-establishing threatened elephant range states.
Pan-African parliamentary science forum launched

afrol News / SciDev.Net - An Africa-wide forum for parliamentarians which aims to give science, technology and innovation a more central role in the policy-making process was launched this week.

How cyber-activism lent savvy to North African protests

afrol News / Africa Renewal - The revolutions and protest movements in North and sub-Saharan Africa are by the people, but they could never have taken the form they took and keep on taking without social media and new technologies.
Libya | World
Malta airport "not open for Libya strikes"

afrol News - Malta, Libya's closest European neighbour, denies its airport will be open for "any military strike against Libya" by the coalition preparing to implement the no-fly zone.
Libya | World
Ten nations ready to attack Ghaddafi regime

afrol News - A "coalition of the willing" is rapidly forming to strike back at any military advances of the Ghaddafi regime against the rebels and Libyan civilians. Ten nations already are ready to attack.

Africa defies AU chief's support for Ghaddafi

afrol News - African Union (AU) chief and Equatorial Guinea dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema twice has called Colonel Ghaddafi to secure AU support. But other African countries rather support Libya's rebels.
World | Libya
Benghazi celebrates UN resolution

afrol News - Spontaneous celebrations broke out in Benghazi as the UN Security Council authorised "all necessary measures" to protect civilians in Libya, including the use of military force.
World | Libya
France: We can start bombing Libya tonight

afrol News - The French Defence Minister has confirmed that military action against the Ghaddafi regime can start only hours after the UN Security Council approves of it.
Africa | Libya
African Union praises Ghaddafi "reform offer"

afrol News - The African Union (AU) has come out in support of Libya's Ghaddafi regime, opposing any military action against the regime and praising its "readiness" for "political reforms."
How African land deals override locals

afrol News - A new study into current land lease and sale contracts in Africa shows how local land users are mostly not even consulted in the process. When consulted, they are often tricked.
Africa | Libya
Fleeing Africans tell tales of Libyan horror

afrol News - As more sub-Saharan Africans manage to escape Libya, they tell stories about increasing racist attacks and desperation. Hundreds of thousands are still hiding out in Libya.
Libya | Africa
Africans hunted down in "liberated" Libya

afrol News - As defected army units and civilians in "liberated" eastern Libya are eager to demonstrate unity, "African mercenaries" are increasingly singled out as the enemy. Africans are systematically hunted down.
World | Libya
Foreign intervention in Libya more probable

afrol News - As the situation in Libya, especially Tripoli, is nearing a humanitarian disaster, a foreign intervention is becoming more probable. The reasons for a legitimate intervention have already been defined.
Shell pulls out of African downstream market

afrol News - The major oil company Shell has sold its downstream businesses in 14 African countries for around US$ 1 billion. Shell products however still would be sold to Africa.
African dreams of Egypt-like revolt

afrol News - All over Africa, the dramatic events in Tunisia and Egypt are followed, with opposition groups and dissidents hoping the same could happen in their country. Mostly, these are only dreams, but some could come true.
Africa | South Africa
SA to represent Africa at emerging markets

afrol News/SANF - The recent invitation to South Africa to join the BRIC group of emerging economies comprising Brazil, Russia, India and China is to "offer opportunities for Africa to strengthen ties with the group."
Doing business in Africa "becoming easier"

afrol News - Foreign investments in Africa are strongly increasing as the continent displays on of the world's highest growth numbers. African analysts hold that this is a consequence of improved business environments in Africa.
Africa | Equatorial Guinea
New AU leader Obiang calls criticism un-African

afrol News - Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, whose election as new Chairman of the African Union (AU) caused widespread outrage by human rights groups and media, hits back at the criticism, calling it un-African.
Africa | Equatorial Guinea
Africa's worst dictator becomes AU leader

afrol News editorial - Equatorial Guinea's Dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema has been elected to take over the post of chairman of the African Union (AU). "This is the darkest day in the AU's history," afrol News editors comment.
African remittance flows are back up

afrol News / Africa Renewal - After a slump in 2009, migrant financial remittances back to Africa were again on the rise in 2010. Experts expect a further growth in funds sent to Africa in 2011 and 2012.
Stronger African growth expected in 2011-12

afrol News - The World Bank foresees economic growth continuing to be strong in Africa this and next year; probably even stronger. Investments in infrastructure are paying off and African raw materials are more demanded than ever on global markets.
Africa "to see rise in investments"

afrol News - IMF analysts hold that foreign direct investment, particularly from Africa's new trading partners in Asia, will "strengthen and demand for African bonds is set to increase."
Africa, Europe set out cooperation priorities

afrol News / SANF - Africa and Europe have agreed on a new plan of action aimed at strengthening relations between the two continents.

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