[AEP]The African Union says it is up to Zimbabweans to resolve disputes over election dates. At a press conference in Geneva on Monday, the chair of the commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said that the primary concern is for the elections to be free and fair.
[RFI]As anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela spends his 11th day in hospital on Tuesday, South African satirical cartoonist Zapiro tells RFI that hanging onto Mandela is not helping the country. Referring to a meeting five years ago, Zapiro says the former president was "not as lucid" as he had been before, he is not a "full person".
[AI London]Chinese mining companies operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) need to do more to prevent their operations from leading to human rights abuses, Amnesty International warned today in a new report.
[VOA]London -Piracy in West Africa now affects more ships and seafarers than piracy coming from Somalia, according to a new report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), however, Somali pirates tend to mete out harsher treatment to their hostages. The report focuses on the human impact of piracy.
[UN News]The United Nations refugee agency today reported that the ongoing crisis in north-eastern Nigeria is continuing to send people fleeing to Niger and now to Cameroon amid the insecurity resulting from confrontations between the army and insurgents.