[RFI]Algerian newspapers on Tuesday denounced a news blackout by the government over the state of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in a French hospital for three weeks. The government has accused local and international media of publishing false information as rumours circulate that the president may even be in a coma.
[World Bank]Washington, DC -Africa's Great Lakes region today has the chance to achieve something that has eluded its war-weary people for several decades. It can silence the guns, boost trust and trade between neighbors, educate millions of out-of-school children, empower women, and create economic opportunities that will help the countries forge a path to prosperity, good governance, and lasting stability.
[Vanguard]Sapele -Nine minors, all males, suspected to be members of four different dreaded cult groups that have been disguising and acting as informants to kidnappers and assassins in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, were Tuesday arrested and paraded in Koko, Warri North Local Government Area of Delta state, by men of the Nigeria Army, Koko Barrack, in conjunction with the Joint Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield. They have said to be terrorizing Sapele and environs, for some time now.
[HRW]Nairobi -Côte d'Ivoire's government has made little progress in addressing root causes of the country's decade of politico-military violence in the two years since President Alassane Ouattara's inauguration on May 21, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today.