undefined http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19849/all en Zimbabwe: No surprise that SADC summit was inconclusive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/zimbabwe-no-surprise-sadc-summit-was-inconclusive <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lack of strong pressure on Robert Mugabe maintains SADC's soft approach on veteran leader. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Who&#39;s surprised? The Southern African Development Community (SADC) held yet another summit on Zimbabwe that was indecisive, inconclusive and soft on Robert Mugabe.</p> <p> Days after the weekend summit, political analysts are still trying to figure out what happened.</p> <p> There had been considerable hopes that the SADC summit, held in Johannesburg on Saturday and Sunday, would result in firm measures to press Mugabe to stop political violence against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai&#39;s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/zimbabwe-no-surprise-sadc-summit-was-inconclusive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> undefined Africa Emerges Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:50:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5651635 at http://www.globalpost.com First suicide attack hits Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/first-suicide-attack-hits-nigeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Islamist sect launches suicide attack on police headquarters in capital Abuja killing at least 6 people </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tristan McConnell </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> An Islamist blew himself up outside police headquarters in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Thursday in what is believed to be the first suicide bombing in the country&rsquo;s history.</p> <p> The group &lsquo;Boko Haram&rsquo; claimed responsibility for the attack that killed <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13793266" target="_blank">at least six people</a> &ndash; including the bomber &ndash; and injured several more.</p> <p> &quot;We are responsible for the bomb attack on the police headquarters in Abuja which was to prove a point to all those who doubt our capability,&rdquo; said a <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110617/wl_africa_afp/nigeriaattackspoliceclaim;_ylt=AkMPenjgPqQ1WTBLOMHBuni96Q8F;_ylu=X3oDMTMwZmhubTVsBGFzc2V0A2FmcC8yMDExMDYxNy9uaWdlcmlhYXR0YWNrc3BvbGljZWNsYWltBHBvcwM0BHNlYwN5bl9wYWdpbmF0ZV9zdW1tYXJ5X2xpc3QEc2xrA25pZ2VyaWFpc2xhbQ--" target="_blank">statement</a> signed by Abu Zaid, Boko Haram&rsquo;s spokesman.</p> <p> Zaid said the intention had been to kill Nigeria&rsquo;s chief of police in retaliation for recent comments in which he said he would crush Boko Haram which has launched a string of bomb attacks in northern Nigeria in recent months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/first-suicide-attack-hits-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa undefined Africa Emerges Fri, 17 Jun 2011 08:07:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5651764 at http://www.globalpost.com Both women in Petraeus scandal lose security clearance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121114/both-women-petraeus-scandal-lose-security-cleara It is unclear whether Broadwell will be charged with a crime but ABC reports that prosecutors are considering some type of charges. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121114/both-women-petraeus-scandal-lose-security-cleara" target="_blank">read more</a></p> undefined United States Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:10:54 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5726086 at http://www.globalpost.com Men arrested in attempted Buckingham Palace break-in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130907/men-arrested-attempted-buckingham-palace-break London police have arrested two men suspected of trying to break into Buckingham Palace, although the Queen and her family were away and not at risk.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130907/men-arrested-attempted-buckingham-palace-break" target="_blank">read more</a></p> undefined Want to Know Europe United Kingdom Sat, 07 Sep 2013 16:57:00 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 5927279 at http://www.globalpost.com