Africa http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23416/all en Sudan, South Sudan agree once again to set up buffer zone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/sudan-south-sudan-agree-once-again-set-buffer-zone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>By Aaron Maasho</p> <p>ADDIS ABABA, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan agreed on Saturday to set up a demilitarised zone along their disputed border, a condition for restarting oil exports, an African Union mediator said on Saturday, without giving a time frame.</p> <p>Sudan's Omar Hassan al-Bashir and South Sudan's Salva Kiir had agreed in September to withdraw their armies from the border area, a move both say is necessary to allow oil to flow again from landlocked South Sudan through Sudan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/sudan-south-sudan-agree-once-again-set-buffer-zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abyei Africa African Union Business Dinka people Omar al-Bashir Person Career Politics Quotation Rebels Salva Kiir Mayardit Second Sudanese Civil War South Kordofan South Sudan–Sudan relations Sudan Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:26:55 +0000 5731259 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen kill Austrian rafter in Ethiopia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>VIENNA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An Austrian man was shot dead<br /> during an apparent robbery of his travel group that was rafting<br /> down the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia, the foreign ministry said<br /> on Monday.</p> <p>Three other Austrians accompanying him were unharmed in the<br /> incident that occurred on Sunday in remote country near Bahir<br /> Dar, about 570 km (350 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa. The<br /> gunmen attacked the men as they camped on the shore, a spokesman<br /> said.</p> <p>Ten Austrians in all were taking part in the tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa CDATA Earth Eritrea Ethiopia Ethiopia Horn of Africa Least developed countries Member states of the African Union Member states of the United Nations Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:05:11 +0000 5731323 at http://www.globalpost.com South African farm workers to revive wine region strikes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/south-african-farm-workers-revive-wine-region-strikes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Seeking minimum daily wage of $17.50 from $8</p> <p>* Last action left two dead after wave of mine strikes</p> <p>* Farm owners say power costs mean cannot afford higher<br /> wages</p> <p>By Wendell Roelf</p> <p>CAPE TOWN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Thousands of South African farm<br /> workers will go on strike in the Western Cape wine region from<br /> Wednesday, reviving labour action for higher wages in which two<br /> workers were killed in clashes with police and vineyards were<br /> damaged.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/south-african-farm-workers-revive-wine-region-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation Apartheid in South Africa Congress of South African Trade Unions Man Made Disaster Person Career Politics Politics of South Africa Quotation Racial segregation South Africa Trade union Trade unions in South Africa USD Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:05 +0000 5731335 at http://www.globalpost.com IMF's Lagarde says conflict "enemy number one" of Africa growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/imfs-lagarde-says-conflict-enemy-number-one-africa-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* African growth impressive despite global downturn</p> <p>* Continent still struggling to end cycle of war</p> <p>By Joe Bavier</p> <p>ABIDJAN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Africa's emerging nations have<br /> become a driving force for world economic growth, International<br /> Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Monday, but armed<br /> conflicts pose the principal threat to the continent's future<br /> development.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/imfs-lagarde-says-conflict-enemy-number-one-africa-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Business Christine Lagarde Christine Lagarde French people International development International economics International Monetary Fund International relations Person Career Quotation Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:17 +0000 5731371 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-IMF official in Egypt as currency crisis bites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-2-imf-official-egypt-currency-crisis-bites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* IMF official to discuss $4.8 bln loan</p> <p>* HSBC sees IMF visit as positive</p> <p>* Parliamentary vote looms in coming months</p> <p>* Qatari PM due in Cairo on Tuesday for talks</p> <p>By Tom Perry and Yasmine Saleh</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A senior IMF official met Egypt's<br /> government on Monday to discuss a vital $4.8 billion loan as the<br /> Islamist-led state battles to contain a currency crisis set off<br /> by political turmoil that is depleting its foreign reserves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-2-imf-official-egypt-currency-crisis-bites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Business Disaster Egypt Hosni Mubarak International development International economics International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund International relations Person Career Person Communication Politics Pound sterling Quotation Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:26 +0000 5731338 at http://www.globalpost.com Malian Islamists move south toward government forces http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/malian-islamists-move-south-toward-government-forces <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Malian military spots Islamist fighters</p> <p>* Raises spectre of new clashes</p> <p>* West African country in crisis since last March</p> <p>BAMAKO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Islamist rebels in control of<br /> northern Mali pushed south, close to government positions on<br /> Monday, army sources said, raising fears of fresh clashes after<br /> months of tense standoff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/malian-islamists-move-south-toward-government-forces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Berberism Contemporary history Dioncounda Traoré Mali May 23, 2006 Democratic Alliance for Change Person Career Quotation Republics Tuareg Tuareg Rebellion War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:48:30 +0000 5731434 at http://www.globalpost.com South Sudan sees northern border zone within a month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/south-sudan-sees-northern-border-zone-within-month <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Carl Odera</p> <p>JUBA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - South Sudan hopes to establish a<br /> demilitarized zone along its border with arch-rival Sudan within<br /> a month, paving the way for vital oil exports to resume, a<br /> southern official said on Monday.</p> <p>Sudan leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir and South Sudan's Salva<br /> Kiir met in Ethiopia at the weekend to try to quell tensions<br /> that have rumbled since a flare-up of violence along the<br /> disputed border in April last year, the worst since the South<br /> seceded in 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/south-sudan-sees-northern-border-zone-within-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Juba Khartoum Outline of Sudan Pagan Amum Okech Person Career Political geography Quotation Second Sudanese Civil War South Sudan Sudan Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:48:34 +0000 5731436 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali army fires warning shots to halt Islamist advance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/mali-army-fires-warning-shots-halt-islamist-advance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BAMAKO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Malian soldiers fired warning<br /> shots on Tuesday at Islamist fighters pushing south towards<br /> their positions, military and diplomatic sources said, raising<br /> fears of the first clashes since militants seized Mali's north<br /> in April.</p> <p>The capture of the northern two thirds of the arid West<br /> African nation by a loose coalition of Islamist groups has sown<br /> fears among Western and regional powers that Mali could become a<br /> haven for radicals to plot international attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/mali-army-fires-warning-shots-halt-islamist-advance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Bamako Mali National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad Person Career Person Location Political geography Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:03 +0000 5731478 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Niger name squad for African Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-niger-name-squad-african-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 7 (Reuters) - Niger have retained 16 players from the last African Nations Cup in their squad of 23 named on Monday for this month's finals in South Africa.</p> <p>They face Mali, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Group B. Their first match is on Jan. 20 against Mali in Port Elizabeth.</p> <p>Niger made their debut in the continental championship last year but exited the tournament in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon early without a point.</p> <p>Squad</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-niger-name-squad-african-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Association football Boubacar Talatou Daouda Kamilou Niger Person Location Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:56:43 +0000 5731523 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia frees man held over attack on US consulate in Libya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tunisia-frees-man-held-over-attack-us-consulate-libya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Tunis, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Tunisia has freed, for lack of<br /> evidence, a Tunisian man who had been suspected of involvement<br /> in an Islamist militant attack in Libya last year in which the<br /> U.S. ambassador was killed, his lawyer said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Ali Harzi was one of two Tunisians named in October by the<br /> Daily Beast website as having been detained in Turkey over the<br /> violence in which Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to<br /> Libya, and three other American officials were killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tunisia-frees-man-held-over-attack-us-consulate-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa International relations Libya Member states of the African Union Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations North Africa Person Career Person Travel Political geography Quotation Technology Tunisia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:08:41 +0000 5731591 at http://www.globalpost.com Burundi court cuts journalist prison term over gun attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/burundi-court-cuts-journalist-prison-term-over-gun-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Journalists in Burundi targeted by prosecutors</p> <p>* Reporter convicted after interview with rebel leader</p> <p>* Lawyer says to appeal against new prison term</p> <p>By Patrick Nduwimana</p> <p>GITEGA, Burundi, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A court in Burundi<br /> reduced a life sentence handed last year to a reporter accused<br /> of complicity in a 2011 gun attack after finding him guilty of a<br /> less serious offence, an appeal judge said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/burundi-court-cuts-journalist-prison-term-over-gun-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burundi Business Cankuzo Conviction Gitega Hospitality Law Person Career Person Travel Political geography Politics Quotation Republics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:09:21 +0000 5731594 at http://www.globalpost.com Congo rebels declare unilateral ceasefire before peace talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/congo-rebels-declare-unilateral-ceasefire-peace-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>KAMPALA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Congolese rebels declared a<br /> unilateral ceasefire ahead of a second round of peace talks with<br /> the government, a rebel spokesman said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The rebel March 23 Movement (M23) has questioned the<br /> commitment of President Joseph Kabila's government to the peace<br /> process. Efforts last month to end the nine-month rebellion in<br /> Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile east failed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/congo-rebels-declare-unilateral-ceasefire-peace-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa CDATA Person Career Politics XML Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:15:14 +0000 5731602 at http://www.globalpost.com Swaziland says loan from S.Africa "not working out" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/swaziland-says-loan-safrica-not-working-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A 2.4 billion rand ($280<br /> million) loan that South Africa agreed to extend to Swaziland<br /> has hit a snag but the landlocked kingdom, Africa's last<br /> absolute monarchy, can survive without it, its finance minister<br /> said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The loan was agreed in 2011 as Swaziland grappled with an<br /> acute funding crisis. South Africa was due to release the first<br /> tranche of the bailout last year but the money never<br /> materialised.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/swaziland-says-loan-safrica-not-working-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Company Location Government Mswati II Mswati III Outline of Swaziland Person Career Political geography Pravin Gordhan Quotation Swaziland Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:00:29 +0000 5731619 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Congo rebels declare ceasefire before peace talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-congo-rebels-declare-ceasefire-peace-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Ceasefire eases risk of regional war</p> <p>* Rebels drop demand for govt to join ceasefire</p> <p>* Congolese govt suspicious over offer</p> <p>By Elias Biryabarema</p> <p>KAMPALA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Congolese rebels declared a<br /> unilateral ceasefire on Tuesday ahead of a second round of peace<br /> talks with the government, boosting hopes for a negotiated end<br /> to their nine-month-old revolt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-congo-rebels-declare-ceasefire-peace-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Military Political geography Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:30:22 +0000 5731629 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Adebayor to play for Togo in Nations Cup - government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-adebayor-play-togo-nations-cup-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>LOME, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor will play in the African Nations Cup after being persuaded to go back on his decision to boycott the tournament, a Togo government spokesman said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"Adebayor was received yesterday in Accra by the head of state (Faure Gnassingbe)," Cleo Petchezi, director of communications for the presidency, told Reuters.</p> <p>"Discussions continued this morning in Lome. Following them Adebayor has said he will return to his club and join the national team in a week."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-adebayor-play-togo-nations-cup-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Association football Emmanuel Adebayor Emmanuel Adebayor Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:45:43 +0000 5731697 at http://www.globalpost.com