Least developed countries http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23471/all en 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 UPDATE 1-African Union head wants NATO to help fight Mali rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-african-union-head-wants-nato-help-fight-mali-rebels <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>* Benin president says NATO should join Mali force</p> <p>* Canada concerned but not planning direct military mission</p> <p>* Mali Defense Ministry says army drove back attackers (Adds Yayi and Harper comments, background)</p> <p>By David Ljunggren</p> <p>OTTAWA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The head of the African Union, Benin President Boni Yayi, on Tuesday called for a global coalition that includes NATO to intervene against Islamist rebels in northern Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-african-union-head-wants-nato-help-fight-mali-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:30:03 +0000 5731856 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Central African Republic ceasefire urged as talks begin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-central-african-republic-ceasefire-urged-talks-begin <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>* Rebels camped within striking distance of capital</p> <p>* President refuses demand to step down</p> <p>* Troops from Chad, other neighbours bolster CAR army (Adds background)</p> <p>By Jean Rovys Dabany</p> <p>LIBREVILLE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Mediators urged Central African Republic's government and rebels to sign a ceasefire on Wednesday as talks got under way to end a month-long revolt, but there was little sign either side was ready to make a deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-central-african-republic-ceasefire-urged-talks-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Least developed countries Member states of the African Union Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:45:26 +0000 5732323 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Central African Republic signs peace deal with rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-5-central-african-republic-signs-peace-deal-rebels <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>* Rebels agree to formation of unity government</p> <p>* President Bozize vowed not to stand for re-election</p> <p>* Mineral-rich country hit by poverty, conflicts</p> <p>By Jean Rovys Dabany</p> <p>LIBREVILLE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Central African Republic's government and rebels agreed on Friday to the formation of a national unity government under a ceasefire deal to end an insurgency that swept to within striking distance of the capital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-5-central-african-republic-signs-peace-deal-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:30:34 +0000 5733232 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Chad troops move toward Niger's Mali border to face Islamists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-chad-troops-move-toward-nigers-mali-border-face-islami <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>* Niger already has troops stationed near border</p> <p>* Niger president urges troops to aid Malian civilians</p> <p>* Fears of wider jihadist threat after Algeria plant raid (Adds details)</p> <p>By Abdoulaye Massalatchi and Bate Felix</p> <p>NIAMEY/BAMAKO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - An armoured column of Chadian troops in Niger moved towards the Malian border on Tuesday, part of an African military force that is gradually deploying to support French operations against Islamist rebels in northern Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-chad-troops-move-toward-nigers-mali-border-face-islami" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Landlocked countries Least developed countries War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:00:28 +0000 5737699 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Chadians advance in Mali troop moves against Islamists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-2-chadians-advance-mali-troop-moves-us-helps-airlift <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>* Chadian armoured column moves towards Niger-Mali border</p> <p>* U.S. planes help fly in French soldiers and equipment</p> <p>* "We stand by our French allies" - Pentagon spokesman</p> <p>* Fears of wider jihadist threat after Algeria plant raid (Adds Pentagon spokesman, Nigerian president, U.N.'s Ban)</p> <p>By Abdoulaye Massalatchi and Richard Valdmanis</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-2-chadians-advance-mali-troop-moves-us-helps-airlift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Government of Mali Human Interest Landlocked countries Least developed countries Political geography War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:45:28 +0000 5737868 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/france-says-forces-mali-seize-airport-bridge-at-rebel-held-gao <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>FRENCH FORCES SEIZE AIRPORT, BRIDGE OVER NIGER RIVER AT MALIAN REBEL-HELD TOWN OF GAO -FRENCH DEFENCE MINISTRY</p> Africa Landlocked countries Least developed countries Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:45:18 +0000 5739795 at http://www.globalpost.com W.African drug smuggling aids extremists: Annan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wafrican-drug-smuggling-aids-extremists-annan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ex-UN chief Kofi Annan said Thursday that drug smuggling in west Africa had aided extremists in a region where Islamists had taken control of northern Mali and risked destabilising other nations.</p> <p>Annan made the comments as he launched a commission to study the problem in the Ghanaian capital Accra.</p> <p>Convened by Annan and chaired by former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, the West African Commission on Drugs will release a report by the end of the year with recommendations for how narcotics trafficking from South American through West Africa can be checked.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wafrican-drug-smuggling-aids-extremists-annan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:30:25 +0000 5742133 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany says unfreezing Rwandan aid but to watch progress on Congo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/germany-says-unfreezing-rwandan-aid-watch-progress-congo <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>By Jenny Clover</p> <p>KIGALI, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Germany said on Friday it will unblock 7 million euros in frozen aid to Rwanda, which the U.N. accuses of helping arm rebels in neighbouring Congo, but warned the African state will be under continued international pressure over its links with M23 rebels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/germany-says-unfreezing-rwandan-aid-watch-progress-congo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Least developed countries Member states of the African Union Political geography Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:00:53 +0000 5743276 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Minnows B. Faso, Togo on threshold of semi-finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-minnows-b-faso-togo-threshold-semi-finals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A couple of the surprise teams at the Africa Cup of Nations, Burkina Faso and Togo, clash Sunday with a semi-finals place at stake.</p> <p>The Stallions of Burkina Faso are making only their second quarter-finals appearance, while Togo have not reached this stage of the competition in six previous attempts.</p> <p>"I have told my players it's a big moment -- maybe this chance will never come again," said Belgium-born Burkina Faso coach Paul Put.</p> <p>"It's a big achievement to reach this stage. We have drawn mental strength from games against Nigeria and Zambia. We hope for more."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-minnows-b-faso-togo-threshold-semi-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Economic Community of West African States Least developed countries AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:30:44 +0000 5743846 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: B. Faso coach Put plays down Traore's absence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-b-faso-coach-put-plays-down-traores-absence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Burkina Faso coach Paul Put has sought to downplay the damage done by star player Alain Traore's absence from Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final with Togo.</p> <p>Traore's three goals lifted Burkina Faso into the last eight, but the Lorient midfielder cruelly misses the rest of the competition with a left thigh injury sustained in the closing 1-1 Group C draw with eliminated champions Zambia.</p> <p>Put reflected here Saturday: "He's (Traore) a very important player but the other 22 are also very important. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-b-faso-coach-put-plays-down-traores-absence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Economic Community of West African States Least developed countries AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 16:30:29 +0000 5744049 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan president in Eritrea after Asmara mutiny: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/sudan-president-eritrea-after-asmara-mutiny-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir held talks with his Eritrean counterpart Issaias Afeworki on Saturday, official media reported, on a visit to Asmara just days after a protest by mutinous soldiers there.</p> <p>Troops demanding political reform briefly seized the information ministry in the Eritrean capital on January 21 in a rare challenge to the one-party authoritarian regime that borders Sudan.</p> <p>Official television in Khartoum showed pictures of Bashir sitting and talking with Issaias in Eritrea during the visit which lasted less than a day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/sudan-president-eritrea-after-asmara-mutiny-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Eritrea Geography of Africa Least developed countries AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 21:30:45 +0000 5744232 at http://www.globalpost.com Timbuktu economy hit hard by Mali crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/timbuktu-economy-hit-hard-mali-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Its sandy streets eerily empty, its water, electricity and communications cut, Timbuktu has been freed from its Islamist occupiers but now faces the daunting task of rebuilding an economy in shambles.</p> <p>The fabled city in northern Mali spent ten months under armed extremists who imposed a brutal form of Islamic law before fleeing in the face of a French-led military intervention that retook Timbuktu Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/timbuktu-economy-hit-hard-mali-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Disaster Landlocked countries Least developed countries AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:18:32 +0000 5744337 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Burkina Faso, Togo 0-0 at half-time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-burkina-faso-togo-0-0-at-half-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Burkina Faso and Togo were drawing 0-0 at half-time Sunday in an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final at Mbombela Stadium.</p> <p>dl/dj</p> Africa Economic Community of West African States Least developed countries AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 20:01:12 +0000 5744757 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Football: Burkina Faso reach Africa Cup semi-finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/urgent-football-burkina-faso-reach-africa-cup-semi-finals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jonathan Pitroipa scored late in the first period of extra time to give Burkina Faso a 1-0 victory over Togo Sunday in the last Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final.</p> <p>Captain Emmanuel Adebayor twice went close to putting Togo ahead in the second half of regular time before Pitroipa struck with a near-post header off a corner that went into the net via the underside of the crossbar.</p> <p>dl/dj</p> Africa Economic Community of West African States Least developed countries AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:30:57 +0000 5744808 at http://www.globalpost.com