Member states of the African Union http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23472/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 Thomson Reuters 5731323 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 Thomson Reuters 5731591 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 Thomson Reuters 5732323 at http://www.globalpost.com France carried out air strike in Mali -foreign min http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/france-carried-out-air-strike-mali-foreign-min <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>PARIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - France's air force carried out an air strike in Mali on Friday as it supported government forces trying to halt a push south by Islamist rebels who control the north, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.</p> <p>Asked at a news conference whether there had been an air strike since France began its military intervention a few hours earlier, Fabius replied, "Yes."</p> <p>He said as far as he knew France was the only country that was assisting the Malian government militarily for now.</p> Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733308 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 Thomson Reuters 5733232 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/blank-headline-received <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>WEST AFRICAN ECOWAS SOLDIERS TO BEGIN DEPLOYING TO MALI BY MONDAY AT LATEST - IVORY COAST MINISTER</p> Africa Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733528 at http://www.globalpost.com West African bloc calls extraordinary summit on Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/west-african-bloc-calls-extraordinary-summit-mali <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>ABIDJAN, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The West African regional bloc ECOWAS has called an extraordinary summit for Saturday in Ivory Coast to discuss the military campaign against Islamist rebels in Mali, a Ivorian minister said on Sunday.</p> <p>"The heads of state will come together to consult and to evaluate the situation," said Ali Coulibaly, African Integration Minister for Ivory Coast, which holds the rotating chairmanship of the 15-nation bloc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/west-african-bloc-calls-extraordinary-summit-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733743 at http://www.globalpost.com France bombs Mali rebels as more troops arrive in Bamako http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/france-bombs-mali-rebels-more-troops-arrive-bamako <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 aircraft bomb Islamist fighters in Mali</p> <p>* France has some 550 troops in West African nation</p> <p>* African states convene summit</p> <p>* Malian army searches house for Islamists in Konna</p> <p>By Bate Felix and Chine Labbé</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/france-bombs-mali-rebels-more-troops-arrive-bamako" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:01:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733786 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-France bombs Islamist strongholds deep in north Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-4-france-bombs-islamist-strongholds-deep-north-mali <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 aircraft bomb Islamist stronghold of Gao</p> <p>* France has some 550 troops in West African nation</p> <p>* African states convene summit</p> <p>* Malian army searches house for Islamists in Konna</p> <p>By Bate Felix and Chine Labbé</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-4-france-bombs-islamist-strongholds-deep-north-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Disaster Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:30:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733840 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Fugitive Ivorian youth leader Ble Goude arrested in Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-fugitive-ivorian-youth-leader-ble-goude-arrested-ghana <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>* Ble Goude wanted in Ivory Coast over kidnappings, torture</p> <p>* Was ally of ex-president and war crimes defendant Gbagbo (Adds Ivorian government, HRW quotes, details)</p> <p>By Kwasi Kpodo</p> <p>ACCRA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A former youth leader and close ally of Ivory Coast ex-president and international war crimes defendant Laurent Gbagbo was arrested in neighbouring Ghana on Thursday, a Ghanaian official and exiled Gbagbo supporters said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-fugitive-ivorian-youth-leader-ble-goude-arrested-ghana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Economic Community of West African States Laurent Gbagbo Member states of the African Union Politics Religion Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:01:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735734 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Algeria crisis seems to be nearing dramatic end-Hollande http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-algeria-crisis-seems-be-nearing-dramatic-end-hollande <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>PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Algerian hostage crisis seems to be nearing a dramatic end, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday, adding that events at the desert gas plant showed his intervention in Mali to combat Islamist rebels was justified.</p> <p>Twenty-five foreign hostages escaped and six were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces launched an operation to free them at the remote plant, Algerian sources said, as one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades unfolded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-algeria-crisis-seems-be-nearing-dramatic-end-hollande" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Francois Hollande Member states of the African Union Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735768 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Nigeria to keep troops in Mali until crisis resolved http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-nigeria-keep-troops-mali-until-crisis-resolved <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>* Mali rebels seen linked to Nigeria's Boko Haram</p> <p>* Nigeria deploys 1,200 troops to Mali conflict</p> <p>* President says Nigeria needs to show leadership (Adds quotes throughout, background on Boko Haram)</p> <p>By Emma Farge</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Tuesday his country's troops would stay in Mali to back military operations against al Qaeda-linked rebels until the crisis was resolved.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-nigeria-keep-troops-mali-until-crisis-resolved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster International relations Mali Member states of the African Union Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737818 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ghana's Cup hopes in peril with Mali test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-ghanas-cup-hopes-peril-mali-test <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 Mark Gleeson</p> <p>DURBAN, South Africa, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Ghana's hopes at the African Nations Cup finals could be in severe peril if they fail to get a result against Mali in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.</p> <p>Ghana, who squandered a two-goal lead against the Democratic Republic of Congo in their opening match, face a Mali side that top Group B after beating Niger 1-0 on Sunday.</p> <p>Mali will also have the psychological advantage after they beat the Black Stars in the third place play-off at the last Nations Cup in 2012.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-ghanas-cup-hopes-peril-mali-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Liberal democracies Member states of the African Union Member states of the United Nations Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 03:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738655 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia deploys special combat units to protect oil and gas fields http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/tunisia-deploys-special-combat-units-protect-oil-and-gas-fields <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>TUNIS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Tunisia has sent special combat units to its borders with Algeria and Libya to protect its oil and gas installations against potential attacks from Islamist militants, the state news agency said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The move follows the al Qaeda-linked attack and hostage-taking at an Algerian gas plant earlier this month, and comes as French and local troops fight against Islamist rebels in Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/tunisia-deploys-special-combat-units-protect-oil-and-gas-fields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of the African Union Member states of the Arab League Political geography War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740960 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch court: Shell partly responsible for Niger Delta pollution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/dutch-court-shell-partly-responsible-niger-delta-pollution <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>AMSTERDAM, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that Royal Dutch Shell can be held partially responsible for pollution in Nigeria's Niger Delta region and ordered it to pay damages to one farmer.</p> <p>The court dismissed four out of five allegations against the company. The amount of damages to be paid was to be announced at a later date.</p> Economic Community of West African States Member states of the African Union Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741415 at http://www.globalpost.com