Landlocked countries http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25806/all en Kyrgyz 2012 GDP shrinks after gold output collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/kyrgyz-2012-gdp-shrinks-after-gold-output-collapse <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>* Lower gold venture output drags down rickety economy</p> <p>* Centerra may face new problems in Kyrgyzstan soon</p> <p>By Olga Dzyubenko</p> <p>BISHKEK, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's gross domestic product, hit by the output collapse at the country's flagship gold venture with Canada's Centerra Gold, shrank by 0.9 percent in 2012 after a 6 percent rise a year earlier, official statistics showed on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/kyrgyz-2012-gdp-shrinks-after-gold-output-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Landlocked countries Member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734015 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5739795 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 Agence France-Presse 5744337 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Africa Cup head-to-head records http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-africa-cup-head-to-head-records <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>Africa Cup of Nations head-to-head records ahead of semi-finals Wednesday:</p> <p>Mali v Nigeria</p> <p>2002: Mali 0 Nigeria 0, Nigeria 1 Mali 0</p> <p>2004: Nigeria 2 Mali 1</p> <p>2008: Mali 0 Nigeria 0</p> <p>Burkina Faso v Ghana</p> <p>2002: Ghana 2 Burkina Faso 1</p> <p>2010: Ghana 1 Burkina Faso 0</p> <p>afp</p> Landlocked countries Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 06:31:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746066 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Azerbaijan 1 Liechtenstein 0 - international friendly result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-azerbaijan-1-liechtenstein-0-international-friendly-resu <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>Feb 6 (Reuters) - Azerbaijan 1 Liechtenstein 0 - international friendly result</p> <p>In Dubai</p> <p>Scorer: Vagif Javadov 75pen</p> <p>Red card: Philippe Erne (Liechtenstein) 75 (Compiled by Gennady Fyodorov; editing by Toby Davis)</p> Europe Football in Liechtenstein Landlocked countries Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:46:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747877 at http://www.globalpost.com US to spend up to $50 million for France, Chad in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-spend-50-million-france-chad-mali <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>US President Barack Obama on Monday put the price of US logistical support for France and Chad in the campaign against insurgents in Mali at up to $50 million.</p> <p>Washington has been providing airlift and air refueling services to France and lifting Chadian troops in transport planes in the month-long operation.</p> <p>In a message to the Pentagon, Obama directed that the money be used to finance "efforts to secure Mali from terrorists and violent extremists."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-spend-50-million-france-chad-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Landlocked countries Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie Politics War AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:00:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753104 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungary, Slovakia promise dialogue over minorities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/hungary-slovakia-promise-dialogue-over-minorities <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>The presidents of Hungary and Slovakia pledged Tuesday increased dialogue to resolve differences over minority rights, in the first visit to Hungary by a Slovakian head of state in nine years.</p> <p>"Although quarrels persist, we have taken an important step to make them disappear," Hungarian President Janos Ader said after his meeting with Slovakian counterpart Ivan Gasparovic in Budapest.</p> <p>Gasparovic for his part said that ethnic minorities enrich countries and that Hungarians and Slovaks should get better acquainted.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/hungary-slovakia-promise-dialogue-over-minorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Landlocked countries Liberal democracies Social Issues AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:16:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760017 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama tells Congress U.S. military personnel arrive in Niger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/obama-tells-congress-us-military-personnel-arrive-niger <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>WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - About 40 U.S. military personnel have arrived in Niger, President Barack Obama told Congress on Friday, the last of a deployment of about 100 to help coordinate intelligence sharing with French forces operating in Mali.</p> <p>The U.S. forces are equipped with "weapons for the purpose of providing their own force protection and security," Obama said, and are there with Niger's consent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/obama-tells-congress-us-military-personnel-arrive-niger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Landlocked countries Least developed countries Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation War Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:01:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763380 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Chadians attack Islamists' Mali mountain hideout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-thirteen-chadian-soldiers-65-rebels-killed-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>* 13 Chadians, 65 Islamists killed Friday in mountains</p> <p>* Clashes break out in Mali-Algeria border town</p> <p>* U.S. deploys 100 troops to Niger for intelligence (Recasts with Chad source, Hollande, fighting in Tuareg areas)</p> <p>By Madjiasra Nako</p> <p>N'DJAMENA, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Chadian troops attacked an Islamist base in northern Mali on Saturday in heavy fighting which France called part of the final campaign to drive al Qaeda from its mountain hideouts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-thirteen-chadian-soldiers-65-rebels-killed-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Disaster Entertainment Landlocked countries Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad Social Issues Tuareg War Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763953 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Ten Chadian soldiers killed fighting Islamists in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-1-ten-chadian-soldiers-killed-fighting-islamists-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 and African hunt Islamists in mountains</p> <p>* Coalition risks being dragged into guerrilla war (Adds quotes, details)</p> <p>By Madjiasra Nako and Joe Penney</p> <p>N'DJAMENA/GAO, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Ten Chadian soldiers were killed in combat in northern Mali's mountainous border with Algeria where Islamist rebels regrouped after losing urban areas to a French-led offensive, Chad's army said on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-1-ten-chadian-soldiers-killed-fighting-islamists-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Landlocked countries Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:15:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765192 at http://www.globalpost.com Six million facing hunger in southern Africa-IFRC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/six-million-facing-hunger-southern-africa-ifrc <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>GENEVA, March 4 (Reuters) - More than 6 million people across Angola, Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe are at risk of severe food shortages because of repeated cycles of drought and flooding, the global humanitarian body IFRC said on Monday.</p> <p>The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said the crisis was passing largely unnoticed in the outside world and its appeals for financial support had won limited support.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/six-million-facing-hunger-southern-africa-ifrc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Landlocked countries Least developed countries Political geography Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:47:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5772908 at http://www.globalpost.com Chad joins African force in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/chad-joins-african-force-mali <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>Chad's 2,000-strong contingent in Mali, which has played a leading part in the fight against jihadist militants, on Saturday officially joined the regional African force deployed there.</p> <p>"As of today, our Chadian brothers who are fighting to liberate Mali are joining AFISMA," Ivorian army chief Soumaila Bakayoko, whose country currently chairs the regional bloc ECOWAS, told reporters.</p> <p>"This is good news, it will strengthen cohesion," he said after meeting his counterparts in Dakar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/chad-joins-african-force-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Landlocked countries Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie War AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:16:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778218 at http://www.globalpost.com Central African Republic opposition says to boycott new government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/central-african-republic-opposition-says-boycott-new-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>By Ange Aboa</p> <p>BANGUI (Reuters) - Central African Republic's opposition said on Monday it would not participate in a caretaker government nominated by the country's self-proclaimed president, claiming it has been stacked with rebel sympathisers.</p> <p>The move will complicate a planned transition back to civilian rule in the resource-rich former French colony after fighters from the Seleka rebel coalition stormed the capital on March 24 and ousted President Francois Bozize.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/central-african-republic-opposition-says-boycott-new-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Landlocked countries Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:45:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5798809 at http://www.globalpost.com