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2012-02-24 11:39:59 Western Sahara - Refugee Starvation 'Could Trigger New War' [Fahamu] Saharawis are becoming increasingly impatient with the UN and many are willing to break the ceasefire between Western Sahara's liberation front, Polisario, and Morocco, which has been in place since 1991, and return to war.

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Tuesday, 09-01-15, 13:48AU Ministers of Defense Meet in Addis for Enhanced Commitments in Peacekeeping Mission[Ethiopia Government] The regional meeting of AU ministers of defense on the strengthening of the capabilities of the AU peacekeeping forces was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 31 August to 1 September 2015, under the theme: "Enhancing rapid deployment capabilities."H.E. Dr. Mulatu Teshome, the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in his opening remarks noted that Ethiopia is keen to enhance the efforts of peacekeeping adding that African countries should strengthen their commitment in such score.
Tuesday, 09-01-15, 13:48Africa-Japan Forum Kicks Off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia[Ethiopia Government] The Africa-Japan Business and Investment Forum that will be held for the next three days kicks off at the Sharaton Hotel, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, yesterday (August 31st, 2015). The Forum was attended by Senior Government officials from Ethiopia, Japan and all over Africa, including Ethiopia's Prime Minister, H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn and H.E Kazuyuki Nakane, Parliamentarian Vice Foreign Minister of Japan; more than 100 companies of Japan, Development cooperation partners and invited guests.
Tuesday, 09-01-15, 13:47African Caucus Meeting Deemed Positive - Sao Tomean Official[ANGOP] Luanda -The governor of the Central Bank of Sao Tome and Principe, Maria do Carmo Silveira, considered on Monday in Luanda "very positive" the Meeting of Finance Ministers and Governors of African Central Banks (African Caucus), for having deeply discussed issues related to the development of regional and international economy.
Tuesday, 09-01-15, 13:46Nigeria's Contingent to All-Africa Games Departs for Congo[This Day] Nigeria's 573-man contingent to the 11th All-Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo departed Nigeria from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja monday.
Tuesday, 09-01-15, 13:45Sasitharan Wins Top Chess Title[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana's Abhiram Sasitharan was recently crowned the overall champion of the African Schools Individual Chess Champion and most importantly decorated with an international chess title of Fide Master.

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