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Showing posts from October, 2009

Mozambique polls: Guebuza confident in win

Mozambicans voted in presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections on Wednesday with President Armando Guebuza expected to retain power and move to attract more foreign investors. Votes were being counted following the elections but the full official results will not be out until November 12.

Inside Story - New US policy on Sudan

Khartoum has welcomed the new US approach on Sudan despite the fact that Washington still describes events in Darfur as genocide. But will Sudan be reponsive to the US demands? Under what conditions? And will this engagement approach work at all?

DRC civilians talk of war atrocities

Civilians caught in the fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo have told Al Jazeera of atrocities committed by government troops. The Congolese military claims it is making gains in its campaign to crush rebel groups in the east of the country. But some of those who've fled the conflict say the army are as feared as the rebels. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow sent this exclusive report from the regional capital, Goma.

Tsvangirai announces cabinet boycott

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's prime minister, has announced he will boycott cabinet meetings with the country's coalition government until his Movement for Democratic Change party is treated as an equal partner.

Civilians bear brunt of DRC conflict

Fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced at least 8,000 people from their homes this year. Both sides in the conflict have been accused of killing civilians, as they battle for control of the area. Many of the region's refugees end up crammed into makeshift camps, with no idea when, or even if, they will ever be able to go home. Mohammed Adow reports from eastern DRC.

Sudan-US relations improve

Relations between the US and Sudan appear to be warming with the White House expected to review its policy towards the African country. Plans to build a US embassy in the capital, Khartoum, are already under way.

Sudan drought causes mass migration

While diplomats bicker over global warming, the people of Sudan are bracing themselves for more severe droughts. When they come, agriculture collapses, forcing mass migrations, and conflict over dwindling food and water supplies. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall travelled to a village in Northern Darfur to take a closer look at the problem.

South Africa wracked by racist attacks

At least 62 people were killed last year in South Africa in xenophobic attacks that displaced tens of thousands of people. Now the three million immigrants from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo fear racist attacks are on the rise again.

Kenya Pioneers New Way to Transfer Money

In Kenya, sending money home to villages and farms from the city used to be problematic. Many people in rural areas do not have access to banking, making it difficult for them to receive and send money. But a revolutionary mobile telephone system is making it easy to move money,

Cairo's rich-poor divide.....

The Egyptian capital of Cairo is the biggest city in the Arab world and Africa. Many of the city's 17 million people live below the poverty line trying to survive in satellite shanty towns while nearby, estate agents sell dream homes for the rich trying to escape Cairo's notorious pollution and traffic. Al Jazeera's Amr El Kakhy reports from Cairo on Egypt's deepening divide between rich and poor.