AFRICOM-related news clips for 7 January 2010

Nigeria says U.S. air rule threatens bilateral ties

Reuters – By Non-attributed Author

6 January 2010

ABUJA (Reuters) – Bilateral relations between Nigeria and the United States could be at risk if Washington keeps its requirement for tighter security for Nigerian travellers, a government minister said on Wednesday.

No Let-Up in Push for Reforms, Says U.S.

Daily Nation – By Non-attributed Author

6 January 2010

Nairobi — America will continue to push for change in the country, US ambassador Michael Ranneberger said on Wednesday.

VOA Somali Journalist Released From Puntland Prison

Voice of America – By Non-attributed Author

6 January 2010

Police in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region have released a journalist working for Voice of America after holding him in jail without charge for more than two weeks.

African Union calls for Madagascar talks to resume

Reuters – By Richard Lough

6 January 2010

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) – International efforts to resolve a year-long political crisis in Madagascar must be redoubled to stop the Indian Ocean island from sliding deeper into turmoil, the African Union (AU) said on Wednesday.

Guinea junta offers steps towards civilian rule

Reuters – By Saliou Samb

6 January 2010

CONAKRY (Reuters) – Guinea’s deputy junta chief pledged on Wednesday to pave the way for a return to civilian rule and announced that military leader Moussa Dadis Camara would need time to recover after an assassination bid.

Probe finds Hutu extremists killed Rwandan leader: report

AFP – By Non-attributed Author

6 January 2010

NAIROBI (AFP) – Extremists inside Rwanda’s Hutu regime were responsible for the death of president Juvenal Habyarimana in a 1994 airplane crash that preceded a genocide, a Rwandan probe into the assassination says.

UN News Service Africa Briefs

Full Articles on UN Website

6 January 2010

  • Unconstitutional changes in West African governments spark Ban’s concern
  • Ethiopian and UN officials devise plan to boost maternal and newborn health
  • Innovative UN forum seeks to promote reintegration of uprooted Chadians
  • UN teams up with Puma for biodiversity year ahead of African, World Cups
  • National police undertake UN-backed pre-election training in Darfur

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