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.

http://bit.ly/5dfVAQ

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.

http://bit.ly/5zfh4a

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.

http://bit.ly/87JnVV

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.

http://bit.ly/6XRehe

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.

http://bit.ly/6oalsJ

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.

http://bit.ly/5xlMhm

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

http://bit.ly/50BxQb

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