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African Union welcomes Libyan interim unity government

– – The African Union has welcomed the setting up of a Libyan interim unity government which is expected to oversee elections in December this year. Delegates at a UN-led forum voted for a three-member presidential council as well as a prime minister. Mohamed Younes Menfi, a former ambassador to Greece, will be the head of the presidency council. Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah, a businessman from Misrata, will also take up the tole of transitional prime minister. None of these persons chosen will be allowed to take part in elections…

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Ethiopia: At least 22 killed in Amhara region attack

Ethiopian officials have said that at least 22 people have been killed following clashes between special forces and a minority ethnic group in the Amhara region. The clashes span a period of five days in Ethiopia’s northern state of Amhara. Reuters quotes Desalegn Chane, president of the new National Movement of Amhara (NAMA) party, as saying that “On Friday a minibus travelling from Metema to Gondar was ambushed by the Kimant Committee. Everyone was killed, we are talking about 10 civilian casualties.” He said armed men killed 10 people when…

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Another Declaration of War along Sudan’s Border

By: Alysha Atma   Blue Nile, Sudan, an area that has seen continued conflict for decades is once again hearing the sounds of war. According to on ground sources, fighting has sparked again early Friday, September 02, 2011 among the Northern Sudanese forces (NCP) and the SPLA/M – Sudanese People’s Liberation Army/Movement.   The north began deploying forces in the area several months ago. In January 2011, many areas of Sudan were under vote; the South has voted for Independence from the North and is now the world’s newest country.…

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