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Media & conflicts: dangerous liaisons, an INFOCORE study reveals

The media's role in the management, prevention and resolution of violent conflicts is more crucial than ever. Euronews spoke to experts from INFOCORE, an international research project, investigating

The media's role in the management, prevention and resolution of violent conflicts is more crucial than ever. Euronews spoke to experts from INFOCORE, an international research project, investigating

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South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar in exile in DRC

The United Nations says it intervened on humanitarian grounds to help South Sudan’s former vice president and opposition leader in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of…

The United Nations says it intervened on humanitarian grounds to help South Sudan’s former vice president and opposition leader in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of…

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Opposition leader detained on Uganda election day

Opposition leader Kizza Besigye was briefly detained on polling day in Uganda as the government shut down social media sites, reportedly due to

Opposition leader Kizza Besigye was briefly detained on polling day in Uganda as the government shut down social media sites, reportedly due to

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African leaders sign pact to create 'Cape to Cairo' free trade bloc

African leaders have signed a agreement in Egypt to create a new free-trade zone stretching from Cairo to Cape Town. The Tripartite Free Trade Area

African leaders have signed a agreement in Egypt to create a new free-trade zone stretching from Cairo to Cape Town. The Tripartite Free Trade Area

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African free trade agreement to be signed in Egypt

The leaders of 26 African nations have been laying the groundwork for an African Free Trade Union in the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. Behind

The leaders of 26 African nations have been laying the groundwork for an African Free Trade Union in the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. Behind

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Aid workers face 'complex emergency' as Burundians flee unrest

There is no let up in the protests against Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza. Police have reportedly fired tear gas and beaten demonstrators, as

There is no let up in the protests against Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza. Police have reportedly fired tear gas and beaten demonstrators, as

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African presidents create 80-million euro fund to fight Boko Haram

Presidents from ten central African states have held an emergency summit in Cameroon to create an 80-million euro fund to fight the Islamist militant

Presidents from ten central African states have held an emergency summit in Cameroon to create an 80-million euro fund to fight the Islamist militant

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Success for ANC in South African elections

With the majority of the results now in, the African National Congress has dominated South Africa’s general election, winning around 62 percent of

With the majority of the results now in, the African National Congress has dominated South Africa’s general election, winning around 62 percent of

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Mauritanian President: Europe must see Africa in a new light

The upsurge in instability and violence in parts of Africa was high on the agenda of a conference in early April involving leaders from the continent

The upsurge in instability and violence in parts of Africa was high on the agenda of a conference in early April involving leaders from the continent

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New prime minister in Tunisia

Tunisia’s ruling Islamists and opposition parties have agreed to name the country’s current industry minister as prime minister of a caretaker

Tunisia’s ruling Islamists and opposition parties have agreed to name the country’s current industry minister as prime minister of a caretaker

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe sworn in for another five years as president

The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has been sworn in for another five-year term. The 89-year-old is the oldest leader in Africa. Thousands

The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has been sworn in for another five-year term. The 89-year-old is the oldest leader in Africa. Thousands

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Mugabe declared winner in Zimbabwe election

Robert Mugabe has been declared the winner of Zimbabwe’s disputed presidential election. It will be his seventh consecutive term in office after his

Robert Mugabe has been declared the winner of Zimbabwe’s disputed presidential election. It will be his seventh consecutive term in office after his

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Zimbabweans go to the polls amid fraud allegations

Zimbabweans have been queuing since dawn to vote in the presidential and parliamentary elections which could push Africa’s oldest leader President

Zimbabweans have been queuing since dawn to vote in the presidential and parliamentary elections which could push Africa’s oldest leader President

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Obama 'deeply humbled' by trip to Mandela prison

Retired Bishop Desmond Tutu welcomed Barack Obama to his HIV Foundation clinic on the US president’s final day in South Africa. The fight against

Retired Bishop Desmond Tutu welcomed Barack Obama to his HIV Foundation clinic on the US president’s final day in South Africa. The fight against

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Mali's Traoré promises to spend donor euros well

At the end of a donor’s conference just held for Mali, its president could count up three and a quarter billion euros in aid promises, some of the

At the end of a donor’s conference just held for Mali, its president could count up three and a quarter billion euros in aid promises, some of the

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South Africa president makes Christmas visit to Mandela in hospital

At a Christmas mass in Soweto, church-goers prayed for former South African president Nelson Mandel’s speedy recovery. The 94-year-old has been in

At a Christmas mass in Soweto, church-goers prayed for former South African president Nelson Mandel’s speedy recovery. The 94-year-old has been in

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Arrested Mali PM resigns as military deny new coup

Mali’s former military junta is denying there has been a new coup, after the resignation of the prime minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra and his

Mali’s former military junta is denying there has been a new coup, after the resignation of the prime minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra and his

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Critic of South African President charged

ANC rebel Julius Malema has been charged by a court in South Africa with money laundering. Malema is considered President Jacob Zuma’s most vocal

ANC rebel Julius Malema has been charged by a court in South Africa with money laundering. Malema is considered President Jacob Zuma’s most vocal

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South African President's critic Julius Malema charged

ANC rebel Julius Malema, South African President Jacob Zuma’s most vocal critic and an advocate for mining nationalisation, has been charged by a

ANC rebel Julius Malema, South African President Jacob Zuma’s most vocal critic and an advocate for mining nationalisation, has been charged by a