(Pan Africa) Recent claims by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that pressure fromthe United States forced the Kenyan Government to undertake reforms and revelationsabout US funding for the ¶Yes· campaign in the August referendum may give theimpression that America·s foreign policy towards African countries is interventionist ³if not paternalistic.
New African Standby Force Faces First Test
(Voice of America)(Pan Africa) This strategy session is part of a training exercise designed to test newlycreated rapid-response forces in each of Africa's five regions. Two years of work isculminating this month in a combined operation involving 120 of the continent's best-trained crisis responders.
Security Council accused over African conflict response
(AFP)(Pan Africa) South Africa on Friday accused the UN Security Council of moving fasterto end conflicts in regions outside of Africa, as African nations demanded more help forpeacekeeping operations.
Guinea delays presidential poll
(Al Jazeera)(Guinea) Guinea has announced an indefinite delay to a presidential election run-off just two days before it was to be held, casting doubt on the West African state's hopesfor civilian rule and provoking fresh protests.
Some Africans, poor no more, hit by new diseases
(Associated Press)(Pan Africa) A growing urban middle class is defying the image of Africa as poor,underfed and under-medicated. And with the comforts of middle class life, afflictionsfamiliar in the West are making inroads here too ³ obesity, diabetes, lung cancer,strokes, heart disease.
Curing the Ills of America·s Top Foreign Aid Agency
(New York Times)(Pan Africa) Catastrophic floods in Pakistan, the surge of aid workers into Afghanistan,a top-to-bottom review of American foreign assistance ³ all have heavily involved Dr.Rajiv Shah, head of the United States Agency for International Development, turninghim into one of the administration·s most visible foreign policy players.
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Deadly violence continues in Darfur, Ban says in latest report
Ban calls for predictable funding for African Union peace initiatives
uinea: excessive force used against demonstrators, UN rights office says
Nigeria experiencing worst cholera outbreak in years, UN reports
UN mobilizing aid to help flood-stricken Benin
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