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Africa3 Ex-Ukrainian Presidents Back Anti-Government Protests in Kyiv
Three former Ukrainian presidents have endorsed ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Kyiv aimed at ousting President Viktor Yanukovych for backing out of a trade deal with the European Union.Wednesday's joint statement by the three former Ukrainian heads of state -- Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko -- backing the protests came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking in neighboring Moldova, said Ukrainians have the right to choose their own future without...
voanews.com | 04-Dec-2013 23:47
African Union Expresses Concern over Security in Central African Republic
The African Union (AU) is gravely concerned about the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) following violence that has forced thousands to flee after the overthrow of President Francois Bozize last March, says Erastus Mwencha, deputy AU chairman. He rejected criticism that the AU has yet again failed to implement proactive measures to address recent violence. Mwencha underscored the importance of stabilizing the country and protecting civilians to enable...
voanews.com | 04-Dec-2013 23:03
MALI: Mass grave may hold secret to Mali’s missing soldiers
Investigators believe that a mass grave containing 21 bodies discovered Wednesday in Mali could be those of a group of missing Malian paratroopers. The gruesome find could also assist criminal proceedings against coup leader General Amadou Sanogo.
france24.com | 04-Dec-2013 23:01
Uganda Police Deny Detaining Kampala Leader, Family
Uganda’s police have sharply denied detaining embattled Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and preventing his family from any access to food and medication. Ibin Ssenkunbi, police spokesman for the capital, Kampala, says security officials received intelligence reports that Mr. Lukwago had organized opposition supporters to destabilize the city by creating chaos at the offices of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). “There was a plan, which he announced, asking people and the...
voanews.com | 04-Dec-2013 22:53
NATO, Russian Foreign Ministers Support Syria Peace Talks
The foreign ministers from Russia and NATO have expressed support for next month's Syria peace conference in Geneva. After a meeting Wednesday, the ministers issued a statement stressing that a Syrian-led political process is the only solution to that country's crisis. They also expressed support for what they call the "important progress" to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton held...
voanews.com | 04-Dec-2013 22:36
FRANCE - AFRICA: France 'must double' trade with Africa, Hollande says
President François Hollande called on French business leaders Wednesday to double their trade with Africa, saying doing so would create some 200,000 jobs in France. Hollande's comments came ahead of a summit with African leaders in Paris.
france24.com | 04-Dec-2013 22:35