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From Global Voices » Egypt
Tue Feb 26 2013, 16:10:15
The Muslim Brotherhood will soon confuse the world, if it decides to go ahead with a name change. Egyptian Bassem Sabry explains: @Bassem_Sabry: My friend @HaniSabra has just noticed the new name being considered by the MB, "The Comprehensive Islamic Authority," has the acronym "CIA." Written by Amira Al Hussaini... [view whole blog post ]
From Congo Siasa
Tue Feb 26 2013, 15:52:00
The killing of M23 Major Anicet Musana on Sunday in Rutshuru sent shock waves through the region, coming on the same say as the signing of the Addis Ababa agreement. What exactly happened, however, is shrouded in mystery.
What do we know? Musana was drinking in a local bar in Rutshuru town when he became victim of a targeted attack--reports from the UN and M23 say that he was hit with an RPG, killing him instantly. [view whole blog post ]
From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY
Tue Feb 26 2013, 15:00:54
One of my current favorite bands-haven't seen them play live yet; they're out West-is Bell Atlas. That the lead singer Sandra Lawson is a distant relative of late Nigerian legend Rex Lawson (he is a distant cousin of her mother) and of another highlife legend, Erasmus Jenewari, may be part of it. But Sandra's talent [...] [view whole blog post ]
From Enough blogs
Tue Feb 26 2013, 14:08:40
Leaders and envoys of 11 African nations signed the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes in Addis Ababa last weekend, making a series of commitments: the Congolese government pledged to continue security sector reform and increase the decentralization of economic development and social service delivery; countries in the region pledged not to interfere in Congo, support armed groups, or purposefully destabilize its neighbors; and the international community promised to support long-term stability in the region, appoint a United Nations Special Envoy, and strategically review the mandate of the U.N. Organization Stabilization Mission in Congo, or MONUSCO.
The framework agreement created both a regional and national oversight ... [view whole blog post ]