February 09 news timeline

February 09 news timeline

A power struggle in Madagascar brings demonstrators on the streets in violent protest; South Africa's COPE names political unknown Bishop Dandala as its presidential candidate; and former Malawian president Muluzi is arrested on corruption charges.

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Stories from March 09


28th February

Sierra Leone's president makes first cabinet reshuffle since assuming office in 2007.

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27th February

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe insists political detainees will stay in jail.

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South Africa's COPE president Mosiuoa Lekota on their party's election flagbearer.

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Former Malawian president Bakili Muluzi is under arrest on corruption charges.

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26th February

Reaction to the UN special rapporteur's report on extra-judicial killings in Kenya.

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Malawi's former president is summoned to appear before the anti-corruption bureau.

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Rwandan troops return home after a joint mission in neighbouring DR Congo.

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A tiff in Kenya between the human rights commission and police, ahead of a UN report.

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25th February

South Africa's economy shrinks for the first time in a decade. Should this raise concern?

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24th February

Can the economic crisis be curbed by protecting intellectual and property rights?

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South Africa's newest opposition party, COPE, name a bishop as its presidential flagbearer

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Profile of the man choosen to lead COPE into South Africa's elections - Bishop Dandala.

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23rd February

Burundi defiant despite casualties from attacks on its AU peacekeepers in Somalia.

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A bomb attack in the Egyptian capital, Cairo kills one and wounds many others.

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A curfew is imposed on Nigeria's Bauchi state following religious clashes.

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First UN peace building office opens in Sierra Leone's volatile Kono region.

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22nd February

Belgium files a motion with the International Court of Justice over a former Chadian leader, Hissene Habre.

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