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March 19, 2013 News

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Continue reading for news including stories about the rising tensions between exiled politicians of the Laurent Gbagbo regime, the tentative approval of Zimbabwe's draft constitution, interrogations of former Zambian President Rupiah Banda regarding corruption, Kenya's new rules for oil exporters and the politicization of election poll results, the dissolution of the SABC board, and the surrender of Bosco Ntaganda in Rwanda.

Côte d'Ivoire : la guerre de leadership des chefs pro-Gbagbo exilés au Ghana
In Ghana, the exiled former dignitaries of the Laurent Gbagbo regime disagree on strategy. Between supporters of the hard line and those of the dialogue with the government of Alassane Ouattara, the tensions are becoming more acute.
To read the full article, visit "Jeune Afrique" here

Zimbabwe: Thumbs Up for Draft Constitution
"As the country awaits the announcement of official referendum results by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, information filtering through from…news crews, bureaux and correspondents deployed at various stations countrywide indicates overwhelming endorsement of the draft constitution."
To read the full article, visit "AllAfrica News" here

Zambia's Banda in Corruption Probe
"Former President Rupiah Banda was yesterday interrogated on corruption allegations for about three hours amid tight security, a few days after Parliament lifted his immunity against prosecution."
To read the full article, visit "AllAfrica News" here

Kenya slaps oil explorers with capital rules
"Kenya has revised upwards the minimum amount of money oil exploration firms have to spend on work programmes in onshore and offshore areas."
To read the full article, visit "The East African" here

Uhuru tells Raila to stop politicising poll dispute
"President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto on Tuesday toured the port of Mombasa on the second day of their stay at the coastal town. The president-elect told Prime Minister Raila Odinga to stop politicising the election petition against his election in the March 4 poll."
To read the full article, visit "The Standard" here

Parliament committee dissolves SABC board
"The SABC board has been officially dissolved after a heated meeting of Parliament's communications portfolio committee."
To read the full article, visit "Mail and Guardian" here

Rwanda washes hands of Bosco Ntaganda
"Ntaganda has walked into the US embassy in Rwanda on Monday asking to be transferred to the International Criminal Court."
To read the full article, visit "Mail and Guardian" here

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