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Tsvangirai declares Mbeki enemy

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, on Wednesday November 26 declared his relationship with the mediator, South Africa's former president Thabo Mbeki, irretrievably broken and said he would not participate in power-sharing talks with Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, until Mr. Mbeki was no longer in charge.

Despite pressure from regional leaders to settle the standoff with Mr. Mugabe, Mr. Tsvangirai said his country’s humanitarian crisis would not ease if his party became “a powerless partner.” Mr. Mbeki’s spokesman, Mukoni Ratshitanga, said Mr. Tsvangirai would need to approach the Southern African Development Community, a regional bloc of 15 nations, for any change in mediator. more...

Kenyan pastor to be extradited

The controversial Kenyan pastor Gilbert Diya who claimed he could give infertile couples "miracle babies" is a step closer to extradition on child abduction charges. Two High Court judges have refused to give him permission to appeal to the House of Lords against the order to extradite him to Kenya.

Mr Deya, the self-proclaimed bishop of a church in Peckham, South London, says he faces torture in his native Kenya. The Kenyan government alleges he stole five children between 1999 and 2004. Deya's lawyers argued his case should be certified as one raising issues of general public importance that should be considered by the Law Lords, but this was rejected by Lord Justice Dyson. Mr Deya has no more avenues of appeal in the UK and his lawyers are considering a last-ditch application to the European Court of Human Rights. more...

Gaddafi to hand out oil money
DR Congo rejects Indian peacekeepers
London 2012 announces plans for the Cultural Olympiad
Strict new rules for foreign students
Ethiopian in work race abuse
Senegalese journalist jailed
Democracy at work in Angola
A handshake in a decade …and, a deal!
Man on trial for HIV infections
Kenya bans use of mobile phones in schools
Nigerian with 86 wives arrested
Congo prisoners starve to death
AFRICAN CONTINENTAL - Oxfam warns on new East Africa food crises
AFRICAN CONTINENTAL - Egypt to retrieve ancient statue from Netherlands
AFRICAN CONTINENTAL - Zimbabwe slashes 10 zeros from currency
AFRICAN CONTINENTAL - First HIV surveillance programme in Somaliland
AFRICAN CONTINENTAL - African and Asian immigrants to U.S. to be screened for TB
AFRICAN CONTINENTAL - Sierra Leone president declares assets
Tribute to Zambia’s Levy Mwanawasa
'Mixed race couple gives birth to twins: one white, one black
MoneyGram International sponsors RCCG’s fun day
South Africa’s hidden white poverty
UK COMMUNITY STORIES - David Idowu’s family lead march against knife crime
Knife Crime in Britain: A chilling Veracity
By Ronald Elly Wanda
African Tourism - Touring Tunisia
Book Review - Angaza Afrika:African Art Now
Immigration Law
Understanding Chikwamba (FC)
The Love Thing
Mr and Miss East Africa UK crowned in London
Music for Africa
Congolese Rumba star dies
African China promotes new video clip in London
Zambian medical consultant releases album

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