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By Ken Menkhaus, Washington Post In Somalia, a year-long military offensive by Kenyan and Somali forces has succeeded in capturing the strategic seaport of Kismayo from the militant group Al Shabab. The liberation of Kismayo is a major setback for Al Shabab, but is also a big test for the African pea...
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Cathy Buckle Cathy Buckle on a fortnight of bizarre, sad, and strange-but- true incidents   Dear Family and Friends, Infected by the searing October heat, we’ve had a fortnight of  bizarre, sad, and  strange-but- true incidents. It started in hot, dry Matabeleland. In a notice in the Chron...
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Olwethu Sipuka on why the ANC president should not make it through to a second term   JZ – Through the eye of the needle Having grown up in Mdantsane in the 1980’s, I am part of a generation that grew up listening to stories such as the jackal and wolf which were told to […]...
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Tsegaye Kebede became the first Ethiopian to win the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, setting a course record in the process. The 25-year-old Kebede and countryman Feyisa Lilesa separated themselves from a pack of East African runners at around the 23-mile mark. The two traded the lead down the stretch un...
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: Barcelona 2 (Messi 31′, 61′) Real Madrid 2 (Ronaldo 23′. 66′) Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show as Real Madrid drew 2-2 at Barcelona in a thrilling Clasico at the Nou Camp in La Liga. Ronaldo put the visitors in front with a low shot at the near post to round...
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Manchester United surged into second place in the Premier League with a 3-0 demolition of Newcastle, while Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers suffered another Anfield nightmare as his struggling side were held to a 0-0 draw by Stoke on Sunday. Sir Alex Ferguson’s team closed the gap on leaders C...
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By: Press TV By Stephen Lendman It’s bad enough to make some despots blush. It doesn’t rise to the level of good fiction. No respectable film producer would accept a script explaining it. Who’d believe a democratic system so implausible? It’s more fanciful than real. Longstanding electoral fraud alon...
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By: Arab News By Ali Bluwi Ali Qadi Askar, the representative of Iranian leader Ali Khamenei, announced that his country had decided to revive a cultural program within the context of “Innocence from pagans” during the pilgrimage season of this year. Iranian “Innocence from pagans” aims to achieve on...
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By Adrian Salbuchi This Sunday’s elections will pit incumbent President Hugo Chávez Frías against neoliberal pro-US opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski. Opinion polls vary widely both ways, proof it will be a head-to-head race. ­This election is not only of vital importance to Venezuela, ...