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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 14th, 2013
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The last time Nigeria won the African Cup of Nations was back in 1994 and they also wowed the world at the World cup same year. The team’s captain was Stephen Keshi and he is now in charge of the Super Eagles at South Africa 2013 In an exclusive chat with supersport.com at the team’s [&he...
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In Nigeria
Jan 14th, 2013
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Baggies striker is tempted to join the Premier League’s cellar dwellers as it would mean a pay-rise, plus a bonus and contract extension if they stay up. Peter Odemwingie fancies joining rock-bottom QPR, and West Brom boss Steve Clarke must decide whether to risk playing the striker against the...
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In Ethiopia
Jan 14th, 2013
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An image posted online on Jan. 14, 2013 by Islamic militants in Somalia allegedly shows the body of a French commando who was killed in a failed raid aimed at freeing a French hostage. / YouTube MOGADISHU, Somalia In a gruesome display that included a taunt of France’s president, Somali militan...
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In Article
Jan 14th, 2013
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The French military intervention into Mali on Friday — France’s second in as many years into a former African colony — was reportedly “seconded” by the United States. This ought to come as no great surprise, given the Pentagon’s deepening penetration into Africa. According to the U.S. Africa Command ...
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In East Africa
Jan 14th, 2013
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(Editor’s note: Peter Tatchell’s blog first appeared on Huffington Post UK, and the human rights campaigner then submitted it to SDGLN.) Amid fears that Uganda’s notorious “Kill The Gays” Anti-Homosexuality Bill will soon be revived in parliament, the country’s Prime Minister, Amama Mbaba...
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Jan 14th, 2013
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Unpopular in the polls and accused of dithering on the economy, France’s Francois Hollande is in decisive mode when it comes to the situation in Mali. France’s sudden military intervention in its former colony Mali to contain Islamist militant groups which have gained control of the deser...
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In Nigeria
Jan 14th, 2013
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Nigeria Ripe for e-Voting – ACN By Abbas Jimoh,Daily Trust The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) yesterday urged the National Assembly to immediately amend Section 52 sub-section 2 of the Electoral Act which bans the use of electronic voting called on the Federal Government to provide the Indepe...
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In Ethiopia
Jan 14th, 2013
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By Ashenafe Endale, Addis Fortune A two-day protest by residents of Alamata town, 600Km north of Addis Abeba, in the Tigray Regional State, led to the arrest of close to 40 people, who are all currently under custody, in a Maichew town prison, 60Km farther north. Residents, no less than 13, had block...
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In Southern Africa
Jan 14th, 2013
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Here’s a look at the life of Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Personal Birth date: March 10, 1952 Birth place: Gutu, Masvingo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Birth name: Morgan Richard Tsvangirai Father: Chibwe Tsvangirai, a bricklayer Mother: Lydia Zvaipa Marriages: Elizabe...
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In South Africa
Jan 14th, 2013
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CNN) — Here’s a look at the life of Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa. Personal: Birth date: April 12, 1942 Birth place: Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa Birth name: Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma Father: Gcinamazwi Zuma, police officer Mother: Nobhekisisa Bessie, domestic wor...