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Feb 28th, 2013
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OTTAWA — An internal Senate investigation has failed to turn up any questionable housing allowance claims beyond those previously unearthed by journalists. Independent forensic auditors are currently looking at the expenses of Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy, Liberal Mac Harb and Sen. Patrick Brazeau, w...
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A city councillor says he will lodge a complaint with the integrity commissioner, if someone else doesn’t, following revelations that Rob Ford appears to still be asking registered lobbyists to donate to his private football foundation. The practice, which formed part of a court case that almost cost...
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In Djibouti
Feb 28th, 2013
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*Call for mass action reverberates across the globe (By Getahune Bekele- South Africa) Abbay Tsehaye installed 6th patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Aba Matias. In a move expected to create more tensions and divisions, Ethiopia’s ruling minority junta has appointed yet another divisive figu...
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Feb 28th, 2013
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BATTLES between the army and a militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have killed dozens, while thousands have sought refuge at a UN base. Up to 4000 people are at the peacekeeping base at Kitchanga in North Kivu province in an early test for a UN-brokered peace deal aimed at ending two deca...
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In Southern Africa
Feb 28th, 2013
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HARARE – The ageing Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he has no regrets for spearheading the indigenisation and economic empowerment programme in Zimbabwe. Speaking in a wide ranging interview as part of his 89th birthday celebrations coming on this Saturday in Bindura, the Mugabe said Zi...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Feb 28th, 2013
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The Hague – Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Thursday told the International Criminal Court, which is weighing whether to charge him with crimes against humanity, that he had always been pro-democracy. “All my life, I fought for democracy,” Gbagbo told the court that will decide w...
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Feb 28th, 2013
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Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Wednesday (February 27th) arrested Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Thuita Mwangi on corruption charges, Kenya’s The Standard reported. Mwangi and two other ministry officials will appear in court on Friday to hear the...
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Feb 28th, 2013
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(AFP) KANO, Nigeria — Three people, including a soldier, were injured Thursday in multiple blasts in three areas of Nigeria’s restive city of Maiduguri, with one targeting a military patrol vehicle, the army said. “There was an explosion targeting a military patrol vehicle today. One sold...
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Feb 28th, 2013
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The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has elected a new patriarch to replace the previous head who died in August, officials said Thursday. “Abune Matthias… arch-bishop of Jerusalem (for the Ethiopian church) was elected with a majority,” said Daniel Sefermikael, a church official. He said ...
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Feb 28th, 2013
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Kenya’s strategic and symbolic importance as a peaceful democracy in Africa is decades-old. But after 2007 riots, world is now watching. Kiambaa, Kenya The most infamous of the many violent atrocities that followed Kenya‘s last election in 2007 came when 20 people perished in a church in ...