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Jul 11th, 2012
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By Michael Keating Listening to Niger’s President Mahamadou Issofou’s recent interview on Al Jazeera one comes away with the impression that everything in Niger is fine except for the terrible things that are going on across its borders: gun drunk anarchists in Libya, fundamentalist tomb desecrators ...
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Jul 11th, 2012
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Britain and the EU are preparing to lift sanctions on Robert Mugabe and his closest henchmen in an effort to persuade the Zimbabwean President into holding free and fair elections. A review of the measures that have banned the 88-year old Mr Mugabe, his military allies and key officials, from travel ...
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In Mali
May 21st, 2012
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Interim Mali President Dioncounda Traore has been taken to hospital with a head wound after being attacked by demonstrators, officials say. He is said to have been unconscious on arrival, but later left the hospital. The army says it shot dead three people during mass protests by supporters of March&...
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May 15th, 2012
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A highly sex-hungry man who collapsed and died while having sex with a prostitute was killed by “sexual sweetness” in Malawi, a police spokesperson said. Reports from Malawi alleged that Fletcher Jere picked the hooker from the Ndirande suburb of the capital, Blantyre, ‘to quench hi...
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May 15th, 2012
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Open memo to the UN Secretary General, G8 Members, UN General Assembly, EU, AU, and all Representatives to the UN Security Council. The following is an Open Memo to the UN Secretary General, G8 Presidents and Prime Ministers, President of the UN General Assembly, EU President, AU Chairman and Preside...
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May 15th, 2012
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It was always going to be easy for Julius Malema to draw a big crowd for his first media briefing since being expelled from the ANC. And he did some of his best work: talking tough on Richard Mdluli and the whole “I just can’t wait to be king” bombshell. But the real test, as […]...
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May 15th, 2012
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The Police put themselves in harm’s way everyday to protect us. They risk their lives, family and friends ostensibly in the interest of the security of all of us. But there are no enough good things said about them, and there are reasons for that. Ghana is about eight months to general elections. The...
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May 15th, 2012
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After Dr Mahamud Bawumia delivered the 5th Ferdinand Ayim Memorial lectures on the State of the Economy during which he cleverly gave reasons to buttress all his points about the state of the economy, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) broke loose in their reaction! Not only did they decide to re...
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In Guinea-Bissau
May 15th, 2012
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Abuja – West African regional powerhouse Nigeria said on Monday it will deploy troops to Guinea-Bissau this week to shore up security after a coup in the former Portuguese colony last month. Nigeria remains “committed” to pledges to deploy troops to both Guinea-Bissau and Mali follo...
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In Burundi
May 15th, 2012
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Bujumbura – Villagers in northeast Burundi hacked to death a woman accused of witchcraft and five members of her family, including a baby and two other children, local authorities said on Sunday. On Saturday “a group of people attacked the home of an old woman called Marthe Kabatesi in th...