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Aug 25th, 2012
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By Ochereome Nnanna, THIS article was published on Thursday October 17, 2002 shortly after the International Court of Justice ceded Bakasi Peninsula to Cameroun. Prof Walter Ofonagoro, who is making a presentation today at the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs, NIIA, Victoria Island Lagos,...
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In East Africa
Aug 25th, 2012
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Ethiopia will hold a state funeral for late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died Monday after 21 years in power, with regional heads of state expected to attend, officials said Saturday. During the funeral, to be held on September 2, a procession will convene at Addis Ababa’s Meskel Square, a ...
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In Cricket
Aug 25th, 2012
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South Africa beat New Zealand by eight wickets to finish third at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 on Saturday in the third-fourth position playoff at the Endeavour Park in Townsville. South Africa and New Zealand had earlier lost their semi-finals to Australia and India, respectively. Batting firs...
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In Gambia
Aug 25th, 2012
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Amnesty International yesterday said that Gambia had executed nine death row prisoners, after President Yahya Jammeh vowed to carry out all death sentences by mid-September. “Amnesty International has received credible reports that nine persons were executed last night (Thursday) in Gambia and ...
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Aug 15th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor As the electioneering campaigns for Election 2012 heat up, we don’t expect to see anything remarkably different from the strategies used by the functionaries of the various parties, especially the NPP that is hell-bent on undercutting the NDC as a means to regain political p...
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Aug 14th, 2012
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A bomb explosion has occurred in Kaduna metropolis, killing at least four people. The explosion occurred along Ali Akilu road between Abakpa Total/Shagalinku within the metropolis. The explosive device, a security source said, exploded accidentally in the hands of two men, who were travelling with it...
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Aug 12th, 2012
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2013 Africa Cup of Nations – Nigeria to kick-start preparations for CAN 2013 qualifier against Liberia – Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles, will begin camping in the nation’s capital, Abuja, next Sunday for September’s first leg, final round tie against Liberia i...
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Aug 12th, 2012
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With Nigeria’s last medal hopes dashed on Saturday night, when its 4×400 metres women’s relay team was disqualified in the final, it is now certain that the country will head home empty handed when the 2012 London Olympics end Sunday night. PANA reports that it will be the first time...
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Aug 12th, 2012
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Don’t be persuaded by the rhetoric about US is a capitalist nation where individuals pull themselves up by their own boot straps. To the extent such is true, make no mistake about it, US America is a giant welfare country whereby both the rich and poor folks alike have all benefited from some f...
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Aug 12th, 2012
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By Fekade Shewakena According to speculations and rumors Ato Meles Zenawi’s conditions range from he is resting to he is dead and anywhere in between. Thanks to the opacity of the officials in charge of the country, it is like they are telling us to take our pick. The inconclusive and contradictory o...