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Aug 20th, 2013
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Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon A former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on Monday in Ibadan, Oyo State, said God would uproot all the leaders, who haboured evil intentions, against the country. He also faulted the prediction that the country would break up by 2015, saying similar predictio...
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In Mali
Aug 12th, 2013
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(CNN) — Malians headed to the polls Sunday to vote for a president after a coup last year plunged the nation into chaos and left the north in the hands of Islamists. Heavy rain fell in the morning, potentially lowering turnout. Early results could come in as early as Sunday night, though final ...
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In Odd News
Aug 11th, 2013
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By Laura Neil/Published 7th August 2013 The 29-year-old nurse is offering her £85-a-day breastfeeding service on a small ads website (PICMODELLED) The 29-year-old nurse is offering her £85-a-day breastfeeding service on a small ads website. The ad by “Cecilia232”, from Boulogne, has appeared on the e...
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In Nigeria
May 7th, 2013
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NIAMEY — A Nigerian warplane crashed in Niger on Monday, from where it was conducting military operations in neighbouring Mali, and the two pilots were killed, Nigeria’s army said in a statement. The fighter jet was part of Nigeria’s air fleet engaged with an African force battling hardli...
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In Djibouti
Apr 25th, 2013
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Source: France 24 Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was elected as chairman of the African Union in January. Since then, he has to deal with the war in Mali. After months of fighting, the country still needs the international community’s military support and faces a food crisis. Moreover,...
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In Djibouti
Apr 23rd, 2013
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France’s embassy in Libya was hit by an apparent car bomb on Tuesday, injuring two French guards and bringing violence to the capital after attacks on foreign missions in the east. It was the first assault on a diplomatic mission in Tripoli, considered safer than the rest of the North African country...
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Apr 17th, 2013
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Chad was supposed to be the backbone of the African-led force in Mali. And, until now, that’s exactly what it has been, providing the only African soldiers trained and trusted for combat operations in the tricky desert war against experienced Islamist militants. Chad’s shock decision to withdraw its ...
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In Mali
Apr 12th, 2013
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Mali and its international partners need to seize the moment for national dialogue to forestall renewed political and security crises. Mali: Security, Dialogue and Meaningful Reform, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the situation in Mali after France’s military interven...
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In Mali
Apr 12th, 2013
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By Karafillis Giannoulis Diango Sissoko, the Malian interim Prime Minister has promised that elections in Mali will take place in July. Sissoko visited Gao in Northern Mali. This was the first visit by a senior government in the region since the French forces freed Gao from all the al Qaeda linked re...
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In CAR
Apr 6th, 2013
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BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic’s self-appointed leader on Saturday announced the creation of a new council that will choose an interim president, a move aimed at placating the international community after he seized power by force two weeks ago. Meanwhile, the ...