geography

By benim
In Article
Apr 7th, 2011
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ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria again postponed some elections for the oil-rich country’s National Assembly on Thursday, though the man running the polls promised the majority of the races would be held as planned Saturday. Independent National Electoral Commission chairman Attahiru Jega said about 15...
By benim
In Libya
Apr 3rd, 2011
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TRIPOLI, Libya – At the Rixos Hotel, Moammar Gadhafi’s gilded cage for foreign journalists, fistfights break out. Paranoia is high. And the Libyan government is on unblinking watch for any deviation in the official script. Waitresses who serve coffee with smiles on their faces act more like tra...
By benim
In Libya
Apr 3rd, 2011
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Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Abdelati Obeidi flew to Greece Sunday to deliver a message from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to the Greek prime minister, a senior government official told Reuters. His trip came after Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou had a phone conversation with Libyan Prime Mi...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Mar 23rd, 2011
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A woman who fled to Nigeria after a fire killed four children at her Texas home day care center pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges Wednesday, two days after she was returned to the U.S. Jessica Tata’s attorney entered the plea during an arraignment hearing in Houston. Tata, who didn...
By benim
In News
Mar 21st, 2011
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HOUSTON — A woman who fled to Nigeria after a fire at her Houston day care center killed four children was returned to the U.S. on Monday and has waived extradition to Texas, authorities said. Jessica Tata landed at an Atlanta airport shortly after 5 a.m. on a flight from Lagos, Nigeria, according to...
By benim
In News
Mar 21st, 2011
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HOUSTON — A woman accused of fleeing the country after a fire at her Texas day care center killed four children began her trip back to the United States on Sunday to face manslaughter and other charges, a congresswoman said. Jessica Tata, 22, departed Lagos, Nigeria, at 4:30 p.m. CDT Sunday and offic...
By benim
In Election
Mar 10th, 2011
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The Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday it is still weighing the option of its candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, participating in a presidential debate. The director of media and publicity of the PCC, Abba Dabo, in a chat with journalists in ...
By benim
In Election
Mar 4th, 2011
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A recent upsurge in pre-vote violence in Nigeria poses a challenge to Nigeria’s April elections, a team of foreign election observers said on Friday. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, holds presidential elections on April 9, a week after legislative polls on April 2, while governor...
By benim
In Article
Mar 3rd, 2011
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ABUJA — A blast near the venue of a ruling party election rally killed three people and injured 21 in a town near Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja, a police spokesman said Thursday. Assailants tossed the bomb from a moving car causing it to miss its intended target and instead strike a roadside ...
By benim
In Egypt
Feb 14th, 2011
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Cairo – Switzerland has frozen whatever assets Hosni Mubarak and his associates may have there, and anti-corruption campaigners are demanding the same of other countries. But experts say hunting for the deposed Egyptian leader’s purported hidden wealth – let alone recovering it R...