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In Election
Nov 28th, 2011
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Morocco’s parliamentary election shows most people are not interested in King Mohammed’s reforms, the main opposition group said, vowing to push ahead with protests to press for a constitutional monarchy and an end to corruption. Final results from Friday’s vote, brought forward by ...
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In East Africa
Nov 28th, 2011
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New convoys of heavily-armed Ethiopian troops have crossed into Somalia and are heading for central areas, residents said on Sunday, days after Addis Ababa said it planned to send troops to help Somali and Kenya forces fighting Islamist insurgents. Ethiopia, which intervened in Somalia between 2006 a...
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In Election
Nov 28th, 2011
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Morocco’s PJD party will be the biggest party in parliament based on the final results of Friday’s election, the interior ministry said on Sunday, paving the way for the moderate Islamist party to lead a coalition government. Results for the 395-seat parliament show PJD won 107 seats, and...
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In Article
Nov 28th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Tensions are high as the Democratic Republic of Congo holds presidential and parliamentary elections Monday after a campaign marred by violence, including clashes in which at least two people died. Incumbent President Joseph Kabila, 40, in power since 2001, is tipped to win a new fiv...
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In News
Nov 28th, 2011
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Lome – Togo’s government says at least six top flight soccer players have been killed and another 28 people are critically injured after a bus carrying them plunged into a ravine and caught fire. In a statement read on national television, the government said Togo President Faure Gnassing...
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In East Africa
Nov 28th, 2011
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Mogadishu – Three people were wounded in a suspected bomb blast inside the main hospital in the war-torn Somali capital, officials and witnesses said on Monday. The explosion occurred late on Sunday inside a room near one of the main meeting halls of Banadir hospital. “We were informed ab...
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In Egypt
Nov 28th, 2011
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Cairo – Saboteurs on Monday blew up a pipeline that supplies gas to Israel, the official MENA news agency reported, just hours before the first election since Hosni Mubarak was ousted. Masked gunmen planted explosives under the pipeline west of the town of El-Arish in the north of the Sinai pen...
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In News
Nov 28th, 2011
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Rumbek – South Sudan’s independence attracted thousands back home from the north, but hopes for a new and better life have eluded many still struggling to survive in transit camps. Under brick- or plastic-walled shelters in the central town of Rumbek, some 60 families are waiting to be re...
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In Egypt
Nov 28th, 2011
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Cairo – Egyptians queued up to vote on Monday in the first big test of a transition born in popular revolutionary euphoria that soured into distrust of the generals who replaced their master, Hosni Mubarak. In the nine months since a revolt ended the ex-president’s 30-year rule, political...
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In DR Congo
Nov 27th, 2011
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Police in Congo blocked President Joseph Kabila’s main rival at an airport in Kinshasa on Saturday to stop him staging an election rally after at least two died in violence across the central African state’s capital city. Two days before presidential and parliamentary elections, rival fac...