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By benim
In East Africa
Nov 15th, 2011
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Kampala – Suspects in court for Uganda’s deadly July 2010 bomb attacks launched a legal challenge on Tuesday to block the trial, arguing that they were illegally extradited and tortured to give confessions. Lawyers for 11 of the 12 accused men, who all deny involvement in the bombings whi...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 15th, 2011
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Nairobi – The UN’s children agency says an increasing number of children and civilians are being caught in attacks and crossfire across south and central Somalia. Unicef said on Tuesday that 24 children were killed in conflict in Somalia in October, nearly double the confirmed child killi...
By benim
In News
Nov 15th, 2011
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Pietermaritzburg – Suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema will have to wait until Wednesday to know whether charges levelled against him by the SA Minority Rights Equality Movement (Samrem) have been dropped. This emerged after a meeting held in Pietermaritzburg between Malema and t...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 15th, 2011
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Britain will host an international conference next year on tackling instability in Somalia and protecting ships from pirates in the Gulf of Aden, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday. The prime minister described the east African nation as a “failed state that directly threatens British ...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Nov 15th, 2011
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A small plane crashed in western Ivory Coast on Monday, killing four people on board — an Ivorian and three white foreigners — a hospital source and a local cocoa trader in the area told Reuters. A senior official at a hospital in Daloa, a western town in the cocoa belt where the crash to...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 15th, 2011
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Scores of residents fled a Somali rebel stronghold close to the capital on Monday after what appeared to be a night-time missile strike aimed at a militant base. People in the town of Afgoye, about 30 km (20 miles) from the capital Mogadishu, heard a loud explosion late on Sunday from the direction o...
By benim
In Angola
Nov 15th, 2011
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Johannesburg – Portugal’s Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho travels to Angola on Wednesday to strengthen trade ties and discuss Luanda’s interest in buying shares in some of Lisbon’s state companies. The former colony, which for decades was torn by civil war, is now rising ec...
By benim
In Libya
Nov 15th, 2011
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Tripoli – Hundreds of uniformed men described as members of a new Libyan army have been deployed for the first time to settle a bloody feud between rival militia, officials say. The soldiers, wearing beige camouflage uniforms and ID badges, were sent to serve as a buffer between gunmen from the...
By benim
In News
Nov 15th, 2011
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Lagos – Nigeria’s government may be finally pushing things too far in the eyes of many citizens fed up with corruption: It wants to end what is widely seen as their only benefit from the nation’s oil wealth. The irony is that the proposal, which would eliminate fuel subsidies and re...
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In News
Nov 15th, 2011
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New York – The United Nations Security Council on Monday backed stepped-up military action in central Africa to apprehend commanders of the Lord’s Resistance Army in the coming months and eliminate the notorious rebel group, a campaign supported by US special operations advisers. The coun...