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By benim
In Election
Apr 10th, 2011
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* Ruling party expected to see majority weaken * Results slow arriving from remote areas * Poll is litmus test ahead of presidential vote   Election officials in Nigeria counted ballots from parliamentary polls through the night into Sunday, some arriving by horseback, in what they hope will be ...
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In Election
Apr 8th, 2011
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IBADAN, Nigeria – Gang members hired by politicians beat an election official and steal ballot papers. Bus loads of thugs harass opposition parties. A bomb detonates without an apparent target. Nigeria’s delayed first national election starts Saturday, but already troubles reminiscent of a fata...
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In Libya
Apr 8th, 2011
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GENEVA – A U.N. panel says several hundred foreign fighters are likely operating for both Moammar Gadhafi’s regime and the rebels in Libya, and many may be involved in serious human rights violations. The head of a United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries said Friday that many of ...
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In Libya
Apr 8th, 2011
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Libyan rebels said five of their fighters were killed when NATO planes mistakenly bombed a rebel tank column and a top U.S. general said they were unlikely to be able to oust Muammar Gaddafi by force. With daily skirmishes near the contested port of Brega in eastern Libya making little impact on the ...
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In Children & Youth
Apr 8th, 2011
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GENEVA – The U.N. children’s agency says snipers are targeting children in the besieged rebel-held Libyan city of Misrata. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado told reporters in Geneva on Friday that the global body has received “reliable and consistent reports of children being among the p...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 7th, 2011
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Walking down a Tripoli street with a bag full of freshly baked bread, a Libyan man frowned when he saw crowds of children chanting the praises of Brother Leader Muammar Gaddafi. As explosions from what appeared to be NATO air strikes echoed in Tripoli, hundreds of children were taken by bus to a squa...
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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...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 3rd, 2011
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The wounded men on the aid ship from the besieged city of Misrata, torn apart by shrapnel and bullets, tell of the bloodiest front in the revolt against Libya’s Moamer Kadhafi.   They speak of a city under lockdown that has gone weeks without electricity or running water, where snipers hav...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 3rd, 2011
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The United States agreed to extend air strikes in Libya into Monday as the oil town of Brega saw heavy fighting, with rebel forces advancing only to fall back after an ambush by forces loyal to Moamer Kadhafi. The US air strikes, part of a coalition effort to protect civilians from Kadhafi’s fo...
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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...