Political

By benim
In Libya
Mar 19th, 2011
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Paris – US, European and Arab leaders on Saturday held a Libya crisis summit with the threat of military strikes against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces growing ever more intense. A French envoy said strikes against the Libyan leader could start within hours of the summit. The United States has ...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 19th, 2011
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Libyan forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi fired artillery shells into the rebel-held city of Misrata early on Saturday and water supplies were still cut off, a resident said. “They (Gaddafi’s forces) bombed the town with four or five artillery shells in the early hours today. The situation i...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 19th, 2011
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Uganda’s electoral commission admitted for the first time on Wednesday that political parties in the east African country have formed militias to protect their turf ahead of next month’s presidential election. President Yoweri Museveni is expected to win a fourth term in the February 18 p...
By benim
In Election
Jan 3rd, 2011
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African mediators met with the two presidential contenders yesterday in a new effort to end Ivory Coast’s political crisis and left unresolved the dispute over who won the November election. President Laurent Gbagbo is “just trying to gain time,” said Patrick Achi, a spokesman for opposition leader A...
By benim
In Middle East
Jan 2nd, 2011
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Israel’s army chief told a US Congress delegation in late 2009 he was preparing for a large war in the Middle East, probably against Hamas or Hezbollah, leaked US diplomatic cables showed on Sunday. “I am preparing the Israeli army for a large scale war, since it is easier to scale down t...
By benim
In Article
Jan 2nd, 2011
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Peacekeepers ordered to investigate reports of atrocities as President Laurent Gbagbo’s standoff with rest of world continues. UN peacekeepers have been ordered to do everything in their power to investigate reports of atrocities and mass graves in Ivory Coast, where post-election violence is a...
By benim
In Religion
Dec 21st, 2010
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VANCOUVER – More than 100 Canadian-Arab Christians are listed on an al-Qaida affiliated website, apparently targeted because of their alleged role in attempting to convert Muslims. Some of those named say concerned Canadian intelligence officials have contacted them. The Shumukh-al-Islam websit...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 20th, 2010
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Uganda believed Kenya’s prime minister might back pro-opposition groups to undermine the government in revenge for its stance on Kenya’s disputed 2007 election, a leaked cable from the U.S. Kampala embassy showed. President Yoweri Museveni congratulated Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki soon a...
By benim
In Ghana
Dec 14th, 2010
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Embassy cables reveal concerns over Latin American cartels and terror groups using west Africa as drug route into Europe. When an unidentified plane crashed into the desert in northern Mali in November 2009, it was immediately suspected of smuggling cocaine from Latin America. The west African route ...
By benim
In Article
Dec 14th, 2010
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Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma is suing Avusa Media for R5 million for Zapiro’s Lady Justice rape cartoon, The Times reported on Tuesday. Zuma started proceedings against Avusa, the cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro and former Sunday Times editor-in-chief Mondli Makhanya in a summons issue...