Social Issues

By benim
In Libya
Mar 29th, 2011
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A sweeping array of world powers — from the United States to the United Nations, from the Arab League to NATO — spoke from the same script Tuesday in forcefully calling for Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi to step down. Some even hinted at secret talks on Gadhafi’s exit. U.S. Secretary of State Hi...
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In Crime & Corruption
Feb 27th, 2011
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Police have obtained a statement from a Cape Grace hotel porter they have been searching for in connection with the murder of UK honeymooner Anni Dewani. A source says he could be the link between the taxi driver Xola Tongo who is serving an 18-year sentence for his role in the murder, and Anni’s hus...
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In Article
Feb 26th, 2011
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Mbabane – A Facebook group is calling for the overthrow of Swaziland’s king, Africa’s last remaining absolute monarch, through protests inspired by the revolutions in Tunisia and Lybia. Known as “The April 12 Uprising!!!” it promises, “all hell will break loose in ...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 26th, 2011
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The lawyer for one of the men accused of murdering tourist Annie Dewani has argued that the evidence of the taxi driver convicted for the killing cannot be trusted. Zola Tongo is the only person to have been convicted for the crime as part of a plea bargain. On Friday Mziwamadoda Qwabe and co-accused...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 24th, 2011
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A Nigerian immigrant stole the identities of 350 people to claim £1.3million in bogus tax credits in the largest benefit scam of its kind. Olaide Taiwo, 35, hijacked the identities while working as a security guard for a number of large national companies. He then used the names to claim tens of thou...
By benim
In Article
Feb 1st, 2011
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Cairo – Egypt’s anti-government protesters, scenting victory after President Hosni Mubarak agreed to discuss political reforms, rallied support for what they hope can be a million-strong march for democracy on Tuesday. Mubarak’s newly appointed vice-president began talks with opposi...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 31st, 2011
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he United States led an international push last night to force Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to yield to Egyptians’ demands for democracy. Protest marches came to the streets of America, with one group of demonstrators marching from the Egyptian Embassy in Washington to the White House today...
By benim
In Article
Jan 31st, 2011
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President Hosni Mubarak, facing a popular revolt against his rule, ordered his new cabinet on Sunday to preserve subsidies, control inflation and provide more jobs. In this image made from Egypt State TV, broadcast Sunday Jan. 30, 2011, showing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 2nd left, is flanked b...
By benim
In Egypt
Jan 31st, 2011
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Mubarak’s days are numbered and the US is in a quandary: can it trust a new regime’s foreign policy – the implications are huge for the West and Israel, writes Richard Spencer. Egyptians took to the streets for the sixth consecutive day calling for current long-term President Hosni Mubara...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 30th, 2011
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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak visited a military headquarters and met top commanders, state media reported, showing the leader chairing a meeting as protesters who have rocked the country demanded he quit. State television showed Mubarak meeting newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman, Defens...