Obama-McCain : Economy changes game plan

Obama-McCain : Economy changes game plan

There have been times in the past few weeks when the US presidential race could have been mistaken for an episode of The Jerry...
Kenya : No land for sex offenders

Kenya : No land for sex offenders

Kenya has moved to step-up the fight against sexual offenders by establishing a national registry that would contain personal details of those convicted. The...
Hope for starving Liberian pupils

Hope for starving Liberian pupils

The rising price of food has left many children in Liberia starving as their parents battle to secure a livelihood. But it has been...
FIFA boss wants a better promotion for World Cup 2010 in South Africa

FIFA boss wants a better promotion for World Cup 2010 in South Africa

After a four- day visit to South Africa, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has appealed to South Africans to promote the 2010 FIFA World Cup...
Man’s 86 wives and over 101 children stage protest march

Man’s 86 wives and over 101 children stage protest march

The 86 wives of an 84-year-old Nigerian man, Alhaji Bello Masaba, and some of his over 100 children staged a four-hour protest in Minna,...
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Senegalese president wants flood victims re-housed

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has asked the ministry of territorial administration to re-house victims of recent floods caused by heavy rains, particularly in the...
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Thieves sabotage pylones in Gaza Province, Mozambique, leaving residents in darkness

The city of Xai-Xai, capital of the southern Mozambican province of Gaza, and the towns of Chibuto, Manjacaze and Chidenguele, went without electricity for...
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French West African bourse records slight downturn

The regional bourse for French West Africa (BVRM ) in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, closed trading Thursday slightly lower than Wednesday. The BRVM Composite index...
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Russian company eyes dormant Nigerian M-Tel / Nitel communications giant

A Russian firm Thursday signified interest in investing in the Nigeria's comatose national communications giant, M-Tel/Nitel just as Vice President Goodluck Jonathan reaffirmed the...
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Zimbabwe coalition government unable to agree on key ministerial positions

Leaders of Zimbabwe's coalition government Thursday failed to agree on how to split ministerial posts among their respective parties, officials said. President Robert Mugabe Thursday...
US comes to Ethiopia’s rescue

US comes to Ethiopia’s rescue

Drought-affected communities in Ethiopia will receive an additional food aid package of nearly US$ 60 million from the US through the UN World Food...
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Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Mauritanian army attack

The Maghreb branch of the terrorist organisation , Al Qaeda, claimed responsibility Thursday for the attack perpetrated Sunday evening against the Mauritanian army in...
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World Bank projects in Africa growing

World Bank (WB) support for Africa increased during the 2008 financial year, in terms of food and finances, according to a statement by the...
A dark day in Athens : Somalis and Sudanese nourish Greek racism

A dark day in Athens : Somalis and Sudanese nourish Greek racism

It was a bloody afternoon as machetes, axes and cutlasses swung from every corner leaving pieces of flesh and puddles of blood on the...
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Greek ship seized off the coast of Somalia as US and Western coalition prepare to conduct patrols

A Greek ship with 25 crew members on board has been seized by armed pirates off the coast of Somalia. Andrew Mwangura, the East...
Tsvangirai prepares to punish Mugabe officials

Tsvangirai prepares to punish Mugabe officials

Zimbabwe prime minister-designate Morgan Tsvangirai has been quoted as saying some senior members of Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party could face trial over political violence,...
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Ghana bans ex president and security chiefs from military installations

The National Security Council (NSC), apparently angered by a meeting between several former top security chiefs with former President Jerry John Rawlings, has banned...
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Nigerian army lied about the release of abducted South Africans, MEND says

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has denied reports that it has released the two South Africans who were recently...
Mugabe says he is humiliated to share power with rivals

Mugabe says he is humiliated to share power with rivals

Robert Mugabe on Wednesday told his parties Central Committee meeting that the sharing power with rivals was a "humiliation" that would have to...
Male circumcision : promoting unsafe sex or mocking traditions in Kenya ?

Male circumcision : promoting unsafe sex or mocking traditions in Kenya ?

Peter Otieno, a 25-year-old taxi driver in Kisumu City, the capital of Kenya's western Nyanza Province, is considering getting circumcised, he said "I have...
Satisfying male sexuality or birth control question harms McCain helps Obama

Satisfying male sexuality or birth control question harms McCain helps Obama

It may come to be remembered as the moment when John McCain shed his straight-talking image and became just another message-controlled politician. By Andrew...
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Hundreds die in Guinea-Bissau from cholera infections

The cholera epidemic ravaging Guinea-Bissau since May has claimed at least 122 lives of the 6,328 cases reported, the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology...
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Poverty observatory to be launched in Mauritius

Mauritius will soon launch an Observatory for Poverty in order to monitor the effectiveness of poverty alleviation policies and actions throughout the island and...
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Belgium still wants ex Chadian President arrested

Belgium's international arrest warrant against the former Chadian president Hissène Habré is still valid and he could be arrested and extradited to Belgium the...
FIFA president and Nelson Mandela discuss South African football

FIFA president and Nelson Mandela discuss South African football

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Tuesday paid tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela during a private audience with him in Johannesburg. To commemorate the...
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Brice Hortefeux, French Immigration minister visits the West African country of Benin

French Minister of Immigration, National Identity and Solidarity Development, Brice Hortefeux, will visit Benin this week, official sources have confirmed. While in the country,...
Tsvangirai’s appeal for help falls on deaf European ears ?

Tsvangirai’s appeal for help falls on deaf European ears ?

Morgan Tsvangirai, invested as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe as part of a power-sharing deal with his bitter rival, President Robert Mugabe, called for international...
Nigerian reserve safe despite US financial crisis ?

Nigerian reserve safe despite US financial crisis ?

The financial storms that hit two of New York’s esteemed Wall Street firms, as stocks fell across the globe has not caused worries for...
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Naval Ship from the United States arrives in Nigeria

US navy ship ELROD arrived at the Apapa port in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos Wednesday at the start of a six-day visit. During...
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Group destroys Shell flow station and asks all staffers to leave

Militants using dynamites and bombs destroyed Shell's Orubiri flow station in Rivers state in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region Tuesday night in continuation of...