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95 companies for Libya’s aviation exhibition

Some 95 companies from 25 countries are expected to attend the second edition of the Libyan Aviation Exhibition (LAVEX 2007), scheduled for 29-31 October...
Africa records increase in use of treated mosquito nets

Africa records increase in use of treated mosquito nets

At least 16 sub-Saharan African countries tripled their use of insecticide treated mosquito nets among children between 2000 and 2007, according to the United...
One thousand CFA francs

No plan to devalue CFA franc

The Director General of the Treasury and the Economic Policy at the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, Xavier Musca, has said there...
Kidnapped MP’s father freed in Nigeria

Kidnapped MP’s father freed in Nigeria

The kidnapped 70-year-old father of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly (parliament) in Nigeria's southern Rivers state has been freed unharmed by...
Gambia frees political detainee after 385 days

Gambia frees political detainee after 385 days

The Gambian authorities have released Ousman Jatta, the United Democratic Party Councillor for Old Cape Point Ward, Bakau, after being held incommunicado for 385...
HIV-positive pastor shouts from the pulpit

HIV-positive pastor shouts from the pulpit

Rev Maxwell Kapachawo is the only known pastor in Zimbabwe who publicly admits to being HIV-positive; he is also encouraging any of his peers...
Vaccine failure a setback for anti-AIDS efforts

Vaccine failure a setback for anti-AIDS efforts

News that one of the most promising and advanced HIV vaccine trials has been halted has dealt a serious blow to global AIDS prevention...
GM-UAW reach deal to end strike

GM-UAW reach deal to end strike

Negotiators from the United Auto Workers union and General Motors reached a tentative agreement on a deal early Wednesday to end a two-day old...
New hope for long-suffering Mauritanian refugees

New hope for long-suffering Mauritanian refugees

This village seems typical of villages in northern Senegal - with thatched huts, women cooking on outdoor fires, children playing and men sitting under...
WESTERN SAHARA: Families unite but not for long

WESTERN SAHARA: Families unite but not for long

Sixteen years after the UN brokered a ceasefire in Western Sahara the peace process has stalled and little has changed for the Sahrawi people...
US explains presence in Gulf of Guinea

US explains presence in Gulf of Guinea

The United States has explained that its presence in the Gulf of Guinea is aimed at protecting an area regarded as one of the...
Mass burial for victims of Lagos oil pipeline fire

Mass burial for victims of Lagos oil pipeline fire

The Lagos State government has started on-the-scene mass burial of victims of Friday's fuel pipeline explosion, which claimed some 200 lives at Inegbe beach...
Ghana prepares to host US First Lady, Laura Bush

Ghana prepares to host US First Lady, Laura Bush

Ghana will host the First Lady of the US Laura Bush for two nights from Sunday during which she will unveil a Textbooks and...
Media rights NGO demands guaranteed freedom of expression

Media rights NGO demands guaranteed freedom of expression

A media rights NGO on Tuesday called on the newly-inaugurated transitional government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to use the current...
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Letter to american friends

Adonis (Syria), Tahar Ben Jelloun (Morocco), Mohamed Charfi, Abdelwahab Meddeb, Ali Mezghani (Tunisia), Malek Chebil (Algeria), Mahmoud Hussein, Ali Shalakany (Egypt), Ali Kazancigi (Turkey),...