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Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai under pressure for Miliband statement

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai under pressure for Miliband statement

Zimbabwe’s former ruler, Britain has vowed not to buckle to pressure from President Mugabe’s Zanu-PF to lift what is termed illegal sanctions. It says Zimbabwe should...
U.K. condemns Uganda bill

U.K. condemns Uganda bill

The British high commissioner to Uganda, Martin Shearman, has said that Britain is against some of the components of the HIV-AIDS prevention and control bill....
Tony Blair at the Iraq Inquiry

Tony Blair at the Iraq Inquiry

In a speech in May 1997 newly elected Prime Minister Tony Blair stated “ine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that...
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United Kingdom-Iraq: Pride and Shame

Days before Tony Blair is due to testify before the Iraq Inquiry in London, Stefan Simanowitz comments on the performance of Alistair Campbell, one...
South Africa Football Association condemns British Stab-vest company

South Africa Football Association condemns British Stab-vest company

South Africa football officials have labelled a stab-vest designed by a London-based company for fans visiting the country during the World Cup, as “unnecessary.” Protektorvest,...
Uganda: Anti-gays launch campaign against US, UK, Canada…

Uganda: Anti-gays launch campaign against US, UK, Canada…

Anti gays in Uganda have resolved to mobilize Ugandans to stop buying goods from United States and the other countries which are threatening to...
U.S.: Nigeria unduly punished for U.K. educated and radicalized terror suspect

U.S.: Nigeria unduly punished for U.K. educated and radicalized terror suspect

While Nigerians have condemned the extremism of its 23-year-old citizen, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to blow up a U.S plane on 25 Dec....
Nigerian syringe terror bomber: More details unfold

Nigerian syringe terror bomber: More details unfold

More chilling details are beginning to emerge on the plane bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to blow up the Delta/NorthWest Airlines flight to...
UK: The bridge may collapse without African football players

UK: The bridge may collapse without African football players

Chelsea’s hope of clinging the Premier league title could be on the line as the battle for the top spot becomes fierce. The Blues...
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Hunger-striking Nobel Peace Prize activist calls on World Leaders for their support

On the day the Barack Obama picked up his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, one of the unsuccessful Peace Prize nominees, Aminatou Haidar, was...
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Western Sahara: Joy turns to anger

Last night as flight VAD652 was preparing for take-off news came through that the Moroccan authorities had refused the plane permission to land. On...
Morocco refuses hunger striker permission to land

Morocco refuses hunger striker permission to land

Stretchered out of an ambulance, her face covered with a turquoise blanket, hunger striking and human rights activist Aminatou Haidar returned to her makeshift...
UK delegation has audience with hunger-striking Nobel Prize nominee, Haidar

UK delegation has audience with hunger-striking Nobel Prize nominee, Haidar

A delegation from Britain has met with Nobel Peace prize nominee, Aminatou Haidar, who has been on hunger strike in the Lanzarote airport for...
African Footballer of the Year: BBC opens votes

African Footballer of the Year: BBC opens votes

Drogba, Yaya Touré, Eto’o, Essien or Trésor Mputu? Polls have opened for the BBC African footballer of the year. The suspense will end on...
British Parliament tables motion in support of Aminatou Haidar

British Parliament tables motion in support of Aminatou Haidar

A cross-party group of British MP's today tabled a Motion in Parliament expressing “dismay” at the expulsion of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Amainatou Haidar...
London: Beauty pageant, scam, disenchantment

London: Beauty pageant, scam, disenchantment

The beauty pageant was supposed to be the most memorable day of their lives. Yet, for the bevy of beauties gathered here, their dream...
Zimbabwe: Zanu-pf defy Commonwealth, scorn Jacob Zuma

Zimbabwe: Zanu-pf defy Commonwealth, scorn Jacob Zuma

Zimbabwe has vowed to reject any proposals for it to return to the Commonwealth of nations, which the 85 year old President Mugabe once described...
Rwanda shuns La Francophonie for British commonwealth

Rwanda shuns La Francophonie for British commonwealth

Rwanda has experienced another measure of development in its post-genocide era as the country becomes the 54th nation of the Commonwealth of Nations. Rwanda,...
Ethiopian government’s aid discrimination evoked by British minister

Ethiopian government’s aid discrimination evoked by British minister

British Minister for International Development, Gareth Thomas, has indicated that UN agencies have condemned the Ethiopian government’s habit of not allowing food aid to...
An entrepreneurial youth and a world without boundaries

An entrepreneurial youth and a world without boundaries

A clothing label Angel created, Samata’s Muse, has been featured in newspapers, Web articles and magazines. Her books and TV appearances have made her...
Sex, Rock and High Heels

Sex, Rock and High Heels

"...Nobody holds a candle to me In my red high heels..."   Kellie Pickler, “Red High Heels” I’ve always been a sucker for high-heeled shoes. Long,...
‘Miracle-worker’ surgeon and Monty Python lend their support to Western Sahara refugee project

‘Miracle-worker’ surgeon and Monty Python lend their support to Western Sahara refugee project

Inspirational heart-surgeon, Sir Professor Magdi Yacoub, made a rare a public appearance today to help launch a new health and education project for Western...
Ethiopian PM to meet British Minister over restrictive NGO legislation

Ethiopian PM to meet British Minister over restrictive NGO legislation

British International Development minister, Gareth Thomas is expected in Ethiopia for a two day visit Monday November 16, 2009. The minister is expected to...
Egypt demands return of stolen artifacts from Europe and US

Egypt demands return of stolen artifacts from Europe and US

Egypt is asking European countries in possession of Egyptian artifacts, historical and cultural monuments to return the items to the country for the opening...
Drogba on-song: As Chelsea demolish United at the Bridge

Drogba on-song: As Chelsea demolish United at the Bridge

Manchester United suffered yet another devastating defeat from the hands of their fierce rival Chelsea after a thrilling match at the Stanford Bridge Stadium...
Top European figures accused of fuelling African crises to rake in fortunes

Top European figures accused of fuelling African crises to rake in fortunes

Simon Mann has accused Sir Mark Thatcher, son of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, of an Equatoguinean coup plot in 2004. Last week,...
Africa: North and South to be hit hard by climate change, East will become wetter

Africa: North and South to be hit hard by climate change, East will become wetter

The dangers of climate change could have a far more devastating effect on Africa than previously thought, warned a renowned British Scientist. Professor Gordon...
Controversy in the UK over Ivory Coast toxic disaster

Controversy in the UK over Ivory Coast toxic disaster

In 2006, more than 30,000 Ivorians fell victim to high levels of poisonous gasses from a lethal toxic waste which was dumped by an...
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Seckou Keita Quintet – Gig Review

Clutching her walking stick, 80 year-old Audrey Federa from Worthing, scuttles to the front of the small Italianate-style church in Brighton, and starts girating...
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Western Sahara: Parliamentary questions and vigil for ‘the Casablanca Seven’

Over 40 campaigners converged on a canal in central London this week on Tuesday evening for a vigil calling for the immediate release of...