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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has said he will quit after 33 years in power if he loses Wednesday’s election. “If you lose you must surrender,” the Zanu-PF party leader said. His remarks came as Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party accused Zanu-PF of doctoring the voters’ roll. Zanu-PF denied the accusation, […]

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A new law in Nigeria has people up in arms and wondering what kind of Senator in their right mind would vote for such a thing. Citizens everywhere are protesting an amendment to Section 29 (4b) of the 1999 Constitution regarding the age at which women are allowed to be married. The amendment changes the […]

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Entrepreneurs in some of the world’s poorest countries should find cause for optimism in “Explaining Africa’s (Dis)Advantage,” a recent study co-authored by Wharton management professor Ann Harrison and published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. “If … you were to give African entrepreneurs the same kind of environment as an American or European entrepreneur, […]

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A Rwandan woman living in New Hampshire was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Monday for obtaining her U.S. citizenship unlawfully by lying about her role in the 1994 genocide in her central African homeland. Beatrice Munyenyezi, 43, who has been in the United States since 1998, failed to disclose during her citizenship application […]

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An Italian senator has been pressured into apologising after he said the country’s first Black cabinet minister Cecile Kyenge reminded him of an orangutan. Roberto Calderoli, from the anti-immigration Northern League, told a rally that the success of Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge encouraged “illegal immigrants” to come to Italy. Ms Kyenge is an Italian citizen […]

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The Luxembourg government today resigned, brought down by a spying and corruption scandal that shook the tiny country better known for wealthy bankers than political intrigue. Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister since 1995 and the European Union’s longest serving government chief, tendered his resignation to Grand Duke Henri, the royal head of state who himself has […]

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While a 58-story building had been announced, plans unveiled by a private Chinese developer now call for a 99-story office-hotel tower. Guangdong Chuanhui Group has not revealed the building’s estimated cost or other details, including financial arrangements or the names of the architect and engineer. The site for the Chuanhui International Tower is at the […]

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has launched his re election campaign with a warning to a 15 member Southern African regional bloc, SADC that his country could withdraw amid demands for a free and fair vote. “Let it be known that we are in SADC (the Southern African Development Community) voluntarily. If SADC decides to do […]

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Kenyan Engineering Student Invents A New Way To Make Electricity Using Chicken Droppings: Electricity is something that has become a necessity in every household today and we owe this mode of lighting, cooking to Sir Thomas Eliot who in in the year 1875, tirelessly worked towards making the light bulb better. With all the technology […]

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The First Family has landed safely in Senegal, kicking off a highly-anticipated tour of Africa that will see President Barack Obama visiting three countries with First Lady Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Malia in town. However, the failing health of beloved former South African President Nelson Mandela is casting a shadow on the President’s […]

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