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Mugabe Sworn In As Zimbabwe President, With Free Fizzy Drinks For Supporters

51 ViewsFree fizzy drinks were served to celebrate the new term of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe – but Britain was not joining the party. The President will be 94 next time he is up for re-election, after beginning his seventh term in office. Thursday was made a public holiday as the Zanu-PF leader was sworn […]

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Britain calls for independent probe into Zimbabwe vote

24 ViewsBritain said the result of the Zimbabwe election was not credible without an independent investigation of alleged vote-rigging, as Robert Mugage prepared to be sworn in for another term as president on Thursday. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai launched the legal challenge, alleging up to a million eligible voters were excluded and demanding that electoral […]

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Egypt’s ex-president Mubarak to leave prison, be put under house arrest following release

33 ViewsCAIRO — Egypt’s deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak is expected to be freed from prison and placed under house arrest on Thursday after being ordered released the previous day, following more than two years in detention. The development is a new twist in the saga of the long-time president, toppled in Egypt’s popular uprising in […]

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Lawyer seeks release of Egypt’s Mubarak

24 ViewsCAIRO (AFP) – Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak will face a new court hearing on Wednesday during which his lawyer will seek his release from prison, judicial sources said. The hearing is the fourth and final case against the long-time president, who was toppled in a popular uprising in February 2011. Since April, courts […]

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Tsvangirai to boycott Mugabe inauguration in Zimbabwe

42 ViewsZimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will not attend President Robert Mugabe’s inauguration Thursday, aides said, insisting the vote which handed the 89-year-old another five-year term was rigged. “Expecting Tsvangirai to attend the inauguration is like expecting a victim of robbery to attend a party hosted by the robber,” Tsvangirai’s spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka, told AFP. […]

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South Africa ‘cracks child porn ring with global links’

44 ViewsSouth Africa’s police have arrested six men suspected of being part of an international child pornography ring, a spokesman has said. The suspects, who include teachers and a legal officer, are believed to have links with the US, Canada, the UK and other European countries, reports say. Images showed children “suffering extreme forms of […]

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Pakistan ex-leader Musharraf charged over Bhutto murder

24 ViewsPakistani ex-President Pervez Musharraf has been charged in connection with the 2007 assassination of opposition leader and former PM Benazir Bhutto. The former military ruler has denied charges of murder, criminal conspiracy to murder and facilitation of murder. It is the first time a current or ex-army chief has been charged with a crime […]

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US will lift Mugabe sanctions only after reforms

34 ViewsWashington – The United States will only lift sanctions on Zimbabwe’s newly re-elected President Robert Mugabe if he implements political reforms, the US has said. On Sunday, Southern African leaders called for the West to lift sanctions against Harare as they gave their seal of approval to Mugabe’s victory in disputed elections. But Washington […]

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Fake Nigerian doctors arrested over women’s deaths

36 ViewsNIGERIAN police have arrested two fake doctors accused of causing the deaths of “many” women during childbirth or surgery at a clinic they ran for three years. Authorities have closed the clinic in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, after learning about it through a tip-off from local residents, police spokeswoman Ngozi Braide said. “Two men […]

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Pistorius ‘seeks deal’ with dead lover’s family

24 ViewsJOHANNESBURG (AFP) – South Africa’s Paralympic sprint star Oscar Pistorius is trying to negotiate an out-of-court compensation deal with the parents of his slain lover Reeva Steenkamp, a local newspaper said Tuesday. Lawyers for Pistorius, who goes on trial in March on murder charges for shooting dead Steenkamp, are mulling a settlement for emotional […]

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