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Eight years after Yasser Arafat’s mysterious death, his political heirs opened his grave Tuesday and let forensics experts take samples from his remains, defying strong cultural taboos in search of evidence that the icon of Palestinian nationalism was poisoned. Palestinians have claimed for years that Israel poisoned Arafat, who died in a French hospital. Israel […]

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Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo strengthened their positions around the eastern city of Goma, defying regional calls for them to leave by Monday even as their leader flew to Uganda for talks. Ugandan officials said they were hoping to persuade Colonel Sultani Makenga to withdraw and prevent a descent into all-out war in […]

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has come under fire after the government unveiled plans to relocate the capital city from Harare to his rural district, a move his coalition partners say they were not consulted on. Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo this week revealed that plans were underway to build a new parliament building, government offices, […]

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Two months before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says the national football side cannot call themselves a team. South Africa went down 1-0 to Afcon champions Zambia in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at FNB Stadium on Wednesday night after a second-half Collins Mbesuma strike ended Igesund’s 100 percent record […]

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CIA Director David Petraeus resigned as head of the leading U.S. spy agency on Friday, saying he had engaged in an extramarital affair and acknowledging he “showed extremely poor judgment.” In a letter to the CIA workforce, Petraeus, 60, said he met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday and asked “to […]

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Zambians have received the re-election of Barack Obama as US president for a second term with excitment describing it as a ‘sweet victory.’ There was excitment in the streets of Lusaka, the Zambian capital and the re-election of Obama is the topic of discussion in offices and on social media network. “Congraturations to President Obama, […]

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President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Americans chose to stick with a divided government in Washington, by keeping the Democratic incumbent in the White House and […]

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Americans started to vote in a presidential election on Tuesday with polls showing President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney neck-and-neck in a race that will be decided in a handful of states. Polling stations opened across the eastern United States and parts of the Midwest as dawn broke. At least 120 million Americans […]

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President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney made their final urgent pleas to voters on Monday in a closing sprint through vital battleground states that will determine who wins their agonizingly close race for the White House. Both candidates sought to whip up a strong turnout from their supporters and to sway independent voters […]

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Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua, whose status and influence across Africa continues to ascend to giddy heights, has released a series of videos via his channel on the popular media-sharing site YouTube, showing him in action many years ago. He is almost unrecognizable. In a scene reminiscent of the biblical story where a crippled man begging […]

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