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Zambia has not charged for maize: Mugabe

124 ViewsZAMBIA has told Zimbabwe that it is in no hurry to be paid for 150,000 tonnes of maize it is sending to its southern neighbour, President Robert Mugabe said on Thursday. Zambia’s Vice President Guy Scott was in Harare last week to finalise the maize deal, but Mugabe says the two neighbours are as […]

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Kenya’s Nairobi city hit by pig protest over MPs Pay

94 ViewsProtesters in Kenya have released a pig and about a dozen piglets outside parliament to show their anger at newly elected MPs demanding higher salaries. The animals licked blood spilled by a protester outside the parliamentary gates in the capital, Nairobi, reports the BBC’s Anne Mawathe from the scene.The unusual demonstration, organised by civil […]

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Kenyan patients escape from Nairobi’s Mathari hospital

139 Views Forty mentally ill patients have escaped from the Mathari Mental Hospital in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, after overpowering guards, police say. A search has been launched for the patients, some of whom are known to be violent, police told the BBC. Kenya’s Standard newspaper reports that the group escaped from the state hospital after […]

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Violence Casts Shadow Over Pakistan’s Milestone Election

83 Views A string of militant attacks and gunfights that killed at least 17 people cast a long shadow over Pakistan’s general election on Saturday, but millions still turned out to vote in a landmark test of the troubled country’s democracy. The poll, in which some 86 million people were eligible to vote, will bring […]

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64 ViewsThe deputy speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, Nigel Evans, was arrested Saturday in northwest England on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, a source familiar with the arrest told CNN. Lancashire police did not confirm the identity of the man, but said in a statement they were questioning a 55-year-old man over offenses […]

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Veep Scott tells The Guardian: South Africans are backwards, Mugabe wants to quit

132 Views One of the most colourful men in African politics happens to be white. Guy Scott is the vice-president of Zambia but his race is probably the least exceptional thing about him. On a recent afternoon in the capital, Lusaka, Scott held court with the kind of candour – and eccentricity – seldom heard […]

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Algerian President Bouteflika rushed to Paris after suffering a stroke

153 ViewsAlgerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been flown to hospital in Paris after suffering a mini-stroke, the state news agency said. Mr Bouteflika had a “transient ischemia” – a temporary blockage of a blood vessel often called a mini-stroke – an official told the APS news agency. But he said there was “no reason for […]

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New York names Its First Business Ombudswoman Mwisa Chisunka

169 ViewsEmpire State Development and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today announced the appointment of Mwisa Chisunka as New York State Business Ombudswoman and Director of Business Tax Services and Education. As New York’s first Ombudswoman, Ms. Chisunka will work closely with the business community to provide education about tax law […]

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100 ViewsSouth Africa has approved $100 million in budgetary support to cash-strapped Zimbabwe, helping plug a gap in its finances ahead of elections expected in the second half of the year, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said on Monday. Zimbabwe’s economy has been on the mend since President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai agreed […]

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How to stop your breasts from Sagging

155 Views A bra can be one of the most uncomfortable pieces of clothing that a woman wears. They pinch, they itch, and they are tight and confining. Oh, and don’t forget that they are impossible to get the right… size! Some women wear them to bed even though they are so uncomfortable simply because […]

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