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Nigeria: On the brink of a food crisis

2 ViewsThree months after floods swept through northern Nigeria, reality is now setting in for the millions affected. The floods ravaged more than 20 states across the country. Aid Agencies there are warning of an impending food shortage. They say the needs of the people are immense and only a few organisations are helping. Although […]

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3 ViewsTwo US drone strikes in the Pakistan tribal regions bordering Afghanistan have killed at least nine people, including a senior Taliban commander who had a truce with Pakistan’s military, Pakistani intelligence officials have said. Six people, including senior Taliban commander Mullah Nazir were killed in the strike in South Waziristan and three others were […]

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Pope’s new year address deplores rampant capitalism

3 ViewsPope Benedict XVI has condemned “unregulated capitalism” for contributing to world tension, in a new year address to worshippers. The Pope also thanked the world’s peacemakers and said humanity had “an innate vocation for peace”. The Roman Catholic Church leader spoke at a Mass in the Vatican, then greeted a crowd outside St Peter’s […]

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TB Joshua’s 2013 prophecy: Bad tidings for politicians failing to reward those who help them to win

2 Views  Controversial Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua released an intriguing list of prophetic messages in his church service on Monday 31st December 2012, subsequently re-posted on his official Facebook page, ‘TB Joshua Ministries’. Joshua, who has a large repertoire of past prophecies that have come to pass, predicted bad tidings for politicians who ‘failed to reward those […]

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Who do you trust more? Journalists? Bankers? Psychiatrists?

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1 ViewsThe US Senate has approved a deal to avert general tax hikes and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff”. The bill, which raises taxes for the wealthy, came after lengthy talks between Vice-President Joe Biden and Senate Republicans. The House is due to consider it later. Spending cuts have been delayed for two […]

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Blood of Louis XVI ‘found in gourd container’

2 ViewsA team of scientists have said they believe an old gourd contains the blood of French King Louis XVI. The monarch was killed by guillotine by French revolutionaries more than 200 years ago, on 21 January 1793. The scientists said the DNA is very similar to genetic material from what is believed to be […]

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Hugo Chavez is facing cancer & a series of other health problems,

8 ViewsProfile Hugo Chavez led a military revolt against Venezuela’s government, won four democratic elections and irritated a host of US politicians, but the fiery populist today is lying in a hospital bed in Cuba. His condition has been described as “delicate” because of “new complications”. His resignation for health reasons, or his death, would […]

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Pop diva Madonna to educate 4,871 Malawi girls

6 Views Former Material Girl Madonna has built 10 primary schools in Malawi this year, her charity announced Friday. Two years after abandoning a $15 million girls academy, the pop diva said projects this year would educate 4,871 children in the southern African country. The projects were carried out by her charity Raising Malawi and […]

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2012 brought technocrats Presidents in Africa

2 ViewsThis year, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation failed to find an African leader worthy of its $5 million Governance Prize, the third time it has failed to do so in its six-year existence. This sparked debate about the dearth of leadership on the continent, and the need to rethink the concept of trying to “bribe” […]

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