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Pakistan accuses India of killing civilian

198 ViewsPakistan has accused Indian troops of shelling its territory along the disputed Kashmir border and killing a civilian, the latest in a series of allegations by both sides over the past week. A Pakistani military official accused Indian troops of “unprovoked firing” in the early morning hours on Monday in three sectors along the […]

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President Joyce Banda: Don’t take the country back by voting for Dictators

430 ViewsAfrica’s Second female president Joyce Banda of neighboring Malawi has urged the people in her country to guard against taking the country back by voting for dictators. President Banda advised Malawians never to bring back leaders that instills fear and oppress citizens. She said the country was better off with a government that promotes unit […]

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Nelson Mandela’s health improving daily, daughter says

396 ViewsFormer South African president, 95, now able to sit up for minutes at a time. Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s health is improving daily and he is now able to sit up for minutes at a time, his youngest daughter told state broadcaster SABC. The 95-year-old has been in a Pretoria hospital for […]

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Norway’s Prime Minister spends afternoon working as Taxi driver to hear from Voters

235 ViewsNorwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg pulled off a stunt recently that many of his fellow democratically elected leaders would likely be too scared to carry out: He tried to mingle with the people. In what he described as an effort to hear from real Norwegians, Stoltenberg dressed up as a taxi driver and spent […]

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Biotechnologists combat drought with special rice plant

238 ViewsJapanese biotechnologists on Sunday said they had developed a rice plant with deeper roots that can sustain high yields in droughts that wipe out conventional rice crops. It is the third breakthrough in new cereal strains in less than two years, boosting the quest to feed the world’s spiralling population at a time of […]

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Mugabe’s party wins parliamentary majority

370 ViewsZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s party has won a huge majority in parliament in Wednesday’s July 31, 2013 elections, officials say. With most seats declared, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission said Zanu-PF has won 137 seats in the 210-seat chamber, just short of two-thirds, according to BBC reports. Results in the presidential race have yet to be […]

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233 ViewsFormer US president Bill Clinton has urged the Zambian judiciary to ensure that it upholds the “tenets of fair justice.” Clinton said the judiciary job is a difficult one and that there is still controversy in the United States of America justice system. He said this when he met Zambian acting Chief Justice Lombe […]

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Voting closes in Zimbabwe as Obasango endorses elections credible

360 ViewsVoting has officially closed in Zimbabwe, in a keenly contested election that will decide whether Africa’s oldest leader Robert Mugabe extends his 33 years rule or make way for a younger leadership. Five candidates are standing in the presidential election, but Mugabe’s main rival is Morgan Tsvangirai, the current prime minister. Voting closed at […]

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Accept Poll Results, Zimbabweans Told

240 ViewsSouthern African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Dispute (SACCORD) has urged Zimbabweans to accept the results of Wednesday July 3, 2013 elections. SACCORD Excecutive Director, Boniface Chembe urged parties to take leaf from Zambia and accept the election result like the former ruling party, MMD did to concede defeat in the September 2011 election […]

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Zimbabwe election: Robert Mugabe faces Morgan Tsvangirai

237 ViewsZimbabweans are voting in fiercely contested presidential and parliamentary elections which have already been hit by fraud allegations. President Robert Mugabe, 89, has said he will step down after 33 years in power if he and his Zanu-PF party lose. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have accused Zanu-PF of doctoring […]

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