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Malawi’s Joyce Banda’s government charges her pedecessor’s brother and others with treason

258 ViewsThe brother of former Malawi leader Bingu wa Mutharika and 11 other high-profile figures have been charged with treason for allegedly trying to prevent Joyce Banda succeeding him. Former Foreign Minister Peter Mutharika asked the military to take over after his brother’s death, an official report said last week. He is accused of seeking […]

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Agentina’s Mario Bergoglio is the New Pope

287 ViewsVATICAN CITY – Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires was named leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday after being elected pope. He will be known as Pope Francis I. The 76-year-old – the first Jesuit, the first South American and the first non-European pope of the modern era – was introduced to […]

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US is engaging in tough talk with China on alleged cyber attack – President Obama

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US is engaging in tough talk with China on alleged cyber attack – President Obama

95 ViewsPresident Barack Obama has said in a TV interview that the US is engaging in “tough talk” with China about its alleged cyber attacks on America. Mr Obama told ABC News some, but not all, hacking originating from China was state sponsored, although he played down congressional talk of a cyber war. He spoke […]

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Malawi police arrest four ex-ministers for coup plot

338 ViewsAt least 10 people in Malawi, including current and former government ministers, have been arrested over an alleged coup plot. Police fired tear gas to break up a crowd protesting against the arrests in the main city, Blantyre. Among those arrested are government minister Goodall Gondwe and ex-minister Peter Mutharika. They are accused of plotting a […]

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470 ViewsChelsea fightback earns Manchester United replay. Chelsea have come from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Goals from Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney put United in a commanding position before the break, but substitute Eden Hazard and Ramires replied for the […]

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Western powers congratulate Kenya on poll, but not Kenyatta

868 ViewsWestern capitals on Saturday applauded Kenya’s peaceful vote but avoided naming president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta, whose election they had said would complicate ties because of the charges of crimes against humanity he faces. Foreign diplomats in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, had made it clear in the run-up to the poll that it could not be […]

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Venezuela set election date to replace Hugo Chavez

159 ViewsA presidential election to replace late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will be held on 14 April, the country’s electoral commission has said. The announcement follows the appointment of Mr Chavez’s favoured successor, Nicolas Maduro, as acting president. Hugo Chavez died on 5 March after a long battle with cancer. Mr Maduro will run as […]

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316 ViewsKenyan police in riot gear fired teargas to disperse crowds of angry supporters of the defeated presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, on Saturday in one of his stronghold regions in the west of the country, a Reuters witness reported. “No Raila, no peace,” they chanted, throwing stones at vehicles and dozens of police in Kondele, […]

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Kenyan PM Odinga will not concede presidential election

235 ViewsKenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga will not concede this week’s election and will launch a legal challenge if rival Uhuru Kenyatta is officially declared president, an adviser said on Saturday. Provisional results released in the early hours of Saturday handed Kenyatta a slim outright win with 50.03 percent of the vote. But Odinga’s camp […]

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Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenya presidential elections

269 ViewsThe son of Kenya’s founding president, Uhuru Kenyatta, won a presidential election with a slim margin of 50.03 percent of votes cast, provisional figures displayed by the election commission on a screen showed on Saturday. Kenyatta, who faces international charges of crimes against humanity, secured 6,173,433 votes out of a total of 12,338,667 ballots […]

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