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Clinton angrily defends handling of Benghazi attack

140 ViewsSecretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday angrily defended her handling of the September 11 attack on the U.S. mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi and denied any effort to mislead people. The attack by armed militants that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans threatens to stain Clinton’s legacy as […]

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The war on Mali: What you should know

245 ViewsGold: Mali: Africa’s third largest gold producer with large scale exploration ongoing. Mali has been famous for its gold since the days of the great Malian empire and the pilgrimage to Mecca of the Emperor Kankou Moussa in 1324, on his caravan he carried more than 8 tonnes of gold! Mali has therefore been […]

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Japan central bank moves to boost economy

134 ViewsJapan’s central bank has taken its boldest action yet to lift the country’s struggling economy. The Bank of Japan on Tuesday doubled its inflation target and took on an open-ended commitment to buy assets. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has been pushing for a plan to kick-start Japan’s economy, which is the third largest […]

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Obama’s inauguration speech transcript

201 ViewsVice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors […]

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Zim Woman stripes in front of US Envoy

184 ViewsUnited States ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton came face to face with controversial Zanu PF youth Sheila Mutsenhu who decided to strip naked in protest at sanctions targeted at members of the Mugabe regime. Mutsenhu confronted Ambassador Wharton during his brief tour of the American Corner at the Turner Memorial Library near the Civic […]

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Algeria crisis: Obama blames ‘terrorists’ for deaths

163 ViewsUS President Barack Obama has blamed “terrorists” for the death of at least 23 hostages at a besieged desert gas facility in Algeria. A four-day siege at the In Amenas site was ended on Saturday by an army raid. At least five Britons, five Norwegians and 10 Japanese are dead or missing, while Algeria […]

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Japan warns China over ‘airspace violations’

167 Views   Japan has said it may fire warning shots to keep foreign aircraft from violating the airspace over a set of disputed islands, in the latest verbal exchange between Tokyo and Beijing. Japanese officials made the comments after Chinese fighter jets recently tailed its warplanes near the islands in what is believed to be the […]

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AFCON: Congo players end strike

130 ViewsDemocratic Republic of Congo players have returned to training ahead of the African Nations Cup after a two-day strike following a row with the country’s football federation over bonus payments. The players refused to train on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to get the promised money pushed through before they begin their campaign […]

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155 ViewsDR Congo are in disarray just two days before they start their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations campaign after coach Claude Le Roy resigned, MTNFootball. According to MTNfootball. com, the Frenchman slapped in his resignation letter on Thursday night citing his side’s bad organisation for his decision to quit the side. Insiders in the […]

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Barack Obama’s brother to run in Kenya’s elections

215 ViewsPresident Barack Obama’s Kenyan half brother has launched his own political career by announcing his intention to run for a Kenyan county gubernatorial seat in the upcoming March 4 elections. Malik Obama, 54, who shares a father with the US president, told AFP in an interview late Wednesday that the achievements of his more […]

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