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Fake Nigerian doctors arrested over women’s deaths

372 ViewsNIGERIAN police have arrested two fake doctors accused of causing the deaths of “many” women during childbirth or surgery at a clinic they ran for three years. Authorities have closed the clinic in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, after learning about it through a tip-off from local residents, police spokeswoman Ngozi Braide said. “Two men […]

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Pistorius ‘seeks deal’ with dead lover’s family

369 ViewsJOHANNESBURG (AFP) – South Africa’s Paralympic sprint star Oscar Pistorius is trying to negotiate an out-of-court compensation deal with the parents of his slain lover Reeva Steenkamp, a local newspaper said Tuesday. Lawyers for Pistorius, who goes on trial in March on murder charges for shooting dead Steenkamp, are mulling a settlement for emotional […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to be sworn in Thursday,  says Aide

468 ViewsRobert Mugabe will be sworn in on Thursday, beginning a fresh five-year mandate as Zimbabwe’s president following a disputed election, his spokesman said Sunday. “It is now this Thursday,” George Charamba said on the sidelines of a summit of southern African leaders in Malawi. On Friday Mugabe’s main challenger, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, withdrew […]

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Egypt Islamists vow new demos as crisis grows

395 ViewsSupporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi announced new demonstrations on Sunday as the country grew increasingly polarised and the death toll in four days of violence topped 750. A day earlier, police stormed a Cairo mosque where Morsi loyalists had holed up, after trading fire with gunmen inside its minaret. The call for […]

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Madagascar court disqualifies 3 presidential hopefuls

567 ViewsANTANANARIVO, Madagascar / Madagascar (AFP) – An electoral court in Madagascar has removed the names of three high-profile presidential contenders, including strongman Andry Rajoelina, whose disputed candidacies had stalled polls aimed at ending a four-year political crisis. The new electoral court set up last week met to “clean” up the list of 41 candidates […]

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MDC explains withdraw of it’s election petition

403 ViewsThe National Executive Committee of the MDC met in Harare today, to review among many other things developments in the courts which have a bearing on the Presidential Petition. The Executive noted with concern that the Electoral Court has reserved judgement on the issue. It appears unlikely that the material requested will be made available before […]

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Cairo mosque cleared of protesters

464 ViewsThere are unconfirmed reports that the mosque in Cairo where hundreds of anti-coup protesters were holed up have been cleared by Egyptian security forces. Security forces had earlier opened fire at the Fateh Mosque near Ramses Square on Saturday. Some news agencies reported that the gunfire erupted as police tried to force their way […]

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Car bomb death toll reaches 22 in Hezbollah bastion

322 ViewsBy AFP Civilians and emergency personnel gather at the bombing site in the southern suburbs of Beirut, on August 15, 2013/AFP BEIRUT August 16- Lebanon was holding a day of mourning Friday after a car bombing killed at least 22 people in a Beirut stronghold of Shiite group Hezbollah which backs Syria’s embattled president. […]

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Venezuela’s President orders Police to “arrest” thieves stealing Women’s hair

591 ViewsVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called on the police to act against gangs that are stealing women’s hair. The thieves sell the hair – sometimes stolen at gunpoint – to salons where it is used for extensions and wigs. Attacks appear to be on the rise, especially in the country’s second largest city Maracaibo, […]

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The Powerlist 2013 featuring Britain’s most influential black people and  most influential black people in Europe

400 ViewsThe Powerlist 2013 featuring Britain’s most influential black people and a extra list of 30 most influential black people in Europe has been released. Architect David Adjaye is number one this year on the list of Britain’s most influential black people. Britain’s prime minister David Cameron writes in the forward: “We should never underestimate […]

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