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Kofi Annan calls for elections to resolve Zimbabwe political impasse

Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, is urging Zimbabwe to resort to democratic elections to resolve the political stalemate in that country. He said in a statement that ordinary Zimbabweans are not only requesting a change in leadership but the liberty to choose their own leader. He, therefore, appealed for the national interest to be upheld to ensure peace. Zimbabwe Defense …

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Zimbabwe ruling party urges Mugabe to quit

Regional branches of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party have joined growing calls for President Robert Mugabe to resign. The move comes ahead of a protest march to be held in the capital Harare on Saturday, fully supported by the country’s military which staged a takeover on Wednesday. War veterans until recently loyal to the 93-year-old president and liberal groups have also …

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Liberia set to vote in poll to choose Ellen Johnson Sirleaf successor

Liberians are set to go to the polls to choose a successor to Africa’s first elected female president and Nobel Peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Ex-football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are the main contenders in the race to succeed her. Liberia, founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century, has not had a smooth transfer of …

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The superhighway threatening Nigeria’s tropical rainforest

Calabar (Nigeria) (AFP) – When bulldozers rolled into their forest at the start of last year, the Ekuri community in southeast Nigeria protested: “Indigenes say no!” They didn’t want a superhighway that would wipe their ancestral lands in the Cross River National Park off the map. Under pressure, the earthmovers left to do their work elsewhere. But community spokesman Martin …

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DRCongo, home to a tenth of the world’s languages

Kinshasa (AFP) – “I haven’t once spoken my mother tongue Kilokele in the 62 years I’ve lived in Kinshasa. None of my nine children speak it,” says Charles Tongohala. Tongohala’s native tongue is one of 450 spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a sprawling nation of 71 million people whose lingos — almost all of them spoken, not written …

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Court upholds life sentence for Chad’s Habre on appeal

Dakar (AFP) – A special court in Dakar on Thursday upheld a life sentence on appeal for Chad’s former president Hissene Habre for war crimes and crimes against humanity, but acquitted him of rape. The Extraordinary African Chambers, a body created by Senegal and the African Union (AU), sentenced Habre last May to life behind bars, an unprecedented ruling seen …

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Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island

Kunta Kinteh Island (Gambia) (AFP) – As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in “Roots”, put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism. But the island where he and tens of thousands of west African slaves faced the horrors of being chained, branded and separated before leaving their homeland forever, …

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500,000 die from polluted water yearly – WHO

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has hinted that contaminated drinking-water is estimated to cause more than 500,000 diarrhea deaths each year and is a major factor in several neglected tropical diseases, including intestinal worms, schistosomiasis and trachoma. According to WHO, almost two billion people use a source of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid …

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Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWF

Geneva (AFP) – Illegal poaching, logging and fishing of sometimes critically endangered species is taking place in nearly half of the world’s most protected natural sites, environmental campaigners WWF warned Tuesday. Natural world heritage sites such as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Galapagos Islands support large populations of rare plant …

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HWPL Calls For Peace And Cessation Of War On March 14th

Nowadays, as you know, in South and North Korea, there are dynamic political and national changes in both society. In this situation, Korean feel the necessity of peace making and dream of the Unification of North and South. So I think holding peace forum in Seoul is also very meaningful and symbolic to be published in your country to emphasize …

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