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US Congratulates Sierra Leone President’s Reelection

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has been sworn into office for a second term after winning last week’s election. In a speech Friday to cheering supporters in Freetown, President Koroma promised to fight corruption and attract foreign investment. The United States congratulated President Koroma in a statement, saying the election has shown the progress […]

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Sierra Leone’s President Wins Re-Election

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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) Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has been sworn in to office for a second term after winning last week’s election. In a speech Friday to cheering supporters in Freetown, President Koroma promised to fight corruption and attract foreign investment. The president took the oath of office hours after the head of the county’s […]

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Sierra Leone’s President Wins Re-Election

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Election officials in Sierra Leone say President Ernest Bai Koroma has won re-election with more than 58 percent of the vote. The head of the National Election Commission announced Friday that President Koroma beat his main rival, Julius Maada Bio, who took just over 37 percent of the vote. No results were announced for parliamentary […]

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Nigerian Tops Africa’s Richest List

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Forbes magazine has named Africa’s richest man — a Nigerian tycoon who made his fortune in sugar, flour, and cement. This is the second year in a row that Aliko Dangote has topped the list of Africa’s 40 richest people, with a reported net worth of $12 billion. Forbes says most of Dangote’s wealth comes […]

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Former Ivory Coast First Lady Indicted by ICC

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court has unsealed an indictment against Simone Gbagbo, wife of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, for crimes against humanity. The court made the indictment and arrest warrant for Mrs. Gbagbo public on Thursday. The charges against the former first lady include “murder, rape, other forms of sexual violence, other inhumane acts, […]

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Sudan Arrests Suspected Coup Plotters

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Sudan say they have arrested the country’s former intelligence chief, among others, for an alleged plot to destabilize national security. Sudan’s information minister announced the arrests Thursday, saying former intelligence minister Salah Gosh is among the accused. He said Gosh is among a number of military and intelligence officers suspected of involvement in […]

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Congo Rebels Demand Talks with Kabila

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels who seized Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo have rejected calls to withdraw from the city and have demanded talks with Congolese President Joseph Kabila. The head of the M23 rebel group’s political arm (Bishop Jean-Marie Runiga) told Reuters the rebels “will stay in Goma, waiting for negotiations.” On Wednesday, Mr. Kabila issued […]

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South Sudan Accuses Sudan of Air Attack

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan says Sudanese warplanes have bombed its territory, but Sudan has denied doing so, saying it targeted rebels on its own soil. Southern army spokesman Philip Aguer told reporters Wednesday that Sudanese planes bombed the Bahr al Ghazal area of South Sudan, near the countries’ shared border, on Tuesday. The Reuters news agency cites […]

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South Sudan Accuses Sudan of Bombing Disputed Region

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan says Sudanese warplanes have bombed its territory, killing at least one civilian and injuring several others. Army spokesman Philip Aguer told reporters Wednesday that Sudanese planes bombed the Bahr al Ghazal area of South Sudan, near the countries’ shared border, on Tuesday. The French news agency quotes a Sudanese army spokesman as saying […]

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French National Kidnapped in Mali

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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A French citizen has been kidnapped in Mali, raising the total number of French hostages in the country to seven. French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday confirmed media reports that a French national was kidnapped in southwestern Mali. He said the region is not where, in his words, “there is the most danger.” Al-Qaida-linked Islamist […]

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