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Public Workers in Botswana Suspend Strike

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Union leaders in Botswana say public workers have suspended an eight-week strike and will return to work on Monday. Workers have not reached an agreement with the government but officials from the Botswana Federation of Public Service Unions say they want to regroup and re-strategize. More than 90,000 public workers walked off the job April […]

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Somali Pirates Free Kuwaiti Oil Tanker After Ransom

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Somali pirates are reported to have released a Kuwaiti oil tanker held since late March. A piracy watchdog group says the pirates were paid $12 million to release the ship. The 29-member crew is said to be doing okay. The MV Zirku was captured in the Gulf of Aden while sailing to Singapore from Sudan. […]

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African Leaders Discuss Bigger Free Trade Zone

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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African leaders have opened talks in Johannesburg on forming a 26-nation free trade bloc that would be the biggest on the continent. The proposed Grand Free Trade Area would join three existing trade blocs – the East African Community, the Southern African Development Community and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. The three […]

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North, South Sudan Presidents To Hold Critical Talks

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The presidents of north and south Sudan are set to meet Sunday, as fighting continues to rage along the north-south border. Northern leader Omar al-Bashir and southern leader Salva Kiir will hold crucial talks in Ethiopia’s capital mediated by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. The African Union, which is hosting the summit, said the […]

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Somali Pirates Free Kuwaiti Oil Tanker After Ransom

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Somali pirates are reported to have released a Kuwaiti oil tanker held since late March. A piracy watchdog group says the pirates were paid $12 million dollars to release the ship. The 29-member crew is said to be doing okay. The MV Zirku was captured in the Gulf of Aden while sailing to Singapore from […]

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Botswana ends public workres strike.

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities says Botswana public workers have ended their 8-week strike and will be back on the job as early as Monday. The French Press Agency quotes a union spokesman as saying 90,000 workers have agreed to accept the government’s 3-percent wage increase, although it is far less than the 16-percent pay hike they were seeking. […]

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Al-Qaida’s Leader in East Africa Killed in Somalia

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Somali authorities say security forces shot and killed al-Qaida’s leader in East Africa during a confrontation at a checkpoint earlier this week. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was believed to have played a key role in the bombing attacks in 1998 that caused mass casualties and severely damaged U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam. The United States […]

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Sudan Leaders To Meet On Border Conflict

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The presidents of north and south Sudan are planning to meet in Ethiopia Sunday to discuss the crisis in the their border region. African Union officials say Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir and south Sudan’s President Salva Kiir will meet in Addis Ababa to discuss the disputed region of Abyei, which northern forces recently occupied. They […]

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Al-Qaida’s Leader in East Africa Killed in Somalia

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali authorities say the man believed to be al-Qaida’s leader in East Africa is dead, killed during a confrontation with police. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was believed to have played a key role in the deadly bombing attacks in 1998 that caused mass casualties and severely damaged U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam. The United States […]

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Al-Qaida’s Leader in East Africa Killed in Somalia

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali authorities say the man believed to be al-Qaida’s leader in East Africa is dead, killed during a confrontation with police. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was believed to have played a key role in the deadly bombing attacks in 1998 that caused mass casualties and severely damaged U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam. The United States […]

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