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Ghana Celebrates Independence Ahead of President’s US Visit

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Ghana is celebrating the 55th anniversary of its independence from Britain with a traditional parade in the capital, Accra, and an address from President John Atta Mills. The main celebration Tuesday in Accra’s Independence Square will be replicated in the country’s regional and district capitals. Ghanaian Information Minister Fritz Baffour told VOA the date serves […]

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Ghana Celebrates Independence Ahead of President’s US Visit

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Ghana is celebrating the 55th anniversary of its independence from Britain with a traditional parade in the capital, Accra, and an address from President John Atta Mills. The main celebration Tuesday in Accra’s Independence Square will be replicated in the country’s regional and district capitals. Ghanaian Interior Minister Fritz Baffour told VOA the date serves […]

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Nigerian President Pledge to Secure Country

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to make his country secure during an Independence Day broadcast to his nation. Mr. Jonathan spoke Saturday, as security forces were deployed heavily in Abuja and across the country. He said his government condemns all acts of violence and vowed that recent attacks blamed on Islamists will not define […]

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Armenia Celebrates 20th Independence Anniversary

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Armenians have celebrated the 20th anniversary of their country’s independence from the Soviet Union with a military parade in the capital, Yerevan. Huge crowds greeted thousands of marching troops Wednesday in Yerevan’s Republic Square, where tanks, helicopters, fighter planes, missiles and spy drones were on display. Addressing the parade, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan said Armenia […]

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Mexico Celebrates Independence Day

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Mexico kicked off Independence Day celebrations Thursday night. Shortly before midnight in Mexico City, President Felipe Calderon gave the call to arms “El Grito,” before thousands of revelers under heavy police security. There have been no reported incidents in the capital. But in the small western town of Morelia, gunmen threatening to attack people forced […]

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Ukrainian Opposition Activists Rally on Independence Anniversary

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Ukrainian opposition activists have rallied in the capital, Kyiv, to protest the arrest and jailing of their leader, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as the country marks its 20th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union. The activists gathered Wednesday near a monument to national poet Taras Shevchenko in central Kyiv and tried […]

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Bells, Ceremonies to Mark Birth of South Sudan

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The government of south Sudan has unveiled plans for the ceremonies that will mark the new country’s independence on Saturday. The government is urging its citizens to gather in churches and public squares Friday evening to light candles and say prayers for the new nation. It says at midnight, bells will be rung across the […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence with Parties, Fireworks

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Americans celebrated Independence Day Monday — the anniversary of the day 235 years ago that the country’s founding fathers formally declared independence from Britain. On the day known as the Fourth of July, U.S. citizens enjoyed parades, fireworks, picnics, ballgames and concerts. Fourth of July decorations featured the colors of the American flag — red, […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence with Parties, Fireworks

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Americans are celebrating Independence Day Monday — the anniversary of the day 235 years ago that the country’s founding fathers formally declared independence from Britain. On the day known as the Fourth of July, U.S. citizens celebrate with parades, fireworks, picnics, ballgames and concerts. Fourth of July decorations feature the colors of the American flag […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence with Parties, Fireworks

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Americans are celebrating Independence Day Monday — the anniversary of the day 235 years ago that the country’s founding fathers formally declared independence from Britain. On the day known informally as the Fourth of July, U.S. citizens celebrate with parades, fireworks, picnics, ballgames and concerts. Fourth of July decorations feature the colors of the American […]

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