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Ghana’s President John Atta Mills Dead

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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News reports from Ghana say President John Atta Mills has died. The Ghanian president’s office says the 68-year-old president died a “sudden and untimely death” Tuesday, a few hours after falling ill. Ghanian news reports say he died at a military hospital in the capital, Accra. There was no immediate word on what caused his […]

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SOMALI PRESIDENT VOA

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has thanked the Voice of America for its recent poll of Somali opinion about the country’s draft constitution. In a letter received Tuesday by VOA, the president said the poll has allowed Somalis to share their views regarding the document’s most controversial articles. He said the new constitution is […]

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SOMALI PRESIDENT VOA

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has thanked the Voice of America for its recent poll of Somali opinion about the country’s draft constitution. In a letter received Tuesday by VOA, the president said the poll has allowed Somalis to share their views regarding the document’s most controversial articles. He said the new constitution is […]

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India’s Mukherjee Claims Presidential Poll Victory

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The presidential candidate for India’s ruling coalition – Pranab Mukherjee – has declared victory in last week’s poll. Indian media report the Congress Party leader has garnered enough votes cast by national and state legislators to become India’s 13th president. He thanked cheering supporters outside his New Delhi home on Sunday and expressed his gratitude […]

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Indian Lawmakers Vote to Elect New President

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Indian lawmakers are voting Thursday to elect a new president, with former Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee an apparent lock to take over the mainly ceremonial post. Nearly 5,000 members of parliament and assembly members are casting ballots in national and state capitals to elect India’s 13th president. Mukherjee, a member of the ruling United Progressive […]

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Romanian Lawmakers Move to Impeach President

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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A coalition of Romanian lawmakers is moving to try to impeach President Traian Basescu as part of a power struggle with the country’s prime minister. The coalition’s action is the latest move in a month-long campaign of attacks by Prime Minister Victor Ponta against President Basescu. Lawmakers from the three-party Liberal Social Union , including […]

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Romanian Lawmakers Move to Impeach President

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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A coalition of Romanian lawmakers are moving to try to impeach President Traian Basescu, as part of a power struggle with the country’s prime minister. The coalition’s action is the latest move in a month-long campaign of attacks by Prime Minister Victor Ponta against the President Basescu. Lawmakers from the three-party Liberal Social Union , […]

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Serbian President Denies Srebrenica Genocide

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbia’s new President Tomislav Nikolic says the 1995 massacre of thousands of Muslim men and boys in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s eastern town of Srebrenica was not genocide. Mr. Nikolic told Montenegro television in an interview aired late Thursday that the killing of some 8,000 victims was a war crime committed by some Serbs who should be found […]

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Somali President Survives Ambush

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has survived an assassination attempt by the militant group al-Shabab. Gunmen opened fire on the president’s convoy Tuesday in the Alamada area of southern Somalia. A VOA reporter traveling with the convoy says the president was unharmed, but a bodyguard was killed and seven other people were wounded. Somali […]

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Somali President Survives Ambush

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has survived an assassination attempt by the militant group al-Shabab. Gunmen opened fire on the president’s convoy Tuesday in the Alamada area of southern Somalia. A VOA (Somali Service) reporter traveling with the convoy says the president was unharmed, but five of his bodyguards were wounded, along with one […]

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