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Eritrea President Denies Stifling Freedom of Speech

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has denied that his country stifles freedom of speech, just days after a media rights group identified Eritrea as the most censored country in the world. In an interview with VOA’s English to Africa service on Friday, President Afewerki said his government is not interested in keeping people from expressing their […]

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Hungary Confirms Orban Ally Ader as President

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Hungarian parliament has confirmed Janos Ader, a member of the ruling Fidesz party, as the country’s new president, angering opposition parties that say the move gives the party too much power. Several opposition parties boycotted Wednesday’s vote, while the far-right Jobbik party voted against him. But Fidesz has a two-thirds majority in parliament, so […]

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Hungary Confirms Orban Ally Ader as President

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Hungarian parliament has confirmed Janos Ader, a member of the ruling Fidesz party, as the country’s new president, angering opposition parties that say the move gives the party too much power. Several opposition parties boycotted Wednesday’s vote, while the far-right Jobbik party voted against him. But Fidesz has a two-thirds majority in parliament, so […]

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Nigerian President Visits Bombing Site in Abuja

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has called on Nigerians to join forces against terrorism as he visited the Abuja offices of the newspaper This Day that were destroyed in a bomb attack this week. During his visit Saturday, Mr. Jonathan said the country is pouring every possible resource to fight the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, […]

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Eritrean Government Dismisses Reports that President is Ill

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The government of Eritrea is denying opposition reports that President Isaias Afewerki is seriously ill. In an interview with VOA on Monday, Eritrean Information Minister Ali Abdu said the president is “healthier than ever.” One media report claimed President Afewerki was in Kuwait for medical treatment. The government spokesman said the Eritrean leader toured three […]

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Malawi Buries Late President

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Malawians have buried late president Bingu wa Mutharika, who died of a heart attack earlier this month. Several African presidents attended the funeral Monday in Mr. Mutharika’s home district , including the presidents of Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania. New Malawian President Joyce Banda said she would try to build on her predecessor’s record of economic […]

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Malawi to Bury Late President

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi is set to bury late president Bingu wa Mutharika, who died of a heart attack earlier this month. Several African presidents are in Malawi for Monday’s funeral in Mr. Mutharika’s home district, including the leaders of Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Malawi’s information minister, Moses Kunkuyu, told VOA that the leaders of many political […]

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World Bank Chooses US Candidate Kim as Next President

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The directors of the World Bank have named another American, Jim Yong Kim, to be the president of the global development agency. Dr. Kim is a physician, anthropologist, and president of Dartmouth College. Previously, he ran United Nations’ efforts to fight AIDS, created a non-governmental organization to promote health care for impoverished nations, and taught […]

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World Bank Chooses US Candidate Kim as Next President

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The directors of the World Bank have named another American, Jim Yong Kim, to be the president of the global development agency. Dr. Kim is a physician, anthropologist, and president of Dartmouth College. Previously, he ran United Nations’ efforts to fight AIDS, created a non-governmental organization to promote health care for impoverished nations, and taught […]

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World Bank Chooses US Candidate Kim as Next President

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The directors of the World Bank have named another American, Jim Yong Kim, to be the president of the global development agency. Dr. Kim is a physician, anthropologist, and president of Dartmouth College. Previously he ran United Nations’ efforts to fight AIDS, created a non-governmental organization to promote health care for impoverished nations, and taught […]

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