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World Bank Chooses US Candidate Kim as Next President

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 1:25 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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Late President’s Body Returned to Malawi

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The body of Malawi’s late president Bingu wa Mutharika has arrived in his homeland from South Africa, more than a week after he died of a heart attack. The body was flown into Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, on Saturday as thousands of people gathered at the airport and along the airport road to pay their respects. […]

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Mali Swears in Interim President

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali has sworn in an interim president tasked with organizing new elections and fighting Tuareg rebels and Islamist militants. After his swearing in Thursday in the capital, Bamako, President Dioncounda Traore warned the rebels and al-Qaida-linked group Ansar Dine to retreat or face war. The former parliament speaker added, “We prefer peace, but if war […]

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Mali Swears in Interim President

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Mali has sworn in an interim president tasked with organizing new elections and fighting Tuareg rebels and Islamist militants. After his swearing in Thursday in the capital, Bamako, President Dioncounda Traore warned the rebels and al-Qaida-linked group Ansar Dine to retreat or face war. The former parliament speaker added, “We prefer peace, but if war […]

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Mali’s Interim President Sworn Into Office

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Mali’s parliament speaker, Diocounda Traore, is the country’s new interim president after taking the oath of office Thursday. Mr. Traore will have up to 40 days to organize a new election. He is coming into power as part of a transition agreement between the Economic Community of West African States and renegade Malian soldiers who […]

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Mali Interim President Takes Office Thursday

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Mali’s parliament speaker, Diocounda Traore, is scheduled to be sworn as the country’s interim president on Thursday. Traore will have up to 40 days to organize a new election. He is coming into power as part of a transition agreement between the Economic Community of West African States and renegade Malian soldiers who ousted former […]

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Body of Late Malawi President to Return Thursday

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi says the body of late president Bingu wa Mutharika will arrive back in the country Thursday. The Office of President and Cabinet said Mr. Mutharika’s body will return from South Africa, where he was taken after suffering a heart attack last week. Meanwhile, the late president’s party has named his brother, Peter Mutharika, as […]

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Malawi’s New President Calls for Peace, Unity

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s new president, Joyce Banda, has called for peace and unity as the nation mourns for her predecessor Bingu wa Mutharika, who died suddenly on Thursday. Ms. Banda spoke on Saturday after being sworn in in the capital, Lilongwe, as Malawi’s first female president. “I call upon all Malawians to remain calm and to keep […]

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Banda Sworn In as Malawi’s President

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s vice president, Joyce Banda, was sworn in as president Saturday in the capital, Lilongwe, following confirmation that President Bingu wa Mutharika died suddenly on Thursday. Ms. Banda, who is Malawi’s first female president, was expelled from the ruling party in 2010. But she kept the vice presidency and now ascends to the presidency by […]

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Banda Sworn In as Malawi’s President

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s vice president, Joyce Banda, was sworn in as president Saturday in the capital, Lilongwe, following confirmation that President Bingu wa Mutharika died suddenly on Thursday. Ms. Banda, who is Malawi’s first female president, was expelled from the ruling party in 2010. But she kept the vice presidency and now ascends to the presidency by […]

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