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Malawi President Hospitalized

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Medical officials in Malawi say President Bingu wa Mutharika has been rushed to a hospital in the capital, Lilongwe, and is currently “unconscious.” Diplomatic sources say the 78-year-old leader collapsed earlier on Thursday after a suffering a heart problem. No further details about Mr. Mutharika’s condition were immediately available. Mr. Mutharika was elected president of […]

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Malawi President Hospitalized

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Medical officials in Mali say President Bingu wa Mutharika has been rushed to a hospital in the capital, Lilongwe, and is currently “unconscious.” Diplomatic sources say the 78-year-old leader collapsed earlier on Thursday after a suffering a heart problem. No further details about Mr. Mutharika’s condition were immediately available. Mr. Mutharika was elected president of […]

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Malawi President Hospitalized

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has been hospitalized. The 78-year-old president was taken to a hospital in Lilongwe Thursday for an undetermined condition. Reuters news agency reports the leader was rushed to the hospital and quotes a medical source who said Mr. Mutharika was unconscious. No further details were immediately available.

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Sall Sworn in As Senegal President

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Senegal’s new president, Macky Sall, has taken the oath of office, completing a smooth transition of power in the West African nation. Mr. Sall was sworn in Monday before thousands of dignitaries in a tent decorated with the red, yellow and green colors of Senegal’s flag. In brief remarks, he promised to uphold the constitution […]

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Sall Sworn in As Senegal President

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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The new president of Senegal, Macky Sall, has taken the oath of office, completing a smooth transition of power from long-time president Abdoulaye Wade. Mr. Sall was sworn in before thousands of dignitaries in a tent decorated with the red, yellow and green colors of Senegal’s flag. Mr. Sall defeated former president Wade in a […]

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Obama Picks Korean-Born University President as World Bank Chief

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Jim Yong Kim, the Korean-born president of Dartmouth College, to head the World Bank. The 52-year-old Kim is a surprise selection by the U.S. to fill the top job at the international financial institution. Mr. Obama said Friday that Kim is well-qualified and a symbol of the diversity of […]

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Obama Picks Korean-Born University President as World Bank Chief

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Jim Yong Kim, the Korean-born president of Dartmouth College, to head the World Bank. The 52-year-old Kim is a surprise selection by the U.S. to fill the top job at the international financial institution. Mr. Obama said Friday that Kim is well-qualified and a symbol of the diversity of […]

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Obama to Pick Korean-Born College President as World Bank Chief

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials are saying that President Barack Obama is set to nominate Jim Yong Kim, the Korean-born president of Dartmouth College, to head the World Bank. The 52-year-old Kim is a surprise nomination by the U.S. to fill the top job at the international financial institution. An American has always held the position, but developing […]

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Former Rights Activist Joachim Gauck Elected German President

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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German lawmakers have elected former East German rights activist Joachim Gauck as the country’s new president. Parliament speaker Norbert Lambert said the 72-year-old Gauck received 991 votes out of 1,232 ballots cast during a special assembly of national and regional lawmakers on Sunday. His rival, 73-year-old former Nazi hunter Beate Klarsfeld, received 126 votes. Gauck […]

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World Bank: Choice of President Will Be “Merit-Based”

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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As World Bank officials continue their search to replace outgoing President Robert Zoellick, an executive director at the global lender is promising that the selection process will be transparent and merit-based. World Bank Executive Director Hekinus Manao acknowledged that many are frustrated at the bank’s custom of always picking an American as its president. But […]

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