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Estonian President Sworn in for Second Term

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has taken the oath for his second five-year term in office, after an overwhelming victory in August. Mr. Ilves was sworn in Monday before the 101-seat parliament, where 73 of the lawmakers voted for his re-election. His rival, European Party Deputy Indrek Tarand, received 25 votes, while three votes were […]

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Eritrean President Denies He Leads Pariah State

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki says he rejects the view that his country is a pariah state, and says that such views show a bias against his country. In an exclusive interview with VOA , Mr. Afewerki also dismissed accusations his country does not allow freedom of the press, and blamed Ethiopia for Eritrea’s withdrawal from […]

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Zambian President: Gov’t to Follow 10 Commandments

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 9:01 am (UTC-5)
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The new president of Zambia, Michael Sata, says his government will be governed by the Biblical 10 Commandments. Mr. Sata pointed specifically to the commandment “thou shall not steal” during a speech at a Roman Catholic church in the capital, Lusaka, on Sunday. The president, who is Catholic, also said the government will have closer […]

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Guinea-Bissau President Home After Treatment in Senegal

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 9:01 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s president has returned home after three weeks of medical treatment in neighboring Senegal. State media say President Malam Bacai Sanha returned on Sunday. There was no immediate word about his condition. Mr. Sanha was hospitalized in Dakar August 31. Officials did not say what prompted the treatment but the leader is known to have […]

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Guiena Bissau President Leaves Senegal Hospital

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Guinea-Bissau say President Malam Bacai Sanha has left a hospital in neighboring Senegal after a week of health checks. Officials say the president plans to spend a few more days in Senegal before returning home. The 64-year old president went to Dakar at the end of August for an unexplained hospital visit. Mr. […]

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Guinea-Bissau President in Senegal for Treatment

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s president is receiving medical treatment in Senegal, renewing concern about the ailing leader’s health. Officials confirmed to VOA Thursday that President Malam Bacai Sanha is being treated at a hospital in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Mr. Sanha has made multiple trips to Senegal, France, and Portugal for medical care since taking office in September […]

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Guinea-Bissau President In Senegal for Treatment

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s president has been taken to Senegal for medical care, the latest in a series of foreign trips that have raised questions about his health. Guinea-Bissau officials say President Malam Bacai Sanha was “evacuated” to the Senegalese capital, Dakar. There are conflicting reports on whether he was taken there Tuesday or Wednesday. Officials did not […]

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Standard & Poor’s President To Leave at Year’s End

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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The president of Standard & Poor’s, the credit ratings company that downgraded the U.S. credit rating, is stepping down. S & P’s parent company, McGraw Hill, announced that Deven Sharma will be replaced by current Citibank Chief Operating Officer Douglas Peterson. Peterson will take control on September 12 while Sharma will stay on as an […]

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US Welcomes Burmese Moves as Exiles Are Invited Home

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is encouraged by recent steps in Burma but it will judge the new government by its actions, not its words. Burmese President Thein Sein on Wednesday urged citizens who have fled abroad to come back to Burma and help rebuild the economy, saying his government is ready to forgive past […]

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Burmese President Invites Return of Citizens Abroad

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese President Thein Sein is urging citizens who have fled abroad to come back to Burma and help rebuild the economy, saying his government is ready to forgive past differences. Khin Shwe, a prominent businessman and member of parliament, told VOA’s Burmese service that Thein Sein made the appeal during a meeting with businessmen and […]

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