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Police Kill 30 at South Africa Mine

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s police ministry says at least 30 people were killed Thursday, when officers opened fire on striking workers at a platinum mine. A ministry official said Friday that police opened fire with automatic weapons at the Lonmin PLC mine, about 120 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg. Around 3,000 people have walked off the job in […]

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South Africa Police Fire on Striking Miners, Deaths Reported

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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South African police fired on striking workers at a platinum mine on Thursday, wounding and killing an unspecified number of people. Police fired water cannons and tear gas on the crowd before opening fire with automatic weapons at the Lonmin PLC mine. It is located about 120 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg. A spokesman with the […]

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WFP Airdrops Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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((ADDS Available audio) The World Food Program has begun the first in a series of airdrops of food aid to refugees living on the border of Sudan and South Sudan. The airdrops were made Wednesday in Maban County in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. The agency says the delivery consisted of 32 metric tons of […]

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WFP Airdrops Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program has begun the first in a series of airdrops of food aid to refugees living on the border of Sudan and South Sudan. The airdrops were made Wednesday in Maban County in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. The agency says the delivery consisted of 32 metric tons of wheat, enough to […]

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Zuma: Sticking Points Remain on Zimbabwe Draft Constitution

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma says Zimbabwe has made some progress but no breakthrough on a draft constitution. Mr. Zuma is expected to report on Zimbabwe during a meeting with regional leaders in the Mozambique capital, Maputo on Thursday. President Zuma is the Zimbabwe mediator for the 15-nation Southern African Development Community . On Wednesday, […]

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Beijing Denies Creating ASEAN Rifts over South China Sea

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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China is denying that it is attempting to create discord within the ASEAN regional bloc in an attempt to exert more influence in disputed areas of the energy-rich South China Sea. Some observers says Beijing does not want the 10-member Southeast Asian grouping to unify on the matter because China would rather deal with its […]

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Ban Welcomes Oil Deal Between Sudans

Posted August 6th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon is hailing the oil deal between Sudan and South Sudan, calling it an important milestone for building good relations between the countries. After months of negotiations, the countries agreed South Sudan will pay Sudan just under $9.50 a barrel to ship oil through northern pipelines. South Sudan shut down all […]

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Sudans Fail to Settle Disputes by UN Deadline

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan and South Sudan have failed to meet a United Nations deadline to settle their differences, and now negotiators are working with the additional pressure of potential sanctions. The U.N. Security Council gave the sides until August 2 to settle issues on citizenship, oil revenue, and border demarcation that remain unresolved 13 months after the […]

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WFP to Air Drop Tons of Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says it will soon begin air-dropping food aid to tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan. The U.N. food agency said Thursday the situation has grown dire for more than 100,000 people in Upper Nile State, including 35,000 recent arrivals. Spokeswoman Rene McGuffin says the start of the rainy season […]

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WFP to Air Drop Tons of Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says it will soon begin air-dropping food to tens of thousands of refugees who have fled into South Sudan in recent weeks. The U.N. food agency said Thursday the situation has grown dire for more 100,000 people in Upper Nile State, including 35,000 recent arrivals. Most have crossed from Sudan to […]

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