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Prioritise maternal, child issues - African Speakers of Parliament urged

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The African Union and the Pan African Parliament (PAP) have urged Speakers of Parliament from the continent to prioritise the implementation of maternal, newborn and child health programmes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2011 19:25

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Turkey: An enlarged sphere

Since the fall of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, Turkey has wasted no opportunities to step into the limelight of Middle Eastern politics. Now it's asserting itself as the moral leader in the region.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 18:05

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Algerians 'awaiting official recognition of state crime' - Einaudi

French historian, Jean-Luc Einaudi has been working to uncover the truth of what took place on October 17, 1961.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 October 2011 23:28

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Algeria-France: Shot and drowned Oct. 17, 1961

altFifty years ago, on 17 October, 1961, Algerians decided to march peacefully in the streets of Paris. But police repression of the peaceful protest was fierce, turning it into a racist-attack. Thousands were injured, and hundreds died or went missing. This is the story of a state crime that remains buried in the recesses of official records.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 October 2011 23:26

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Hannibal's wife, Adolf Gaddafi and a NATO Coup

Libya's new face is Ethiopian ― the sad face of an Ethiopian nanny, Shwygar Mullah, whose discoloured and peeled skin barely hangs to her scalp and bones after having been boiled alive by a woman whose predator instincts are as developed as the presumed wife of Hannibal Lector. Gab? No! Her husband's name is Hannibal. Hannibal Gaddafi. A first name that evokes televisual horror. And a last name that is a constant reminder of a raving madman with money, lots of money, and who single-handedly made a muppet show of international diplomacy.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2011 16:02

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The Social Network war in Africa is on

As Google launches its new social network service « Google+ », now available to the public without invitations, facebook is trying to remain the leader by looking at emerging countries. With over 700 million regular users in the world, but barely 3 million in Nigeria, facebook knows it can now only grow where the internet is not yet easily accessible.

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