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The ghost and guns of Gaddafi haunt Mali

Tuareg militants helped themselves to a considerable quantity of modern weaponry after fighting for Gaddafi/Photo/ReutersThe might of the Tuareg militants in Mali's desert has been bolstered by slain Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's weapons.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 11:53

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Nigerian forces closing in on Boko Haram

Abu Qaqa, Boko Haram spokesman, was captured on wednesday by a special forces unit/Photo/YoutubeThe suspected spokesman for the hard line Islamist group, Boko Haram has been arrested by the Nigerian Security Services (SSS), in a major coup in the war against terror.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 February 2012 10:53

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Nigeria-US: When terrorism dictates travel visa terms

visausaThe US will not snub Nigerian visa applications due to an escalation of violence and terror attacks in the West African nation, the American consulate in that country announced.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 February 2012 17:26

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AU names Africa's best and worst

All 53 AU member states have ratified the African Charter on Human and People's Rights (1981)The African Union (AU) Commission on Sunday declared six of its member states as the "worst performing Governments" for not ratifying various treaties, protocols, and conventions.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 March 2012 21:38

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EPA for survival: Ghanaian farmers seek EU access

Pineapple and banana exporters in Ghana have attributed their continued survival to the signing of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with their government four years ago.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 January 2012 04:02

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Nigeria: Do not touch my subsidy !

Thousands of protesters across the country demanded the exit of President Jonathan’s government after the fuel price hike/Photo/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFPThe economics make sense. ­Nigeria spent $8bn in fuel subsidies in the first nine months of 2011 – just less than one-third of the national budget. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 14:46

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