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Former Nigerian Biafra Secessionist Leader Dies

Former secession leader of the Igbo people in Nigeria, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu has died after a long illness.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2011 11:11

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The Gambia: Yahya Jammeh, West Africa's Gaddafi?

According to his entourage, Jammeh predicted the fall of Gaddafi/ReutersThe promise of re-election has seen Gambia's head of state attempting to readjust his image as a grotesque autocrat. But respecting human rights has proved very difficult.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 November 2011 12:19

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The Gambia: Commonwealth Observers report peaceful voting

Map of The GambiaVoting taking place in The Gambia's presidential elections day has so far been peaceful and free of intimidation, according to Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, chair of a team of Commonwealth observers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 15:45

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Trend Hunter in the Niger Delta: Creek Cred!

 Now men from all over this country are strut- ting their stuff in all manner of hats/Photo/ReutersMen who come from the creek-intersected oil-producing Niger Delta region love flamboyant foreign headgear

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 17:09

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Ghana to train 5,000 physically-challenged persons in computer assembling

The project will train beneficiaries in 45 training centres spread across Ghana/ Photo/ ReutersThe Ghanaian government is set to train 5 000 people living with disabilities in a project worth Ghanaian cedi 21.7 million (US$ 13.3m).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 17:40

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More rice from your paddy

High rice yields are possible without genetic engineering/Photo/CHRIS STOWERS/PANOS-REAA scientist is developing a variety of rice that could produce three crops, rather than one, per season.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 November 2011 18:12

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