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UN, AFP launch prize to honor slain Mexican journalists

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | The UN and AFP launched an award Thursday to honor journalists who risk their lives to cover human rights abuses in Mexico, in tribute to two celebrated reporters murdered last year. The Breach-Valdez Prize will honor journalists who follow in the footsteps of their …

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ANGOLA: 40 years of total control

How the reign of Dos Santos shaped Angola Angolans endured a bloody civil war and extreme poverty as for nearly 40 years power rested solely in the hands of autocratic President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.  State radio’s announcement that he will stand down next year appears to be the beginning …

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ICC confirms 70 charges against LRA’s Ongwen

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | War crimes judges Wednesday confirmed 70 charges against notorious Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen for crimes committed in Uganda, including keeping sex slaves and recruiting child soldiers. Judges at the International Criminal Court “confirmed 70 charges brought by the prosecutor against Dominic Ongwen,” …

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ANC officials rally behind embattled Zuma

AFP Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | The supreme decision-making organ of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party on Sunday rallied behind beleaguered President Jacob Zuma amid allegations that a wealthy Indian family influences his ministerial appointments. “The ANC continues to confirm its full confidence in our president,” party …

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NRM retreat for new MPS ends with shooting practice

The one-week retreat for new NRM party Members of Parliament has concluded with a shooting practice. President Yoweri Museveni participated in the exercise at Kyankwanzi, and the Commander In Chief showed off his target skills in the shooting range exercise. The shooting range or firing range is a specialized army …

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Huge weapons haul seized heading for Somalia

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Almost 2,000 assault rifles plus grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were seized by an Australian warship, the navy said Monday, part of international efforts to police the seas off Somalia. Sailors from Australia’s HMAS Darwin boarded the fishing boat that was “headed towards the …

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