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European Council urges ECOWAS to harmonize cyber-crime laws

European Council urges ECOWAS to harmonize cyber-crime laws

Mr Russell Tyner of the European Council on Tuesday urged member states of the Economic Community of West African States to harmonize their laws on cybercrimes to cater for extra territorial offences

Sudan: Half a million civilians forced to flee as violence intensifies in Darfur

Almost half a million people have been forced from their homes over the last year as violence intensified in war-torn Darfur, said Amnesty International in a report published today

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India announces national agro forestry policy

India announced a US30–40 million investment in its first-ever national agro forestry policy designed to put more trees back on farms to benefit the people and the environment

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Experts Worry Sochi Facilities Will Not Be Used After the Olympics

For 17 days, the world’s attention will be on the Russian city of Sochi for the Winter Olympics. But what happens when the games are over and the athletes leave? Some experts fear the facilities, build at great expense, will go unused and fall into decay. Brian Allen reports

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Obama Encourages Americans to Attend Olympics

U.S. President Barack Obama said he believes the Russian city of Sochi, scheduled to host the upcoming winter Olympic Games, is safe and Americans who want to go should continue with their plans

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South Sudan president says UN staff back rebels

President Salva Kiir accuses UN workers in his country of siding with rebel fighters seeking to overthrow him. The relationship between South Sudan and the United Nations (UN) is souring during a critical time of conflict and mass death inside the world’s newest country

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Boko Haram Attacks Near Border Spark Fear in Cameroon

Border villages in Cameroon’s north have been deserted following heavy fighting between the Nigerian army and the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Banki, Borno state

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US Judge dismisses case against Ghana

A US District Court Judge of Columbia; Mr Beryl A. Howell, on December 31, 2013 dismissed a case against Ghana and ContiGroup that won the bid to dredge the Korle Lagoon field by TJGEM

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New York Times and Guardian Newspapers Call for Snowden Clemency

The New York Times and Britain’s Guardian newspaper are calling for clemency for Edward Snowden, the former U.S. national security contractor who leaked a massive trove of details about clandestine American spying

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South Sudan Government, Rebels Clash in Oil State

Rebel soldiers and government troops in South Sudan are fighting for control of Malakal, the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile State

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Lebanese and Israeli troops went on alert Friday after the Israeli military tried to cut down a tree on the border with Lebanon, the state-run National News Agency reported

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President Obama’s full speech at Mandela’s memorial service

To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of state and government, past and present; distinguished guests – it is a singular honour to be with you today, to celebrate a life unlike any other

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‘Mandela’s story was also Africa’s story’

President John Dramani Mahama said on Friday that it was the entire people of Africa and not just Nelson Mandela alone who was transformed during the 27 years of his imprisonment on Robben Island

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Dr Lawrence Tetteh, an International Evangelist, on Friday described the late South African President, as a people’s man who left a legacy that changed the world in diverse ways

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Obama Says US Economy is Moving Forward

U.S. President Barack Obama urged Americans Saturday to look beyond the frustrating political headlines to the “good things happening” in the economy

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Japan has lodged a strong protest with Beijing after China’s defense ministry released an air defense zone map for the East China Sea that includes islands controlled by Japan, but claimed by China

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