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Former Zambia President Banda: Charges against me are politically motivated

Zambia’s main opposition, the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), has condemned the prosecution of former president Rupiah Banda for corruption. Mr. Banda was briefly arrested and released after the government’s Joint Investigations Team charged him with abuse of office in connection with a Nigeria oil procurement deal. Banda has rejected the charges as politically motivated

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Kenya’s Supreme Court sits till midnight on Election petition

As an indication of the seriousness attached to the Supreme Court case challenging the validity of the results of the 2013 elections in Kenya, the Judges on Monday stated that they would sit on the case everyday till 12 midnight. They maintained that the case is not an ordinary civil action, but "one that affects the lives of the 40 million Kenyans", assuring that no delay tactics would be countenanced

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China in the heart of Africa

“China’s gift to Africa.” The new headquarters of the African Union, a towering 20-storey building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is so called because China picked up the $200 million tab for the state-of-the-art complex. Ethiopia’s tallest building, completed in December 2011 in time for an AU summit the following month, includes a 2,500-seat conference hall

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Jorge Bergoglio Elected New Pope to Lead Catholic Church

The new Roman Catholic pope elected Wednesday in Vatican City is Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires. Earlier, white smoke emerged from a chimney atop the Sistine Chapel and bells pealed in Vatican City Wednesday evening, signaling that a new pope has been chosen to lead the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics

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