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ICC judges refer Malawi to UN

ICC judges refer Malawi to UN | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The International Criminal Court (ICC) refers Malawi to the UN Security Council for refusing to arrest Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, the ICC says.
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Marbles drop for Gambia to re-elect President Yahya Jammeh

Marbles drop for Gambia to re-elect President Yahya Jammeh | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Friend of Jermaine Jackson, mystic who 'cures' Aids and autocratic leader of winter sun destination expected to win again...
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South African Parliament Approves Press Law

Legislators overwhelmingly passed a new secrecy law that critics say is designed to shield a corrupt elite from press scrutiny.
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Africa Wants to Be Europe Without the Currency

While the euro zone convulses, several regional trading blocs in Africa are pushing for closer integration. But Africa is backing away from one prominent aspect of Europe's economic union: a common currency.
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Pope urges Africa reconciliation

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Pope Benedict will present plans by the Roman Catholic church to encourage reconciliation in Africa, on the second day of his visit to the state of Benin.
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Africa Rising: Could a shared currency in East Africa avoid the euro's woes?

As Europe deals with a debt crisis exacerbated by its shared currency, the East African Community is forging ahead with discussions on a monetary union – and how to avoid Europe's mistakes.
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Mugabe calls for 2012 elections

Mugabe calls for 2012 elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe calls for elections next year to replace the country's troubled power-sharing government.
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In remote eastern Congo, consensus is that upcoming election won't be fair

In eastern Congo's South Kivu region, one of the most-conflict ridden areas of the country, pessimism is widespread, particularly when it comes to the candidates themselves.
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Tutu condemns SA 'secrecy bill'

Tutu condemns SA 'secrecy bill' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu condemns a new media law, which South African MPs are set to vote on shortly.
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Kenya's new chief justice pushes reform of courts

Kenya's new chief justice pushes reform of courts | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In an exclusive interview, Kenya's new Chief Justice William Mutunga pledges to deepen reforms to speed up decisions and lessen the effect of corruption under the new constitution, but foresees challenges ahead from political elites.
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Pope urges Africans to reject voodoo

Pope urges Africans to reject voodoo | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Pope Benedict is on a visit to Benin where he will urge African Christians to reject what he calls magic and witchcraft.
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