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Kenya: Tight Security in Mombasa Ahead of Voter Registration Kickoff

Kenya: Tight Security in Mombasa Ahead of Voter Registration Kickoff | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Tight security measures will be put in place in Coast province as the national voter registration exercise kicks off tomorrow.

GSU officers will be used to beef up security in the province amid fears that the MRC may disrupt the exercise.

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Islamists claim victory over Tuaregs in north Mali: locals | Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Islamists claim victory over Tuaregs in north Mali: locals | Radio Netherlands Worldwide | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
One of the Islamist groups that seized northern Mali earlier this year was claiming victory Sunday over Tuareg fighters who tried to dislodge them, residents and a spokesman for the group said.

A statement from the Tuareg group denied they had lost any of their fighters, insisting instead that they had killed dozens of Islamists.

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Extrajudicial Killings Shock Kenya Muslims

Extrajudicial Killings Shock Kenya Muslims | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
MOMBASA — The death of a Kenyan Muslim has stocked fresh tensions between the police and the Muslim community who demand an end to a string of extrajudicial killings and abductions carried out by Ke...
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Silas Siakor talks with @firozem: landgrabbing in Liberia (part 1)

Silas Siakor talks with @firozem: landgrabbing in Liberia (part 1) | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Huge landgrabs are taking place above the heads of people that own and farm the land. The government allocated some 350.000 hectares to Sime Darby, a Malaysian multinational.
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Forestry Workers: Lost in Globalisation

Forestry Workers: Lost in Globalisation | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The forestry industry is globally notorious for its externalisation of costs and exploitation of both labour and the environment. Exploitation and pay in the timber industry is the most extreme amongst any commercial sector in South Africa.
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US White House and State Department: Condemn Israeli Aggression in Gaza: Sign the petition

US White House and State Department: Condemn Israeli Aggression in Gaza: Sign the petition | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
African Americans for Justice in the Middle East and North Africa Statement Regarding the Aggression Against Gaza
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AfrobeatRadio: Wuyi Jacobs talks to Nii Akwetteh & @firozem talks to Bill Fletcher Jr on implications of Obama election

Saturday Nov 17, 2012, we continue our conversation on the recently concluded US presidential elections - Wuyi Jacobs talks to DC based policy analyst and democracy activist Nii Akwetteh on the implications of President Obamas re-election for Africa. Firoze Manji talks to labor activist and scholar Bill Fletcher on the 2012 elections, Labor, the American Left and popular movements.

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Mali war against Islamists unlikely before mid-2013

Mali war against Islamists unlikely before mid-2013 | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
DAKAR/PARIS (Reuters) - Any foreign-backed offensive to retake control of northern Mali from al Qaeda-linked Islamists will take at least six months to prepare, plans seen by Reuters show, a delay that...
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Noam Chomsky: The Soul-Crushing Cruelties Perpetrated by Americas Number One Ally

Noam Chomsky: The Soul-Crushing Cruelties Perpetrated by Americas Number One Ally | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Even a single night in jail is enough to give a taste of what it means to be under the total control of some external force.
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Congo Seeks 6-Month Extension to $528 Million IMF Loan Program

Congo Seeks 6-Month Extension to $528 Million IMF Loan Program | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The Democratic Republic of Congo requested a six-month extension to its three-year, $528 million loan program with the International Monetary Fund in order to comply with its terms, an IMF official said.

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Mozambique Farmland Is Prize In Land Grab Fever : NPR

Villagers say they're getting a raw deal as companies rush to buy up African land to form mega-farms.
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Kenya: Two injured in Kwale grenade attack near Ngomeni village

Kenya: Two injured in Kwale grenade attack near Ngomeni village | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

At least two people including a government official were injured on Friday in a grenade attacks in Kenya’s coastal town of Kwale, in an incident suspected to have been carried out by the Mombasa-based secessionist group.

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Daily Maverick - Cape winelands: Why the farmworkers defied Cosatu

Daily Maverick - Cape winelands: Why the farmworkers defied Cosatu | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Driving through the Hex River Valley after Wednesday’s chaotic protests feels like entering a ghost town. Yet when one manages to find residents and speak to them, it becomes crystal clear that the farm workers are planning to hold out for their wage demands – and that few of them know anything of the well-publicised promises that they would be back at work this week. By JARED SACKS.

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Anti-Terror Operations Stoke Religious Tension in Kenya

In Kenya's 2nd largest city, Mombasa, a string of alleged extrajudicial killings and disappearances of suspected terrorists has raised tensions between the p...
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Israel’s Gaza escapade must instigate an ample BDS effort

Israel’s Gaza escapade must instigate an ample BDS effort | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

There is relentless pressure on Palestinians to keep their resistance to the occupation non-violent. At the same time, this call is accompanied by a stubborn and hypocritical in some western circles refusal to countenance measures such as Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions. At best, western activists accept partial BDS measures such as boycotting settlement products. Palestinians take in such a course of action as partial in scope. In fact, many argue that the impact of boycotting settlement products does not really harm the occupation.

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Nigeria: Uniport Four - Parents Still Waiting for Justice (Page 1 of 2)

Nigeria: Uniport Four - Parents Still Waiting for Justice (Page 1 of 2) | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

On Friday, November 16, 2012, the remains of Lloyd Toku Mike was laid to rest at the Port Harcourt cemetery, after an open-air funeral service at the Number Six Field in Old Port Harcourt Town.

Lloyd, a year two civil engineering student of the University of Port Harcourt and three of his colleagues were gruesomely murdered on October 5, 2012 by members of a vigilante group at Umu-okiri-Aluu commuity in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

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Mainstream media fails to report on atrocities against Gaza |

Mainstream media fails to report on atrocities against Gaza | | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

While countries across Europe and North America commemorated military casualties of past and present wars on November 11, Israel was targeting civilians.
On November 12, waking up to a new week, readers at breakfast were flooded with heart rending accounts of past and current military casualties. There was, however, no or little mention of the fact that the majority of casualties of modern day wars are civilians. There was also hardly any mention on the morning of November 12 of military attacks on Gaza that continued throughout the weekend.
A cursory scan confirms this for Canada's CBC, Globe and Mail, Montreal's Gazette, and the Toronto Star. Equally, for the New York Times and for the BBC.

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Throughout north America and Europe there have been many unheard of attacks. On the day of rememberance and mourning for those that have lost their lives to the war, there was and attack the killed and injured many. Many were not expecting this attack but they are being described as targeted attacks which is not accurate because of all the deaths. This is a sad story that shows what our world has come too

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GAY MAN STABBED, POSSIBLY RAPED, IN WESTONARIA on MambaOnline.com

GAY MAN STABBED, POSSIBLY RAPED, IN WESTONARIA on MambaOnline.com | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

A gay West Rand man has been brutally murdered, and possibly raped, in Westonaria in an apparent hate crime.

The body of 34-year-old Modise Hamilton Mosweu was found in a pool of blood in a neighbour’s yard, three houses away from his home, on Sunday 11 November.

According to a witness, who wishes to remain anonymous, he had been stabbed. It is possible Mosweu was also stoned as there were rocks around his body.


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UN says Israel should face war-crimes trial over Gaza

UN says Israel should face war-crimes trial over Gaza | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Israel targeted "the people of Gaza as a whole" in the three-week military operation which is estimated to have killed more than 1,300 Palestinians at the beginning of this year, according to a UN-commissioned report published yesterday.
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U.N. Congo committee asked to sanction Rwanda minister | Reuters

An expert panel has urged a U.N. Security Council committee to impose sanctions on Rwanda's defence minister and other Rwandan officials the panel linked to a bloody insurgency in the Democratic Republic of Congo, U.N. Diplomats said on Friday.

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After massacre of police, army moves into northern Kenya

After massacre of police, army moves into northern Kenya | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Residents of Kenya's rural north flee, worried about retaliatory attacks from Kenya's security forces.
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Britain halts all aid to Uganda government over graft claims - Telegraph

Britain halts all aid to Uganda government over graft claims  - Telegraph | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Britain suspended all aid to the Ugandan government over concerns that foreign support was being diverted into private bank accounts.

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Senators accused of land grabbing in Abuja

Senators accused of land grabbing in Abuja | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Members of the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been accused of grabbing land that belong to residents of the Minanuel Estate in Abuja.
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New clashes erupt in eastern DR Congo

New clashes erupt in eastern DR Congo | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Violence flares after the UN and the United States impose sanctions against the leader of the rebel group M23.
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Privatisation: Kenya: Mombasa Water Company Signs Sh825 Million Deal With Dutch Firm

Privatisation: Kenya: Mombasa Water Company Signs Sh825 Million Deal With Dutch Firm | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The Mombasa Water Supply and Sanitation Company has signed a deal with a Dutch company Vitens Evides International to improve water service delivery in Mombasa.

The deal, worth Euros 7.5 million (about Sh825 million) is for four years starting January. It will involve the improvement of the Kipevu water treatment plant and the repair of leaking pipes

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