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NIGERIA: Patience Jonathan Embroiled In Corruption Scandal

NIGERIA: Patience Jonathan Embroiled In Corruption Scandal

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has frozen accounts containing $31.4 million controlled by Patience Jonathan.

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GHANA: John Mahama Outlines Policy Plans Ahead Of 2016 Election

GHANA: John Mahama Outlines Policy Plans Ahead Of 2016 Election

John Mahama said, “The manifesto highlights contain policies and programmes that will consolidate the achievements so far.”

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ZAMBIA: Supreme Court Says Edgar Lungu’s Inauguration Must Go On

ZAMBIA: Supreme Court Says Edgar Lungu’s Inauguration Must Go On

“The court has declined to grant the application on grounds that as a single judge he has no jurisdiction,” Keith Mweemba, a lawyer Hakainde Hichilema said.

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BRAZIL: Eduardo Cunha Faces Losing Seat Over Swiss Bank Accounts

BRAZIL: Eduardo Cunha Faces Losing Seat Over Swiss Bank Accounts

Eduardo Cunha is widely regarded as the architect of the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff.

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USA: John Hinckley Would-Be Reagan Assassin Released

USA: John Hinckley Would-Be Reagan Assassin Released

John Hinckley Jr. shot U.S. President Ronald Reagan in an attack prompted by a deranged obsession with the actress Jodie Foster.

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USA: Court Blocks Kansas, Alabama, Georgia On Voter ID Rule

USA: Court Blocks Kansas, Alabama, Georgia On Voter ID Rule

Conservatives in Republican-controlled states have moved to tighten voter identification rules ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

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GERMANY: Merkel Slams Critics Of Her Migrant Policy

GERMANY: Merkel Slams Critics Of Her Migrant Policy

“All of us should realize AfD is a challenge not only for Christian Democrats, but that they are challenge for everyone in this house,” Angela Merkel said.

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ARGENTINA: Workers Protest Against Mauricio Macri Economic Policy

ARGENTINA: Workers Protest Against Mauricio Macri Economic Policy

“There is nothing more democratic than the workers fighting for their rights,” said Daniel Catalano, secretary general of the ATE Capital union.

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ZAMBIA: Court Allows Hakainde Hichilema More Time To Challenge Disputed Election

ZAMBIA: Court Allows Hakainde Hichilema More Time To Challenge Disputed Election

“This matter has to be heard and each party will have 2 days and the respondents will have two days,” constitutional court presidential Hildah Chibomba.

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BRAZIL: Senate Just Kicked Rousseff Dilma Out Of Office

BRAZIL: Senate Just Kicked Rousseff Dilma Out Of Office

Rousseff Rousseff fought the allegations, which she said amounted to a coup d’etat.

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BRAZIL: Impeachment Vote: Rousseff Expected To Be Dismissed By Senate

BRAZIL: Impeachment Vote: Rousseff Expected To Be Dismissed By Senate

President Dilma Rousseff’s supporters seemed resigned to the likelihood that more than two-thirds of the 81-seat Senate would convict her.

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BRAZIL: Conservative Opponents Trampling On Brazil’s Democracy – Rousseff Warns

BRAZIL: Conservative Opponents Trampling On Brazil’s Democracy – Rousseff Warns

Rousseff said, “I did not commit the crimes that I am arbitrarily and unjustly accused of. We are one step away from a real coup d’état.”

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PAKISTAN: Supreme Court Dismisses Civilian Appeals Against Military Convictions

PAKISTAN: Supreme Court Dismisses Civilian Appeals Against Military Convictions

A 5-member bench ruled the appellants had not proved the military violated their constitutional rights. The military has convicted 104 civilians in secret tribunals.

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BRAZIL: Impeachment Trial: Dilma Rousseff Takes Center Stage

BRAZIL: Impeachment Trial: Dilma Rousseff Takes Center Stage

Senator Helio Jose admits, “I don’t think the return of President Dilma Rousseff would be good for the country.”

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Pro-Democracy Activists Will Gain Their Freedom

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Pro-Democracy Activists Will Gain Their Freedom

“The formalities will be taken care of starting today, and they should be able to leave Makala prison in the next two or three days,” Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba said.

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BRAZIL: Senate Begins Dilma Rousseff Trial

BRAZIL: Senate Begins Dilma Rousseff Trial

Dilma Rousseff has denied any wrongdoing and described efforts to oust her as a “coup.”

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UGANDA: Mbabazi vs Museveni: Chief Justice Bart Katureebe To Read Out Presidential Election Judegement

UGANDA: Mbabazi vs Museveni: Chief Justice Bart Katureebe To Read Out Presidential Election Judegement

“The full verdict is for this Friday and we are issuing out the judgment notices to the parties,” Supreme court registrar Tom Chemutai said.

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AUSTRALIA: AFP New Digital Forensics Lab Helps Fight Crime Before It Occurs

AUSTRALIA: AFP New Digital Forensics Lab Helps Fight Crime Before It Occurs

The Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) motto is “fight crime together and win” and science is proving one of its most potent weapons in that fight.

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MALI: Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi Asks For Forgiveness

MALI: Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi Asks For Forgiveness

“This is the first and last wrongful act I will ever commit,” Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi told the Hague court in a measured and grave opening address.

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NIGERIA: NBA To Buhari: Fight Corruption Within The Law

NIGERIA: NBA To Buhari: Fight Corruption Within The Law

Augustine Alegeh, the President of the NBA, condemned the increasing spate of arbitrary judgements being churned out by the judiciary in recent times.

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