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BOLIVIA POLITICS: Ernesto Che Guevara 50th Death Anniversary Takes Center Stage

BOLIVIA POLITICS: Ernesto Che Guevara 50th Death Anniversary Takes Center Stage

Cuban President Raul Castro, who was present at a mass rally at the Che Guevara Mausoleum in the town of Santa Clara, paid tribute to the guerrilla fighter that helped overthrow Cuba’s dictatorship and bring his late brother Fidel to power.

“Che Guevara is not dead … His persona grows larger as time goes by and younger generations recognize his revolutionary paradigm,” Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel said at the memorial. He is now a “universal symbol” and inspiration in the struggle for the liberation of different nations “oppressed by imperialism,” he added.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ogbonnaya Oji Biography

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ogbonnaya Oji Biography

Until his death, Ogbonnaya Oji held the traditional titles of Ugwumba 1 of Amaoba, Dike Oha 1 of Oboro and the Traditional Prime Minister of Oboro Clan.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Helmut Kohl Passes Away

GERMANY POLITICS: Helmut Kohl Passes Away

“We mourn,” Kohl’s Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) tweeted with a picture of the former chancellor.

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LESOTHO POLITICS: Lipolelo Thabane Dies By Assassin’s Bullets

LESOTHO POLITICS: Lipolelo Thabane Dies By Assassin’s Bullets

“Yes it is true Mrs Lipolelo was shot dead…” Samonyane Ntsekele, secretary general of Thabane’s All Basotho Convention party said.

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INDIA POLITICS: Jayaram Jayalalitha Death Takes Center Stage

INDIA POLITICS: Jayaram Jayalalitha Death Takes Center Stage

Jayaram Jayalalitha was one of India’s most colourful and controversial politicians, adored by some and condemned by others.

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PANAMA POLITICS: Manuel Noriega Passes Away

PANAMA POLITICS: Manuel Noriega Passes Away

President Juan Carlos Varela announced Noriega’s death, and said his passing marked the closing of a chapter in the Central American country’s history.

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USA POLITICS: Zbigniew Brzezinski Passes Away

USA POLITICS: Zbigniew Brzezinski Passes Away

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who established himself in the Carter administration as a hard-liner on foreign policy, died on Friday, his family said. He was 89.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Moshood Abiola Could Not Have Died the Way He Reportedly Did: Ishaya Bamaiyi

NIGERIA POLITICS: Moshood Abiola Could Not Have Died the Way He Reportedly Did: Ishaya Bamaiyi

“The release documents were ready, and Abiola was to go and sign them, but some NADECO members advised him against doing so, and he remained in detention until his death.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Ahmed Kathrada Passes Away

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Ahmed Kathrada Passes Away

Laloo ‘Isu’ Chiba: “Comrade Kathy was humane and humble soul. He was determined revolutionary, gave his entire life to liberation struggle in our country.”

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Martin McGuinness Funeral Takes Center Stage

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Martin McGuinness Funeral Takes Center Stage

“I’m here to see history,” said Antoinette McGuinness, 66, from Leitrim in the Irish republic. She said there were bus loads of mourners traveling from south of the border.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: IRA Peacemaker Martin McGuinness Mourned

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: IRA Peacemaker Martin McGuinness Mourned

“Martin McGuinness never went to war, it came to his streets, it came to his city, it came to his community,” fellow Republican leader Gerry Adams told Irish national broadcaster RTE.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Martin McGuinness Passes Away

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Martin McGuinness Passes Away

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, deputy first minister in 2007, passes away aged 66. McGuinness died in hospital with his family by his side. Read more.

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HAITI POLITICS: Rene Preval Passes Away

HAITI POLITICS: Rene Preval Passes Away

President Jovenel Moise described Preval as a “dignified son of Haiti,” in a statement on Twitter. The United States extended condolences, saying Preval had “shepherded his country through tragic times and good times.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Vitaly Churkin Passes Away

RUSSIA POLITICS: Vitaly Churkin Passes Away

President Vladimir Putin was “deeply upset” by the news and had greatly valued Churkin’s professionalism and diplomatic talent, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying.

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DR CONGO POLITICS: Etienne Tshisekedi Passes Away

DR CONGO POLITICS: Etienne Tshisekedi Passes Away

Tshisekedi stood up to Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the country, then known as Zaire, for decades before being overthrown by Rwanda.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Brunhilde Pomsel Passes Away

GERMANY POLITICS: Brunhilde Pomsel Passes Away

Brunhilde Pomsel died on January 27 in a care home in the southern city of Munich, said Christian Kroenes, who conducted extensive interviews with her for his 2016 film “A German Life”.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Ko Ni Dies By Assassin Bullets

MYANMAR POLITICS: Ko Ni Dies By Assassin Bullets

Police arrested a lone gunman, but a motive was unknown in the killing of 65-year-old Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar’s Muslim minority.

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MALAYSIA POLITICS: Adenan Satem Passes Away

MALAYSIA POLITICS: Adenan Satem Passes Away

Adenan Satem, the veteran chief minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, died of a heart attack. There was no official confirmation of the cause.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Roman Herzog Passes Away

GERMANY POLITICS: Roman Herzog Passes Away

Roman Herzog, who as German president was a powerful advocate of economic reforms in the 1990s after the fall of the Berlin Wall, has died. He was 82.

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PORTUGAL POLITICS: Mario Soares Passes Away

PORTUGAL POLITICS: Mario Soares Passes Away

Born in Lisbon on December 7, 1924, Mario Alberto Nobre Lopes Soares was raised in a family opposed to the dictatorship of Antonio Oliveira Salazar.

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