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Tripoli :: Libya | updated 2012-06-30 14:51:57 -0700 | political-news

Libyan authorities on Tuesday passed legislation governing the formation of political organizations which rules out religious, regional and tribal platforms and bans foreign funding. "Political parties and associations should not be built on the basis of regional, tribal or religious...
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Source: Africa Headlines

Cape Town :: South Africa | updated 2012-06-24 10:41:26 -0700 | political-news

Lilienfeld, 20, died after having his right leg bitten off by a shark while body boarding with his younger brother Gustav at a surfing spot known as Caves at Kogel Bay on the eastern side of False Bay. Prior to...
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Source: NOW Lebanon

Tripoli :: Libya | updated 2012-06-23 19:31:15 -0700 | political-news

The Free Patriotic Movement condemned on Monday threats against its supporters in North Lebanon, particularly in Tripoli during an event held on Sunday. Young men threatened [supporters] who were attending an event in Tripoli on Sunday morning, the FPM's statement...
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Nouakchott :: Mauritania | updated 2012-06-23 09:20:31 -0700 | political-news

A huge gap in funding for aid projects aimed at preventing the deepening food crisis in the Sahel threatens to leave millions hungry in the coming months, a coalition of aid agencies warned today. Action Against Hunger, Oxfam, Save the...
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Source: Jerusalem Post

Cairo :: Egypt | updated 2012-06-22 18:10:26 -0700 | political-news

Field Marshall Tantawi says armed forces working towards handing over power to civilian gov't, state-owned newspaper reports. InserNewItem/InsertArticle.aspxler said the armed forces is working toward handing over power to a civilian government as scheduled and is not backing any candidate...
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Source: CNN

Johannesburg :: South Africa | updated 2012-06-22 03:01:17 -0700 | political-news

The images of the cellphone video assault swept across the internet last week and touched a nerve in South Africa...Police suspect she was kidnapped and turned into a sex slave. The cellphone video of her gang rape surfaced and went...
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Source: NOW Lebanon

Tripoli :: Libya | updated 2012-06-21 16:56:16 -0700 | political-news

Libya has been building up evidence against Seif al-Islam Qaddafi in the hope of persuading International Criminal Court judges to sanction a local trial, an ICC envoy said on Saturday. "The general prosecutor explained to us what he was doing...
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Libreville :: Gabon | updated 2012-06-21 01:49:01 -0700 | political-news

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Friday said that it would likely contribute observers to the UN mission in Syria. "I think OIC countries will contribute to the observer [mission] to be sent by the UN," OIC head Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu...
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Cairo :: Egypt | updated 2012-06-20 20:46:27 -0700 | business-news

A senior IMF official on Friday said the timing of a possible $3.2 billion loan to Egypt was unclear as the crisis lender awaits broad support for the program from the Egyptian people. The International Monetary Fund and Cairo's authorities...
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Source: Mail Online UK

Johannesburg :: South Africa | updated 2012-06-20 05:38:01 -0700 | political-news

Five men and two youths have appeared in court in South Africa over a viral video which allegedly shows them gang raping a mentally-disturbed teenage girl. The seven suspects, aged between 14 and 20, were remanded in custody yesterday after...
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Source: Africa Headlines

Abuja :: Nigeria | updated 2012-06-20 10:39:44 -0700 | political-news

Clarifying what he meant by non-counterable, Toner said it meant that US could not find any evidence to refute or dispute information on the planned attack. The US official, while declining to comment on the source of the information, also...
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Source: NOW Lebanon

Cairo :: Egypt | updated 2012-07-16 16:00:05 -0700 | political-news

Thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday ahead of a planned rally against the ruling military and presidential candidates who served under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak. Liberal groups called for the rally before the committee overseeing the...
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Source: The Economist

Cairo :: Egypt | updated 2012-06-19 14:30:40 -0700 | political-news

S looming presidential election will not be a clash of titans. So the country's electoral commission ruled on April 17th by barring on technical grounds ten out of 23 candidates, including three front-runners whose rivalry had threatened to raise tensions...
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Source: NOW Lebanon

Tunis :: Tunisia | updated 2012-06-19 14:30:34 -0700 | political-news

The trial of a television station director accused of insulting sacred values for having screened the Franco-Iranian film "Persepolis" resumed Thursday in Tunisia under tight security. Supporters of Nessma television chief Nabil Karoui and Islamists held rival protests outside the...
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Source: I Africa

Cape Town :: South Africa | updated 2012-06-19 14:30:31 -0700 | sports-news

More details to follow as they become available," the Shark Spotters Facebook page confirmed. Police confirmed that the attack was fatal, Eyewitness News reported.
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