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2012-03-15 10:25:13 African Democracies 'Represent the Future,' Says U.S. Policymaker [] Washington, DC - Promoting democracy in Africa has been a policy focus for successive U.S. administrations in the post-Cold War era. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, the American government has provided some form of backing for many of the two dozen presidential elections and several dozen national and local legislative polls that have been held across the continent.

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Friday, 10-09-15, 16:20Caid Essebsi - Nobel Peace Prize 'Crowns Principle of Consensual Solutions Adopted By Tunisia'[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -President Beji Caid Essebsi estimated, Friday, that the Nobel Peace Prize 2015 is "a tribute not only to the Quartet and its organisations but is also a crowning of the principle of consensual solutions adopted by Tunisia."
Friday, 10-09-15, 16:20Algerian Diplomacy Day - Four Diplomats Receive Tribute[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Four former diplomats, who had been Algeria's representatives at the United Nations, was honoured Thursday at a ceremony marking the Algerian Diplomacy Day, at Foreign Affairs ministry's headquarters.
Friday, 10-09-15, 16:20Muslims Discriminated Against in Labour Market in France[Algerie Presse Service] Paris -Recruitment procedures in France are discriminatory towards Muslim job applicants, who are twice unlikely to be called for a job interview than other candidates, according to the findings of a survey released Thursday.
Friday, 10-09-15, 15:28Second Zimbabwean Man Arrested for Insulting Mugabe - Lawyers[News24Wire] A Zimbabwean man spent two nights in custody last month after allegedly saying President Robert Mugabe read the wrong speech in parliament because he was "old", rights lawyers said on Thursday.
Friday, 10-09-15, 15:26Youth Groups Trained On Female Circumcision Advocacy Skills[The Point] The Network of Gender-Based Violence (NGBV) on Thursday began a 3-day training to equip youth groups with advocacy skills necessary to campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM).

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