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2012-02-24 17:58:52 BBC Africa Debate Explores the Pros and Cons of Land Acquisitions By Foreign Companies [Concord] BBC World Service's new monthly programme, BBC Africa Debate, will bring to the fore the issue of land acquisitions in Africa. Broadcast on Friday 24 February from Freetown, Sierra Leone, the debate is presented by BBC Africa's Alex Jakana, and Justin Rowlatt, correspondent for BBC's TV current-affairs programme, Newsnight.

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Monday, 03-30-15, 17:50Party Militias and Election-Related Violence in Tanzania[Fahamu] Tanzanians will go into an election likely to be very competitive this October. One key concern is that the top political parties keep well-trained militias, despite the law prohibiting this. This has caused security fears around the election.
Monday, 03-30-15, 17:45On the Disappearance of Rights Activist Itai Dzamara[Fahamu] Ridiculous claims that he staged his own abduction and subsequent disappearance should be treated with the contempt they deserve. The Harare regime knows where the activist is.
Monday, 03-30-15, 17:39Ivory Coast Needs a Transition Phase[Fahamu] With a sluggish reconciliation process, nation is not ready for a presidential election
Monday, 03-30-15, 16:45Sierra Leone's 3-Day Ebola Lockdown is Over[VOA] Freetown, Sierra Leone -Sierra Leone's three-day lock down has come to a close. People were told to stay at home across the country while volunteers went door to door educating people on Ebola prevention and encouraging sick people to seek treatment.
Monday, 03-30-15, 16:40Ground Zero in Guinea – The Outbreak Smoulders – Undetected – for More Than 3 Months[WHO] A retrospective on the first cases of the outbreak

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