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2012-02-21 13:08:54 BP Makes Opaque Payments for Oil Block As Petro-Lobby Seeks Weak Transparency Rules [Global Witness] As oil industry lobbyists attempt to water down watershed transparency legislation in the United States and the European Union, Global Witness shows that BP has agreed to make multi-million dollar payments into obscure "social projects" controlled by the highly opaque state oil company of Angola as part of a deal to win oil exploration rights.

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Wednesday, 08-27-14, 11:24Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Soldiers in Cameroon[VOA]Yaounde -Cameroon says its military has killed some 30 suspected Boko Haram militants who attacked areas where 480 Nigerian troops had crossed over during a battle with the insurgents. Nigeria said the troops crossed over while making a tactical maneuver.
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 9:57Maghreb Security Interests Intersect, Bouteflika Says[Magharebia]Algiers -Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika used the occasion of National Day of Mujahid to highlight the country's commitment to its neighbours.
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 8:59IMF Completes Fifth Review Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Approves U.S.$7.6 Million Disbursement, and Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation[IMF]On August 25, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fifth review of Burundi's economic performance under a three-year program supported by the IMF's Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement, and also concluded the 2014 Article IV Consultation1 with Burundi.
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 8:51Defence Minister Returns Home From Windhoek[ANGOP]Luanda -The minister of National Defence, João Lourenço, returned home last Tuesday from Windhoek, Namibia, where he participated, on behalf of President José Eduardo dos Santos, in the official commemorations of that country's National Hero's Day.
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 8:50Rehoboth Preps for the Spin Invasion 2 - Namibia v Botswana[Namibian]The story goes back to the South African townships of the 1990s, when a gangster died, his friends would steal a car and spin it at his funeral. Afterwards they would set it alight as a sign of respect.

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