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2012-03-15 13:08:58 Benghazi's Declaration for Semi-Autonomy Comes As No Surprise [ISS] After having initiated the uprising that eventually ousted Muammar Gaddafi last September, on March 6th, authorities in Benghazi, through their leader,Ahmed Zubair Senussi, declared the semi-autonomy of their Cyrenaica eastern region, from the Tripolitana. Senussi is a relative of the ousted King Senussi.

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Monday, 12-22-14, 17:42Bullets FC Awaiting Champions League Draw[Malawi24]The draw for next year's CAF Champions League will be conducted on Monday afternoon in Cairo, Egypt. Big Bullets FC, who are back into the continental showpiece after a ten year break, will be among teams to compete in the preliminary round.
Monday, 12-22-14, 15:35First Water Support By EIB in Niger Ensures Clean Water for the Capital[PR Newswire]Luxembourg -More than 200 000 people will be able to access clean water directly for the first time once a new project backed by the European Investment Bank is operational. Europe's long-term lending institution will provide EUR 21 million to expand clean water supply in Niamey, capital of the West African state of Niger. The project will also ensure clean water for the city during the dry season, when existing water distribution cannot cope with demand.
Monday, 12-22-14, 15:23Salt Imports From Western Sahara Rejected Due to Human Rights Violations[Fahamu]A Norwegian state owned engineering company earlier this year chose to reject a deal for salt from Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara because they found that it would be in violation of their human rights standards. But a Danish company is doing the opposite.
Monday, 12-22-14, 15:09Naming the Ones We Lost[African Arguments]Naming the people who have died and ensuring their legacy is an important part of the South Sudanese culture. Yet, during and following all of South Sudan's conflicts, there has never been a comprehensive and public recognition of the individual loss of human life.
Monday, 12-22-14, 15:01Human Rights - Democratic Opposition in Venezuela - Arrests of Activists in Sudan and Mauritania[PR Newswire]Strasbourg,France -Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday, calling on the Venzuelan authorities to withdraw "unfounded" charges against the opposition leader; condemning the arrest of human rights activist Dr Amin Mekki Medani in Sudan; and demanding the immediate release of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid in Mauritania.

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