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2012-02-20 09:45:54 Former President Stripped of All Power Trappings [Monitor] Freetown - Once upon a time, there was a 25-year-old Valentine Esegragbo Melvine Strasser, who took power in Sierra Leone in 1992. He became the world's youngest head of state and was respected in his country and beyond. Since he lost power in 1996, however, the world has treated him like a nobody, leading him into depression.

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Thursday, 12-25-14, 15:40Banda Pulls Out of Election Race[SAPA]Lusaka -Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda has retreated out of the presidential race by issuing a statement urging his supporters to accept the verdict of the Supreme Court which rejected his bid to contest the January 20, 2015 presidential election.
Thursday, 12-25-14, 15:23UN Condemns Sectarian Murder[UN News]The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly condemned the murder of an Egyptian Coptic doctor and his wife in the city of Sirte, as well as the abduction of the couple's 18-year-old daughter, in the latest spate of sectarian violence in the North African country.
Thursday, 12-25-14, 15:21Rebels Claim Victory in South Kordofan[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) said on Tuesday it inflicted a big defeat on the Sudanese army in an attack on Dalouka area, 8 km south of South Kordofan state capital, Kadougli.
Thursday, 12-25-14, 15:20U.S. Penalizes Juba on Trade[Sudan Tribune]Washington -The White House announced on Tuesday that South Sudan has been removed from the list of sub-Saharan African countries enjoying special trade status with the United States.
Thursday, 12-25-14, 15:19Militants Accused of Planning Christmas Attacks[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Seven Muslim Brotherhood "supporters" were referred to the prosecution on Thursday in Upper Egypt's Minya governorate, on charges of planning "terrorist" operations during Christmas and New Year celebrations.

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