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2012-02-28 07:51:29 Gas Explosion - Jonathan Orders Minister, Chevron to Pay Compensation [Leadership] President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday ordered the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Dieazani Alison-Madueke and management of Chevron Nigerian Limited to kick-start a process for the payment of compensation to the affected indigenes of the Koluama 1 and 2 communities of the Southern Ijaw Local Government area of Bayelsa State over the damage caused the January 16th explosion from a gas rig in the area.

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Friday, 05-29-15, 15:53Campaigning Journalist Sentenced in Luanda[RFI] A court in Angola has sentenced an award-winning Angolan journalist to a six-month suspended prison term.
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Friday, 05-29-15, 14:41Resuscitate Industries[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE'S economic troubles, as epitomised by the demise of the industrial sector and the informalisation of the economy, have perturbed government as much as it has disturbed the general public.
Friday, 05-29-15, 14:41Fighting in North Forces Tens of Thousands to Flee - UN[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Clashes between armed groups in northern Mali have forced almost 60,000 people to flee their homes in the past month, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday, amid escalating violence that threatens to derail U.N.-brokered peace efforts.
Friday, 05-29-15, 14:41Families Named Islamic State's Newest Recruits[Al Jazeera] Johannesburg -At least 23 South African citizens have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL), raising concerns of recruitment activity among the country's sizeable Muslim community, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed.

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