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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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Thursday, 04-24-14, 8:48Ethiopia Hires New Coach[Africa Top Sports]It is official: the Ethiopian national selection has finally found a new coach, two months after the dismissal of Sewnet Bishaw. The national federation announced Wednesday the arrival of the Portuguese Mariano Barreto.
Thursday, 04-24-14, 8:46Lawmakers Make Little Headway in Reconciling Lakes State's Rival Clans[Sudan Tribune]Rumbek -A team of Lakes state lawmakers touring eight counties in the capital, Rumbek, say that peace and reconciliation efforts remain challenging, with pastoralist youths in the area showing little interest in the initiative.
Thursday, 04-24-14, 8:46Sudan Condemns Bentiu Atrocities, Accuses Juba of Using Darfur Rebels[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The Sudanese government has denounced the killing of Sudanese nationals after South Sudanese rebels took control of the Unity state capital of Bentiu earlier this month.

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