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2011-12-19 20:33:56 Govt in Oil Exploration Deal With Total Mauritania has signed an agreement with French oil group Total to explore for oil at sea and to extract any oil discovered, the official Mauritanian information agency reported on Monday.

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Sunday, 02-07-16, 17:30Besigye and Museveni Unite![East African] Uganda is about to hold its most unifying General Election since independence 53 years ago. It is indeed wonderful to be alive this second month of 2016!
Sunday, 02-07-16, 17:27What Happened in Addis Over International Criminal Court?[East African] A common position by African countries on mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court will not be reached until June when a committee tasked to engage the UN Security Council reports back.
Sunday, 02-07-16, 17:25French Role in Genocide Probed[RFI] A French general has testified for the first time in a probe into the role of French forces during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, according to reports from people close to the case.
Sunday, 02-07-16, 17:24Govt Facing Aid Freeze Over Zanzibar Stalemate[East African] Despite threats by the donor community to suspend aid, there are indications that the Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) will proceed with the rerun of the presidential election next month.
Sunday, 02-07-16, 16:47Navy Foils Hijack of Merchant Ship, Recues 25 Foreigners[Premium Times] The Nigerian Navy has foiled an attempt by suspected sea pirates to hijack and abduct 25 foreign nationals aboard a Maersk merchant ship carrying general cargo to Nigeria.

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