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2012-03-16 09:47:40 ICC/ Lubanga - World Hails ICC Verdict On Child Soldiers [Hirondelle] Arusha - The United States and senior officials with European Union and United Nations have hailed the conviction of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for enlisting and using child soldiers to fight in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2002 and 2003.

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Wednesday, 03-04-15, 17:25Omar Gawairi's Comments Do No Represent Position of Tobruk Government, Says Libyan Interior Minister[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -"President of Libyan Information Authority Omar Gawairi's comments do no represent the position of the Tobruk government," Libyan Interior Minister Colonel Ahmed Baraka said.
Wednesday, 03-04-15, 17:25Caid Essebsi Estimates It Unacceptable That the File of Tunisians Missing At Sea Is Still Open[Tunis Afrique Presse] Carthage -President Beji Caid Essebsi estimated it unacceptable that the file of Tunisians missing at sea in attempts at illegal emigration, is still open.
Wednesday, 03-04-15, 17:01Russian and Egyptian Defence Ministers Discuss Cooperation Amid Regional Challenges[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Russia's defence minster Sergei Shoigu told Egyptian counterpart Sedki Sobhi that the current situation in the Middle East and the world drives Moscow and Cairo toward cooperation, an Egyptian army statement said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, 03-04-15, 16:10WSRW Denounces Oil Drilling Operations By Kosmos Energy Offshore Western Sahara[SPS] London -The Western Sahara Resources Watch (WSRW) on Monday denounced the oil drilling operations off Western Sahara shores carried out by the U.S. firm Kosmos Energy, asking for the cancellation of its activities.
Wednesday, 03-04-15, 16:10SADR Underlines Urgent Need to Restore Peace and Security in Africa[SPS] Lusaka -The Permanent Representative to the AU and Ambassador in Ethiopia, Mr. Lamine Baali, on Tuesday underlined the urgent need to restore peace and security in Africa by completing the decolonization process, calling for concerted efforts to achieve sovereignty over the entire continent.

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