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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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Friday, 10-24-14, 8:46Over 1200 Vulnerable Families to Get Cows[New Times]At least 1,230 vulnerable families in the Southern Province are set to receive a cow each as part of a week-long campaign that seeks to encourage beneficiaries of the One-Cow per family programme (Girinka) to pass on heifers to their needy neighbours.
Friday, 10-24-14, 7:53We Will Beat Falcons Again, Cameroun Coach Boasts[Guardian]AFTER overcoming the Les Elephantes of Cote d'Ivoire in Wednesday's semifinal to book a final ticket, where they will meet the Super Falcons, coach of the Lionesses of Cameroun, Enow Ngachu, declared that his side would floor the Nigerians the way they did two years ago.
Friday, 10-24-14, 7:15Bread Crisis Enters Third Day[Radio Dabanga]Port Sudan -Port Sudan is facing a shortage of bread since three days. Hundreds of people have to wait each day in long queues in front of the bakeries to obtain some piece of bread. Some bakeries closed their doors.
Friday, 10-24-14, 7:08Rape Survivors Besiege National Assembly[This Day]Abuja -It was a grievous moment for female senators and their counterparts in the House of Representatives on Thursday when traumatised rape victims besieged the National Assembly to narrate their agonising experiences in the hands of rapists.
Friday, 10-24-14, 6:59Mali Confirms Ebola Case, New York Tests Doctor[Deutsche Welle]Mali has reported its first confirmed case of Ebola, making it the sixth West African country to be affected. Health officials in New York have said a doctor who had worked in Africa is being tested for the virus.

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