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2012-02-28 07:35:27 Life Sentence for Rwandan Political Leader [RNW Africa] In sentencing PDP party president Deogratias Mushayidi to life in prison, the Rwandan Supreme Court's controversial verdict puts an end to the political career of one of Rwanda's most important Tutsi opposition leaders and a vocal critic of Kagame's government.

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Friday, 03-06-15, 16:43South Sudan Peace Talks Adjourned[Deutsche Welle] South Sudan's warring factions have let a deadline for a peace deal slip by and their talks in Addis Ababa have now been adjourned indefinitely. There are fears the civil war will worsen if no agreement is signed.
Friday, 03-06-15, 16:0910 Alleged Militants Killed, 12 Injured in North Sinai Raid - Sources[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Ten alleged members of Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis were killed, and 12 others were injured in army air strikes over North Sinai's town of Sheikh Zuweid on Friday, army sources said.
Friday, 03-06-15, 16:07Surviving Together, in Ebola-Hit Sierra Leone[UN Sierra Leone] Picturesque mountains and lush greenery adorn the fields surrounding the Observational Interim Care Centre (OICC) in which James Kamara* and his six siblings pass day 18 of their quarantine. A soft breeze flows through the bright yellow building, carrying the laughter of children.
Friday, 03-06-15, 16:06Justice Reform Allows Algerian Women to Obtain Several Rights[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Justice Tayeb Louh affirmed Thursday in Algiers that the reform of the justice sector allowed the Algerian women to obtain several rights.
Friday, 03-06-15, 16:05Draft Legislation On Exit Tax Exemption for Maghreb Nationals Passed[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -The House of People's Representatives (HPR), Friday, voted 140 to 3 to pass a draft law which exempts Maghreb nationals from a 30 dinar departure tax, while two MPs abstained.

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