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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, 11-28-14, 13:58Govt Denies Weapons for Bodies Barter with Nigeria[SAPA]Johannesburg -Government on Friday rubbished claims that Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe promised weapons to Nigeria in return for the repatriation of the bodies of those killed in a building collapse in Lagos.
Friday, 11-28-14, 12:53Radio Journalist Gunned Down[IPI]Radio journalist Abdirisak Ali Abdi died from gunshot wounds sustained in an attack by two unidentified individuals in a restaurant in Galkayo, Puntland on Nov. 18, 2014.
Friday, 11-28-14, 12:48Govt Blames Media Over Insecurity Reports[Iwacu]Some public institutions say that media exaggerate in spreading that there is insecurity throughout the country, even corrupting their sources. Many observers find these accusations proof of the government's malaise toward media.
Friday, 11-28-14, 12:45Ivorian Textile SMEs Access New Online Marketplace[ITC]An electronic commerce - or e-commerce - marketplace is now open for handicraft and fashion designers in Côte d'Ivoire.
Friday, 11-28-14, 12:34Darfur Peace Talks and Argument Over Doha Peace Document[SudaNow]Addis Ababa -Delegates from the government of Sudan and two Darfuri armed rebel movements, the Justice and Equality Movement and the Sudan Liberation Movement/SLA faction, are still at loggerhead seven days after arrival in Addis Ababa, over whether to reopen a peace document, signed in the Qatari capital Doha in 2011, and start peace talks afresh or re-build upon that sealed deal and move ahead.

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