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2012-02-27 14:26:21 Newspaper Shut Down, Issues of Three More Confiscated [HRInfo] Cairo - The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) denounces the ongoing repressive crackdown of the Sudanese authorities on press freedom. Not only did the Sudanese government confiscate issues of al-Tayar newspaper last week, but ordered the suspension of the newspaper altogether on 22 February. Only one day earlier, on 21 February, it seized the entire print run of the newspapers of al-Midan, al-Youm al-Taly, and al-Ahdath.

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Friday, 02-12-16, 18:36Prepare for Extremism[New Dawn] The Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia or AFL, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has ordered the military and other Law enforcement agencies to prepare for extremism and the consequences of terrorism, through effective coordination.
Friday, 02-12-16, 18:36Liberia Faces Internal Security Threats[New Dawn] Lofa County Senator Steve Zargo says Liberia's security sector is only confronted with internal threats, not external. Senator Zargo expressed the urgent need for the Liberian Government to give special attention to security institutions in the country in terms of building their capacities as UNMIL departs Liberia.
Friday, 02-12-16, 18:14Major General Hamel Inquires, in Berlin, About Experience of German Police[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The visit of the Director General of the National Police (DGSN) Major General Abdelghani Hamel to Germany was an opportunity to enquire about the experience of the German Police, notably in terms of training and fight against crime, said Thursday a communiqué of DGSN.
Friday, 02-12-16, 18:14Algeria-Tunisia Seek to Strengthen Cooperation in Cross-Border Epidemiological Monitoring[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reforms, Abdelmalek Boudiaf and his Tunisian counterpart Said Aidi underlined Thursday, in Algiers, the need to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in terms of cross-border epidemiological monitoring and to improve health services in the border regions.
Friday, 02-12-16, 18:00Virginity Testing 'Sacred' but Not a Science[Africa Check] An academic bursary awarded to young women who can prove that they are virgins has sparked debate in South Africa. What is virginity and is it possible to test for that? Africa Check sought medical advice.

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