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2012-02-28 13:25:07 Nine Dead, Two Wounded in Southern Fighting [Shabelle] Qoqani - At least nine people have been killed and more than that number were injured in a heavy fighting and shells between Somalia government forces and Al-Qaeda linked militant group of Al-shabab in Lower Jubba region, south of the country, officials say on Tuesday.

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Wednesday, 01-28-15, 13:57Prime Minister Names New Cabinet As Shebab Deserter Calls for Peace[RFI]Mogadishu -Somalia's Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has named a new cabinet, a few weeks after a previous cabinet was rejected and dissolved only days after being named. Earlier on Tuesday a former senior commander from Somalia's al-Shebab rebels appealed to the insurgents to talk peace with the country's internationally backed government.
Wednesday, 01-28-15, 13:31Seychelles Commander-in-Chief Makes Key Appointments in Armed Forces[Government of Seychelles]Following the formation of his new Cabinet and new appointments in the public service, President James Michel has today made changes to the command structure of the Seychelles People's Defence Forces (SPDF).
Wednesday, 01-28-15, 13:11CAF Relocate Quarter-Finals After Pitch Complaints[RFI]Mongomo -Football chiefs have relocated two quarter-final clashes. Group A winners Tunisia had been scheduled to play the Group B runners-up Equatorial Guinea in Ebebiyin.
Wednesday, 01-28-15, 13:10Je Suis Africa[Policy Centre for African Peoples]The late Professor Wangari Maathai once said that the wonderful thing about Africans, and their biggest strength, is that they never give up; they have had countless historical and practical reasons for succumbing to despair, but they never do. So as the terrorist group Boko Haram slaughters, kidnaps and enslaves people in my native Cameroon and, more devastatingly, Nigeria, I refuse to give up hope.
Wednesday, 01-28-15, 13:04Government Programme 2015-2019 - Emphasis On Development With a Human Dimension[Government of Mauritius]Development with a human dimension and equal opportunities for all (Développement à visage humain et chances égales pour tous): This is the guiding principle behind the Government Programme 2015-2019 presented yesterday by the President of the Republic, Mr R. Purryag, at the Sir Harilal Vaghjee Hall following the victory of the Alliance led by Sir Anerood Jugnauth at the general elections held on 10 December 2014.

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