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2012-02-28 13:56:11 No New Tricks At Old Bob's Birthday Bash [iMaverick] Robert Mugabe turned 88 last week, and the ageing president with the perfect skin celebrated in style this weekend with novelty cakes and a huge crowd. He also gave a stirring speech, one that revealed that age hasn't tempered the old man's feisty, if misguided, approach.

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Friday, 02-12-16, 13:41Chad's President Deby Assumes the Mantel of Statesman[Daily Maverick] Although he's been around for a long time - 26 years and counting - Idriss Deby doesn't enjoy quite the same profile (or notoriety) as other African leaders of his ilk, such as Robert Mugabe or Teodoro Obiang. But a recent push to insert Chad into regional affairs, coupled with Deby's recent appointment as chairperson of the African Union is changing this perception. By SIMON ALLISON.
Friday, 02-12-16, 13:32UN Security Council Expresses Its Full Support for Ban Ki-Moon's Visit to Western Sahara[SPS] Bir Lahlou -The United Nations Security Council voiced Wednesday its full support for the planned visit of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to Western Sahara, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Friday, 02-12-16, 13:32Clocking 100 - Muhimbili 'Transformed' in 100 Days[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -From doctor strikes, overcrowding and inefficiency to a general lack of key equipment, the problems that were slowly turning Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) into a deathbed seemed insurmountable.
Friday, 02-12-16, 13:23Farmer Faces Terrorism Charge Over Weapons Cache[New Era] Windhoek -A charge of terrorism was added to the case of the man accused to have illegally kept unlicensed machine-guns, hand grenades and 10 000 rounds of ammunition on his farm near Osire refugee camp, when he made his second appearance in court yesterday, court records indicate.
Friday, 02-12-16, 13:08Closing Up Regulatory Gaps Key in Fight Against Al-Shabaab[ISS] After 25 years of protracted clan-based conflict, Somalia is finally seeing some positive changes. The country had become a failed state after former president Siad Barre's dictatorial regime was overthrown in 1991. In the years that followed, the dynamics of the conflict changed substantially. What started as grievance-based insurgencies turned into a war economy with widespread looting. The situation then turned increasingly violent, led by extremist groups such as the Islamic Court Union, which was succ

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