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2012-02-15 13:56:07 Presidential Elections to be Held Next May [Egypt Online] Minister of the People's Assembly, Shura Council affairs and local development Counselor Mohamed Atteya said that the presidential elections will be held late next May. He said candidates will be given three weeks to submit their documents starting March 10 and 45 days to make campaigns and to explain their platforms.

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Tuesday, 09-02-14, 13:55EOHR Calls for the Enactment of the NGOs Law of the Supreme Committee for Civil Work[EOHR]The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its concern for the continuing demand to the unregistered Civil Society Organizations (civil companies) by the Ministry of Social Solidarity to adjust their legal status, as per the NGOs Law number 84 of the year 2002.
Tuesday, 09-02-14, 13:46One Million Somalis Starve As Towns Besieged and Food Prices Quadruple[Thomson Reuters Foundation]More than a million hungry Somalis urgently need food aid due to worsening drought and conflict, a 20 percent increase since January, the U.N. said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, 09-02-14, 13:43Kabimba Dismissal Bolsters Sata, but President Remains Silent and Unseen[African Arguments]In a shock move, the Zambian President Michael Sata last week dismissed one of his closest lieutenants and long-time confidante, the Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba (he had also been the General-Secretary of the governing Patriotic Front.) He was removed from both positions with immediate effect.
Tuesday, 09-02-14, 13:40What Next for Lesotho?[ISS]South Africans woke up on Saturday morning to the disturbing news that a coup d'├ętat was taking place in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, and that the country's prime minister had fled, fearing for his safety.
Tuesday, 09-02-14, 13:20So Close, Yet So Far[Cameroon Tribune]Despite several peace efforts, South Sudan is yet to know peace since last December's uprising.

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