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2012-03-09 16:29:45 Seychelles Explodes in Carnival Spectacle [Nairobi Star] Last weekend saw one of the biggest carnivals on the planet as the Seychelles hosted the second edition of the Seychelles International Carnival in the capital Victoria. The carnival started with an opening reception at the Kempinksi Seychelles Resort on Thursday. Among the guests were the new Kenya Tourism Board chairman Kitili Mbathi and his wife Brenda, Seychelles tourism ambassador to Kenya Popsy Getonga and German ambassador to Kenya Margit Hellwig-Boette. The German diplomat had been in the region to

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Saturday, 08-30-14, 12:49Army Returns to Barracks After Lesotho Coup Bid[allAfrica]Cape Town -Lesotho prime minister Tom Thabane fled to South Africa after troops seized police stations in an alleged coup attempt in which one person was killed and an unknown number of others injured, according to news reports from the capital, Maseru on Saturday.
Saturday, 08-30-14, 11:45Reported Coup Attempt in Lesotho[VOA]Gunfire was heard in Lesotho early Saturday morning as military units surrounded government buildings, including police offices in the capital.
Saturday, 08-30-14, 11:23Tune Me What - Strangers On a Train[ThinkAfricaPress]This week's episode began with a story about Leon meeting a random South African on the train into work after they recognised each other's accents. The odds are small that a former bass player for Durban band Arapaho would meet a co-host of Tune Me What on an early morning commuter train out of San Diego, but stranger things do happen.
Saturday, 08-30-14, 9:38Fierce Fighting Starts in Lower Shabelle Between the Govt Troops and Alshabaab[Dalsan Radio]A fierce fighting broke out in Lower Shabelle this morning between the forces of the federal government backed by AMISOM and Alshabaab.
Saturday, 08-30-14, 9:36Likumbi Lya Mize, Kulamba Ceremonies Reach Climax[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA this weekend celebrates two traditional ceremonies which are among the biggest in the countries cultural heritage.

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