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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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Monday, 03-02-15, 18:49Bye, Bye Karuturistan, Ethiopia![Fahamu]Karuturi has nothing to show for his "investment", except a humongous debt. Where are the tens of thousands of hectares of oil palm, sugar cane, rice, edible oils and maize and cotton he promised? Where are the 60,000 workers? They exist only in the warped imaginations of the corrupt state fat cats in Addis Ababa.
Monday, 03-02-15, 17:36Boost to Local Digital Economy As Fibre Optic Project Comes Alive[Ghanaian Chronicle]The over 800km Fibre Optic Broadband Backbone Infrastructure project stretching from Ho in the Volta Region to Bawku in the Upper East Region, with a link from Yendi to Tamale, both in the Northern Region, has been completed by the government. The 38 million euros project which was undertaken by Alcatel-Lucent of Denmark, covers 27 municipal and district assemblies has been extended to the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho.
Monday, 03-02-15, 17:35Farmers in Lower Manya Krobo Municipality Cry Out - Say 'Dum-So Dum-So' Is Affecting Them Badly[Ghanaian Chronicle]Farmers in the Lower Manya Korbo Municipality of the region have added their voices to the inconsistent power outages, known in the local jargon as "dum-so dum-so", following their inability to pay back monies taken from the various banks.
Monday, 03-02-15, 17:10The Invasion of Benin Kingdom[Fahamu]British colonial soldiers committed genocide in the Kingdom of Benin in 1897. They then looted some 4,000 pieces of art which have never been returned. A Nigerian film recreates the invasion, exposing the bestial brutality of Empire.
Monday, 03-02-15, 16:25Corrected Blast in Central Cairo Leaves Nine Injured - Health Official[Aswat Masriya]A bomb exploded in front of Egypt's High Court where Egypt's top prosecutor's office lies, in central Cairo on Monday resulting in nine injuries, one of whom is critically injured, a health official told state television.

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