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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, 11-30-15, 15:57Fighting Between Army and Rebels Kills 30 in DRC[News24Wire] Fighting between the Congolese army and a Ugandan rebel group has claimed about 30 lives, a human rights activist said on Monday.
Monday, 11-30-15, 15:50#WhatWouldMagufuliDo Sparks New Bout of Tanzaphilia[African Arguments] A few weeks into his presidency, John Magufuli's moves towards free education, anti-corruption and belt-tightening are already recalling memories of Julius Nyerere.
Monday, 11-30-15, 15:47After Dos Santos - More of the Same?[Maka] In Angola's only open and free election in 1992, the question on the minds of most voters was: Should I vote for the "Killers" or the "Thieves?" The former rebel movement UNITA of today bears no resemblance to the killers of old, but the ruling MPLA has taken stealing to a new and unprecedented level. Once MPLA leaders got a green light and carte blanches from their boss that they could steal with impunity, they plundered the national treasury without fear of punishment.
Monday, 11-30-15, 15:44Low Genetic Diversity Putting Great White Sharks At Risk[The Conversation Africa] Despite international protection, great white sharks face several threats. These include reduction of their food supply, pollution, baited hooks and lethal gill nets used as beach protection measures.
Monday, 11-30-15, 15:18How South Africa Can Spread Renewable Energy to Low Income Areas[The Conversation Africa] There has been a rapid decline in the costs of solar and wind power, to such an extent that both technologies are now cheaper than nuclear or coal. This development will radically transform global electricity generation networks.

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