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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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Friday, 07-25-14, 13:52Farewell Burundi - End of Term in Sight for Revenue Boss[African Arguments]Kieran Holmes is the first Commissioner General of the new Office Burundais des Recettes.
Friday, 07-25-14, 13:48The Car Ceasefire - a (Very) Small Step Towards Stability[Daily Maverick]News that warring parties in the Central African Republic have agreed on a ceasefire is encouraging - but not too encouraging. A few crucial oversights in the peace deal, coupled with the structural realities of the conflict, mean that it's going to be very difficult to enforce. Still, it's a start.
Friday, 07-25-14, 13:41Orange and Emmaüs International Launch Their 5th African Mobile Telephone Recycling Facility in Abidjan[CIO]The fifth mobile collection facility has been inaugurated in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, in the presence of the Ivoirian Minister for the Environment, Urban Cleanliness and Sustainable Development, Mr Kouadio Remi Alla and the CEO of the Orange Côte d'Ivoire Télécom group, represented by Mr Joseph Pitah, Director of Networks and Information Systems.
Friday, 07-25-14, 13:31AU Commission Chairperson On Official Visit to Benin[African Union]African Union Commission Chairperson H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has arrived in Cotonou, Benin at the invitation of the President Yayi Boni for an official visit from 24 - 27 July 2014, as well as to deliver a statement at a Ministerial Conference of Least Developed Countries on Monday 28 July.
Friday, 07-25-14, 13:25Illegal Logging[Daily Observer]The essence of trees towards making this planet a safe and better place fit for human survival has been hinted over and over in this paper and numerous other publications at both local and international level, especially those dealing with environment and conservation, protection and development.

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