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2012-02-15 14:01:59 UN Coordinating Refugee Relocation [UN News] The United Nations said today it is working with Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania to relocate refugees fleeing renewed fighting in Mali to safer locations away from the border areas, as thousands continue to arrive on a daily basis.

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Friday, 08-29-14, 8:58How Not to Counter Terrorism - the Kenyan Edition[Daily Maverick]In an effort to combat domestic terrorism, and in a bid to create an "open and united country", Kenya is breaking its own laws to harass, kidnap and execute suspects. It's a strange way to go about things, and could well backfire on the Kenyan government. By SIMON ALLISON.
Friday, 08-29-14, 8:57President Jonathan Unhappy With Ebola Stigmatization[VOA]Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday condemned the stigmatization of Nigerians travelling abroad, due to the recent outbreak of Ebola in the country.
Friday, 08-29-14, 8:57Rural Kenyans Move for Opportunity, Cause Housing Shortage in Nairobi[VOA]Nairobi -In Kenya, towns and cities are growing fast. It's estimated at least 100,000 people move per year from their rural homes to the capital Nairobi in search of opportunities. The urban growth has led to a high housing demand with the Ministry of Housing estimating at least 200,000 new housing units are needed each year to meet the shortage.
Friday, 08-29-14, 8:55Bulldozing Work Underway On Rural Section of Yaounde-Nsimalen Motorway[Cameroon Tribune]Bulldozing work is underway on the 10.8-km rural section of the Yaounde-Nsimalen double carriage road which comprises a state-of-the-art road to link Carrefour Ahala, passing through Carrefour Meyo to the Nsimalen roundabout. Target is to ensure a smooth circulation of goods and persons to and from the Nsimalen international airport. The Chinese firm, China Communications Construction Company Ltd, which got a service order on May 2, 2014 has already set base at Ntoutouli, Mefou and Afamba Division and its
Friday, 08-29-14, 8:37Judge Dismisses Apartheid Case Against U.S. Companies[VOA]A U.S. judge has dismissed a 12 year-old lawsuit against two major corporations accused of encouraging human rights violations in apartheid-era South Africa.

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