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2012-02-28 09:19:28 UN Envoy Deplores Violent Post-Election Incidents [UN News] The top United Nations official in Côte d'Ivoire today strongly condemned two separate attacks against electoral authorities which occurred in the west of the country following this weekend's legislative by-elections.

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Thursday, 03-05-15, 15:39Leap 1000 Launched in Tamale[Ghana Govt.] In line with government's vision to reach all citizens with its social interventions programmes, LEAP 1000, an extension of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) has been launched in Tamale.
Thursday, 03-05-15, 15:38Agreement Signed in Algiers, 'Solid Foundation' for a Lasting Peace, Stability in Mali - Minusma[Algerie Presse Service] Bamako -Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chief of integrated multidimensional United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Mali (Minusma) Mongi Hamdi said in Bamako the agreement signed in Algiers is a "solid foundation" on which the Malians could build a lasting peace and stability.
Thursday, 03-05-15, 15:37UK Law Firm Threatens to Take Legal Action Against Government Over Illegal Import of Saharawi Products[SPS] London -The UK law firm Leigh Day, who is representing the Western Sahara Campaign, has threatened the government to take legal action against the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over illegal import of products originating from the Western Sahara, according to a press release of the Campaign.
Thursday, 03-05-15, 15:09Poor Left Out of New Plan to End Hunger - Activists[Health-e] About one in four South Africans regularly go hungry. A new government plan aims to stem hunger but risks failing without input from those hit hardest - the country's poor, say activists.
Thursday, 03-05-15, 15:07Eurac's Position Paper - Burundi Three Months to Go Until the Elections - Vigilance By the EU Has Never Been So Needed![PR Newswire] Brussels -Three months from the holding of legislative and local elections in Burundi (on 26 May 2015)[1], which will be followed by presidential elections (26 June) amongst others, and numerous concerns persist about the democratic nature of the entire electoral process. On this occasion, EurAc would like to reiterate that "only the organisation of an inclusive, transparent and peaceful electoral process would enable the country, which is still in a post-conflict situation, to overcome the political deadlock caused

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