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Political Generals guilty, finally

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court in a landmark judgment on Friday said it has been established that an election cell was set up to stop the PPP from winning the 1990 elections and directed the government to take action against all the civil and military characters involved in the rigging. Only a day before, Brigadier Muhammad Amir Military Secretary to President Asif Ali Zardari, who is also …

Where the Songs Linger, but the Tune Is Different

NAHA, Japan — On a dark street behind the T-shirt shops and crowds of the touristy Kokusai Dori strip, in a tiny club filled with a smattering of grey-haired customers, Sumiko Yoseyama lifted her microphone to conjure up a bygone era …

UK & World News: Job ad protest closes Tesco store

Police were called to break up a sit-down protest in a central London Tesco store.

Somalia: Says 30 People Were Killed By Al Shabaab

[Garowe Online] Mogadishu – Authorities in Kenya say that at least 30 civilians were killed by Al Shabaab since the Kenyan intervention in October, Radio Garowe reports.

Africa: The 'Scramble' for Somalia

[Fahamu] A huge international conference is being organised in London on Somalia, but it does not have the support of the citizens. It will fail because what the ‘international community’ has failed to learn over the years is that Somalis are

UK & World News: £1m payout to child asylum seekers

The Home Office has paid compensation of more than £1m, plus £1m costs, in a case involving 40 child asylum seekers who were wrongly detained as adults, it

Lest we forget

25 January still has another meaning, writes Nesmahar Sayed

Leaky Roof

Leaky Roof

It’s the wet season, and not just outdoors. Around this time of year, many people discover that their homes aren’t as impervious to water as they thought. Or, in layman’s terms, their roof…

UK & World News: Staff to protest over DVLA closures

Transport staff will hold protests across the UK this week over plans to close dozens of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency offices.

Madagascar: South Africa Helped With Weapons Import – Report

[SAPA] Johannesburg – Madagascar’s ousted president was helped by South Africa to import crowd control weapons before he lost power, Wikileaks has revealed.

World Trade Center cost rises to $14.8 billion

An auditing firm says the cost of rebuilding the World Trade Center has ballooned by nearly $4 billion over the last four years.

Analysis-Middle East turmoil draws Turkey and Iraqi Kurds closer

ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Upheaval in the Middle East and mutual economic interests are drawing together two unlikely partners; rising powerhouse Turkey and an entity whose name Turkish leaders hardly dare …

World Trade Center cost rises to $14.8B

The agency that is building the new World Trade Center is “dysfunctional” and has let costs get out of control on the $14.8 billion project, auditors said Tuesday.

Research and Markets: Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) Market in Asia-Pacific Region

Research and Markets has announced the addition of GlobalData’s new report “Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HR

Egypt: A Dangerous Habit, Spreading of Democracy

[iMaverick] The current furore over Egypt’s highly public effort to put a group of NGO staff members working at the International Republican Institute in Cairo (including the son of a US cabinet member) on trial because they have been working on democracy issues and…

Hope for Reviving the Arab Maghreb Union

[ISS] On January 23rd, 2012, the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Saad-Eddine Al-Othmani met with his Algerian counterpart Mourad Medelci in Algiers. For those acquainted with North Africa political affairs,

Govt Strapped of Algeria Info

[Foroyaa] Gambia is strapped of first hand information about opponents Algeria whom they slug it with in the Caf Nations Cup 2013.

Zamalek Resume Training Ahead of Yanga Clash

[Daily News] EGYPTIAN giants Zamalek SC resumed training on Monday in preparation for their CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg clash against Mainland champions Yanga.

China’s economy to grow 8.5% in Q1 – China Daily

China’s economy to grow 8.5% in Q1 China Daily BEIJING – China’s economy is expected to expand by 8.5 percent in the first quarter of 2012, a government think tank said Thursday. Squeezed by a deteriorating export environment and the government…

Cameroon: Economy Suffers As Boko Haram Infiltrates

[IPS] Yaounde – Ahmadou Lamine has been forced to close his business selling fuel imported from Nigeria, known locally as “zoa-zoa”, because of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

Israel and Iran Part 1: An Alliance of Convenience

Author’s Note: Due to the amount of information concerning the relationship between Israel and Iran, I have decided to turn what was going to be one article into a two-part series examining the past friendship between Iran and …

India court ruling to trigger telecoms shakeout

VODAFONE, for one, is wasting little time in capitalising on a blockbuster Indian court verdict that’s likely to shake up the world’s second-largest mobile phone market. Within hours of a Thursday ruling by India’s highest court that all licences awarded in…

China goes shopping in Europe

CHINESE companies and funds have ramped up investment in crisis-hit Europe, buying utilities, energy firms and even luxury yacht makers, but are steering clear of eurozone debt.

Benin President Yayi New African Union Chairman

[RNW Africa] Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi was elected the African Union Chairman on Sunday, taking over the one-year post from Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, officials said.

UK & World News: '120,000' attend anti-Putin protest

Tens of thousands of Russians have flooded Moscow city centre to demand an end to Vladimir Putin’s rule.

Zambia: Critiquing the Critique On China in Zambia

[Fahamu] In December, Pambazuka News carried an article that critiqued a Human Rights Watch report that had exposed labour abuses in Chinese state-owned copper mines in Zambia. Here, Human Rights Watch responds to that critique.

Water Shortage Threatens Wildlife

[IPS] Ouagadougou – The story of a pair of buffalo aggressively prowling the edges of a village in eastern Burkina Faso is a warning sign of

Iran fears financial sanctions?

Those who think that financial sanctions or an oil embargo can stop the desire of Muslims to acquire nuclear weapons are simply wrong, or perhaps blind and deaf. Iran continues to enrich uranium, creating components for a nuclear bomb. It threatens to destroy

Girls Depart for Olympic Qualifiers in Algiers

[Nairobi Star] The national women’s volleyball team left the country on Monday night for Algeria hoping to snatch the single slot on offer to the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Corridor Talk Showed Jonathan Had Interest in AU Chair

[The Moment] THE African Union (AU) has said there was corridor talk indicating that President Goodluck Jonathan was interested in AU Chair in the recently concluded summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where President Boni Yayi of Republic of Benin emerged as the new chairperson

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