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Residents From 15 States File Petitions to Secede From the United States

Residents From 15 States File Petitions to Secede From the United States

As of Saturday November 10, 2012, 15 States have petitioned the Obama Administration to secede from the United States of America in order to create its own government. States following this action include: Louisiana, Texas, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, Oregon and New York. These States have requested [...]

Obama, Romney to Make Their Final Case on Last Day of Race

President Barack Obama andRepublican challenger Mitt Romney make a frenetic dash to a series of crucial swing states on Monday, delivering their final arguments to voters on the last day of an extraordinarily close race for the White House. After a long, bitter and expensive campaign, national polls show Obama and Romney are essentially deadlocked [...]

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Indian Company Invests $55m In Ethiopian Steel Project

Aarti Steel Plc has inaugurated a one billion birr ($55 million) steel producing factory in Ethiopia’s Oromia Regional State, in a somewhat unusual foreign investment in the little-known Ethiopian steel-manufacturing sector. The factory -to be based on 40,000 square metres of land in the Galan area of Oromia state, on the outskirts of capital city [...]

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Somalia: The end of a Failed State?

What does Somalia’s first presidential election in 40 years mean to a nation seeking to filter itself from the shadows of a war-torn failed state? For observers, the answer begins with the implementation of an overwhelmingly free and fair election, respectably accepted by the outgoing president. “I am happy to see the first free and [...]

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Dead at Age 57

Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s charismatic Prime Minister has died of an undisclosed illness after not being seen in public for weeks, Ethiopian authorities announced Tuesday. He was 57. Meles died Monday just before midnight after contracting an infection, state TV said. Hailemariam Desalegn, who was appointed deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs in 2010, [...]

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State of Emergency Declared in Darfur Refugee Camp

International humanitarian organizations and the head of the Kassab IDP camp in Darfur, Eltaher Ismail, held a meeting yesterday in Kutum town, North Darfur. They announce state of emergency for Kassab camp IDPs. Ismail told reporters that during the meeting held in a secondary school in Kutum, international humanitarian organizations said that Kassab and Fatta [...]

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Dlamini Zuma – Here to Serve the Continent

When South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma spoke to a crowd of international journalists about her election as the new Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), she shrugged aside the praise and admiration that had followed her since the news of her appointment. She insisted on being seen as an “ordinary African [...]

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U.S. Secretary of State Clinton’s Africa Tour Raises Tensions With China

On July 30 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began a nearly two-week tour of Africa. During the course of the tour, Clinton will visit Senegal, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and finally Ghana. Clinton is accompanied by a delegation of US business executives from various sectors of private industry: aviation, engineering, transport, [...]

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South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Laughs Alone

President Jacob Zuma has an infectious laugh. His guffaws break the ice and disarm the tensest situation. At that precise moment no answers are demanded on the infamous arms deal or police corruption because the nation has the giggles and the President laughs loudest. An ambassador – clearly charmed – once remarked to me that [...]

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