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3 African Armies Strike At Uganda Rebels In Congo
Written by Godfrey Olukya (Associated Press) 18 December 2008
Three African armies have launched an offensive against Ugandan rebels based in eastern Congo in an attempt to end one of the continent's longest and most brutal wars, military officials said Monday. ... read more >>
Across Mideast, Arabs Hail Shoe-Hurling Journalist
Written by By Qassim Abdul- Zahra and Omar Sinan (Associated Press) 18 December 2008
Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets Monday to demand the release of a reporter who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush, as Arabs across many parts of the Middle East hailed the journalist ... read more >>
Bush: Iraq War Is Not Over, More Work Ahead
Written by Jennifer Loven (Associated Press) 18 December 2008
On a whirlwind trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent, President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the wars that define his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity ... read more >>
US Military Deaths in Iraq War at 4,206
Written by Associated Press 04 December 2008
As of Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at least 4,206 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military ... read more >>
Obama's Africa Policy Draws Concern
Written by Special to the NNPA from GIN 04 December 2008
President-elect Obama's choice for U.S. Treasury Secretary could have far reaching consequences for Africa which is why his two picks for the post are drawing critical comments from some Africa ... read more >>
World AIDS Day
Written by Danielle Mosher 27 November 2008
December 1st marks World AIDS Day. The observance started in 1988 to provide a unique opportunity to highlight the seriousness of the epidemic. Unfortunately, today HIV infection rates continue to ... read more >>
Zimbabwe Rejects Carter, Annan, Machel
Written by Celean Jacobson (Associated Press) 27 November 2008
Zimbabwe has refused to let Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter and a South African human rights advocate visit the impoverished country for a humanitarian mission, the three said Saturday. The former U.N. secretary ... read more >>
Obama Win Sparks Push to End Racism in France
Written by Angela Charlton (Associated Press) 13 November 2008
Inspired by Barack Obama, the French first lady and other leading figures say it's high time for France to stamp out racism and shake up a White political and social elite that smacks of colonial ... read more >>
Colombian president says Mexico will win drug war
Written by Mark Walsh (AP) 13 November 2008
Colombian president Alvaro Uribe predicted that Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon's controversial efforts to combat the increasingly violent drug war that is wracking his nation would be successful. ... read more >>
Burning Flags, Iranians Cheer US Embassy Takeover
Written by Nasser Karimi (AP) 06 November 2008
Hundreds of Iranian school students bused in for the occasion crowded outside the former U.S. Embassy on Monday, burning American flags and chanting slogans to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the ... read more >>
Rebels seize east Congo army camp, thousands flee
Written by Michelle Faul, Associated Press 30 October 2008
Rebels seized an east Congo army base and the headquarters of a refuge for some of the world's last mountain gorillas in heavy fighting Sunday that sent thousands of civilians fleeing, U.N. officials ... read more >>
World News Briefs (9-11-08 Edition)
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 September 2008
Disturbances Mar Election Run Up Special to the NNPA from GIN With Ghana’s national elections only four months away, campaigning has hit a rough patch, including arson attacks on an opposition ... read more >>
International court prosecutor charges Sudan president with genocide in Darfur
Written by Mike Corder, Associated Press 17 July 2008
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court filed genocide charges Monday against Sudan’s president, accusing him of masterminding attempts to wipe out African tribes in Darfur with a campaign ... read more >>
World News Briefs
Written by Associated Press 17 July 2008
Police: 5 Shot Dead Outside Nairobi Hotel AP - Police and witnesses say a shootout outside a Holiday Inn in Kenya’s capital has killed five people. Charles Owino, deputy spokesman for the ... read more >>
Rice Criticizes Israel on West Bank Settlements
Written by Anne Gearan, Associated Press 19 June 2008
Israel’s persistent building of Jewish homes on disputed land undermines the U.S.-backed attempt to write an Israeli-Palestinian peace draft this year and invites questions about Israel’s ... read more >>
Runoff Election Won’t End Zimbabwe’s Crisis
Written by Donna Bryson 19 June 2008
AP?PhotoMorgan Tsvangirai talks to journalists after getting off his campaign bus in Harare, Wednesday, June, 11, 2008, Tsvangirai’s campaign bus was unveiled to the public at the party’s headquarters. ... read more >>
Zimbabwe Sets March 29 for Elections
Written by Angus Shaw, Associated Press 31 January 2008
AP - President Robert Mugabe has set national elections for March 29, according to a proclamation issued Friday that angered the opposition, which had called for the vote to be put back until constitutional ... read more >>
Report: Mugabe Says He'll Attend Summit
Written by Barry Hatton, Associated Press 29 November 2007
Lisbon, Portugal (AP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Tuesday he would attend an upcoming Europe-Africa summit, ensuring his standoff with Britain will overshadow efforts to forge stronger ... read more >>
ANC Feud Could Decide SAfrica Presidency
Written by Michelle Faul, Associated Press 29 November 2007
Johannesburg, South Africa (AP) — A power battle is raging in South Africa, pitting President Thabo Mbeki, who spearheaded an economic boom but alienated many of the poor, against former deputy ... read more >>

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