Tag Archives: Political geography

24May/15

Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital – activist

Burundi’s opposition figure and his bodyguard have been shot dead by gunmen, adding to tensions after a month of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term.

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19May/15

EU approves military operation to tackle migrant crisis

LIBYA (Next Media) – As the EU struggles to cope with the surge in illegal immigrants arriving from conflict-stricken Libya, EU ministers have approved an operation that will establish a military force to combat human smuggling across the Mediterranean Sea.
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13May/15

Burundi army officer says president sacked

A Burundi army general says he had sacked Pierre Nkurunziza as president for seeking an unconstitutional third term in office, and was working with civil society groups to form a transitional government.

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10May/15

Africa’s richest man looking at Arsenal

Africa’s richest man, Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, hoping to buy top English side Arsenal one day, but critics say the business mogul should invest in local soccer instead.

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10May/15

Burundi women protest against president’s plan to seek reelection

Hundreds of women take to the streets in the Burundi capital of Bujumbura to protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plan to run for a third term.

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09May/15

Eight-year-old boy is discovered in a suitcase by Spanish border control

A 19-year-old woman was arrested after an attempt to smuggle an eight-year-old boy inside a suitcase through the border between Morocco and Spain’s North African enclave Ceuta.

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07May/15

Angola preacher paraded, sect killings mystery remains

Popular anti-authority preacher Jose Kalupeteka is paraded in front of the media in a yellow prison jumpsuit following a raid by Angolan police in Mount Sumi. Human rights activists say that more than 1,000 civilians were killed by the police and military in a siege aimed at crushing a group that has defied the government.
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01May/15

U.N. defends investigation protocol over French military abuse allegations in CAR

U.N. defends its decision to hand evidence over to French authorities from a 2014 investigation of allegations that French military personnel sexually abused children in the Central African Republic. A spokesman said the U.N. does not interfere with individual states’ legal systems and hopes France will bring any guilty parties to justice.
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01May/15

Nigerian army rescues more women and children from Boko Haram

Nigeria’s military says it has rescued another set of women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants and were being detained in Sambisa forest where the Islamist group has been holed up.
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27Apr/15

Survivor recounts terrifying moments when earthquake triggered avalanche at Mt. Everest base camp

Survivor says “everything was gone” after quake-triggered avalanche hit Mt. Everest base camp.
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