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Madagascar President Rajoelina to stand in July poll

Madagascar President Rajoelina to stand in July poll

Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has registered his candidacy for July's election, despite previously insisting that he would not stand. His name appears on a list released by the electoral authorities of 41 approved presidential candidates. Mr Rajoelina, backed by the army, ousted Marc Ravalomanana from power in 2009, plunging the island nation into four years […]

World Bank: Africa’s economic growth to outpace average

World Bank: Africa’s economic growth to outpace average

  Sub-Saharan economies are set to grow by more than 5% Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa should significantly outpace the global average over the next three years, according to the World Bank. Higher commodities, increasing investment and a general pick-up in the world economy should all boost the continent's growth to more than 5%. But […]

Lawsuit against AES-SONEL Cameroon in Federal District Court of Los Angeles, CA USA

The AES, an American Corporation, is sued in the Federal District Court, Los Angeles, CA under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). The complaint, filed by the Nsahlai Law Firm, based in Los Angeles, CA, with offices also in Yaounde, Cameroon, alleges many causes of actions, including wrongful death, loss of consortium, cruel, inhumane or degrading […]

Staying in the Domus

Staying in the Domus

  The new Pope's bedroom, published before the Conclave, when no one thought it would be the room the Pope would choose to remain in Everyone likes a home they can be comfortable in. And the new Pope is no exception. And he likes the Domus Santa Marta. He's comfortable there. And so, for the […]

Rome conclave: black smoke signals no decision on Pope

Rome conclave: black smoke signals no decision on Pope

  Black smoke has issued from the Sistine Chapel in Rome, signalling that the second and third votes in the Papal election have been inconclusive. Cardinals have been meeting for a second day to choose a successor to Pope Benedict, who resigned last month. The 115 electors are shut off in the Sistine Chapel and […]

Burundi: Catholic sect ‘clashes with police kill six’

At least six people have been killed and 35 wounded in clashes in northern Burundi between police and a Catholic sect, an official has said. The violence broke out after police tried to block followers of 30-year-old Zebiya Ngendakumana from praying in Kayanza region, the official added. Ms Ngendakumana says she sees visions of the […]

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