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June 11, 2012
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Iraq PM's rivals lack votes to oust him: president
Baghdad (AFP) June 10, 2012
Iraqi premier Nuri al-Maliki called for a national dialogue Sunday after President Jalal Talabani said his rivals lacked the votes to oust him, but opponents insisted their efforts had "just started." Critics of the prime minister have for months accused him of monopolising decision-making, and a political crisis that began in December has worsened in recent weeks, with open calls from a raft of political parties to pull the plug on Maliki's national unity government. But late on Saturday, Talab ... read more

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23 killed in two days of south Libya clashes: sources
Members of Libya's Toubou minority and government forces fought for a second consecutive day on Sunday, with the death toll rising to 23, tribal sources and a local military commander said. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Contentious Angolan troops end Guinea-Bissau pullout
Angolan troops, whose presence in Guinea-Bissau angered local soldiers and prompted a coup in April, ended their pullout from the west African country Saturday, a military official said. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Kenya's fragile Lake Turkana threatened by Ethiopian dam
The fishermen and herders eking out an existence on the shores of the majestic Lake Turkana risk having their way of life destroyed by a giant dam under construction in Ethiopia, their neighbour to the north. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Carbon traders eye Mozambican stoves
Beaming with pride as she stirs a steaming pot of spinach and nuts, Maria Douca is one of the first in Mozambique's capital to own an ethanol-fired stove, burning fuel made from locally grown cassava. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Ethiopian dam spurs debate
The mud-coloured Omo River which snakes through green gorges, feeding lush vegetation and providing vital water to one of Ethiopia's most remote regions, will also power a contentious dam project. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

LRA rebels attack DR Congo wildlife park guards
Guards in a Democratic Republic of Congo wildlife park were attacked by Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who are an increasing threat to the reserve, its South African managers said Thursday. ... more
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An international team of researchers has announced the discovery of Afrasia djijidae, a new fossil primate from Myanmar that illuminates a critical step in the evolution of early anthropoids-the gro ... more
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TRADE WARS

Gabon renegotiating Chinese iron mining deal
Gabon is renegotiating a deal with China for mining rights to the massive Belinga iron ore deposits and may ditch Beijing for another partner, Prime Minister Raymond Ndong Sima said Thursday. ... more
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WIND DAILY

Change in air as Africa's biggest wind farm set for Kenya
Tumbling down to the jade waters below, the rugged hills around Lake Turkana in northern Kenya are made of boulders and lava stone. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudanese refugees flee to South Sudan
More than 35,000 Sudanese refugees have recently fled into neighboring South Sudan to escape fighting, officials said. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Iran steps in to prop up Iraq's Maliki
Amid a surge of bombings in Iraq, Iran appears to be getting concerned about growing efforts to unseat Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whom Tehran helped to power. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Conflicts hinder Niger, Mali locust control: UN food agency
Political insecurity and conflicts in North Africa are hindering efforts to control swarms of desert locusts that threaten crops in Niger and Mali, the UN's food agency said on Tuesday. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Lesotho dams bring investment, at a cost
On a dusty mountaintop in Lesotho, Mamoliehi Tsapane beats sorghum with a wooden stick, the white grains popping from the husks over a bright green tarp. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Rio+20 should be Tahrir Square for greens: Silva
Activist and former Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva called Tuesday for protests matching the magnitude of Egypt's Tahrir Square demonstrations at an upcoming UN environmental meeting. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Somali soldiers train for urban combat in rural Uganda
Somali soldiers patrol a quiet village as locals sit on the terrace of a cafe, chatting and reading newspapers, when suddenly rebels armed with assault rifles appear and ambush them. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudan, S.Sudan defence ministers meet on border security
Defence ministers from Sudan and South Sudan met Monday to discuss border security following weeks of deadly fighting along their disputed frontier, even as reports of violence continued. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Iraq crisis escalates with calls for PM to go
A series of intertwined political crises that began with accusations that Iraq's prime minister was consolidating power have escalated into calls to unseat him, and paralysed the country's government. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudan, SSudan defence ministers to discuss border security
The defence ministers of Sudan and South Sudan are set to meet in the Ethiopian capital on Monday to discuss border security, a South Sudanese official said. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudans agree to talk, but peace hopes dim
Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to resume negotiations aimed at ending a simmering conflict over disputed oil fields that both need for survival. ... more
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WAR REPORT

NATO action in Syria not on the table: US envoy
NATO military action in Syria is not on the table despite the massacre of civilians by the regime, the US envoy to the alliance said Thursday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Decades-old Egypt emergency ends: military
Egypt's decades-old state of emergency came to an end on Thursday as its last renewal expired, the ruling military said, vowing to continue to "protect" the nation. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

AIDS treatment in S.Africa send baby infections plunging
One-year-old Katakane laughs and coos in the arms of her HIV-positive mother as a doctor tries to examine her at South Africa's largest public hospital, in Soweto township. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Sadrists would back no confidence vote in Iraq PM
Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Wednesday that his parliamentary bloc would back a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki if that gave it the support of a majority of MPs. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Sierra Leone's gruesome civil war
Sierra Leone's civil war, unleashed by the notorious Revolutionary United Front, was one of Africa's most atrocious in recent history, leaving 120,000 dead and thousands of civilians mutilated. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Mali deserters in Niger face uncertain future
At a base near Niger's capital Niamey, more than 400 Malian soldiers who deserted in the face of an uprising in the north of their neighbouring country are encamped with no clues as to their future. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudan, South Sudan start first talks since conflict
Top negotiators for Sudan and South Sudan have held their first talks since deadly border fighting last month took them to the brink of war, even as Juba accused Khartoum of fresh air strikes. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Greenpeace activists manhandled at S. Africa nuclear protest
Five Greenpeace activists were roughed up by South African private security guards and briefly detained during an anti-nuclear protest in Johannesburg on Tuesday, a spokeswoman said. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudan, South Sudan start first talks since conflict
Top negotiators for Sudan and South Sudan met Tuesday for their first talks since deadly border fighting last month took them to the brink of war, even as Juba accused Khartoum of fresh air strikes. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Somali Islamists attack president as pressure grows
Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents shrugged off recent strategic losses and growing military pressure Tuesday to launch an ambush on the president - who escaped unhurt - and fire on foreign warships. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Iraqi Kurd politician warns of 'ethnic cleansing'
A top Kurdish politician warned on Monday of Baghdad's continued desire for "ethnic cleansing," the latest in a series of attacks by Kurdish leaders on premier Nuri al-Maliki's leadership. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

West African forces complete G.Bissau deployment
The last batches of a 600-strong west African military force charged with restoring stability in Guinea-Bissau after an April coup arrived on Sunday in the unstable west African nation. ... more
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