Archive | August, 2013

Kenya: Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ruined by fire

August 7, 2013

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Immigration officials express fears as team set up to probe airport fire By Moses Michira, Lonah Kibet and Felix Olick The Standard (Nairobi) NAIROBI- Senior Immigration officials Wednesday evening expressed unease with hasty plans to reopen the damaged Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to international flights. The Immigration Department said it would not be pushed […]

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Why Robert Mugabe scored a landslide victory in Zimbabwean elections

August 6, 2013

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Why Robert Mugabe scored a landslide victory in Zimbabwean elections Triumph for president and his party Zanu-PF cannot be dismissed as rigging and obstruction by the incumbent Blessing-Miles Tendi The Guardian UK HARARE- There is a phenomenon in African politics called the preponderance of incumbency. Simply put, it maintains that it is difficult to defeat […]

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India creates a new state called Telangana

August 6, 2013

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Demands for new Indian states revive after Telangana created By Amy Kazmin Financial Times NEW DELHI- Globally renowned for tea estates that produce some of the most delicate, and highly-prized teas, India’s mountainous Darjeeling region was rocked for most of the 1980s by strikes and protests by the indigenous Gorkha community, who were demanding the […]

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Mugabe declared winner of presidency in Zimbabwe- African Union cautiously approves vote

August 3, 2013

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Mugabe declared winner of presidency in Zimbabwe The Guardian (UK) Robert Mugabe was on Saturday declared the winner of Zimbabwe’s presidential election with 2,110,434 votes, giving him 61% of the total and Morgan Tsvangirai 34%. The margin was enough to avoid a repeat of the runoff in 2008. As Zanu-PF supporters celebrated the national election […]

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US economy adds 162K jobs, jobless rate 7.4%

August 2, 2013

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US economy adds 162K jobs, jobless rate 7.4% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 162,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in retail trade, food services and drinking places, financial activities, and wholesale trade. Household […]

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Los Angeles subway expansion: About the Purple Line

August 2, 2013

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Los Angeles subway expansion: About the Purple Line Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) With the completion of the Final EIS/EIR, Los Angeles is closer than ever to making this long-awaited heavy rail subway project a reality, connecting the Westside to the region’s growing rail transit network, and improving mobility for everyone who lives, […]

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White Student Unions at Georgia State University and Towson University

August 1, 2013

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‘White Student Union’ started at Georgia State University  By Laura Diamond The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Fall semester won’t start for several weeks, but Georgia State University has already received a handful of complaints about a new student club — the White Student Union. Freshman Patrick Sharp said he started the club so that students of European […]

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