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Liberia: Robert Sirleaf’s Headache

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Liberia Nobel Laureate, Leymah Gbowee.   Mr. Robert Sirleaf, the Chairman of the National Oil Company of Liberia or NOCAL, may be a very strong-hearted man, not because he chairs the Board of the lucrative oil company, but simply because of his ability to play down repeated calls for his resignation to safe himself the […]

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Liberia: World Bank Surrounds U.S.$14.7 Billion for Africa’s Economic and Development Prospects

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The World Bank Group committed a record US$14.7 billion in fiscal year 2013 (July 2012 to June 2013) to support economic growth and better development prospects in Africa despite uncertain economic conditions in the rest of the global economy. “The region has shown remarkable resilience in the face of a global recession and continues to […]

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China, Britain commit to advancing military relations

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LONDON, July 29 (Xinhua) — China and Britain share the desire to advance military ties and build mutual trust, high-ranking officials from both countries said here on Monday. The officials made the remarks at a grand reception held by the Chinese embassy to mark the upcoming 86th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese People’s […]

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Happy 90th Birthday to Shimon Peres President of Israel born 2 August 1923

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Shimon Peres ( listen (help·info); Hebrew: שמעון פרס‎; born Szymon Perski; 2 August 1923) is a Polish-born Israeli statesman. He is the ninth and current President of the State of Israel. Peres served twice as the Prime Minister of Israel and once as Interim Prime Minister, and has been a member of 12 cabinets in a political […]

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UK’s first Muslim MP from Glasgow in Scotland renounces citizenship to be Pak governor

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Britain’s first Muslim MP, Mohammed Sarwar, has renounced his British citizenship to become the governor of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous province. Sarwar, a close aide of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is a former Labour party MP from Glasgow in Scotland. He will now lead over 90 million people in Pakistan’s largest province. Sarwar was […]

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Egypt: UNICEF calls for protection of children amid ongoing protests, violence

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Children play at a UNICEF-supported community preschool in Qena Governorate, Egypt. Photo: UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi   31 July 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has voiced deep concern at reports that children have been killed or injured during the recent violent confrontations in Egypt. “Disturbing images of children taken during street protests indicate that, […]

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Happy 89th Birthday to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia born 1 August 1924

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Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Arabic: عبد الله بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎ ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz Āl Sa‘ūd, Najdi Arabic pronunciation: [ʢæbˈdɑɫɫɐ ɪbn ˈʢæbdæl ʢæˈziːz ʔæːl sæˈʢuːd], 1 August 1924)[3][4][5] is the King of Saudi Arabia. He […]

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Happy 65th Birthday to Abdelmalek Sellal PM of Algeria born 1 August 1948

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Abdelmalek Sellal (عبد الملك سلال) (born 1948) is an Algerian politician who has been Prime Minister of Algeria since 3 September 2012. Early life Sellal was born in 1948.[1] Career Sellal worked as Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 1996 and was posted in Budapest as Ambassador to Hungary […]

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Happy 723rd Independence day to Switzerland – (Swiss National Day) Alliance against the Holy Roman Empire on 1 August 1291.

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Switzerland (German: Schweiz[note 3] [ˈʃvaɪts]; French: Suisse [sɥis]; Italian: Svizzera [ˈzvittseːra]; Romansh: Svizra [ˈʒviːtsrɐ] or [ˈʒviːtsʁːɐ]), officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western and Central Europe,[note 4] where […]

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Happy 44th Independence day to Benin – Independence from France 1 August, 1969.

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Benin i/bɨˈniːn/ (French: Bénin, formerly Dahomey), officially the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin), is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline on […]

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