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  • Africa: African Endeavours in Chungking Mansions - Portrait of a Hong Kong Hub
    [ThinkAfricaPress]Hong Kong -Becoming a success in Hong Kong isn't easy, but for many African traders the potential to earn big makes it more than worth the effort.
    All Africa.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:15:03 GMT.
  • Lesotho army 'seizes key buildings'
    Military units in Lesotho have seized the police headquarters in a possible coup attempt, officials in the southern African mountain kingdom say.
    BBC News.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:43:32 GMT.
  • Gunfire Heard in Lesotho as Diplomats Report Apparent Coup Attempt
    Military units in Lesotho surrounded government and police buildings and gunfire was heard in the small mountainous southern African kingdom on Saturday.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:33:58 GMT.
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  • Somalia launches offensive against extremists
    Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.
    Miami Herald.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:07 EDT.
  • Ahmed Seif, Who Was Tortured in Egypt and Became Rights Defender, Dies at 63
    Mr. Seif, a leading human rights lawyer, defended leftists, Islamists, atheists and gays.
    By Douglas Martin.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:39:37 GMT.
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  • UN Watchdog Committee Rips US Gun Violence
    A United Nations watchdog committee slams the use of excessive force by law enforcement officials in the United States, saying it disproportionately affects ethnic minorities, especially African-Americans. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:21:42 -0400.
  • Senegal confirms first Ebola case
    Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.
    BBC News.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:28:21 GMT.
  • Ebola test underway for Gatineau, Que., child in isolation
    A young girl from Gatineau, Que., is in isolation after feeling sick upon returning from visiting family in Sierra Leone, one of the west African countries hard hit by this year’s Ebola outbreak.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:20:08 EDT.
  • Who Can Meet Egypt's Energy Needs?
    With shortages continuing to plague Egypt, slowing growth and straining tensions, Cairo is searching for solutions to its energy needs, but finding them is proving politically and financially difficult.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:59:00 GMT.
  • South African Parliament Outburst Causes Order and Disorder
    The newest party in South Africa's parliament, the Economic Freedom Fighters, or EFF, is facing a two-week suspension after getting into a shouting match with members of the ruling ANC party. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:46:40 -0400.

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