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President Mugabe, Savoring Victory, Plans Takeover of Foreign Mines

"The people of Zimbabwe have given President Robert Mugabe and (his party) ZANU-PF a clear mandate to transform the economy through indigenization and economic empowerment,” said Minister Saviour Kasukuwere in a BBC interview. ...

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Soldiers Blamed for Fatal Weapons Depot Blowup

More than 2,300 people were injured in the Mar. 4 tragedy at the Mpila munitions depot. Hundreds of homes, churches, businesses and government buildings were flattened. Some 17,000 were left homeless. ...

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South Africa Cozies up to Nuclear Power, Dismaying Critics

Russia is reportedly seeking to provide South Africa with uranium enrichment, supply, reactor technology and localization of nuclear skills. French and Chinese investors will have supporting roles. ...

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Report of billion-dollar loss to oil fraud dims oil wealth

A damning auditor’s report of fraud, mismanagement and corruption in Nigeria comes as neighbor countries Uganda and Ghana are becoming oil giants themselves. ...

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Horoscopes, August 8-14, 2013

ARIES Don’t let worry put a strain on your relationships. Concentration is key, but be as light hearted as possible. Open up to romantic feelings.  Let love come to you. It may come from inside. Soul Affirmation: Shining brightly is something that I can do even in shadows. Lucky Numbers: 11, 40, 46   TAURUS The time has come to forgive and forget. Take the first step in reconciling a friendship. You th ...

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Study warns of new housing discrimination against Blacks, Latinos and Asians

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination in housing based on race. But, the study, titled Housing Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities 2012, outlines how housing providers attempt to get around the law by sneakily omitting certain units while apparently showing Blacks and other minorities what they want them to see. ...

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Easley named to UNCW MBB operations post

“We’re extremely excited to have Kevin and his family become a part of our Seahawk family,” said Buzz Peterson, men's basketball coach. ...

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Tigers come up short

Final Score Virginia Silverbacks 46- Wilmington 33. ...

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The George Zimmerman verdict

A travesty in "post racial" America: Black America and people of goodwill of all races watched in utter dismay. ...

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US Justice Dept. to “review” Trayvon Martin case

"Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the limited federal criminal civil rights statutes within our jurisdiction, and whether federal prosecution is appropriate in accordance with the Department's policy governing successive federal prosecution following a state trial," the DOJ said. ...

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