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April 8 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Apr 8 2014, 02:07:31

As eastern Ukraine is rocked by secessionist protests, FRANCE 24's correspondent went to visit Ukrainian military units sent to the Russian border to deter a Crimea-style annexation. Watch the exclusive video report.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Apr 8 2014, 01:46:25

The Liberal Party won provincial elections in Quebec on Monday, defeating the separatist Parti Quebecois and eliminating the looming possibility of a new referendum on independence from Canada.

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April 7 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Apr 7 2014, 19:14:21

A magnitude-5 earthquake was felt in south-eastern France on Monday evening, according to a provisional reading from the National Network for Seismic Monitoring.

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From Zambian Economist Mon Apr 7 2014, 18:02:00

The long awaited Chipata -Mchinji railway line is now operational after stalling over three decades. It is now operating with a locomotive and 51 wagons. ZRL is working towards having 200 wagons including five other locomotives into Chipata by the end of this year so as to create additional capacity. The route now connects Chipata to Nacala port in Mozambique via Mchinji and Nayuchi. (Source : Lusaka Times)

GRZ has begun the rehabilitation of the Mulobezi railway line to facilitate transportation of cargo and people between Livingstone and Mulobezi district. Contractors have been engaged to resuscitate the Mulobezi railway line and will employ a minimum of 600 workers. Transport Minister Yamfwa Mukanga says to ensure that the railway line is viable, Mulobezi railway will be connected to the ...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Apr 7 2014, 16:25:58

As performers at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide enacted some of the horrors of the past in Kigali on Monday, thousands of miles away from the Rwandan capital, an ex-French soldier was also retracing his steps.

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From Enough blogs Mon Apr 7 2014, 14:54:20

By James Alic Garang

"Come in, Dr. Garang," Professor Boyce, one of my committee members told me when I was standing outside the economics department conference room waiting for my dissertation defense result. As soon as I came in, I exchanged pleasantries with other members. Professor Heintz shook my hand. Professor Ndikumana said, "Welcome to the club of Ph.D.s."

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Apr 7 2014, 13:34:22

India's 814-million-strong electorate began voting Monday in the world's largest election, which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power amid anger over slow growth and corruption following a decade of Congress Party rule.

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From Africa in Transition Mon Apr 7 2014, 13:10:38

On April 6, Nigeria's National Bureau of Statistics announced that after "rebasing," Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) almost doubled to U.S. $509.9...

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Mon Apr 7 2014, 12:30:57

Dutty Artz, the New York-based record label I run and release music with, just put out a new EP by Old Money. This morning I put my remix of the title track 'Mothership' on Soundcloud, and for a limited time it is available for free download. To get the rest of the EP, which includes a fire [...]

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From Enough blogs Mon Apr 7 2014, 12:00:00

This op-ed by John Prendergast was originally published in The Daily Beast on April 7, 2014 the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.

Exactly 20 years ago, the sitting government in Rwanda commenced a genocide against minority Tutsi and moderate Hutu populations. Eight hundred thousand Rwandans perished in 100 frenzied days, the fastest rate of killing in recorded history, though most international actors did not name what was happening as genocide-and did not act before it was too late for most of the victims.

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