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From Emergent Africa Mon Mar 31 2014, 21:17:00

Agùntáṣǫólò on Innocent Chukwuma, founder of Innoson Motors:

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Mar 31 2014, 16:00:51

The rise of France's newly appointed Prime Minister Manuel Valls has been a spectacular one, taking him from the mayor's office in the impoverished southern Paris suburb of Evry to head of the current government.

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From Africa in Transition Mon Mar 31 2014, 14:00:19

According to the Nigerian media, there was heavy gunfire that may have lasted some hours very close to Aso Rock,...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Mar 31 2014, 13:04:35

The Obama administration was able to heave a sigh of relief on Monday as enrolment numbers for the US president's signature healthcare reform looked likely to hit the hoped-for seven million just hours ahead of the midnight sign-up deadline.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Mon Mar 31 2014, 12:18:05

On one of the last days of AIAC's first #WhiteHistoryMonth, I found myself getting increasingly annoyed in the queue to board the last flight from Murtala Mohmammed International Airport, Lagos to Johannesburg. Behind me stood two South Africans, who were giggling and entertaining each other in a way that had they been ten, or in their teens, an accompanying adult would have asked them to take it down a notch.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Mar 31 2014, 12:17:05

French President François Hollande is expected to replace Jean-Marc Ayrault (centre) with Manuel Valls (right) as prime minister in a cabinet reshuffle intended to mark a fresh start after Socialists took a beating in recent local elections.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Mar 31 2014, 09:44:31

North Korea and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery rounds into the waters that lie off of their disputed western sea border on Monday, one day after the North threatened to conduct new nuclear tests.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Mon Mar 31 2014, 09:00:47

Stellenbosch strikes me as one of those places that got put on the table by the National Partyduring the negotiated settlement pre-1994, something the ANC conceded in exchange for democracy. In fact, there's a joke with more than a single grain of truth that the design of apartheid was conceived in one of the student residences of Stellenbosch University, where the young "architects" lived together. The divided socioeconomic structure of Stellenbosch is a living testimony to the long-term objective of apartheid.

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From Swazi Media Commentary Mon Mar 31 2014, 07:46:00

Warders at a juvenile jail in Swaziland stripped naked, handcuffed and beat children in their care. They inserted fingers into girls' private parts and forced one boy to drink his own urine.

The revelations at Malkerns Industrial School follow reports in 2013 that warders at the same juvenile jail assaulted children systematically for more than five hours.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Mar 31 2014, 06:19:42

At first glance, Robert Ménard is an unlikely champion of France's far-right National Front party. He founded and led the freedom-of-expression group Reporters Without Borders (RWB).

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