Egypt: Rights Groups Demand Dismissal of Interior Minister

[HRInfo]The undersigned organizations are severely alarmed by the massacre that took place on the Nasr Road in Cairo at dawn on Saturday, July 27, after police forces attacked demonstrators supporting the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). The attack left 80 dead according to official reports, while the Brotherhood estimated the casualties at 120. Another nine citizens were killed in clashes at Raml Station around al-Qaid Ibrahim Mosque in Alexandria, and MB supporters had detained and tortured citizens inside the mosque.

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Africa: Aids-Related Deaths Fall 38 Percent in East and Southern Africa – UN

[AlertNet]Nairobi -A ten-fold increase in access to life-prolonging drugs contributed to a 38 percent drop in the number of people dying from AIDS-related causes in eastern and southern Africa between 2005 and 2011, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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Congo-Kinshasa: UN Mission Sets Up Security Zone, Gives Rebels Ultimatum

[UN News]The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced today that will, for the first time, use its intervention brigade to enforce a security zone around the flashpoint city of Goma in the eastern part of the country, giving rebels 48 hours to disarm.

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Zimbabwe: Nation Votes in Critical Test of Freedom

[IPS]Harare -”We definitely can’t miss this grand chance to cast our vote. It’s like Zimbabwe is just gaining independence; the excitement to see a new government coming into power is just incredible and we hope we get a new Zimbabwe rolling again,” 38-year-old Mildred Saungweme from Harare’s Hatfield suburb, told IPS.

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Zimbabwe: Obasanjo Tours Polls

[African Union]Harare -The harmonized elections, (i.e. presidential, parliamentary and local government) in Zimbabwe have begun, with the African Union Election Observer team, led by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo visiting polling stations in Harare and the surrounding areas, to observe the conduct of the elections.

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Liberia: Nobel Laureate Wants Sirleaf’s Son Dismissed

[New Dawn]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 headache.

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Tunisia: Ben Jaafar – Mohamed Brahmi’s Assassination Tragedy for the Country

[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo -”The assassination of Mohamed Brahmi is a tragedy for the country at a day when all Tunisians, men and women, were expected to hold hands to celebrate the Republic Day,” said President of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mustapha Ben Jaafar.

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