Satire in Egypt: The joker is back

Youssef thumbs his nose at the new lot NO SINGLE person heaped so much ridicule so effectively during Muhammad Morsi’s 12-month presidential stint as a comedian, Bassem Youssef. Week after week his television show, “The Programme”, chipped away relentlessly at Mr Morsi’s prestige.

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Civil strife in Iraq: Going all wrong

AS IRAQ suffers its worst bloodshed since American troops led the expulsion of al-Qaeda from most of the country six years ago, Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq’s embattled prime minister, arrived in Washington on October 29th. He is demanding military assistance to prevent his security forces from being overwhelmed in a swathe of the country.

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Nigeria: Country Records 480 Cervical Cancer Cases Weekly – Consultant

[Daily Trust]Sokoto -Cervical cancer is the second commonest female cancer worldwide with 529,000 cases and 275,000 deaths per year. Also, an estimated 25,000 new cases of cervical cancer with 480 cases per week are recorded in Nigeria yearly, Consultant Obstetrics/Gynaecologist, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto, Dr. Nnadi Daniel disclosed.

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Zimbabwe: Calls for an Independent Probe Into Elephants ‘ Deaths

[Zimbabwe Standard]CONSERVATIONISTS have called for an independent probe into elephant poaching blamed on senior government officials but they fear that the results may be stifled like previous ones that allegedly fingered senior officers in the security forces.

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Zimbabwe: ‘Value – Addition Through Polishing Diamonds Will Increase Revenue’

[Zimbabwe Standard]ZIMBABWE has potential to generate over US$8 billion and create over 200 000 jobs annually, if the government introduces the concept of mineral beneficiation which would allow a percentage of its rough diamonds to be cut and polished locally, a local research organisation has said.

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