South Africa: My Govt Would Never Have Paid World Cup Bribe – Mbeki

[Thabo Mbeki Foundation] As former President of the Republic of South Africa, I have noted reports alleging that bribes were solicited and paid to some officials of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in exchange for our country to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

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Mali: Fighting in North Forces Tens of Thousands to Flee – UN

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Clashes between armed groups in northern Mali have forced almost 60,000 people to flee their homes in the past month, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday, amid escalating violence that threatens to derail U.N.-brokered peace efforts.

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