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Central African Republic rebel chief rejects ceasefire, calls for Muslim-Christian partition

From BBC News:

‘Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic have rejected a ceasefire deal and demanded the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians. In an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Harding, Seleka military chief Joseph Zoundeiko said his forces would ignore the ceasefire agreed on Thursday.  168 more words

Africa

Mali, northern rebels agree on 'roadmap' for peace talks

Reuters reports:

‘Mali’s government and Tuareg-led rebels on Thursday signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal to end decades of uprisings in the north. 103 more words

War On Terror

Lionel Shriver--"Kilifi Creek" (New Yorker, November 25, 2013)

SOUNDTRACK: PIXIES & “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC-”I Bleed” (2009).

Yesterday I posted about “Weird Al”‘s new song “First World Problems” which parodies the Pixies’ style. I didn’t know that Al liked the Pixies, but he’s evidently quite a fan.  859 more words

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Nigeria confirms Liberian man died of Ebola in Lagos

Liberian health workers about to load the body of a woman who died from the Ebola virus into a pickup at the isolation unit in Foya, Lofa County Photo: EPA… 274 more words

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Air Algerie Plane Crashes in Militant-Held Mali Region

Jason Ditz writes for Antiwar:

The worst week of air disasters in history continued today, with the Air Algerie Flight 5017 the latest plane to crash, apparently… 83 more words

Africa

Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton – Part I

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Posted by Nora of Stylish Affairs

There’s a saying in Gabon that goes like this: “If you don’t take a picture in front of the Mandela statue, it simply means you were not in Johannesburg; it’s like you were in Paris and didn’t take a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower”. 237 more words

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