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Nobel Laureates condemn South Africa visa denial to Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama.Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi on Wednesday slammed South Africa's refusal to give fellow laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a visa to attend a peace conference and said they would boycott the event.

ISS: Mo Ibrahim finds that African governance is improving too slowly

Mo Ibrahim.The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has become more famous for the award – or, more usually, the non-award – of its US$5 million annual prize for African leadership than for its Ibrahim Index on African Governance (IIAG).

Africa’s achievements and challenges under UN microscope

Special UN gathering on AfricaWhile there has been great social and economic progress across Africa, its economies have not kept pace with legitimate demands, including providing jobs to young people, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told a high-level meeting of regional partners at UN headquarters in New York this week.

Nigeria's campaigning president says "turning tide" against Islamists

Goodluck Jonathan.Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday the army was turning the tide against Boko Haram Islamists and he trumpeted his government's achievements in what sounded like a bid for re-election just months before a presidential poll.

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