Falklands votes in sovereignty referendum rejected by Argentina

Falklands votes in sovereignty referendum rejected by Argentina

By Juan Bustamante STANLEY, Falkland Islands (Reuters) – Residents of the Falkland Islands started voting on Sunday in a sovereignty referendum that seeks to counter Argentina’s increasingly assertive claim over the British-ruled territory. Diplomatic tension between Britain and Argentina has flared up after more than three decades since they went to war over the South […]

“President Hugo Chavez has Died [updated]”

“President Hugo Chavez has Died [updated]”

By TAMARA PEARSON venezuelanalysis.com 6 March 2013 Merida, March 5th 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com) –After almost two years of battling cancer, President Hugo Chavez has died today at 4.25 pm. Vice-president Nicolas Maduro made the announcement on public television shortly after, speaking from the Military Hospital in Caracas, where Chavez was being treated. Military and Bolivarian police patrols have been […]

Kenyan elections marred by Mombasa violence

Kenyan elections marred by Mombasa violence

At least 13 killed in co-ordinated attacks by armed secessionists in Mombasa and Kilifi as rest of country votes peacefully David Smith in Nairobi (Thegurardian) 4 March 2013 Violence has flared on election day in Kenya, with at least 13 people killed in co-ordinated attacks on the coast. A group of 200 Mombasa Republican Council […]

Ethiopia and Kenya: Doing it my way

Ethiopia and Kenya: Doing it my way

Ethiopia and Kenya: Doing it my way   The Economist March 1,2013 ETHIOPIAN BORDER GUARDS at the arrivals terminal in Metema check every passport against a handwritten list of undesirables to be kept out. This a country in which the state knows best. That may be tiresome for visitors, but it has made Ethiopia one […]