French President, Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat in French presidential election, opening the way for Francois Hollande to be the new leader. Socialist party candidate Francois Hollande defeated President Sarkozy with 52 percent votes against about 48 percent for Sarkozy, according to estimates by pollsters CSA and Harris Interactive, Reuters report. Read more
(Reuters) – Malian fighters from the Ansar Dine Islamist group attacked and burned the tomb of one of the town’s saints, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, residents and a regional official said on Saturday. Read more
The chief prosecutor at a UN-backed tribunal, Brenda Hollis has said that the convicted, former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, should be punished with a sentence of 80 years for committing atrocities in west Africa. In a submission to the special court this week, the prosecutor argued that: “Taylor was not a simple weapons procurer or financier who sat on the sidelines of a civil war raging in a neighbouring country. Read more
Here is a great story to demonstrate how. . .
During a hot summer, many years ago, a poor young man was hiking through a rural area in the Eastern United States. For days he trudged past farms and woodlands, looking for work in town after town. He was determined to pay his college tuition. Read more
Sudan has vowed to end its hostilities with South Sudan in compliance with a UN Security Council resolution asking both countries to end the fighting or face sanctions. Read more