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  • Ghana opposition demands probe into cocaine scandal

    ACCRA, November 27- Ghana's opposition has demanded an investigation into how a woman allegedly brought 13 kilos (28 pounds) of cocaine into an executive lounge at Accra airport before boarding a flight to London. The alleged trafficker, Nayeli Ametefeh, was listed to appear... Read more

  • Zimbabwe ruling party to boost Mugabe’s powers

    HARARE, November 27- Zimbabwe's ruling party will amend its constitution to allow President Robert Mugabe to personally appoint his deputies, state media reported Thursday, in a move that would consolidate the veteran ruler's iron-grip on power. Citing party sources, The... Read more

  • Ukrainian peacekeepers arrested over DR Congo army uniforms

    DR CONGO, November 27- Six UN peacekeepers from Ukraine were arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo Wednesday for illegally being in possession of Congolese military uniforms. The six were detained at Goma airport in the country's restive east along with the supplier... Read more

  • Terrified DR Congo refugees prefer hunger to home

    Lukwangulo, November 27- "I don't want to go home! What I saw there won't let me go back," cried Sakina Okenge, who fled her birthplace in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo three years ago in terror at attacks by Rwandan rebels. Thousands like her prefer to live... Read more

  • Congolese doctor receives EU prize for helping rape victims

    Strasbourg, November 26- Doctor Denis Mukwege received the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Wednesday for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. European Parliament president Martin Schulz,... Read more