More than 100 people are feared dead after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area of the Indonesian city of Medan. The Hercules C-130 plane hit two houses and a hotel before bursting into flames, creating a huge fireball. Air Force head Agus Supriatna visited the crash site and told the AFP news […]

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North America has a population of about 500 million, and two-fifths of them are on Facebook. In Africa, with more than 1 billion people, just 120 million use the social network. That’s an opportunity Facebook Inc. can’t ignore, though the region poses challenges unlike those the company has faced in more developed markets. To spur […]

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The head of Burundi’s parliament on Sunday said he had left the nation due to the violence raging there and urged the president not to seek an “illegal” third term. “For the moment, I am forced to stay in Brussels… I stayed here given the difficulties in my country, difficulties which are due to the […]

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“Jeguol Naw Betwa” is probably Mahmud Ahmed’s best album and its remastered re-release is one of the albums of the year. Tilahun Gessesse and Alemayehu Eshete might have been more successful in Ethiopia in the ’60s and ’70s than Mahmud Ahmed, they may even had better voices, they may gave been more educated and they […]

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