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Charles Taylor for British jail if.....
23.06.2006

The British government has agreed that former Liberian leader Charles Taylor could serve a prison sentence in the UK, if he is convicted of war crimes. This paves the way for his trial to start in The Hague, after other European countries refused to host him. A UN-backed tribunal in Sierra Leone, where he is in prison, wants the trial to be moved due to security fears.
Mr Taylor faces 11 war crimes charges after allegedly backing rebels in the decade-long Sierra Leone civil war.
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De Klerk 'stable'after surgery
23.06.2006

South Africa's last white president, FW de Klerk, is stable in a Cape Town hospital after complications following surgery for colon cancer.
A spokesman said he had received get well messages from fellow Nobel prize winners, ex-President Nelson Mandela and former Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Mr de Klerk has had a lung infection and a tracheotomy since his surgery.
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Libya Reopens Bulgarian  Nurses’ AIDS Trial
23.06.2006

The retrial of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of contaminating hundreds of Libyan children with AIDS reopened yesterday with the judge calling for the process to be speeded up. Judge Mahmoud Al-Huweissa adjourned the trial to June 20 after a brief session and said that in future any petitions would need to be filed in writing. “From now on we will have a weekly hearing because this case has dragged on too long,” he said. more....

China Africa’s New“Friend”?
23.06.2006

Beijing - China's Premier Wen Jiabao sets is inAfrica to woo key African nations on, including the country's second-largest oil supplier, Angola. But Beijing's growing economic power may mean his welcome is tempered by resentment.
Thirsty for oil and raw materials, China has poured billions into African countries blessed with mineral wealth, building on a legacy of goodwill from its support of independence movements in the 1960s and 1970s. more....

Nigeria agrees to hand over Bakassi to Cameroon
23.06.2006

Nigeria yesterday agreed to hand over the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon in a deal brokered by the United Nations (UN) to resolve a tense dispute.
UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan hosted the talks in New York, United States the third high-level meeting since The Hague upheld Cameroonian ownership in 2002. Thousands of Nigerians and a sizeable military force remain in Bakassi.  more....

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