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Hostels for Students in Rawalpindi

CPEC - Advantages and disadvantages for Pakistan


Boko Haram: from Islamist sect to armed insurgency

Boko Haram started out as an Islamist group railing against corrupt officials in northeast Nigeria but its decade-long insurgency has now devastated the region.

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Nigerian President Buhari denies death and body double rumours.


Nelson Mandela drew inspirations from Castro!

A landmark judgment on human rights abuse by the British

Kenya Prepares to bid 2024 Olympics

Sudan crisis: Protest leaders demand end of 'deep state'

Organisers of mass protests in Sudan have told the BBC they want the full dismantling of the "deep state" left behind by ousted leader Omar al-Bashir.

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Life Sentence Upheld Badie, 74, was convicted for his role in violence that broke out in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia days after military coup.

Central African Republic is rich in resources...  Despite bountiful gold, diamonds, uranium, the Central African Republic has been mired in civil war and the legacy of colonization.

Nigeria: Insurgency & Elections. The race is the tightest in Nigerian civil rule. The main parties politicise the insurgency. For the moment the government seems more concerned with winning election than with forming and financing a coherent anti-insurgency strategy.

 Western Education denounced in Nigeria - Threatens territorial integrity. Several insurgencies in north-west Africa could fuse to create a vast ungoverned space including Niger, Chad and southern Libya—to function as a haven for militants preparing attacks. Marginalized groups in the country are unable to govern by the ruling elite. (Read Full Story)

Somalia and the Shabab. Somalia’s new president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has asked the Kenyans not to treat Kismayo as their fief. If his request is heeded and an administration that includes people from a range of clans is set up, the Shabab really might fizzle out. If not, clan warlords, the bane of Somalia for decades, may again come to the fore, with support trickling back to the Shabab  (Full Story )

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NATO containers are still in the headlines but Pakistan's Art is on the Move!

Pakistani Parliament Demands End to Drone Strikes

Getting killed in Pakistan is a blessing..., living is a curse!



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