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Mugabe turning 90 sets sights on another decade at helm

| February 26, 2014

(GIN)—Before a crowd of thousands that filled the Marondera stadium east of Harare, ninety balloons were released into the air to mark the 90th birthday of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. “I feel as young and energetic as a boy of nine,” said the president as he cut a 200 pound  cake decorated in the country’s traditional […]

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Unprecedented social media outpouring at Mandela’s passing

Unprecedented social media outpouring at Mandela’s passing

| December 16, 2013

(GIN)—Record numbers of Facebook and Twitter users posted their thoughts and prayers for former South African leader Nelson Mandela and the nation with numbers running in the hundreds of thousands. Poems, videos, prayers and elegies filled the internet ether, before, during and after the state’s memorial service which took place Dec. 10 under heavy rain […]

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