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Bangladesh PM to seek more Saudi jobs for expats – Reuters India – 20 Apr 09
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for Saudi Arabia on Monday to push for more jobs for expatriate workers.
Bangladesh unveils 500-mln-dlr stimulus package – AFP via Yahoo News – 19 Apr 09
The Government will pump an extra 500 million dollars into the economy over the next 10 weeks according to finance minister A.M.A Muhith. About half the money will be used in the agricultural sector.
The biggest democratic exercise, Part Two – Aljazeera.net – 19 Apr 09
Video program, Listening Post, travels to New Delhi to investigate the influences of political parties, media, and corporations on the country’s electoral process.
508 Nominations for 25 seats – Times of India – 19 Apr 09
More than 250 candidates filed their papers on Saturday, the last day of filing nominations. This took the total number of candidates contesting for the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state of Rajasthan to 508.
India alarmed as Maoists resume war on Nepal Army – The Hindu – 20 Apr 09
India’s ambassador to Nepal, Rakesh Sood met Maoist PM Pushpa Kamal after indications that recent feuds between the government and the Nepal Army might lead to a resumption of war.
Government inaction exacerbates insecurity – IRIN – 15 Apr 09
Human rights groups in the country are warning that the country is seeing an increased culture of impunity for human rights abuses.
Guatemalan gangster arrested in 60 bus killings – Associated Press – 16 Apr 09
Guatemalan police have arrested a gang member accused of being behind the killings of 60 bus drivers and assistants.
The Week in Mexico – SignonSandiego.com – 19 Apr 09
Mexico news in brief including President Obama’s trip to Mexico and union protests in Michoacán.
Senegal’s lifeblood drains away – BBC – 10 Mar 09
Remittances to the country have decreased in both their amounts and their frequency because of the continuing international financial crisis.
Over 300 International Observers to Oversee Electoral Process – allAfrica.com – 17 Apr 09
Sixteen observer teams including representatives form the Commonwealth, the SADC Parliamentary Forum, the Senegal People Development Institute and the SADC Electoral Forum will be overseeing Wednesday’s election.
A Century of Deafness to Facts About Lung Disease in Miners – allAfrica.com – 17 Apr 09
Opinion piece urges action on the part of government and the mining sector to address the prevalence of tuberculosis amongst miners.
‘Still Not Enough’ Women in Key Posts in Private Sector – allAfrica.com – 17 Apr 09
Government departments and state-owned enterprises have outdone the private sector in appointing women to key positions in the workplace, according to the Businesswomen’s Association (BWA) census released yesterday.
Father Adrian, ‘She literally had to run from the graveyard’ – IRIN – 13 Apr 09
A Catholic priest who established a shelter in Musina, South Africa speaks about some of the experiences of the Zimbabwean women and children he encounters their.
GNU Crisis Meeting Deadlocked – allAfrica.com – 16 Apr 09
President Mugabe and PM Tsvangirai together with the vice-presidents and deputy prime ministers on Thursday held a crisis meeting in Harare, which failed to resolve outstanding issues of the global political agreement.
Tsvangirai Sets Up Farm Probe Team – allAfrica.com – 16 Apr 09
On Thursday, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai appointed a ministerial team to probe claims of farm disruptions across the country. According to Tsvangirai’s spokesperson, the probes will investigate reports of new farm invasions days before the start of the winter wheat season.
Maize Producer Price Set At U.S. $265/T – allAfrica.com – 16 Apr 09
The Grain Marketing Board has announced the 2008/09 maize producer price of US$265 per ton.
Immigration Unearths Scam – allAfrica.com – 15 Apr 09
The Department of Immigration has unearthed a scam involving some officers and immigration consultants making applicants pay double or more to receive services. The Department has now banned applications for immigration services through consultants or agents.
EU-ACP Ties Threaten Regional Integration – allAfrica.com – 18 Apr 09
New ties between the European Union and the African Caribbean and Pacific Countries have a risk of undermining regional integration by fragmenting countries into numerous blocs, trade experts have warned.
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