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The Haitian National Police (HNP) with the support of Police serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) analyse drugs at the DCPJ on August 2, 2012. The HNP with the assistance of MINUSTAH and the US Embassy, destroyed 2.27 tons of illegal drugs; 1.606 kg of marijuana and 453 kg of cocaine in Ganthier near Port au Prince on August 3, 2012. After being analysed and inventoried, the drugs were transfered from the DCPJ  in an armed convoy to Ganthier in where they were set alight and destroyed. Photo Victoria Hazou UN/MINUSTAH
Africa   Drugs   Wikipedia: Illegal drug trade   Photos   Trade
 PhysOrg 
Illegal medications seized in 16 African countries
The operation, called Vice Grips 2, was carried out by customs inspectors in 16 ports from July 11 to 20, it said. "It is the biggest operation of its kind," Christophe Zimmermann, in charge of... (photo: UN / Victoria Hazou)
Pictured is a landmine or unexploded ordinance warning sign during the mine clearance activities carried out by the Armor Group and coordinated by the United Nations Mine Action Office (UNAMO) in consultation with the Government of Southern Sudan, other national and international actors.
Defence   Human Rights   Photos   Weapons   Wikipedia: Land mine
 The Independent 
IoS Investigation: The shocking truth about landmines
The landmine belongs to another era – or so many of us like to believe. We think of it as an evil all but consigned to history by the entreaties of Diana, Princess of Wales, and a Nobel prize-winning... (photo: UN / Tim McKulka)
Africa's mineral wealth hardly denting poverty levels, says World Bank  The Guardian 
Africa's mineral wealth hardly denting poverty levels, says World Bank
Report finds discovery of oil and mineral resources doing little to improve prospects for poor people, whose lot may even worsen A miner holds wolfram in Ngungu, 60km west of Goma in the Democratic... (photo: UN / Devra Berkowitz)
Africa   Mineral   Photos   Poverty   Wikipedia: African Union
Cities rises in a vast  The Guardian 
Rise of the megacities – get the data
Out-of-date censuses, inconsistent methodologies and the political manipulation of official statistics mean estimating and predicting city populations is fraught with difficulty • Get the data • More... (photo: WN / Aruna Mirasdar)
America   China   Photos   Population   Wikipedia: Megacity
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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, centre, in a wheelchair, waves as he leaves after voting in the presidential elections in Algiers, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Algerians are trickling into the polls to elect a new president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election expected to be won by the ailing incumbent. President Bouteflika has ruled this nation for the past 15 years and, despite suffering from a stroke, is running for a fourth term on a platform of stability. His young nephew, no name given, walks behind him. The Los Angeles Times
Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins reelection
Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika secured a fourth five-year tenure Friday after amassing nearly 82% of votes, according to initial results announced... (photo: AP / Sidali Djarboub)
Abdelaziz Bouteflika   Algeria   Election   Photos   Wikipedia: Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Pro-government demonstrators, one holding a portrait of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in Algiers, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Algerian police thwarted a rally by thousands of pro-democracy supporters Saturday, breaking up the crowd into isolated groups in a bid to keep them from marching. Police brandishing clubs, but no firearms, weaved their way through the crowd in central Algiers, banging their shields, tackling some protesters and keeping traffic flowing through the planned march route. Khaleej Times
Opposition cries foul as Bouteflika wins fourth term as president
Preliminary official results showed Bouteflika had won with 81.53 per cent of the vote, Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz told a news conference. Algerian President... (photo: AP / Sidali Djarboub)
2014 Algeria election   Abdelaziz Bouteflika   Algeria   Ali Benflis   Photos   Wikipedia: Algerian presidential election, 2014
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen at the presidential palace in Algiers, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. San Francisco Chronicle
After Algerian landslide, what next?
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's frail president won a fourth term in a landslide victory, but it only masks a bigger question for this oil-rich North African nation —... (photo: AP)
2014 Algeria election   Abdelaziz Bouteflika   Algeria   Photos   Wikipedia: Algerian presidential election, 2014
File - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika leaves a voting booth before voting in the Parliamentary elections in Algiers, Thursday, May, 10, 2012. Austin American Statesman
Algeria's ailing president, 77, wins 4th term
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced Friday by the Algerian... (photo: AP / Sidali Djarboub)
Algeria   Photos   Politics   Voting   Wikipedia: Abdelaziz Bouteflika
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, sitting in a wheelchair, waves as he arrives to vote in the presidential elections in Algiers, BBC News
Algeria's President Bouteflika wins fourth term
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote, the interior minister has said. The 77-year-old leader,... (photo: AP / Sidali Djarbou)
2014 Algeria election   Abdelaziz Bouteflika   Algeria   Photos
An image of former South African president Nelson Mandela is projected on a screen at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, ahead of his memorial service Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. The Guardian
Nelson Mandela's Rivonia speech anniversary aims to keep history alive
Fifty years on from 'I am prepared to die' declamation, South Africa allows famous holding cell graffiti to disintegrate Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment... (photo: AP / Peter Dejong)
Africa   Leader   Photos   Rivonia   Wikipedia: Nelson Mandela
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