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No Ibrahim Prize awarded for African leadership

London - The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership -- the world's biggest individual prize -- drew a blank once again in finding a suitable laureate, it was announced Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Ukraine, Venezuela — Time for change of governance in the world

London - We live in a time when protests take place in Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand, Brazil and many other countries in the world because of dictatorship, corruption, rogue politicians and presidents.

In India, women village heads face gender bias, discrimination Special

Gender bias at home and office stalks India’s tribal women village leaders. However, fear of revenge forces them to maintain a stoic silence.

Op-Ed: Global banks are rate rigging in Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore censured banks for trying to rig benchmark interest rates. Many important, global banks are involved, but the consequences are insignificant.

Nigerians debate scrapping the Senate to slash cost of governance

Abuja - News that Senegalese MPs voted to abolish the country's senate to save funds for victims of a deadly flood has sparked a debate in Nigeria about the cost-effectiveness of a bicameral legislature composed of the Senate and House of Representatives.

PEN Canada deeply concerned about 'blunt attempts at censorship' Special

Toronto - PEN Canada, a national organisation of writers, has announced a new initiative to counter “efforts by different levels of government to curb, control, obfuscate, and sometimes even suspend the basic rights of Canadians”.

Landslide victory for Nitish Kumar in Bihar, India

Patna - Nitish Kumar of Janata Dal-United (JDU) who ruled the state of Bihar in coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and contested the elections together are set for a landslide victory. The result is an outcome of some people centric measures.

Op-Ed: Obama- Limits on banks and the Fruitcake Factor

Whatever’s said about Barack Obama in future, “economic populist” won’t be one of the descriptors. As the Denial Machine Formerly Known As American Political Thought recycles press releases, compromise is about all that's looking likely.

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The house where Maya Kavde lives with her three daughters since her father in law threw her out of her husband's house following the death of his son four years ago

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