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Richard Valdmanis

Richard Valdmanis

    Mahama snatches Ghana election amid meddling claims
    Mahama snatches Ghana election amid meddling claims
    Ghana's electoral authorities said John Dramani Mahama has won a new term as president in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering.
    'Fragile' Bissau needs help, says presidential hopeful
    'Fragile' Bissau needs help, says presidential hopeful
    Guinea Bissau's presidential hopeful, Carlos Gomes Junior says the country needs international rescue ahead of elections.
    Palin falls prey to Canadian pranksters
    Palin falls prey to Canadian pranksters
    US vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin fell prey to a prankster on Saturday when he called her impersonating French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
    Oil hits record $100 a barrel
    Oil hits record $100 a barrel
    Oil prices vaulted to a record $100 a barrel on Wednesday as violence in Nigeria, tight energy stockpiles and a weaker dollar triggered a surge of speculative buying, dealers said. Oil's climb to the psychologically key triple-digit price helped send stocks tumbling on Wall Street and further darkened an already gloomy economic outlook in the United States.