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  • Ban calls on all Nigerians to 'vote in large numbers' ahead of Saturday's elections UN News 27 Mar 2015 -- On the eve of presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all Nigerians to exercise their civic responsibility by going to the polls to vote in large numbers.
  • Nigeria's election - 'anything fit happen' IRIN 27 Mar 2015 -- Nigeria is increasingly tense in the countdown to presidential elections on Saturday. President Goodluck Jonathan is facing an exceptionally strong challenge from former military ruler, General Muhammadu Buhari. Never has a presidential race been so close, and with that comes an increased risk of major political violence.
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Would Start Untangling Web of Sanctions VOA 27 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and Iranian negotiators have launched a final round of talks on Iran's nuclear program as the March 31 deadline to reach a preliminary agreement rapidly approaches
  • Laos Backs Programs in Opium Eradication VOA 27 Mar 2015 -- The Asian Development Bank and other international donors have been helping Laos promote alternative development schemes to opium production. Analysts also point to opium's traditional place in ethnic hill-tribe societies, including medicinal use, warning programs to eradicate the poppy must be backed by successful efforts to alleviate often chronic poverty
  • Sierra Leone Under 3-Day Ebola Lockdown VOA 27 Mar 2015 -- People in Sierra Leone have been told to stay at home this weekend as authorities make another attempt to stop the Ebola epidemic that has claimed more than 3,000 lives in the country.
  • Sky Net: China's overseas anti-corruption campaign 2.0 People's Daily 27 Mar 2015 -- According to a Chinese saying, the guilty can never escape the net of heaven's justice. The proverb is behind the name of China's latest anti-corruption campaign, 'Sky Net,' launched this week.
  • In Dnipropetrovsk, Kolomoyskiy's Departure Leaves No One Indifferent RFE/RL 27 Mar 2015 -- Ukrainians have had plenty of practice watching politicians come and go. Most abrupt exits prompt little more than a shrug of the shoulders. But this week's departure of billionaire Ihor Kolomoyskiy, the governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, has stirred strong emotions on his home turf.
  • Russian, American Headed for Year in Space VOA 27 Mar 2015 -- A U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut are headed for a year in outer space, the longest stay ever at the International Space Station.



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