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Rwanda signs mining concessions with six firms

KIGALI, July 24 (Reuters) - Rwanda signed mining contracts with six companies to exploit 10 mining concessions that will earn the central African country up to $45 million in five years, as part of a privatisation drive.<p>Mining, which the government says contributes 1.5 percent of its $7.9 billion …

Rwanda President Paul Kagame third term bid: Millions want constitution changed 'only for Kagame'

Thousands of Rwandans want to amend the constitution "only for President Paul Kagame" to allow the leader to run for a third term.<p>This is the …

Why President Kagame Runs Rwanda Like a Business

In Western business circles, Rwandan President Paul Kagame is widely regarded as a hero. The leader of the rebel army that put a halt to the massacre of the country’s Tutsi minority by its Hutu majority in 1994, Kagame has been the country’s president since 2000 (and was the vice president and <i>de</i> …

Stop the faux outrage over Obama's 'healthcare lie'

There's something verging on unseemly in the glee so many journalists have taken in the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act and in the incontrovertible fact that the Obama administration knowingly misled the American people about "keeping your plan". Magazine covers! Feuds! Late night …

At Least 3.5 Million Americans Have Now Had Their Health Insurance Policies Canceled Thanks To Obamacare

The National Guard via flickr<p>Americans see potential for winners and losers under health law, causing anxiety and confusion<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama's health care law goes beyond political talk, and really does affect them and people they …

Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and …

Here Are Obama's Favorite Columnists

The president uses an iPad to feed his "voracious" reading habit, former top advisers say. But he reads the New York Times in print.<p>WASHINGTON — President Obama can't get enough of his iPad, former top aides Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau told BuzzFeed Brews Monday. But he still reads the <i>New York</i> …

Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions As Unconstitutional

Court stops enforcement of provision requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and elements of a provision banning drug-induced abortions.<p>A federal judge Monday found portions of two provisions of the recently passed Texas law relating to abortions to …

A foolproof illustrated guide to Obamacare

<b>(Grace Van’t Hof / quoobiecreative.com)</b><p>Everything you need to know now that the ACA is underway<p>Deborah Stone<p>October 28, 2013 5:58pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Boston Review.<p>The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is now underway. If you are among the majority of Americans who already …