Global Week in Review: South African Police Lied About Marikana Shootings

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  • South African Police Lied About Marikana Massacre
  • Sirleaf's Son Resigns
  • Congolese Nun Wins UN Prize for Refugee Work
  • ICC Trial Sparks More Controversy in Kenya
  • Sudan President’s Request Sparks Outrage
  • Land Conflicts Pose Major Threat to Global Businesses
  • Africa’s Richest Woman Looks to Retail
  • Egypt Forces Launch Raid on Islamist Stronghold, Officer Killed
  • Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi Dies at 85
  • UN: “Clear and Convincing Evidence” of Syria Chemical Attack
  • 12 Years a Slave Wins Audience Award at International Film Festival
  • Navy Yard Shooting Leaves 1 Gunman, Multiple People Dead
  • Teen Girl Challenges Indian Society to Pursue Master's
  • Muslims in Montreal Protest Religious Clothing Ban
  • Major Storms Kill 53 in Mexico
  • South Korean Soldiers Fatally Shoot Man Crossing Border
  • Nigerian Community Refuses Multimillion Settlement from Shell
  • Righting the Wrecked Costa Concordia
  • Rebels and Troops Continue Deadly Fighting in Southern Philippines
  • Nigerian Police Allege Youths Retaliate, Kill Officer
  • Afghan Presidential Race Begins

Sirleaf's Son Resigns

In response to allegations of nepotism, the son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf resigned as head of the state oil company. "With your departure, this government will lose one of its most valuable assets," the president wrote in a letter to her son Robert Sirleaf that was included in a statement from the Executive Mansion.

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