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Patriotism; far beyond waving or burning of flags

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Love for one's ancestry, culture or homeland is often termed as the root meaning of patriotism. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a patriot as "one who disinterestedly or self-sacrificingly exerts himself to promote the well-being of his country...
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GFF: ELECTION ABSENTEE VOTERS COMPLAIN

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A national league player yesterday told The Standard that the continuous absence of the Players Association is a reflection of the contempt with which players are treated by administrators...
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Is the demographic dividend Africa's moment?

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Africa's under-18 population will swell by two-thirds to reach almost a billion by 2050, according a UN report released on 13 August, 2014. This could have carried a big headline, but it was overshadowed by the international response to tame the Ebola virus in West Africa, US involvement in Iraq to help the Iraqi government in its fight against the Islamist group Isis and Russia's standoff with the West...
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Bombs won't solve the Isis problem

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There are some surprising people who want to see American bombs dropping on Iraq again. Of course, it is no surprise at all to see the coalescence of a pro-war sentiment in the Atlanticist wing of the political class. ..
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The Rice Story: The need for a planned and programmed production approach part 4

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A review must be made of experiences gained in rice production across the country and an analysis of factors contributing to or constraining success...
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