Gordon Brown’s borrowed time and African tragedy at the Cup of Nations


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[Story Ticker] : January 11 update

We’ve seen Gordon Brown against the ropes before and he fought back to hold on a little longer, but under renewed pressure can he really see this fight through to the end? With David Milliband now deemed a bottler for his role in las weeks attempted coup, is there anyone who could really offer a viable alternative for the party in the run up to the next election? Up on our story page we’ve suggested you might want our correspondents to find out more for you on the continued challenges to Gordon Brown’s authority as leader of New Labour in the run up to the next election…

Meanwhile over in Africa tragedy threatened to tear apart ther Africa Cup of Nations. However it has now commenced and with our network of correspondents in the region on standby, let us know the stories you want more on. Check out the story pitch here, as we wonder whether the cup can triumph over tragedy.

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Ticker: Afghanistan elections, danger at the polls


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Afternoon, bloggers.

A quick little ticker from the Global for me main website today. Although it’s about a month from now, we’re looking ahead to the Afghanistan presidential election.

Kit of the GFM Team pitched the following on our main website:

Will Afghanistan make it to the polls? by Jerome Starkey

KABUL, Afghanistan – On the 20th of August 2009, the Afghani people head to the polls in order to elect their President. However deteriorating security, with July one of the bloodiest months of the campaign so far, is raising concerns that the elections which have already been delayed once, may not be able to take place as scheduled. Read on.

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Cheers! The GFM Team continues to work hard to connect you to the reporter behind the news desk. Special thanks to Jerome for working hard in the field in Afghanistan. Be careful, mate.

Till tomorrow,


–GFM Team

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