By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 11th, 2012
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Police in Malawi’s northern border district of Karonga have arrested 62 Ethiopians suspected of entering Malawi illegally.”We got a tip from villagers that they spotted a truck full of people with strange faces packed in some bush,” said Enock Livason, a police spokesman in the district.Livason said ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 11th, 2012
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Three weeks after the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, University students with ties to the country ponder the effects of his passing. “He was very well loved and people looked up to him,” said Iman Ahmed, a student with a lot of family living in Ethiopia. “He was kind of like the unit...
By IndepthAfrica
In Lifestyle
Sep 11th, 2012
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A male and female teacher were arrested on Monday accused of having sex with a 16-year-old high school student. The couple – Bambi Dewey, 32, and John Stalmach, 31, from Las Vegas – were both charged with solicitation of a minor for sex. Stalmach was also booked also on a charge of sexual...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 11th, 2012
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British honeymooners Shrien and Anni Dewani begged for their lives after their vehicle was hijacked in a South African township, a court has heard. In a police video shown in court, suspect Xolile Mngeni described their pleas in a statement taken on November 16 2010. He said he and a man named ‘...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Sep 11th, 2012
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Rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused of fresh atrocities, including the execution of recruits trying to escape rebel ranks. A spokesperson for Human Right Watch told the BBC that one woman had been gang-raped by M23 rebels, doused with petrol and then set alight. The lobby...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Sep 11th, 2012
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  One month into the deadly strike at South Africa’s Lonmin platinum mine the reality of “no work, no pay” is hitting hard in the humble shantytowns at the foot of the giant plant. Debt repayments have been pushed aside. Shack rentals have gone unpaid. And Africa’s bigges...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 11th, 2012
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Somali writer and analyst Faysal Abdi Roble said Monday’s election of a little-known candidate as the next president of Somalia is a clear message that Somalis want to move forward from the days of corrupt and clan-dominated governments to a more effective leadership. Somalia’s parliament Monday elec...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 11th, 2012
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By Jean-Simon Rioux On 25th and 26th August, headlines revealed a newly reached agreement between the Conventions of Patriots for Justice and Peace (CPJP) and the government of the Central African Republic (CAR). As part of the accord, the rebel group agreed to join the Disarmament, Demobilisation an...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 11th, 2012
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by MLF Mthwakazi The gap between the Matebeleland’s independence restorationist campaign and the very urgent need to attend to people’s needs in Matabeleland should be bridged by whatever means necessary as a matter of urgency. Any form of disconnect between the emergent ideology of indep...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 11th, 2012
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by Chinyere Nwafor Companies caught bribing in nigeria have paid billions in fines, but not in Nigeria. A nigerian NGO tries to find out why – One of the reasons why there are so many foreign bribery cases going on related to Nigeria (see box below), is basically that corruption in Nigeria is d...