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Sep 19th, 2012
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KAMPALA — The African Union has taken control of a regional force hunting brutal rebel chief Joseph Kony across the central African jungles, an AU force commander said Wednesday. “The AU now is in charge of the operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army,” Dick Olum, the Ugandan c...
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By Dele Meiji Fatunla A battle has been stirring over the past few weeks between the residents of a small Italian town, Afile, which has taken the decision to honour one of the town’s sons, and an ardent group of campaigners resisting the move. Inconveniently, the figure being honoured happens to be ...
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Sep 19th, 2012
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By Justin Pearce The tent and the table that made up the polling station looked very small in the middle of the expanse of tarmac on Luanda’s Largo da Família. In one corner, journalists addressed their cameras against a backdrop with barely a voter in sight, let alone a queue. The hush was broken by...
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Dmitry MININ They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind The recent tragedy provoked by the release of the movie “Innocence of Muslims” – the killing of US ambassador Christopher Stevens and three members of the US consulate staff – in Benghazi, the city which became famous as the epicenter of t...
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Alexander MEZYAEV In Libya, the US consulate in Benghazi came under attack which took the lives of the US ambassador and other mission staff. While the unrest was immediately sparked by the release of an anti-Muslim film on YouTube, an overview of the developments during the past several months shoul...
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Mandy de Waal, dailymaverick Striking workers at Marikana’s Lonmin mine have accepted a pay offer from management and say they’ll be back at work this Thursday, but the campaign for justice and better living conditions in the North West town is far from over. By MANDY DE WAAL. Cheers and whistles ech...
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Most social scientists will tell you that one year and half is not a good time to evaluate the overall performance of a programme. While that is true because they say the time is too short for the wheel to turn full circle, every scientist will also tell you that the success of any programme [&hellip...
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by Msmaku Asrat It has been announced that Hailemariam Desalegn has been chosen to be the Chairman of the TPLF dominated EPRDFthiopian Deputy Prime Minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn and Demeke Mekonnen as Deputy Chairman. According to Communications Minister Bereket Simon they have been effectively cho...
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Chika Ezeanya Transparency International has defined corruption as ‘the abuse of power for private gains’. Corruption can occur in several forms, but this paper focuses on what Hellman and Jones call ‘administrative corruption’, or the use of ‘private payments to public officials to distort the presc...
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Sep 19th, 2012
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by Messay Kebede A friend recently sent me a video presenting Sebhat Nega’s defense of the TPLF constitution. My friend was rightly Sebhat Nega refers to a hypothetical situation Sebhat Nega amazed at the dismissive and arrogant nature of the defense. My reaction wandered a bit in the direction of as...