By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Oct 5th, 2012
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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho believes his side’s El Clasico fixture with Barcelona is the biggest game in the world. The Spanish champions have not enjoyed the best start to their campaign and enter the first Clasico of the league season this Sunday eight points behind their Catalan rivals w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Oct 5th, 2012
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Newcastle could be boosted for their clash with Manchester United as Hatem Ben Arfa appears likely to take his place in Sunday’s game. Coming off an impressive 3-0 victory over Bordeaux in Thursday night’s Europa League clash, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew looks likely to further strength...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 5th, 2012
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Amid a barrage of hostile international headlines and donor indication that funding is going to be tied to how events play out in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda is fighting back; and this time hard. This counter-onslaught is being led by President Paul Kagame who now insists Rwanda wil...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 5th, 2012
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By Ademola Adeyemo,Thisday Except he is a preternatural creature and does the extra-ordinary, an average Nigerian President can hardly impress his people, writes Ademola Adeyemo Having successfully waltzed through the challenges that piled up his ascension to the presidency in 2010, President Goodluc...
By IndepthAfrica
In Rwanda
Oct 5th, 2012
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The embattled Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell gave a personal promise to Rwanda’s controversial leader that Britain would continue its multi-million-pound aid payments to the regime despite growing concerns within his department, according to documents obtained by The Independent. The former I...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Oct 5th, 2012
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(CPJ) Ethiopian authorities should halt their harassment of journalists covering the country’s Muslim community and their intimidation of citizens who have tried to speak to reporters about sensitive religious, ethnic, and political issues, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Polic...
By IndepthAfrica
In Business
Oct 5th, 2012
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Marthe Van Der Wolf (VOA) Young members of the Ethiopian diaspora are returning in large numbers to their country of birth. The Ethiopian government welcomes the impact these returnees could have on the economy. There are about 3 million Ethiopians living abroad – mostly in North America and Eu...
By IndepthAfrica
In Kenya
Oct 5th, 2012
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Three Kenyans once tortured by British colonial authorities are to learn if they can proceed with their legal claims against the British government. The High Court in London is to decide whether the case should be dropped because of the time elapsed since the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s. The govern...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Oct 5th, 2012
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A deputy attorney general in Pennsylvania and his wife have been charged with abuse and neglect of two children adopted from Ethiopia earlier this year. Douglas Barbour, 33, has been suspended without pay from his job with the attorney general’s office pending resolution of the charges, the Pittsburg...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Oct 5th, 2012
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As the last utterances of Friday prayers faded from the loudspeakers of the Al-Anawar Mosque, more than a thousand Muslim men and women rose to their feet and marched through the Mercato open market in the Ethiopian capital. “Let our voices be heard,” shouted the protesters, as they waved yellow flag...