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Oct 8th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor President John Dramani Mahama on Monday swore into office Justice Yaw Appau, as the Sole Commissioner of Judgment debt. His main task is “to investigate the judgment debt cases the nation has been confronted with” (Myjoyonline, October 8, 2012). This measure is in fulfillmen...
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In East Africa
Oct 8th, 2012
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Eritrea has asked the U.N. Security Council to lift sanctions against it after a recent U.N. experts’ report showed that the tiny east African state had cut its support for the al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab militant group in Somalia. But in a letter released on Monday, Eritrea also slammed the rep...
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In Eritrea
Oct 8th, 2012
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Gershom Gorenberg, prospect.org Levinsky Park is where you meet a friend if you’re an African refugee living in South Tel Aviv. One recent afternoon, I found around 50 Sudanese and Eritreans sitting on the small stretch of lawn in groups of two or four or five. Nearly all were men in their twen...
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Oct 8th, 2012
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Nairobi/Istanbul/Brussels,As a new Somali government is established, Turkey’s engagement in the war-ravaged country must be thoughtful and carefully coordinated so as not to lead to yet another failed international intervention. Assessing Turkey’s Role in Somalia, the latest briefing from the Interna...
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In Ethiopia
Oct 8th, 2012
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by Sophia Gebrehiwot, VOA -Solomon Ayele Dersso Phd, is a senior researcher with Peace and Security Council Report Program at the Addis Ababa Office of the Institute for Security Studies. He has published articles on the ongoing political situation in Ethiopia. Regarding the newly appointed Prime Min...
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Oct 8th, 2012
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Ethiopian legislators from both houses gathered Monday to open the new parliamentary year – its first in more than two decades without late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died August 20 – with a speech by President Girma Wolde-Giorgis, who outlined government priorities for the coming 12 months. No...
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Oct 8th, 2012
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by John Burnett,npr Rebel leader Joesphy Kony, head of the infamous Lord’s Resistance Army, has achieved greater notoriety than any other Ugandan in the world today. Idi Amin, who ruled the country through most of the 1970s, still stands as a symbol of African dictators who abused power and inf...
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Oct 8th, 2012
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Two weekly newspapers that have been critical of Ethiopia’s ruling party have stopped publication because of government obstruction, the papers’ publishers said Monday. The publishers are appealing to the country’s newly appointed Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to intervene. A government spokesm...
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Oct 8th, 2012
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This Video contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing”. “Viewer discretion advised Investigators in Nigeria say they have taken 13 people into custody after a mob attacked four students and burned them alive — killings that were videotaped and posted online. A gruesome vi...
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Oct 8th, 2012
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Witnesses say a powerful explosion has shaken a city in northeast Nigeria that’s the spiritual home of a radical Islamist sect. The blast Monday morning struck Maiduguri at a military post near the local headquarters of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. Authorities immediately suspected the sec...