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Oct 10th, 2012
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By Ahmed Olayinka Sule, CFA In the aftermath of the release of Chinua Achebe’s book titled There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra and his article published in the Guardian on 2 October 2012, there have been many debates about the Biafra war. Some have accused Achebe of stirring up ol...
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In Ethiopia
Oct 10th, 2012
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By Sandy Tidwell,washingtonpost Sandy Tidwell and her children. (Courtesy of Sandy Tidwell) It was in January 2002 when my adoption adventure began. As I was praying about my focus for the upcoming year, I got a mental picture of placing my hand in God’s hand. With my hand open, I let go of everythin...
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In Zimbabwe
Oct 10th, 2012
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Zimbabwe’s energy minister was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of insulting President Robert Mugabe, a move likely to strain relations in the southern African country’s fragile coalition government. Elton Mangoma, a senior official in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement f...
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In Nigeria
Oct 10th, 2012
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Abuja – According to latest report, the wife of Nigerian President  is expected home this week.  According to the report, a presidential jet has already left the capital Abuja and will bring the First Lady home on Thursday. Patience Jonathan has been away since the end of August and since then ...
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Oct 10th, 2012
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Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for being here today and thank you in particular to the Institute for Security Studies for so very kindly organising this important seminar. It is a great pleasure for me to talk to you to you on pressing issues relating to justice, peace and securit...
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Oct 10th, 2012
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David Bullard David Bullard says South Africans need to catch a wake-up, before we go over the cliff Last week the rand dropped to a twelve month low against both the dollar and sterling. This is not a train smash compared to where it has traded against both those currencies over the past turbulent d...
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In Ethiopia
Oct 10th, 2012
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Ethiopia may well deserve the title Cradle of Humankind. Some of the most famous, most iconic hominid fossils have been discovered within the country’s borders. Ethiopia can claim many “firsts” in the hominid record book, including first stone tools and the first Homo sapiens. Here’s a look at the co...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Oct 10th, 2012
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Abidjan – A new report from UN experts accuses exiled allies of Ivory Coast’s former president of trying to recruit Islamist rebels who took control of the northern half of neighbouring Mali in a campaign to destabilise the volatile West African region, a UN diplomat and a Western officia...
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In Burundi
Oct 10th, 2012
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Paris – Three-quarters of African countries and several “Arab Spring” nations are at high or extreme risk of a food crisis, according to an analysis published on Wednesday. In a survey of 197 countries, 59 are most at risk of food insecurity, the British consultancy Maplecroft said....
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By Jemal Oumar Algerian Maghreb and African Affairs Minister Abdelkader Messahel paid a visit to Nouakchott Sunday (October 7th) to co-ordinate a unified position on Islamist-controlled northern Mali. After a lengthy meeting with President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Messahel said that Mauritania and Al...