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Jamie Hitchen October 9 marked the fiftieth anniversary of Ugandan independence from British colonial rule. Yoweri Museveni and the National Resistance Movement (NRM), in power since 1986, celebrated the day’s events at the official event in the district of Kololo in the capital Kampala. Sixteen Head...
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October 23, 2012 will be exactly one year after the Chairperson of the National Transitional Council declared that the Liberation of Libya was complete. A few days later the Secretary General of NATO, General Anders Fogh Rasmussen declared the end of the NATO mission, declaring that the NATO mission ...
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Kenya Annan warns of ethnic violence ahead of polls FORMER UN general secretary Kofi Annan said yesterday he was “deeply concerned” by recent bouts of ethnic violence in Kenya as it prepares for polls early next year. Annan was speaking while on a four-day visit to Nairobi. He is part of ...
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Oct 11th, 2012
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DAKAR, Senegal – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has committed $20 million in Canadian aid money to help famine-stricken residents in Africa’s Sahel belt. Harper’s announcement came as he visited a United Nations centre in the Senegalese capital of Dakar on Thursday. The $20 million c...
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Paul Roger, opendemocracy The conflict in Syria leaves western powers with no good choices, and their agony is intensified by Islamist advances in west Africa. The search for intelligent security rersponses goes on. The arrest of two people at London’s Heathrow airport, reportedly headed for Sy...
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by John Campbell Africa Confidential published on October 5, a clear-eyed analysis of the challenges facing Nigeria’s economic reformers and concludes that those blocking reform “are winning hands down.”  Central Bank Governor Lamido Sanusi states publicly that oil theft is massive and organized. He ...
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Ethiopia is growing fast, but its mobile and electronic payments infrastructure is weak. Is it time for a more liberal approach to foreign investment? Ethiopia appears to be doing something right.  One of the world’s five fastest growing economies in 2010, it’s expected to reach 7 percent growth this...
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Oct 11th, 2012
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MORGAN Tsvangirai is a man under pressure. Ahead of next year’s elections the Zimbabwean prime minister is trying to deliver a new constitution, revive a troubled economy and manage a difficult relationship with President Robert Mugabe. Yet one of Tsvangirai’s main concerns right now is k...
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By Anne Bartlett and Adeeb Yousif October 8, 2012 — Looking at the multiple sites of conflict, misery and humanitarian disaster around Sudan, one might be forgiven for asking what it means to talk about peace and cooperation when there is barely any sign of justice and inclusion. What is the point, f...
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By J C Suresh, IDN A new report by the World Bank highlights the resilience of African economies despite global slowdown caused by the Euro-zone crisis and decline in growth in emerging economies, particularly China – an important market for the continent’s mineral exports. In fact, new oil, gas and ...