By IndepthAfrica
In Zimbabwe
Oct 17th, 2012
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Harare(ZimEye)Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his partner in government President Robert Mugabe, have squandered up to 22million dollars of donor money intended for compensation meant for 11 victimised white Dutch farmers whose farm lands were illegally seized in Mugabe’s land reform program bet...
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Oct 17th, 2012
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By Gregory Mann Nobody seems to know what to do about Mali. In late September, the world’s biggest tradeshow in global governance – the UN General Assembly – wound down having made no real decisions on a course of action there. After forceful speeches by Malian Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra, Se...
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Oct 17th, 2012
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By Mgcini Nyoni I travel a lot. Inevitably, I stay in hotels a lot and I almost always realize, about a week into my stay, that I did not pack enough pairs of socks. I don’t like using the laundry service that the hotel provides: I am independent like that. I don’t allow the hotel […]...
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In Eritrea
Oct 17th, 2012
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A political advisor to Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki says most permanent members of the U.N. Security Council want to lift sanctions against his country. “It’s only fair that these sanctions be lifted because the rationale for them, which were not correct to begin with, has now been found to be ...
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Oct 17th, 2012
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Dele Meiji Fatunla This year’s launch of the Mo Ibrahim Index on Governance and the Mo Ibrahim Prizefor leadership was full of signs and signals. In a signal that it wanted to engage more with governments, the foundation appointed Abdoulie Janneh, former executive secretary of the Economic Commission...
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Oct 17th, 2012
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Six years ago, Mo Ibrahim, a Sudan-born British philanthropist who made his billions selling cell phones, established an award to support good governance in Africa: a $5 million cash prize — which includes a $200,000 yearly stipend for life — to be awarded to any democratically elected le...
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Oct 17th, 2012
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When we think of the world’s all-time richest people, names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and John D Rockefeller immediately come to mind. But few would have thought, or even heard of, Mansa Musa I of Mali – the obscure 14th century African king who was today named the richest person in all history....
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In Algeria
Oct 17th, 2012
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By Jannie Schipper, Radio Netherlands African migrants in Morocco feel victimised by the locals, and Moroccans in their turn are sometimes scared of the newcomers. The lack of understanding between the two groups is deep, as Radio Netherlands Worldwide’s Jannie Schipper discovered on a visit to...
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Oct 17th, 2012
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Getahune Bekele One of the most revered Sons of Africa, admired for his firm stance on good governance, human right issues and economic development in the continent, the Sudan born telecommunication billionaire, Mo Ibrahim, once again sided with tyrannized Africans by withholding his foundations lucr...
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In Nigeria
Oct 17th, 2012
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The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan has returned to Nigeria after about two months abroad where she went for medical check-up in Germany.   She was at the Horst Schmidt Klinik in Germany for an undisclosed ailment, which kept her there receiving treatment for several weeks. Wearing a multi-co...