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By DEBAY TADESSE Until the recent positive signs of cooperation between some of the Nile riparian states, disputes between the downstream and upper riparian states over rights to the waters of the Nile have been a contentious issue for centuries. The outcome of the Nile water negotiations could have ...
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Oct 19th, 2012
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JON GAMBRELL, huffingtonpost “There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra” (The Penguin Press), by Chinua Achebe Before Nigerian author Chinua Achebe became a famous writer, he was a journalist first, rewriting radio scripts for the state-run broadcaster. That terse, reportorial sty...
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Floods resulting from the autumn rainy season have devastated central and southeastern Nigeria. According to Nigerian media, the flooding is the worst in fifty years, and has already killed more than one hundred and displaced more than a million people. The Nigerian media speculates that the particul...
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Oct 19th, 2012
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washingtonpost The United Nations Thursday voted Rwanda onto one of five non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council, perhaps the United Nation’s most important body. But a significant controversy overshadows Rwanda’s ascension to the group, one that has particularly riled other Centra...
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor I am really skeptical about Ghanaian politicians, especially those who say too many conflicting or alarming things in one breath just for the sake of winning public goodwill. The controversy generated by Akufo-Addo’s promise of free senior high school education and free heal...
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By Ayodeji Sunday  The Nigerian budget of 2012 and 2013 has generated a lot of public interest – and rightly so. After all, the budget is the most concrete declaration of our government’s national priorities; and it’s good we are now beginning to take government to task on the management of our natio...
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By Seble Teweldebirhan Addis Ababa,(Ezega.com) – This week, the former First Lady Azeb Mesfin was a topic of controversy in the country. The fact that after nearly two months of the death of her husband Meles Zenawi, she still lives in the National Palace and the new Prime Minister Hailemariam ...
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By Getachew Belayneh First and for most let me take this chance to congratulate the incoming leadership for getting the rare opportunity to lead the great people of Ethiopia. I wish you all the best to develop the essential qualities needed to become an effective, self-determining, and impartial lead...
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BBC Konza City is an example of the modern country Kenya hopes to project – but will the old forces of corruption sabotage the great leap forward? Economist James Shikwati asks whether Kenya’s ambitious Vision 2030 plan can bring the country out of a cycle of corruption and economic stagn...