By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Oct 30th, 2012
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Presidential Candidates of the four political parties with representation in Parliament slugged it out on Tuesday evening at the first of two Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) organized presidential debates ahead of the 2012 elections. The debate began with the ruling National Democratic Congress&#...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Oct 30th, 2012
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HARARE – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday called for peace and tolerance among Zimbabweans as the southern African country heads for general elections next year. Opening the fifth session of the seventh Parliament, he said Zimbabweans must remain focused on building the country for...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 30th, 2012
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By Johannes Stern The misnamed Revolutionary Socialists (RS) in Egypt are working out a political alliance with billionaire tycoons, ex-Mubarak-regime officials, operatives of the United Nations, Nasserites and various liberal and pseudo-left parties. On October 18 they published a joint statement on...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 30th, 2012
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By Sybille Fuchs The US is increasingly using private security forces to wage its wars and maintain its occupation of countries after the withdrawal of regular troops. Both in Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands of mercenaries and dozens of private security companies are being deployed to this end. The u...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 30th, 2012
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  By Charles Mtetwa A SUDDEN plunge of an Ethiopian Airlines flight triggers confusion and murmurs of uncertainty as the Airbus charts through the Addis Ababa to Harare flight trail. But no message comes through from the flight deck to explain the sudden judder as the flight continues to gather ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Oct 30th, 2012
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By Jerome Mwanda, IDN Some 19 million people in West Africa’s Sahel region are living with the threat of hunger and malnutrition, though the potential to increase agricultural production in Africa is enormous. Poor people in the slums of Nairobi pay more for their maize, rice, and other staple food t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 30th, 2012
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By Danny Glover, FPIF I had the privilege of traveling to Venezuela and witnessing the country’s October 7 presidential election and watching the South American country’s extraordinarily active and engaged citizenry in action. An impressive 81 percent of the electorate participated in a transparent a...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 30th, 2012
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By: Said Temsamani ‘Morocco is like a tree whose roots go deep into the nourishing soil of Africa and breathes through its leaves rustling in the winds of Europe”! The image was suggested by the late Hassan II, in his book “The Challenge”, published in 1976. Thirty-seven years later, it is more...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Oct 30th, 2012
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Lagos – The Lagos state government has warned residents to prepare for the ripple effect of Hurricane Sandy. An official of the state said experience has shown that when hurricanes hit the US, the ripple effect was felt in Lagos within seven to 14 days. According to Channels TV, the state Commi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 30th, 2012
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“We as principals are the ones with the final say. “Ivo vatatu vamuri kuona ava tisu takanyora Global Political Agreement”. These were the statements from an octogenarian perceived by many as a dictator. His current tenure of office has only been made possible through negotiations. Robert Mugabe keep...