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Habibou Kouyate/Getty Images People hold banners on top of a truck during a protest called by the Coordination of Patriotic Organizations in Mali (COPAM) against a foreign military intervention in Mali to reclaim the Islamist-controlled north.   By Aron Heller / The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG R...
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nature.com An impoverished African nation was making promising strides in medicine — before the government clamped down on its foreign partnerships. Shanta Barley   Isaias Afwerki (centre) in 1992, a year before he became Eritrea’s first president. He has recently halted the country’...
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Nov 4th, 2012
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SOMALI Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Said has announced the members of his new government, noting that a woman has been named as foreign minister for the first time in the country’s history. “After long discussions and consultations, I have named my cabinet, which consists of only 10 ...
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Nov 4th, 2012
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As West Africa’s military intervention looms to end the crisis in Mali, Burkina Faso yesterday led efforts to persuade Ansar Dine, one of the armed Islamist groups controlling northern part of the country, to cut ties with Al-Qaeda. Ansar Dine – Defender of Faith in Arabic – has joined with jihadist ...
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Nov 4th, 2012
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Kano – Gunmen with explosives attacked a police station, a primary school and two cellphone towers in a town in Nigeria’s restive northeast early on Sunday and set them ablaze, the military and residents said. “We heard that there were some attacks in Fika by suspected Boko Haram te...
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  As the Nigerian geopolitical remains riled up, post the provocative publication of ‘There Was a Country’, by one of Nigeria’s most popular writers, Chinua Achebe. A revisiting of Nigeria’s history becomes pertinent. We decided to provide an address made by Dr. Nowamagbe Omoigui in 1998, which ...
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Premier tells cabinet that 54 migrants crossed border in October and were all taken into custody- a steep decline from the some 2,000 migrants who came through monthly in mid-2012. Israel has stopped the unapproved influx of African migrants across its border with Egypt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...
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Nov 4th, 2012
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Babalwa Shota When President Jacob Zuma deviated from his prepared speech at the National House of Traditional Leaders this week, two responses came to mind: he’s right … and he’s wrong. While parts of his unscripted monologue verged on vitriol, the president managed to press the right buttons ...
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Nov 4th, 2012
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President Mugabe has castigated people who lie using his name saying Zanu-PF does not follow what the “President wants” but follows what the people want. The President made the remarks yesterday at the Zanu-PF Headquarters as he was unveiling an estimated US$20 million farming package for...
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by Kennedy Mapesa Mandaza ZANU PF South Africa Secretary for Information and Publicity At last we hear a settlement has been reached between Morgan Tsvangirai and his first wife Locardia Karimatsenga on the maintenance issue which had been brought before the courts by the wife. In order to reduce the...