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         By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong                                                       Campaigns for elections in the impending December 2012 general elections are deeply heating up. Issues, policies and programmes are increasingly dominating the campaigns. As Ghana`s democracy develops, the years of ...
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Ibrahim Babangida has become the most criticized former leader of the Nigerian State specifically on account of corruption and recently alleged suspicion of being a Boko Haram sponsor. This Minna born General, said to have married his late wife Maryam according to both Islamic and Christian rites is ...
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By Mohamud Uluso Somalia adopted a UN drafted Provisional Constitution, formed new national parliament representing the entire population of the country and elected a national leadership for ending 12 years of chaotic transition period and  establishing a permanent, representative and accountable gov...
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A tribeswoman wears traditional clothes during preparations for the independence day ceremony, scheduled for July 9, in Juba July 1, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic By Alex Whiting LONDON (TrustLaw) – From elderly ladies terrifying enemy fighters to Igbo women “sitting on” corrupt leaders, a whirlwind ...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Nov 5th, 2012
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Most Americans have yet to cast their ballot for tomorrow’s election but a witch doctor in President Barack Obama’s ancestral village already knows who’ll be victorious. ‘Obama is very far ahead and is definitely going to win,’ John Dimo declared today, pointing to a whi...
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In Zimbabwe
Nov 5th, 2012
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Harare – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has laid into the United States and its ally Britain for perpetuating lies to impose and maintain illegal sanctions imposed on his country at the turn of the century. President Mugabe said this at a luncheon following the official opening of the Fifth...
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In Eritrea
Nov 5th, 2012
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Two countries fell out in 2008 when Doha was accused of destabilising Horn of Africa. Image Credit: AFP Addis Ababa: Ethiopia and Qatar have resumed diplomatic and economic ties, the prime ministers of both countries said on Monday, ending a four-year row over claims that the Gulf state was backing o...
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In Malawi
Nov 5th, 2012
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Laws on the books in Malawi that ban homosexual relationships have been suspended pending further debate in parliament. Human rights groups welcomed the decision and called on the country to go a step further. Malawi’s justice minister, Ralph Kasambara, said on Monday that the country’s l...
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Samuel Negusse “The church must be the guide and the critic of the State and never its tool.” writes Dr Martin Luther King Jr, outraged by the silence of many churches regarding racial injustice of his time. The church, or any religious institution for that matter, should not hope to earn favors or a...
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The one and only time I attended a meeting chaired by the former Prime Minster of Ethiopia, Ato Meles Zenawi, was in August 2007, when Ethiopia was hosting the World Technology Information Forum in Addis Ababa. One of the speakers at the forum was a former MIT professor by the name Nickolas Negropont...