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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor The West Africa Network for Peace (WANEP) has expressed grave concern that politicization of chieftaincy and ethnicity (especially in Northern Ghana) is “a potential source of destabilization.” In a statement at the opening of a two-day workshop for security agencies in Tama...
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Address by former South African President Thabo Mbeki at the Zimbabwe Diamond Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: November 12, 2012: Director of Ceremonies, Our host, Minister Obert Mpofu, Honourable Ministers from Zimbabwe and our region, Leaders of the Kimberley Process, Your Excellencies, Ambass...
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By Peter Penfold On 17 November Sierra Leoneans will go to the polls in presidential, parliamentary and local elections. Over a decade ago, after years of turmoil and unrest, Sierra Leoneans were encouraged to embrace democracy as the means of restoring peace and reviving this once flourishing West A...
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By Dr Joel Cabrita In Europe (and Britain) religion is often thought to be in terminal decline. Yet, the fact is that African Christians and Muslims increasingly occupy a prominent place within the multicultural religious and social landscape of contemporary society.  Any assessment of religious decl...
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DW.DE Named after the German Nobel Prize winner for Literature, the Heinrich Böll Foundation is an NGO promoting democracy and human rights. It is leaving Ethiopia in protest against restrictions on its activities. “The closure of the office in Ethiopia is a sign of protest by the foundation ag...
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By Sani Awol It is common to see a Western organization making hastily conclusions based on one-sided information input and without thorough review of the concerned affair. The last week statement by USCIRF claiming it is “deeply concerned by emerging religious freedom violations in Ethiopia” is the ...
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by Hindessa Abdul Ethiopia and Qatar restored diplomatic ties, was the news that dominated the airwaves this past week. The Qatari delegation led by the Prime Minister were accorded a warm welcome in Addis Ababa that included a banquet. There are no permanent friends or enemies only permanent interes...
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By Alan Boswell / Mopti, Mali, world.time.com APA bus carrying passengers from Gao in northern Mali to the capital, Bamako, makes a stop in the town of Mopti on Sept. 27, 2012 Even as Mali split apart this spring in the single largest advance for Islamist extremism in years, only briefly did the worl...
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After years of war in Sudan, Bernard-Henri Lévy asks Yasir Arman, secretary-general of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement, what the world can do to stop the violence.   A dozen years ago, Jean-Marie Colombani and Edwy Plenel at the French daily Le Monde, along with The New York Times, ask...
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Zimbabwean officials have dismissed a report by a non-profit group leading the campaign against conflict diamonds. The report says at least $2 billion worth of diamonds have been stolen from the country’s diamond fields and have ended up in the pockets of President Robert Mugabe’s ruling circle...