By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Nov 14th, 2012
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Monica Mark, The Guardian In Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt, Africa’s three biggest economies, BlackBerrys outsold smartphone competitors this quarter “What’s your BB pin?” The question is the ultimate social status badge for many young, urban Nigerians. Standing in front of ...
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Nov 14th, 2012
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The military scandal gripping America took an extraordinary twist last night when a second general was linked to one of the two women who precipitated the fall of CIA director General David Petraeus. Petraeus, 60, hailed by some as the finest officer of his generation, was forced to step down after t...
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Nov 14th, 2012
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It is a new-year in Ethiopia, (belated) happy 2005 one and all. With it comes a new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, deputy PM under Meles Zenawi who died some time in August or was it July. A fog of misinformation and uncertainty surrounds the final months of Meles life, ingrained secrecy being...
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Nov 14th, 2012
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By Daniel Tilahun Kebede Ethiopia is at a cross road. The ability of the regime to govern is not only declining but dyeing. The political economical and social discontents are multiplying by the day. Ideologically foundations of the regime are bankrupt. It did not remedy what it termed as the hegemon...
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Nov 14th, 2012
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Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara dissolved his government in a surprise move on Wednesday, citing a lack of solidarity within his coalition cabinet. Ouattara became president in the West African state after beating incumbent Laurent Gbagbo in a 2010 run-off election with the backing of...
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Nov 14th, 2012
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By Kissy Agyeman-Togobo There’s just 25 days to go before Ghana holds its hotly anticipated presidential and legislative elections, the nation’s sixth round of multi-party elections. The political environment could not be more polarised. Billboards are adorned with party colours of the main contender...
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Nov 14th, 2012
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A Federal High Court (FHC) sitting in Port Harcourt has fixed for January 15, 2013, hearing on the case of alleged of plagiarism instituted against Professors Steve O. Tamuno and Needorn Richard Sorle of the Department of Economics, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), by a Nigerian-born United Sta...
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In Comoros
Nov 14th, 2012
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How Bedouins are kidnapping and ransoming African refugees in Egypt’s lawless hinterland Migrants from Eritrea rest outside a building used to house people waiting to be smuggled into Israel. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters) CAIRO — Memories of torture still haunt 17 year-old Ksamet five weeks afte...
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Nov 14th, 2012
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The very conditions demanded by the Patriotic Front from Ian Smith, must be the same conditions we insist on today for free and fair elections. It is incontrovertible that, when leadership ceases to be responsive to the needs and aspirations of its followers, the followers will rebel and choose those...
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Nov 14th, 2012
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Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, father of the former governor of Kwara state and a political titan in Nigeria, is dead. He died in Lagos today. He was aged 78. He was born on the 17th of May, 1933 at Ilorin, Kwara State.His mother was from Iseyin in Oyo State and his father was from Ilorin. […]...