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Nov 16th, 2012
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Sierra Leone 2012 Presidential Election Live [View the story "Sierra Leone 2012 Presidential Election Live " on Storify]...
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In East Africa
Nov 16th, 2012
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Ethiopia is one of the last countries in Africa to permit mobile banking. Mobile banking has proved to be profitable in the developing world, where many people still do not use banks. Earlier this year, the World Bank reported that seventy-five percent of the world’s poor are “unbanked.” That is abou...
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Nov 16th, 2012
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Ken Saro-Wiwa Early in this long-awaited memoir of the Nigerian Civil War, Chinua Achebe, Nigeria’s most famous and respected writer, recalls a conversation between himself, his future father-in-law, T.C. Okoli, and Christie, his future bride. “In the course of the conversation he [Okoli] missed some...
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Nov 16th, 2012
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By Carol J. Williams Obo: Despite brutality committed over 25 years, Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony continues to elude betrayal even by his victims. He is hunted by thousands of African Union troops guided by US special forces, yet few familiar with Kony’s history of murder, mutilation, ki...
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Nov 16th, 2012
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By: Mohamed A. Abdullahi As seemingly eternal conflicts and unrelenting insecurity engulfed central and southern regions of Somalia for more than 2 decades, Somaliland has been enjoying relative peace and stability since 1998. Despite the deeply clan-segmented nature of its population, Somaliland man...
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Nov 16th, 2012
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Nigeria’s military has killed a top commander of militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army spokesman has said. Ibn Saleh Ibrahim was killed in an exchange of fire with six of his lieutenants, the spokesman added. An unknown number of civilians are said t...
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Nov 16th, 2012
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by Dimetros Birku The late Meles Zenawi made, it seems, more appearance in international print and electronic media and became a preferred topic for think thanks and researchers alike after his demise than he did in his 21 years of rule. Substances in discussions range from retrospective analysis of ...
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Nov 16th, 2012
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(Reuters) – Islamist gunmen and rival separatist rebels fought a gunbattle in the east of Mali on Friday, both groups said, the first clash between them for months. The exchange of fire between al Qaeda-linked MUJWA and secular independence-seeking MNLA rebels, near Mali’s border with Nig...
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In Central Africa
Nov 16th, 2012
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GOMA, DR Congo — The M23 rebel group fighting the army in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday rejected claims of mass casualties and said it had killed nine soliders. Violence flared this week in the country’s restive east, days after the UN and US imposed sanctions on the group̵...
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Nov 16th, 2012
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IRIN Addis Ababa — As Ethiopia’s massive dam-building plans continue to cause disquiet in downstream Egypt, new research suggests there is sufficient water in the Nile for all 10 countries it flows through, and that poverty there could be significantly eased as long as access by small-scale far...