By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 18th, 2012
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Five people were killed and more than 10 wounded in a minibus explosion in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Sunday, police said. Nairobi police chief Moses Nyakwama said the blast occurred in the district of Eastleigh, where mainly Somalis or Kenyans of Somali origin live, adding that the cause was not ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Nov 18th, 2012
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A local official says at least four people have died in riots that erupted in central Nigeria after a Muslim was killed at an illegal checkpoint. Local government chairman Isiaku Adamu said rioters burned houses and shops Sunday in Ibi, about 140 miles (230 kilometers) from the Taraba state capital o...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 18th, 2012
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Eddie Cross says that without property rights there can be no real progress Fundamentals for the Future – Property Rights In 1980 when Zimbabwe became a democratic State after 86 years of government by various white settler dominated governments, the new government took control of an economy th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 18th, 2012
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By Ahmed M.I. Egal The Success of the Silanyo Government & the Compromise of Somaliland Recently the Somaliland Government held a three-day ‘Cabinet Seminar’ to discuss and assess its achievements and failures during the two and a half years it has been in power. At the end of the meeting, variou...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 18th, 2012
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by Omar Ugas Six years ago in my article, Somalia’s plight: what can be done, I had stated that change usually comes in small increments, just as we cannot actually see when a child is growing, though we can certainly recognize the growth.  I had also implied that if we behave the same way, we [&hell...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 18th, 2012
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By Abebe Gellaw For the last two decades, nonviolent struggle, or civil resistance, appeared to be highly misunderstood and confused in Ethiopia. The resultant effect of this confusion is that so many opportune moments to build a movement for change have been wasted. In fact, a number of leaders fail...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 18th, 2012
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By Jerome Starkey, Reuters JUBA, South Sudan — On Christmas Eve last year, a 27-year-old hospital porter from Central Equatoria drank himself into oblivion and woke up the next day in a police cell, accused of a double murder. Martin Woro had no recollection of the previous night, and could not affor...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 18th, 2012
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‘His body was split into two, then carried away, only to be dumped near the beach’ Kenya – Islamic extremists from Somalia’s rebel Al-Shabaab militants on Friday (Nov. 16) killed a Christian in Somalia’s coastal city of Barawa, accusing him of being a spy and leaving Islam, Christian and ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 18th, 2012
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press release ARTICLE 19 calls for the Ethiopian authorities to drop all charges against Yusuf Getachew, a journalist for the publication Ye’Muslimoch Guday (Muslim Affairs) who was charged on October 29 under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation 2009. ARTICLE 19 urges the Ethiopian government to st...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Nov 18th, 2012
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analysis Addis Ababa — ADDIS Ababa loosely translated means a ‘new flower’. The capital city of Ethiopia is indeed blooming and very fast, Addis is also known as the home to the African Union, formerly the Organization of African Union (OAU). According to Wikipedia, Addis Ababa is the lar...