By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 23rd, 2012
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Ethiopia – Ethiopia has begun construction of a 6,000 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile river, a move that has been greeted enthusiastically by many Ethiopians but that is causing concern in the downstream nations of Sudan and Egypt. The project, which is scheduled to take six and a ha...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 23rd, 2012
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By Getahune Bekele “My countrymen… do not believe the fascists if they tell you that the patriots are bandits. The patriots are people who yearn for freedom from the terrors of fascism. “Bandits are the solders (Italians) who are standing in front of you and me; who came from afar to terrorize and vi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 23rd, 2012
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OPINION The authority controlling parts of northern Somalia (or as it likes to be known Somaliland) is at it again orchestrating a deceptive operation against the locals and the international community. After many weeks of forming, dissolving and reshuffling purported political “parties”, the region ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Nov 23rd, 2012
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Sierra Leone’s president, Ernest Bai Koroma, has won re-election with 58.7 percent of the vote, ahead of his top rival Julius Maada Bio on 37.4 percent, the West African state’s electoral body announced on Friday. Koroma has overseen an investment boom that could turn the country, still s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 23rd, 2012
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Last week I attended a sub-regional journalist’s conference organized by East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) at the outskirts of Kampala. The very first day of the conference coincided with the deliberation of Ethiopia’s bid for a seat at the United Nations Human Rights C...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 23rd, 2012
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For the last several months Rwandans, Congolese, Africans and the international community have watched as the predictable drama from Paul Kagame‘s regime plays out once again in the Kivu region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. With the birth of M23, the Kigali regime re-engineered the m...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Nov 23rd, 2012
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As it happened four years ago, the Israelis are again in Gaza, cutting down anything and everyone in their way. As they are known to be, the Israelis do not discriminate when it comes to killing: the Old Testament of the Bible tells of several instances of thousands of women and children being put to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 23rd, 2012
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Robele Ababya  The Nile water is the sole lifeline for Egypt to which the Blue Nile River contributes 85%. The Blue Nile River is a vital indispensable resource of Ethiopia for irrigation farming in view of her increasing population, source of hydraulic power, and a deterrent weapon of last resort fo...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 23rd, 2012
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The way in which the ANC elects its president is deeply flawed, is skewed towards churning out poor quality leaders and turns members and supporters into frustrated and impotent bystanders. Firstly, the 4500 voting delegates that will vote for the ANC president at the party’s upcoming December 2012 n...
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Nov 23rd, 2012
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Catherine Wambua-Soi Twenty-one victims from Sunday’s explosion of a minibus in Nairobi’s Somali-dominated Eastleigh suburb popularly known as “little Mogadishu” are still recuperating at the country’s main hospital, Kenyatta national hospital. I went to visit them. They had head, arm and leg injurie...