By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Nov 26th, 2012
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, re-arraigned Mallam Nasir Ali, the son of a former chairman the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mallam Ahmadu Ali and three others before a  Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja over an alleged N4.4 billion fuel subsidy fraud. The four defe...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Nov 26th, 2012
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Rights groups voiced fears Monday that the Zimbabwean authorities would launch a crackdown on rights activists ahead of a referendum and elections scheduled early next year. The “situation of human rights defenders in Zimbabwe remains grim as their operating space can be further shrunk” i...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Nov 26th, 2012
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by SOC Okenwa Politics is said to be a game of numbers but one must add here that it is one for the strong and the brave — especially in Africa! All around the world the menfolk dominate political spaces because they bear certain things women can’t bear and withstand a lot of pressure tha...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Nov 26th, 2012
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The Gaza flare up has been capturing public attention lately. It appears to be all about rockets, air strikes and horrible pictures of death and human suffering that has no end. But there is one more important aspect of the conflict that somehow misses the radar screen. On November 18, 2012 the Israe...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Nov 26th, 2012
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Igor IGNATCHENKO This September the British Times published an article saying the largest shipload of arms destined for Free Syrian Army came to Turkey from Libya. It stated there were 400 tons of weapons, including an unspecified number of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, grenade launchers and...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burundi
Nov 26th, 2012
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Berouk Mesfin Eritea and South Africa formally established diplomatic relations in 1994. Eighteen years later, the two states seem to be strengthening their bilateral relations. In March, Iqbal Jhazbhay, the new South African ambassador to Eritrea, presented his credentials to President Issayas Afewo...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 26th, 2012
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Berihu I think Bereket has to work to make things better than worse. The deportation of Eritreans is not the heart of the problem. It is how their property is treated. When you say you have a country where other people’s property is sold by simple cadres and generals in the broad day light, everyone ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 26th, 2012
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In late 2011, the International Community – led by Britain – called for an unprecedented conference on Somalia. And in the run up to that conference in London, excitement and expectation gripped the Somali people everywhere. More than fifty states and international organisations attended ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 26th, 2012
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By Machien Luoi The September 27, 2012 – Addis Ababa Cooperation Agreement signed by Sudan and South Sudan is getting undermined by Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement-North Sudan (SPLM-N) activities and presence along the common border of the two countries. The movement claims control over 40% ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Nov 26th, 2012
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Abuja: Gunmen on Monday attempted to attack a special police unit in the Nigerian capital Abuja, but police claimed to have repelled it and details were still emerging, a police spokesman said. “I can confirm that there was an attempted attack on the [special anti-robbery squad] this morning which wa...