By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 29th, 2012
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Mzukisi Makatse Mzukisi Makatse says a revitalised League can play a important reforming role The ANCYL leadership must not allow itself to be distracted by side shows of miserable clowns in the political wilderness, and must instead be steadfast on principle. As an important and critical voice withi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 29th, 2012
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The ruling party Zanu PF, under the leadership of Robert Mugabe lost support as it failed to develop a credible economic strategy, which then resulted in deteriorating governance and, ultimately, paralysis. Like in many African countries in the new millennium, the leadership has become so used to adm...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 29th, 2012
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Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesSupporters in Nouakchott November 24 celebrated the return of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — With two coups in just seven years, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, a vast and sparsely populated Saharan state on the Atlantic, is accustom...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 29th, 2012
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[This article was originally published in The Mantle] By Emily Cody On 23 November, Uganda’s infamous anti-gay “Kill the Gays” legislation was passed by a committee vote. It will now move to Parliament, where it will be debated on the floor. Speaker of the House Rebecca Kadaga expects to pass the bil...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 29th, 2012
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Last week’s arrests of senior security figures for allegedly plotting a coup showed how close Sudan is to even greater violence and disintegration. Only managed but fundamental governance reform can help it escape chronic conflict and humanitarian misery. Sudan: Major Reform or More War, the latest r...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 29th, 2012
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Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s leader has fired a government minister whose wife faces terrorism charges. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday fired the country’s civil minister, Junedin Sado, whose wife is one of 29 people facing terrorism charges related to protests by Muslims who accuse of the g...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 29th, 2012
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Who was Colonel Muammar Gaddafi? Was he a deadly Libyan tyrant and dictator as the Western media portrayed him – bent on assuming the leadership of the Arab world in the manner of Gamal Abdul Nasser? That Gaddafi was a driven and desperate man of that there is no question. When he deposed King ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Nov 29th, 2012
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How does Nigerian music become very popular in Ghana while Ghanaian music remains contraband commodity in the former’s country? This is a big question that requires serious necropsy by entertainment pundits. Give or show a Nigerian movie to the average Ghanaian in the 90’s and he or she will spurn it...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Nov 29th, 2012
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Once again, a toxic mix of factors is exploding into violence and rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Last time this happened – and it wasn’t so long ago – the resulting conflict left millions dead and destabilised an entire continent. Will it happen again? So far, the signs aren’t good. B...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Nov 29th, 2012
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Britain is owed billions of pounds after lending money to dictators such as Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe. The cash has been handed out without any checks on foreign regimes’ records on human rights or environmental issues, an MPs’ investigation has found. Much of the money has been spent on arms, includi...