By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 2nd, 2012
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KANO — Suspected members of the Islamist group Boko Haram killed 10 Christians by slitting their throats in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok late Saturday, local officials said. “The attackers came in around 9:00 pm chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’, which made us suspect they are Boko Ha...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 2nd, 2012
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by Shifa Mwesigye In 1982, Prof Nelson Ssewankambo was a young researcher studying a strange disease at Kasensero fishing village, Rakai. Together with Prof David Serwadda and other scientists, they later confirmed the cause of the ailment to be HIV, the virus that causes Aids. On Saturday, as Uganda...
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Dec 2nd, 2012
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by Peter C. Schiefke I am a Canadian who loves Uganda and its people. I love the culture, the landscape, have had the privilege and honour of working in Uganda for many years as a volunteer, and as director of a charitable organization in Gulu district. Over the last seven years, I have made countles...
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Dec 2nd, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor If Ghanaians make the mistake to elect the NPP’s Akufo-Addo into office next Friday, they will be sealing their own doom and confirming long-held opinions that they are the architects of their own plight. Take it from me. Akufo-Addo hasn’t given us any convincing justificati...
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Dec 2nd, 2012
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By Judith Verweijen The recent fall of Goma has starkly highlighted the shaky foundations of the ‘peace architecture’ that was built in the wake of the Second Congo War (1998-2002). Briefly, it once again seemed that the entire house of cards would collapse, drawing in the wider complex of state and ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 2nd, 2012
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Leadership (Abuja) An embarrassing dimension was introduced into the nation’s security challenge last weekend, when the suspected terrorists penetrated the defence of the Nigeria’s Command and Staff College – the elite military facility – in Jaji, Kaduna State, killing more th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 2nd, 2012
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As we approach the beginning of a new financial year, Nigerians are again witnessing conflicting signals from the government about whether or not the subsidy on petroleum products will be removed or reduced.  Firstly, the report of the Dr. Kalu-led National Refineries Special Task Force submitted to ...
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Dec 2nd, 2012
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By Teklu Abate (Ph.D) Chairman of Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party, Dr Negasso Gidada, nicely highlighted the current political condition in Ethiopia. In a discussion forum arranged for party members, Ethiopia’s former president identified major challenges and problems that strangle contem...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 2nd, 2012
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Not all new countries are really new. Some are born almost fully formed; others have to start from nothing. That difference is crucial to a new nation’s chances of success. More than half the youngest nations in the world were born or reborn after the collapse of communism in Europe and had exi...
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Dec 2nd, 2012
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Yosief Ghebrehiwet (III) The Circular Journey in Search of Eritrea: “Hadnetna” from Sahel to the Sinai More than half the youngest nations in the world were born or reborn after the collapse of communism in Europe and had existed as independent states as far back as the Middle Ages. Most regained ind...