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Dec 3rd, 2012
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By Getahune Bekele “ The great Abyssinian chief Ras Alula is at present a person of much interest to the Italians, and the Reforma is publishing a sketch of his life, in the course of which it is stated that he is the son of Abyssinian peasants.” The Paul mall Gazette, April 12, 1887 “Ras […]...
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In African Union (AU)
Dec 3rd, 2012
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At the initiative of the Commission of the African Union (AU), a consultative meeting on the situation in Guinea-Bissau took place today, 1 December 2012, at the AU Headquarters, in Addis Ababa. In addition to the AU, the meeting brought together the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)...
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Dec 3rd, 2012
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The Commission of the African Union (AU) and the Addis Ababa University, through the Institute for Peace and Security Studies – IPSS, concluded, today, 1 December 2012, in Addis Ababa, a colloquium on “Border Governance for African integration. The colloquium, which started on 28 November 2012,...
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Dec 3rd, 2012
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The African Union Commission (AUC) joins the global community in commemorating the World Aids Day today, 1st December 2012. Commemorative activities at the African Union headquarters was held for two days from 30th November to 1st December 2012, under the theme “HIV Free Generation in Africa is Possi...
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In Sierra Leone
Dec 3rd, 2012
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After many days of complaints and threats, the leader of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party, Julius Maada Bio (photo), has finally met with President Ernest Koroma at State House in Freetown today to accept that he (Koroma) was the winner in the November 17, 2012 election. Since that election after...
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Dec 3rd, 2012
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RW Johnson says short term compromise will lead to long term disaster for party The Democratic Alliance (DA) is a unique opposition party in Africa: white- led, multi-racial and steadily gaining. From a base of 1.7% in the 1994 parliamentary election, it improved its position to 16.7% in 2009, and in...
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In East Africa
Dec 3rd, 2012
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NAIROBI — Kenyan activists submitted a fresh appeal Monday petitioning for a court ruling on the eligibility of two presidential running mates charged with crimes against humanity over election violence five years ago. Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, 51, and his deputy, ex-minister William Ruto...
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In Central Africa
Dec 3rd, 2012
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DR Congo troops have entered the eastern mining city of Goma, two days after rebel M23 fighters withdrew in line with a regionally brokered deal. But the rebels have warned they will retake the city, if the government fails to meet their demands within 48 hours. The rebels’ lightning capture of...
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In Djibouti
Dec 3rd, 2012
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At least 14 members of the Eritrea football squad have disappeared in Uganda while playing in a regional tournament and may eventually claim asylum, Ugandan officials said on Monday. Eritrea is one of the world’s most secretive states ruled by a reclusive president. This year United Nations hum...
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Dec 3rd, 2012
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In a weekly column entitled “Unity in Divinity” this past June, I expressed grave concern over official encroachments on religious freedom in Ethiopia. I lamented the fact that religious freedom was becoming a new focal target of official human rights violations. But I was also encouraged by the stea...