By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 5th, 2012
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A suspected remote-controlled bomb tore through a predominantly Somali neighborhood in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday, wounding up to nine people during the evening rush hour. Ambulance sirens wailed through the city’s congested streets and a Reuters witness at the scene saw pools of b...
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Dec 5th, 2012
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YOU probably haven’t given much thought to the problems in Mali, but UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has, and his advice on military intervention in the West African country could be summed up in two words: forget it. Although, being a diplomat, he used a great many more words. Mali’s 14...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 5th, 2012
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Mark Leon Goldberg Ed note. This is a special guest post by Michael Boyce of Refugees International The Islamist insurgency taking place in northern Mali is one of the main drivers of recent displacement in that country. So far, roughly 400,000 Malians have been forced to flee their homes, and violen...
By IndepthAfrica
In Senegal
Dec 5th, 2012
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So-called “ill-gotten gains” investigations are underway into several current and former ruling families from West and Central Africa. Senegal’s new government has launched a landmark investigation into several key figures from the former government, while justice officials in the U...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 5th, 2012
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Somaliland has demonstrated the durability of its democratic institutions, with few, if any, appropriate role-models amongst neighboring states. Again the Republic of Somaliland and its people have shown a hypocritical, a world short in ethics and what right another lesson on democracy is. In the rec...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 5th, 2012
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 An Ethiopian domestic worker committed suicide in Kuwait inside an Ali Sabah Al-Salem house recently, according to preliminary investigations. The Ethiopian woman was reportedly found hanging inside the kitchen, according to her employer who called the police. Investigators believe that the Ethiopia...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 5th, 2012
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By Kissy Agyeman-Togobo This is the last week before Ghana’s population exercises its civic right (popularly known as ‘krokromoti power’) to vote in presidential and legislative elections. The past few months of campaigning have been intense, and the cornucopia of rallies, public debates and door-to-...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 5th, 2012
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By Hamdan Mohamed Goumaa The tendency by the United States and its allies to count on the existing regime in Khartoum to embark on serious reforms towards achieving genuine democracy and stability is illusive. Putting all the eggs in the basket of the current regime is a dangerous gamble. It is clear...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 5th, 2012
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Switzerland is set to expose public officers who stashed away looted funds in the country’s banks, just as it announced yesterday that the country new laws did not allow anonymous bank accounts in Swiss banks. The Swiss Government also announced that $700 million, out of the reported $1 billion loot ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 5th, 2012
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By Luka Biong Deng On 5th December, the six weeks given by the AU to Sudan and South Sudan to build consensus on the AU Proposal on the final status of Abyei will expire. Also the period of the two weeks given to the two countries to agree on the process and mechanism for resolving […]...