By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 7th, 2012
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At least three people have been killed and eight wounded after a large explosion in Nairobi. It’s the third deadly blast in two months popularly attributed to militant group al-Shabaab. ­Emergency teams have been sent after the explosion, near a mosque in the majority Somali district of Eastlei...
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In Angola
Dec 7th, 2012
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  Unidentified: The man is believed to be African and aged between 20 and 30 years old Detectives are releasing images of a man they wish to identify after his body fell from the under carriage of an incoming flight to Heathrow airport. Police were called to Portman Avenue, Mortlake, which lies ...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 7th, 2012
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The 490-page study lays bare the scale of Mr Zuma’s reliance on numerous benefactors – including Nelson Mandela who sent him R1m (£72,000) – in the period when he was deputy president until 2005. Chief among the donors was Schabir Shaik, a Durban businessman who served as his financial adviser ...
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Dec 7th, 2012
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By: Omar Ashour CAIRO – Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first-ever elected civilian president, recently granted himself sweeping temporary powers in order, he claims, to attain the objectives of the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship. But the decrees incited strong opposition f...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Dec 7th, 2012
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Successive leaders of Israel have been running out of workable ideas and sustainable policy objectives for more than half a century since the forceful creation in 1948 of their would-be the only Jewish State of Israel in the middle of Arab states that were frozen in time and space. The Zionist idea p...
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Dec 7th, 2012
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By: Allin Nuh HARGEISA  – Looking back at Somalia in the 1960′s tribes was influential but no way near as influential as it is today. The big tribes, Hawiye and Darod, were always going for Presidency in Somalia simply because of their size and sheer dominance, not because what they can b...
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Dec 7th, 2012
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By Franklin Cudjoe, Bright Simons, Selorm Branttie and Kofi Bentil. Ghanaians are voting for the next president of the longest-lived republic in their country’s history. Despite nostalgia in some quarters for the country’s first republic, under the charismatic Pan-Africanist leader, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah...
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Dec 7th, 2012
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Mounira Chaieb Last week, both the Tunisian caretaker President Dr Moncef Marzouki and the president of the ruling Islamist Movement, Rachid Gannouchi , were in London to receive the ‘2012 Chatham House Prize’. Chatham House is a leading London based International Affairs think-tank. It said that it ...
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Dec 7th, 2012
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Adewale Stephen Millions of workers in Nigeria look up to their union leaders to organise them to protect their rights. But recent events show that unionists are fast losing the confidence of the masses When the controversial Central Bank Governor of Nigeria Mallam Sanusi Lamido took his habitual goo...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 7th, 2012
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I was in my late teens when I first read Reuben Abati’s piece in the Newspaper. Then, my father was able to afford newspaper delivered to him on weekends. After reading, he would pass the newspaper to me and tell me to read. Shortly after, like an interrogator, he will start interviewing me about wha...