By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 8th, 2012
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Women say that while waiting in transit camps in Ethiopia they were coaxed into agreeing to injections of long-acting birth control drugs. Women who immigrated from Ethiopia eight years ago say they were told they would not be allowed into Israel unless they agreed to be injected with the long-acting...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 8th, 2012
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Gender equality is an issue that is afforded a significant amount of attention right now in Ethiopia. Many facets of public policy are designed to ensure the representation and benefit of women. For these reasons and many others, including the scores of exemplary women who have taken the lead against...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 8th, 2012
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IndepthAfrica – In 1991 the EPLF backed transitional government of Eritrea and the TPLF backed transitional government of Ethiopia, agreed to set up a commission to look into any problems that arose between the two former war time allies over the foreseen independence of Eritrea. This commissio...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 8th, 2012
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Two Nigerian fraudsters, whose global £2.7m scam had deadly consequences for one family they mercilessly ripped off, were jailed two days ago. Police identified a total of thirteen victims all over the world, who each lost an average of £207,000, after the duo convinced them they were due an Australi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 8th, 2012
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By Alex Vines, Chatham House (London) column ‘We have a prediction problem. We love to predict things – and we aren’t very good at it.’ These are the words of the statistician superstar Nate Silver, one of the few men in the world who actually does not have a prediction proble...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 8th, 2012
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Andrew Kenny Andrew Kenny asks what it is that drives the often obsessive hostility to homosexuality   THE HOMOSEXUAL MYSTERY What have Fidel Castro, Robert Mugabe, American Tea Party conservatives, Islamic extremists and Ugandan Bishops got in common? They all share, or shared, an obsessive hos...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 8th, 2012
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Clashes on 1 December in Somalia’s central region of Galgaduud have cost the lives of 26 people. Two rival clans, disputing over the distribution of land and water, are responsible for the casualties. The clan system is Somalia’s form of social organisation, and plays an important role in the country...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 8th, 2012
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The year 2009 started with hope for improvement in Puntland. There was a new President, an active media and the prospect of oil and gas finds. On the down side there was an increasing pirate activity along the coasts of Puntland and the threat of Al Shabaab and Al Qa’ada lurking in the background. Th...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 8th, 2012
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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) expressed deep concern today at the reported murder of journalist Diing Chan Awol and added its voice to the growing calls for a full investigation into the killing. According to media reports, Mr. Awol – who was a former UN staff member during the S...