By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 13th, 2012
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France and African countries are eager to receive soon the green light from the UN for of an international internvention force in northern Mali that is under total control  of Islamist insurgents.   However, this urgent call is facing skepticism from Washington, which is questioning  the capacity of ...
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In Southern Africa
Dec 13th, 2012
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HARARE – Sharp differences among the main parties over whether or not to invite western election observers have set GNU partners on a collision course. The squabbles are set to place more potholes on the road towards elections as the process of making a new constitution, a condition for the nex...
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Dec 13th, 2012
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By Sitinga Kachipande The heated debate on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Malawi has resurfaced, which is not surprising as one can’t simply legalize homosexuality and then expect a nation to conform. On November 5 the Malawian government suspended all laws that criminalised hom...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Dec 13th, 2012
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A RUNDOWN booth in Accra, Ghana’s capital, houses the Kwame Nkrumah bookshop, where Cubist pictures of the country’s first president lean against a dusty window pane. A photograph of Nkrumah’s socialist and pan-African books stands on an otherwise empty shelf. The sad state of the bookshop, the only ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 13th, 2012
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Every 30 minutes a woman or girl is raped in Kenya. That’s nearly 50 woman or girls every day, over 300 every week, over 1,200 every month and over 15,000 each year. While laws exist in Kenya to prevent such atrocities from occurring, unfortunately they are not effectively enforced and more often tha...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 13th, 2012
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By Khadra Abdille, Minnesota Literacy Council I’m from Somalia in East Africa; I grew up in North Somalia. I was born able to hear, and throughout most of my life I could hear. When I was 14 years old I began to have hearing loss and I don’t know what caused it. I have an auditory [&helli...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 13th, 2012
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Civilians say the M23 fighters committed horrific crimes during their occupation of Goma. William Lloyd George reports. On the evening of the M23’s departure from Goma, Congo, the city’s civilians were secretly excited to finally see the rebels leave. “We’re terrified of the M23,” one motorbike-taxi ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 13th, 2012
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Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 32 years running, will 2013 break the chain? Background In 1980 Robert Mugabe was voted into power as a hero of the liberation struggle, the war campaign which overthrew the white minority government in Zimbabwe. This image however soon became overshadowed by viol...
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In Djibouti
Dec 13th, 2012
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By William Davison Ethiopia’s Federal High Court sentenced two senior Oromo politicians to as much as 13 years in prison after their convictions on charges of inciting a secessionist rebellion. Bekele Gerba, deputy chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement was sentenced to 8 yea...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 13th, 2012
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Just some quick thoughts – the ‘Rich’ class think and side with the politics of businesswhile poor people are consumed by the business of politics.    The poor unbeknownst to them do so believing in politics religiously while they are left with empty promises , unmet and unfulf...