By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 17th, 2012
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France is insisting on ‘rapid’ military intervention in Mali. Its unmanned drones have reportedly been scouring the desert of the troubled West African nation – although it claims that the drones are seeking the whereabouts of six French hostages believed to be held by Al-Qaeda. The French are ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 17th, 2012
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The Coordinating Minister for the economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has described the traumatic experience of her mother, Professor Mrs Kamene Okonjo, in the hands of her abductors as horrific, as she was left without food for five days. Dr Okonjo-Iweala, addressing a press con...
By IndepthAfrica
In Zimbabwe
Dec 17th, 2012
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With tears in her eyes, a Toronto mother spent time Monday morning thanking those who helped reunite her with her two children, who had allegedly been abducted by family members in Zimbabwe. “Thank you very much for everything, you made it possible for me to be with my children for Christmas,” said a...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 17th, 2012
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THE Joint Task Force (JTF) has denied reports that the Boko Haram Islamic sect was planning to attack Maiduguri metropolis and other parts of Borno State. Speaking Monday in Maiduguri, JTF’s spokesman, Lt. Col Sagir Musa said that the alleged planned attack was false. Musa added: “There is absolutely...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 17th, 2012
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The Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam has cried out that members of the Boko Haram sect are planning to attack him. “Going by security reports available to me, I may be attacked any day, anywhere, anytime and this is the reason I called on you Christians to pray for me and my family”. The [&hel...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 17th, 2012
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By Addisfortune A recent discussion with a friend of mine, who is a business management coach by profession, has taken me by surprise. It is not that the discussion was unique in subject but it brought a rather new perspective to a popular issue. Our discussion was about culture and how it affects ec...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Dec 17th, 2012
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Overnight residents of Dinsor town, previously an Al-Shabaab stronghold in the Bay region of Somalia, witnessed the retreat of Al-Shabaab forces in the face of a joint Somali-Ethiopian military advance. Dinsor, held by Al-Shabaab for the last four years, fell to the advancing government and allied fo...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 17th, 2012
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Lifan Industry Group Co. (601777), a Chinese automaker, plans to spend $3.5 million moving into a new vehicle-assembly plant in Ethiopia next year as it seeks to expand in Africa, General Manager Liu Jiang said. The company’s Ethiopian unit, Yangfan Motors Plc, may begin manufacturing cars in the Hor...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 17th, 2012
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Tedros Adhanom (PhD), the most favoured Ethiopian senior official in the eyes of the West, has taken his first steps late last week, as chief of Ethiopia’s diplomatic corps. He introduced himself to ambassadors based in Addis on Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Sheraton Addis. His well crafted...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 17th, 2012
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Dakar/Brussels,  Unless addressed immediately, recurrent violence in Nigeria’s Plateau state will continue to fuel settler-indigene tensions and exacerbate intercommunal strife across the country. Curbing Violence in Nigeria (I): The Jos Crisis, the first in a series of International Crisis Group rep...