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Dec 18th, 2012
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By Celeste Hicks analysis Following his most recent visit to Laayoune in November, the UN envoy for Western Sahara Christopher Ross said that “the conflict over the final status of the territory” has gone on too long. Mr Ross is correct in saying the conflict has gone on too long – ...
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In Nigeria
Dec 18th, 2012
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Residents of Ijedodo community in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State have continued to flee the community in droves, following Monday night pipeline explosion that rocked the community. They took the option of relocating from the community when they saw that the inferno that resulted from the e...
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Dec 18th, 2012
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Prime Minister forced to resign for supporting intervention, country divided on issue By Kremena Krumova As jihadist groups in northern Mali terrorize the population and increase instability in the once-peaceful nation, Malians debate the advantages and disadvantages of using foreign military interve...
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Dec 18th, 2012
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By Ramzy Baroud, The chances of a political solution are all but completely dissipated and the growing chaos will likely benefit interventionist states like France and the US. ‘Many of us may not be able to point to Mali on a map,’ began National Public Radio show host Neal Conan last Thursday, “but ...
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In Nigeria
Dec 18th, 2012
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Former Military Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar has again warned that the current insecurity in the country is affecting the economy of the nation especially in the northern part. Abdulsalami Abubabakar who spoke in Minna Niger state on today after he and others were inaugurated as members...
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Dec 18th, 2012
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Fredrick Nzwili | The Christian Science Monitor After a spate of grenade attacks linked to Somali Islamist militants over the past 14 months, Kenya has ordered all refugees in its urban areas to move to established refugee camps, which the government says is necessary for security but international o...
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In East Africa
Dec 18th, 2012
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Sixteen members of the European parliament have called on Ethiopia’s prime minster, Hailemariam Desalegn, to free the jailed journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega. He was arrested in 2011 and sentenced in July this year to 18 years in prison under the country’s broad anti-terrorism proclam...
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Dec 18th, 2012
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South African President Jacob Zuma has been reelected as leader of ruling party, the African National Congress. This permits him to be the head of state of the country for a further seven years. Businessman Cyril Ramaphosa has been chosen as his deputy. Over 4000 ANC delegates packed a marquee in Blo...
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Dec 18th, 2012
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By Luka Biong Deng On 14th December in Addis Ababa, the African Union Peace and Security Council decided in its 349th Meeting to refer the endorsement of the AU Proposal on the final status of Abyei area to its meeting at the level of the Heads of State. The next meeting of the Council is […]...
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Dec 18th, 2012
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The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act intends to support African exports to US markets. It is helping savvy Chinese companies too. US-Africa trade received a boost with the signing of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) back in May 2000, which enabled African countries to export over 4,000 ...