By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 20th, 2012
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The changes in the Nigeria Premier League continues today (Friday) the Nigeria Football Federation releases the names of those appointed on an interim basis run the league until a new board is constituted. The NFF board was scheduled to meet on Thursday night to fine-tune the list and the draft terms...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Dec 20th, 2012
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Yaya Toure has been named the 2012 African Player of the Year, picking up the award for the second year in a row. Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Toure, 29, beat off prestigious competition from the likes of former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and Barcelona’s Alex Song who ended sec...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 20th, 2012
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Confusion hit hundreds of intending passengers at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, on Thursday after a mid-day fire erupted at a section of the building. The inferno, which caused a thick cloud of smoke to invade the terminal building, forced air travellers and airport o...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 20th, 2012
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By Jeremiah Jacques, theTrumpet.com Amid hearty renditions of apartheid-era songs and wails from vuvuzelas, South African President Jacob Zuma was swept to victory on Tuesday in his party’s leadership election. Since his party—the African National Congress—holds dominant influence over the black majo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Dec 20th, 2012
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The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved sending an African-led intervention force to help Mali’s army reconquer much of the country from Islamist militants. The 15-member council gave the force an initial one year mandate to use “all necessary measures” to help the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 20th, 2012
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At least 55 people are believed to have drowned after a boat capsized off the coast of Somalia, the UN refugee agency says. The UNHCR said the overcrowded boat ran into trouble soon after it left the port of Bosasso in north-east Somalia. The boat – believed to be carrying Somalis and Ethiopian...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 20th, 2012
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By Ali Abdi The Borana traditional king who reigns in Ethiopia has spoken again on the community’s politics in Marsabit County. The Abba Gadha, Guyo Gobba met delegates representing Moyale MP Mohamud Ali and his rival Chachu Tadicha, an NGO official, in Moyale, Ethiopia on Tuesday afternoon but never...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 20th, 2012
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Eyob Ghebreziabhier What will be Eritrea after dictatorship or recycled colonialism? I have a vision that hzbawi baytotat1 ሕዝባዊ ባይቶታት (sing. ባይቶ) will rise above the ashes of their past. And the Eritrean villages will go away from being Axumite kingdom villages by starting to stop living without elec...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 20th, 2012
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By Paul Omoruyi There is always the proclivity to criticize and see all the wrong things going on around us in Nigeria. This is not unique to Nigeria and Nigerians. It is the human factor. As developed and advanced as the United States socio-political systems, some Americans (at least Republicans) wi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Dec 20th, 2012
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Antony Otieno Ong’ayo The 2013 general elections as a tipping point INTRODUCTION The political violence and near eruption of a civil war in the aftermath of the botched 2007 general election in Kenya is still fresh in the memory of Kenyans and the world at large. It took the efforts of Kofi Annan and...