By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 21st, 2012
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The assertion by Tekeda Alemu, Ethiopia’s ambassador to the United Nations (letter, Dec. 13), that Eritrea supported terrorism in Somalia has never been proved by solid evidence. Mr. Alemu knows full well who the architects of the sanction regime were. The punitive measures against Eritrea were taken...
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In Nigeria
Dec 21st, 2012
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The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria is currently shopping for a candidate to occupy the president’s position. The tenure of the incumbent, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, will expire in February 2013. Oritsejafor had in 2010 indicated his intention to relinquish his position as PFN president owing to incre...
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In Djibouti
Dec 21st, 2012
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The Abuja Muslim Forum (AMF) yesterday said the Islamic religion abhors killing and unjustified bombings and violence against innocent people and took exception to those branding Muslims as terrorists. The AMF made the statement when a delegation of the group paid a courtesy call on the corporate hea...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Dec 21st, 2012
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An excerpt from Dabashi’s book ‘Being a Muslim in the World’ dismisses the Western narrative of the ‘Muslim’. It is a false to say that voting for Morsi is voting “yes” to Islam, as most Egyptians themselves are Muslims [EPA] It is impossible to exaggerate th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 21st, 2012
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PRI’s The World Dame Endalew is in his final year at St. Paul’s Medical College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Photo by Anders Kelto.) Ethiopia has struggled with a shortage of qualified doctors for years. In an effort to resolve that, it’s vastly increased the sizes of existing classes and o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 21st, 2012
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by Daniel Semere In today’s world where interactions and transactions have reached to its highest point, investment has become extremely fluid concept. Especially starting from the second half of the previous century, a number of steps have been taken, globally and countries individually, that enable...
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In Eritrea
Dec 21st, 2012
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The newly-appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Beedwantee Keetharuth, on Friday urged the Eritrean authorities to cooperate with her mandate, as required by the UN Human Rights Council. “I hope that the Eritrean Government would consider the mandate of...
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In Mali
Dec 21st, 2012
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The UN Security Council’s approval of armed intervention into Mali risks worsening the human rights and humanitarian crisis in the north, Amnesty International said today. The Council voted unanimously on Thursday to approve an African-led force with “use all necessary measures” at its disposal to ta...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 21st, 2012
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Investigative reporter Michelle Sheppard’s excellent reporting into Somalia’s Al Shabab’s activities, revealing that many Canadians have joined the fight, is most troubling. I have to wonder if this is not yet another case of these foreign fighters simply wanting Canadian citizenship for its convenie...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 21st, 2012
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Kenya and Somalia have stressed the need to revitalise the Joint Commission for Co-operation (JCC) signed between the two countries in September 2005 as the key framework for their bilateral engagements. In a joint communiqué issued after a bilateral meeting at State House Nairobi, President Mwai Kib...