By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 22nd, 2012
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Relentless rain, a hissy fit from Papiss Cisse and yet another booking for Cheik Tiote seemed to be adding up to a bad afternoon for Newcastle United when, not for the first time, Shola Ameobi came to their rescue. The substitute’s superlative late goal gave Alan Pardew’s side only their ...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Dec 22nd, 2012
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Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says he left out the senior trio of Osaze Odemwingie, Taye Taiwo and Obafemi Martins from his provisional squad because they are not needed at the moment. All three were left out of a provisional 32-man squad for next month’s African Nations Cup, and there have been ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 22nd, 2012
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Solid, longstanding relations between the United states and Morocco.  Throughout history, leaders of both countries have alwys been keen to continue working and coordinating with each other to further develop and expand their bilateral ties.  Every time the issue of relationship between the two count...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 22nd, 2012
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Accra – Highly tipped by pundits to clinch the 2012 African Footballer of the Year award, Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba was held off by his compatriot Yaya Toure on Thursday December 20 in Accra, Ghana, where the awards gala took place. Speaking to reporters, the former Chelsea talism...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Dec 22nd, 2012
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It took Ethiopia 31 years to stage a comeback to the most prestigious football tournament that has ever graced Africa. But the team knows too well that for them to stamp their authority at the Africa Cup of Nations, it will not be a walk in the park. Coach Sewnet Bishaw believes the team will [&helli...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 22nd, 2012
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A central square in the Eritrean capital city of Asmara on May 11, 2008. (Radu Sigheti/Reuters) Eritrean information minister Ali Abdu, who is rumored to have defected this past week, helped build one of the world’s strictest systems of media control. Eritrea sits on some of the most important ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 22nd, 2012
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NAIROBI — Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced Saturday he would be running again for the presidency in the elections to be held in March next year. “I commit myself to the people of Kenya and the Coalition for Reform and Democracy by accepting the nomination to be its presidential flag...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 22nd, 2012
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Kano – Two suspected suicide car bombers attacked the offices of two major telecoms companies in the volatile northern Nigerian city of Kano on Saturday, police and the army said. One of the attackers blew himself up when he rammed his car into the office gate of the Airtel mobile phone company...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 22nd, 2012
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By Terra Lawson-Remer Transparency International just released its 2012 country rankings of corruption in the public sector. The index is based on a variety of corruption-related data, including public opinion polls and assessments collected from experts living and working in the areas studied. It ex...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 22nd, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Do you recall what happened when rumours circulated that Akufo-Addo had pissed on a mosque in the Tamale area when he visited the palace of the local chief to seek his blessing for his bid for the Presidency? Or that the late President Mills won the 2008 elections because of...