By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Dec 23rd, 2012
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Another Groundhog Year In December 2008, I wrote a weekly commentary lamenting the fact that 2008 was “Groundhog Year” in Ethiopia: It was a repetition of 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004… Everyday millions of Ethiopians woke up only to find themselves trapped in a time loop where their lives replayed like a b...
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In Nigeria
Dec 23rd, 2012
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KANO, Nigeria — The radical Islamist group Ansaru on Sunday claimed the recent kidnapping of a French citizen in northern Nigeria, citing France’s push for military intervention in Mali as a justification. Ansaru “announces to the world, especially the French government, that it was respo...
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In Soccer
Dec 23rd, 2012
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Premier League leader  Manchester United dropped points in the title race with a 1-1 draw at Swansea on Sunday, while Chelsea routed Aston Villa 8-0 with a devastating attacking master class. United’s run of five consecutive league wins was brought to a halt in south Wales when Michu canceled o...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Dec 23rd, 2012
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Two uncapped forwards from teams in the English Championship (first division) have been included in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s preliminary squad for next month’s African Nations Cup finals in South Africa. Yannick Bolaise (Crystal Palace) and Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) ...
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In Southern Africa
Dec 23rd, 2012
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FINANCE minister Tendai Biti has written to President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai advising them that the country does not have sufficient funds to hold elections and the referendum set to next year. Speaking at the monthly state of the economy address in Harare yesterday, Biti ...
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In Article
Dec 23rd, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor We have so far been interrogating the NPP’s rejection of the results of the Presidential elections and wondered why the focus is on only that aspect of the general elections. As the party’s leaders continue to water down criticism for not proceeding to court as said more tha...
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In Djibouti
Dec 23rd, 2012
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A faction of a separatist rebel group said on Sunday it was seeking peace talks with the Ethiopian government, a development that could help stabilize a region with potential reserves of oil and gas. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has fought since the mid-1980s for independence for the m...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Dec 23rd, 2012
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African champions Zambia lost 1-0 in Tanzania on Saturday as they continued their preparations to defend their title next month. In Saturday’s other friendlies there were wins for the Africa Cup of Nations hosts South Africa as well as Angola. The 2013 Nations Cup kicks off on 19 January in Joh...
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In Algeria
Dec 23rd, 2012
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Spoken fifty years after the former colony’s independence, French President’s words did not constitute the “apology” demanded by several Algerian political parties, argues Oussama Romdhani. On the second day of his first visit to Algeria, French President Francois Hollande stood up before both chambe...
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In East Africa
Dec 23rd, 2012
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Tropical storm Four is forecast to strike Somalia at about 06:00 GMT on 25 December.Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Centersuggest that the point of landfall will be near6.9 N,49.7 E.Four is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 74 ...