By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 31st, 2013
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Johannesburg – The description of Pakistan doesn’t change. Their Test record in the last two years may point to consistency, but they remain, even according to one of their senior players, an unpredictable side. They’re also an unusual side. Their attack for Friday’s first Test is likely to contain a...
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In Europe Soccer
Jan 31st, 2013
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David Beckham has joined French Ligue 1 side Paris St-Germain and announced he will be playing for free. The ex-England midfielder, 37, signed a five-month deal and will donate his salary – of at least £1m – to charity. “I’m excited, it’s something we’ve been worki...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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PAUL ROGERS The combination of western advance and rebel retreat in northern Mali echoes the initial phase of the anti-Taliban campaign in Afghanistan. Britain’s upgraded military commitment makes the parallel even more acute. France’s military operation to take control of the last main t...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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Mariz Tadros The eruption of protests, violence and civil disobedience in Egypt this month is a replay of the scene in 2011 before the status quo was ruptured, but the current regime’s attacks on women and religious minorities in order to quell opposition is more pervasive than anything seen before, ...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA, (IRIN) – Ethiopia has made progress in lowering maternal mortality rates, but a weak health system means many women are still succumbing to preventable complications before, during and after childbirth. Each year, an estimated 25,000 women die of complications during childbirth, an...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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When it was reported earlier this week that Israeli officials had been giving birth control to arriving Ethiopian Jews “without their consent”, the international media had a field day. Twitter lapped it up, too. Here was hard evidence, observers said, of Israeli racism. Some even used the...
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In Eritrea
Jan 31st, 2013
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Ethiopia and Botswana have signed a bilateral agreement designed to enhance the air transport sector. The agreements were a part of bilateral discussion headed by Phandu Skelemani, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Botswana and Dr. Tewdros Adhanom, Ethiopian Foreign Affair...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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More than a hundred young Nigerians are teaming up with Google to add restaurants, markets, hospitals and other attractions in...
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In East Africa
Jan 31st, 2013
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Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Somali Foreign Affairs Minister Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Aadan agreed to set up a joint ministerial commission, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday (January 29th). “The signing of this agreement here today will open ...