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Jan 10th, 2013
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Ghana warmed up for next week’s Africa Cup of Nations by beating seven-time continental champions Egypt 3-0 in a friendly in Abu Dhabi. Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu opened the scoring for the Black Stars in the first half, before Richard Boakye and Asamoah Gyan added goals after the break. There were...
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In Algeria
Jan 10th, 2013
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On a recent visit to Mauritania the International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde called for a “revival of the private sector” in the Maghreb, “a market of about 90 million people” whose potential is untapped, she said.  “The Maghreb has great potential to attract ...
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Jan 10th, 2013
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Exclusive: documents seen by the Guardian detail £13 – £15m government funding for ‘special police’ in Ogaden region The Ethiopian army withdrew from teh Ogaden region after compalints againts soldiers” conduct – to be replaced by the ‘special police’. Photograph: ...
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In Eritrea
Jan 10th, 2013
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(AP) — On the eve of an unimaginably long walk — one that starts in Africa, winds through the Middle East, across Asia, hops over to Alaska, goes down the western United States, then Central and South America and ends in Chile — one question nagged journalist Paul Salopek: Should he take his house ke...
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In Mali
Jan 10th, 2013
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BAMAKO — Islamist fighters who have controlled northern Mali for months seized a government town in the country’s centre on Thursday and vowed to push further south, an Islamist official told AFP. Abdou Dardar, from the Ansar Dine group, said fighters from the Islamist force were in the town of...
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In Eritrea
Jan 10th, 2013
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The influential Forbes Magazine, has listed the country as ranking high in global index for habouring one of the world’s saddest people, saying the country’s leadership must move from corrupt practices and official profligacy to render quality leadership to the people. This is contained in the annual...
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Jan 10th, 2013
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by Betre Yacob Independent human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty international, and the Anti-Torture Committee of the United Nations have several times reported of systematic persecution as well as use of violence and torture against Ethiopian journalists, opposition politica...
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In Nigeria
Jan 10th, 2013
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The influential Forbes Magazine, has listed the country as ranking high in global index for habouring one of the world’s saddest people, saying the country’s leadership must move from corrupt practices and official profligacy to render quality leadership to the people. This is contained in the annual...
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In East Africa
Jan 10th, 2013
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Ethiopian police have arrested two men suspected of involvement in the murder of an Austrian rafter shot dead during an apparent robbery of his travel group, an official from the force said on Thursday. The 27-year-old man was killed as he camped on the banks of the Blue Nile river on Sunday in a rem...
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Jan 10th, 2013
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The Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) yesterday in Abuja said its members may not broadcast live matches of the 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). BON Chairman, Abubakar Jijiwa, told a news conference on the competition’s broadcast rights that this was because of a tussle over the ri...