By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 13th, 2013
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President Goodluck Jonathan has called on Nigerians to rise and condemn those who question the unity of the country. The President made this known while speaking at an interdenominational service for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day 2013, in Abuja on Sunday. He stated that as a country, those in gove...
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In Djibouti
Jan 13th, 2013
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It was wet and cold and storms threatened, but didn’t stop today’s Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. In the end, it was another clean sweep for the Ethiopians. Bazu Worku of Ethiopia was the overall men’s winner with an unofficial time of 2:10:17. The women&...
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In Mali
Jan 13th, 2013
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French fighter jets pounded an Islamist rebel stronghold deep in northern Mali on Sunday as Paris poured more troops into the capital Bamako, awaiting a West African force to dislodge al Qaeda-linked insurgents from the country’s north. The attack on Gao, the largest city in the desert region c...
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In Nigeria
Jan 13th, 2013
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KANO, Nigeria — Nigeria’s military on Sunday claimed to have arrested a key member of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram after a reward of some $160,000 had recently been offered for his capture. A military task force in the country’s violence-torn northeast said it had arrested Mohammed...
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In East Africa
Jan 13th, 2013
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PRESS RELEASE   Meeting of the Heads of the African Union Commission, the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank Group   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 13, 2013/ – Meeting of the Heads of the African Union Commission, the Economic Commission for Africa and the African D...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 13th, 2013
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By Sandra Postel, National Geographic Fish are abundant in Lake Turkana, the world’s largest desert lake. Photo by Jane Baldwin. Over the last century, the construction of big dams to generate power, supply water and control floods has unleashed a damaging cascade of social and environmental conseque...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 13th, 2013
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They may not have the prestige, experience or star names of some of their more illustrious continental rivals, but Ethiopia are committed to excelling at the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations. It is the first time the Horn of Africa squad has qualified for the pan-African tournament in 31 years, and tho...
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In Djibouti
Jan 13th, 2013
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Demonstrators in Colombo protest against the execution of Rizana Nafeek. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters More than 45 foreign maids are facing execution on death row in Saudi Arabia, the Observer has learned, amid growing international outrage at the treatment of migrant workers. The startling...
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In Djibouti
Jan 13th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — The Ethiopian government wants a uniform health evaluation process to be introduced in all of Africa to help reduce child deaths. The idea will be recommended during an upcoming African Child Survival Conference. One goal of the United Nation’s millennium development pro...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 13th, 2013
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Nigeria have decided to keep goalkeeper Austin Ejide in their Afcon squad in spite of nursing a hamstring injury. The team doctor of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Ibrahim Gyaran, is said to have pegged Ejide’s return date at two weeks from Friday after an extra scan was performed on his thigh i...