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Jan 15th, 2013
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By: Hassan M. Abukar “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” Plato. “Power was my weakness and my temptation.” J.K Rowlings, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. *** Two incidents intrigued me about Siad Barre, the man and the president. One related to him personally, and the other involv...
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Jan 15th, 2013
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(By Getahune Bekele-Pretoria, South Africa) Ethiopian embassy sources in Pretoria have told the Horn Times that over 10,000 t-shirts bearing the late poisonous tyrant Meles Zenawi’s image have been printed and thousands of refugees are recruited by well known TPLF cadres to don them. The refugees wil...
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Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba told reporters in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday that they were sick and tired of failing to win the Africa Cup of Nations each time they were highly favoured to do so and hope to break the jinx this time at the upcoming edition. The former Chelsea talisman was speaking a [......
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Ivorian defender Kolo Toure says “it was very important” to beat Egypt in Monday’s friendly game. Monday’s victory over a “fantastic” Egypt side will boost the confidence of Ivory Coast ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, defender Kolo Toure said on Tuesday. Arsenal striker Gervinho scored twice as I...
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South African President Jacob Zuma has told the country’s struggling national football team to relax and ignore criticism ahead of its hosting of the African Cup of Nations. Zuma visited players and coach Gordon Igesund at training on Tuesday and said “we are satisfied that the team is we...
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Writing about President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) and 2015 is a tempting but difficult exercise because one could, unknowingly, end up promoting something he is unaware of or a cause that is not radically an alternative to GEJ. And because it is also a very dangerous thing to tell the king the tr...
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By John A. Akec “There is no shortage of funding in the world, only shortage of fund-able plans”- Author’s personal conviction South Sudan obtained its independence from Sudan in July 2011, six months after voting overwhelmingly to secede from the country in a referendum conducted on 9th ...
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Jan 15th, 2013
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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 15 January 2013, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A record 107,500 African refugees and migrants made the dangerous journey from the Horn of Africa to Yemen ...
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We are species of self-professed fixers: our forbears domesticated plants and animals and liberated our kind from hunting and gathering; when natural capacity waned the genius of Haber and Bosch gave us inorganic fertilizers; Louis Pasteur advanced the germ theory and revolutionized microbiology and ...
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Jan 15th, 2013
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An international human rights group is accusing the Eritrean government of using forced labor to construct a gold mine it jointly owns with a Canadian company worth billions of dollars. Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday that workers were forced to construct the Bisha mine in Eritrea operate...