By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 16th, 2013
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Johannesburg – Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba doesn’t believe the team revolves around him anymore. The team’s fans think otherwise. The Ivorians arrived in South Africa on Wednesday to begin another desperate quest for a long-awaited African Cup of Nations title. The tournament ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 16th, 2013
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The Guardian, Your article on DfID’s support for Ethiopia‘s development is very misleading. (UK bid to spend millions training forces accused of abuse, 11 January). Blanket condemnation of the federal and regional government efforts to protect civilians of Ethiopia’s Somali region f...
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In East Africa
Jan 16th, 2013
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Nairobi — Eagle Alliance presidential flag bearer Peter Kenneth has named Ronnie Osumba his running mate for the March 4 election, a man he says shares common values of addressing issues affecting the country. “In selecting a running mate, we have been guided by shared values. Ronnie Osumba is ...
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In Liberia
Jan 16th, 2013
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Liberia’s jailed ex-President and war criminal Charles Taylor appears to have written to MPs demanding an annual state pension of $25,000 (£15,600). Liberian Senate Secretary Nanborloh Singbeh said the letter would be discussed by MPs next week. The letter purportedly from Taylor says the withh...
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In East Africa
Jan 16th, 2013
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Kenya –  An official says gunmen suspected to belong to Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebels have shot dead five people and seriously wounded three others at a restaurant in eastern Kenya. The region’s police chief Charlton Mureithi said Wednesday that supporters of Somalia’s al-Shabab ...
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In East Africa
Jan 16th, 2013
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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Hundreds of demonstrators torched 221 coffins outside Kenya’s parliament on Wednesday in protest at legislators who voted last week to triple their end-of-term bonuses and award themselves state funerals. President Mwai Kibaki, aware of popular resentment over lawmaker...
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In East Africa
Jan 16th, 2013
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Somali Islamists say they have decided to kill a French agent they have held since 2009, as confusion continues over whether he is in fact still alive. The Al-Qaeda linked Shebab said in a statement they have “reached a unanimous decision to execute the French intelligence officer, Denis Allex,...
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In Nigeria
Jan 16th, 2013
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Opposition parties are back on the drawing board. But how far can they go in 2015 without a formidable alliance. Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU writes on the lessons past botched alliances and the imperative of a new merger plan. Can opposition parties get it right in 2015? To observers, his...
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In Nigeria
Jan 16th, 2013
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara is in support of the plan by Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to purchase 15 additional aircrafts for the state owned International Aviation College. The Party’s state Publicity Secretary, Mas’ud Adebimpe, said this in reaction to condemnation from some political ...
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In Nigeria
Jan 16th, 2013
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By Abdul-Rahman Abubakar, Daily Trust The World Bank has praised economic policies of the present administration declaring that it has led to slight reduction in the country’s poverty index from 48 to 46 percent. Speaking when he visited President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday, World Bank’s...