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In Niger
Jan 18th, 2013
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Police investigators at the residence of the ambassador of Niger, in Ukkel-Uccle, Brussels. Picture: Nicolas Maeterlick Source: AFP Issaka Djibo, 61, and his wife, Fatouma, 50, were found dead in their bedroom by their daughter. NIGER’S ambassador to Belgium and his wife have been found dead at...
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Jan 18th, 2013
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By Tapiwa Kapurura, zimeye.org Pan-Africanist ideologies demand the elimination of the past colonial order, revamping of the dignity of the African person and the control of the resources on the land for the benefit of the native African. Such creeds petition the renewal of the African pride, dignity...
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In Djibouti
Jan 18th, 2013
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THE immigration department here is holding 12 Ethiopian and Somali immigrants for allegedly entering into the country illegally. The Assistant Immigration Officer (AIO) for Singida Region, Mr Joseph Mshana, told reporters in his office yesterday that out of the twelve immigrants, nine are Ethiopians ...
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Jan 18th, 2013
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When I was in Ethiopia a few years ago, I visited many Ethiopian Orthodox  churches. I was fascinated by the liturgy, conducted in Ge’ez, an old church  language that is no longer in everyday use. I did not understand a word but  neither did most ordinary churchgoers. The priests would, of course, te...
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In East Africa
Jan 18th, 2013
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It has been reported that the Ethiopian-Somali regional state militia known as ‘Liyu Police’ has attacked the town of Qumbi in Eastern Oromia killing many and displacing the population. For the past month the Liyu Police have been attacking, harassing and displacing civilians in the lowland region of...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 18th, 2013
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(Reuters) – African Nations Cup winners (host country in brackets) : 1957 – Egypt (Sudan) 1959 – Egypt (Egypt) 1962 – Ethiopia (Ethiopia) 1963 – Ghana (Ghana) 1965 – Ghana (Tunisia) 1968 – Congo-Kinshasa* (Ethiopia) 1970 – Sudan (Sudan) 1972 – Con...
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In East Africa
Jan 18th, 2013
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African Union troops attacked a number of homes in a pre-dawn raid against the town of Leggo in southern Somalia today, killing seven or eight civilians, including five children. Local leaders say that the troops attacked the homes indiscriminately, and killed camels and goats outside. The elder of t...
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In East Africa
Jan 18th, 2013
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Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia — Unknown gunmen shot dead a Somali radio producer on Friday, the first journalist to be killed this year, an editor with his Somali radio station said. Eighteen journalists were killed last year, making Somalia one of the most dangerous places in the world f...
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Jan 18th, 2013
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Expert says France fights to protect Europe’s ‘backyard’ Malian soldiers, helped by French troops, move a broken helicopter out a hangar to make room for more incoming troops at Bamako’s airport. The French military action in Mali serves not only to keep the unstable African n...
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Jan 18th, 2013
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By Getahune Bekele, Pretoria- South Africa) The controversial Ethiopian singer-cum-poet Tewodros kasahun aka Teddy Afro (pictured) is in big trouble here in South Africa as raging refugees already boycotted his concert scheduled for Sunday 20 Jan 2012 in Johannesburg after news emerged that Ethiopian...