By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 22nd, 2013
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Remarks by General Muhammadu Buhari at the Inauguration of the CPC Merger Committee at the CPC National Secretariat Utako on Wednesday, January 16,2013 – I would like to welcome all of you to this very important gathering , and would like to begin by apologising  to all of you for the short not...
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In Mali
Jan 22nd, 2013
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By Matthew Schofield McClatchy Newspapers The war rages about cities with names such as Bamako and Timbuktu, in a sparsely populated, mostly flat, dusty and landlocked country in northwest Africa. The combatants include a nomadic Berber people known as Tuareg, the French Foreign Legion and a coalitio...
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In Libya
Jan 22nd, 2013
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By Daniel Greenfield France took the lead in pushing for military intervention to overthrow Gaddafi. Now it’s fighting Islamists, many of them from Libya, armed with weapons that France airdropped to them, that Qatar smuggled to them or weapons from Gaddafi’s stockpiles,  and the Libyan government is...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 22nd, 2013
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Tunisia’s Youssef Msakni settled a drab North African derby against Algeria when curling home in stoppage time to earn a crucial 1-0 win in Rustenburg. The Carthage Eagles join Ivory Coast, who beat Togo 2-1 earlier, at the top of Group D after a barely-deserved win. Algeria started the brighte...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 22nd, 2013
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Kano, Nigeria: Gunmen believed to be from Islamist extremist group Boko Haram have opened fire at a market in volatile northeastern Nigeria, killing 18 people, a local official said on Tuesday. “Some gunmen came into the market yesterday afternoon and opened fire on a group of hunters,” l...
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In Egypt
Jan 22nd, 2013
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Egyptian president to meet officials from Nile Basin states on sidelines of this year’s African Summit; Leaders expected to discuss Mali crisis, Nile water. President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday is scheduled to arrive in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, where the African Union is located, to take...
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In South Africa
Jan 22nd, 2013
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Another protester was shot and killed allegedly by police during violent protests in Zandela, Sasolburg on Tuesday, Free State police said. The incident happened at the Zandela police station where conflict broke out between police and protesters. Protesters threw stones at police while some tried to...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 22nd, 2013
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“Of course we want to win but 15 other teams want to win as well,” Drogba told reporters at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace. “It’s going to be hard, like today. It was very difficult and all we can do is give our best.” For a fifth successive tournament, the Ivorians ar...
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In Algeria
Jan 22nd, 2013
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Paul Rogers The seizure of an international gas-plant in Algeria follows closely the escalation of conflict in Mali. The response of western states to both reinforces the worldview of their Islamist adversaries. The combination of France’s armed intervention against Islamist forces in Mali and ...
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In Southern Africa
Jan 22nd, 2013
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David Smith, guardian.co.uk, Zimbabwean president claims a continental bloc united under one figurehead is needed to move Africa into global superleague. The muscular display of power and pageantry at the inauguration in Washington may be watched by envious eyes around the world. Not least among thos...