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Jan 28th, 2013
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ByLi Lianxing As the African Union summit drew to a close in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, amid the crisis in Mali, leaders from more than 50 countries contemplated what Pan-Africanism has meant to the continent over the past five decades and what role it can play in Africa’s future. The theme of the ...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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BY MORTEN JERVEN It’s been fascinating to watch FP’s recent debate on economic growth in Africa. Some commentators argue that African economies are destined to remain trapped in the bottom billion unless some sort of fundamental change occurs. Others beg to differ, speaking of a continent...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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BY ROGER HOWARD As they debate how to tackle the threat of insurgency and unrest in Africa, Western leaders could do worse than to consider one of the most important, yet curiously underplayed, aspects of that troubled region — the dangers of rapid, unchecked population growth. It is no coincid...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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Nigeria will be 100 years on January 1, 2014. The Federal Government is proposing a centenary celebration. However, opinion is divided on the relevance of the celebration in a country that has failed to resolve the fundamental issues germane to nation-building and peaceful co-existence. AUGUSTINE AVW...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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By Farai Mamina, zimeye.org Commanders enter poll race. This was Zimbabwe’s first shocking headline of 2013. Over the ten-year period from 2000, the nation started experiencing the Nazi style installation of former military generals as chief executive officers and board chairmen of various public sec...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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Nigeria are expected to get their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign back on track with a win over Ethiopia in a final Group C tie today in Rustenburg. The Super Eagles have drawn their first two group games against Burkina Faso and champions Zambia and would now need to beat Ethiopia to rea...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Egyptian protesters defied a nighttime curfew in restive towns along the Suez Canal, attacking police stations and ignoring emergency rule imposed by Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to end days of clashes that have killed at least 52 people. At least two men died in overnight fight...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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(By Getahune Bekele, Rustenburg-South Africa) That is an endearing message and a solemn promise made by colorful black lion’s fans ahead of their team’s final group C match against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday 29 Jan 2013. Despite off-field wrangles, the unpatriotic Sahilu Gebrewold’s nause...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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South Africa (AP) — Ethiopia’s chances at the African Cup of Nations have taken a hit with the team’s two top players expected to miss the decisive Group C match against Nigeria on Tuesday. Ethiopia coach Sewnet Bishaw said Monday that midfielders Asrat Megersa and Adane Girma may not rec...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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ABUJA, Nigeria –  A court in Nigeria has sentenced a man who once helped oversee the nation’s police pension to two years in prison over the theft of $145 million from the fund. However, he has avoided serving any time by paying a fraction of that in fines. John Yakubu Yusufu pleaded guilty Mon...