By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 5th, 2013
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President Obama taped a video message urging Kenyans to support free and fair elections without violence next month and he dropped in a few words of Swahili. “Habari yako,” the president begins, using the phrase for “How are you?” He ends with “kwaheri,” or goodbye...
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In Djibouti
Feb 5th, 2013
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By Charu Sudan Kasturi Source: Hindustan Times Indian investors eying Ethiopia should ensure that the local population is consulted before they are displaced for projects that involve the transfer of vast tracts of land, activists on Tuesday said, citing what they alleged were multiple instances of l...
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In Europe
Feb 5th, 2013
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London – Britain’s parliament voted heavily in favour of legalising gay marriage on Tuesday, but Prime Minister David Cameron’s authority in his own party took a blow as his Conservatives split in two over the measure he had championed. In the first of several votes required for its...
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In Mali
Feb 5th, 2013
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(Reuters) – France plans to begin pulling troops out of Mali from March and will focus its operations on flushing out Islamist rebels in the north of the country, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday. “We will continue to act in the north where some terrorist havens remain,R...
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In Canada
Feb 5th, 2013
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TORONTO – A 23-year-old woman who was found strangled to death in North York over the weekend has been officially identified. Toronto Police say Nyumwai Caroline Mkurazhizha — the city’s latest murder victim — is from the Republic of Zimbabwe. Officers responded to a call for “unknown trouble” ...
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In Article
Feb 5th, 2013
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By Daniel Berhane, Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) column Yemane Gebremeskel, director of the Office of the President of Eritrea, reflected, last Tuesday, on the showdown of last Monday, saying, “all is calm today as it all was yesterday.” The well-known spin-doctor of the regime, Ali Abdu, t...
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In Article
Feb 5th, 2013
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analysis The secret world of Eritrea has begun to unravel at a stunning pace. Just two weeks ago, on 21 January 2013, mutinous soldiers overran the Ministry of Information. Reported to number roughly 100, apparently led by junior officers and backed by a couple of tanks, the soldiers called for the i...
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In Article
Feb 5th, 2013
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Boko Haram Republic of Arewa, Boko Haram Republic of Borno-Yobe, Boko Haram Republic of Northern Nigeria is not a bad idea. I have reiterated in an earlier write up ‘Boko Haram Republic: Why Not?’ that a referendum is necessary in the North so that northerners will either accept or reject an Islamic ...
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In Article
Feb 5th, 2013
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Amit Singh The refusal to prop up President Francois Bozize signals a shift in foreign policy, despite military action in Mali. When France received requests from two of its former African colonies to intervene in their domestic conflicts these past couple of months, its replies could not have been m...
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In News Video
Feb 5th, 2013
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In the video above, you can watch an “Open Mic” series CNN conducted after Amanpour’s interview with President Jonathan. We...