By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 6th, 2013
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The land of Ethiopia, rich in natural, cultural and religious treasures and centered on the crossroads between North Africa, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa is consistently hailed as a must-see destination. Its 2,500 years of documented history (and 1500 years of Christian observance) has been...
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In Article
Feb 6th, 2013
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John Vidal in Delhi,guardian.co.uk Farm workers remove weeds from young plants at the palm oil plantation owned by Karuturi Global, near the town of Bako, in Ethiopia. Photograph: Jose Cendon/Getty Images Ethiopia‘s leasing of 600,000 hectares (1.5 acres) of prime farmland to Indian companies h...
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In East Africa
Feb 6th, 2013
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Pastoralists living in the Omo valley are being forcibly relocated, imprisoned and killed due to plans to build a massive dam that will turn the region into a major centre for commercial farming. John Vidal in Delhi,guardian.co.uk, Suri boys at the entrance of the Koka Malaysian plantation, Omo valle...
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In Europe Soccer
Feb 6th, 2013
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England have beaten Brazil 2-1 at Wembley to claim first victory over the South Americans for 23 years. England had Joe Hart to thank when his fine penalty save from Ronaldinho after 19 minutes kept the score at 0-0. The home side were head eight minutes later when Wayne Rooney slotted home a rebound...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 6th, 2013
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African Cup of Nations semi-final, Mbombela Stadium – Burkina Faso 1 (Bance 60) Ghana 1 (Wakaso 13 pen). Burkina Faso win 3-2 on penalties. Minnows Burkina Faso overcame an embarrassing refereeing display to shock Ghana 3-2 on penalties to reach their first African Cup of Nations Final. After a 1-1 d...
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In Burkina Faso
Feb 6th, 2013
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AS the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) gets underway in South Africa, it is pertinent to critically examine the role of witchcraft in Africa football. In sub Saharan Africa, it is widely believed that magic can affect the performance of players, that juju, charms or muti can influence the outcome of m...
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In Mali
Feb 6th, 2013
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BAMAKO — Cries of disappointment erupted in Bamako on Wednesday as Nigeria thrashed Mali, dashing hopes of a football win to lighten the mood of a nation entangled in a bitter war against religious extremists. “Ah, poor Mali!” moaned supporters glued to small television screens in a Bamak...
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In Eritrea
Feb 6th, 2013
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Prime Minister Hailemariam inaugurated the pharmaceutical plant for the UAE’s company pharmaceutical giant Julphar’ today (February 6th) here in the Gerji area of Addis Ababa. The inauguration ceremony was also attended by United Arab Emirates Foreign Trade Minister, Sheikha Libna Binti K...
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In East Africa
Feb 6th, 2013
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The Ethiopian government says a pioneering one stop facility for payment of utility bills launched on Sunday is an indication of its commitment to provide better services to ordinary people. The system known as Lehulu, an Amhraic word meaning for all, is powered by an Ethiopian company Kifiya Financi...
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In Ethiopia
Feb 6th, 2013
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Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) — With the help of the Duluth Rotary Club and several other local community members, students at UMD are doing all they can to fight the water crisis in Ethiopia. Students, staff and community members gathered at UMD’s Griggs center to educate others on the Ethiopi...