By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 11th, 2013
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A leading candidate insisted Monday during Kenya’s first presidential debate that the crimes against humanity charges he faces at the International Criminal Court won’t hinder his ability to run the country. The charges against Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate Wil...
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Feb 11th, 2013
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On 6 February 2013, the draft for the new constitution of Zimbabwe finally reached the country’s parliament, which will engage in further discussion of the document. As all major parties support the new constitution, over which the population will vote in April, it is unlikely that the legislative wi...
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Feb 11th, 2013
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After the US military heavily bombarded Iraq and crushed Saddam Hussain’s regime, then-President George W. Bush was quick to give his infamous “mission accomplished” speech in which he announced the end of major operations in Iraq. But little did he know that his country’s army would be engaged in a ...
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Feb 11th, 2013
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by John Campbell Zimbabwe’s public account is down to its last $217. The finance minister says the country’s finances “are in paralysis.” How can that be? Zimbabwe’s diamond fields at Marange could hold between two and seven billion carats of raw diamonds, and constitutes a quarter of global diamond ...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 11th, 2013
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Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has resigned from his position less than 24 hours after he had guided his nation to the Africa Cup of Nations title. The 51-year-old, whose future had been the subject of much speculation during the tournament, has admitted that the time was right for him to step down. ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea
Feb 11th, 2013
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Guinea’s army chief of staff and five other members of a military delegation have been killed in a plane crash in Liberia. Five crew members were also killed. The officers were on their way to attend Liberia’s Armed Forces Day celebrations Monday morning when the plane crashed in Charlesville, ...
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Feb 11th, 2013
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By Daniel Berhane, Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) column Last week, Bofta Yimam, a reporter for the United States’ Fox 13 News, caught some attention in the Ethiopian media. She is an American journalist of Ethiopian origin and winner of the Regional Emmy Award for excellent reporting, for 2013. O...
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Feb 11th, 2013
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By Daniel Berhane, Addis Fortune column A five-minute walk from Ehel Berenda, the central wholesale grain market of the city, leads to Woreda 8, Addis Ketema’s inner-city neighbourhood. Small scale businesses like kiosks, hair salons and video rentals abound in the narrow stone paved streets in...
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In Djibouti
Feb 11th, 2013
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By: Yusuf M Hasan The shooting of police officers by Ethiopian border guards at Wajale was an accident. This was informed by the Ethiopian Ambassador to Somaliland General Berhe Tesfaye during a meeting with Vice president Hon Abdirahman Sayli at the presidency in Hargeisa. On Saturday Ethiopian Boar...