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Mar 31st, 2013
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UNGUWA UKU, Nigeria- Nigerian military forces said they killed 14 suspected terrorists, including a woman and a child, in a raid on a compound Sunday. Witnesses said Nigeria’s Joint Task Force said vehicles found inside the compound were primed for an attack during Easter celebrations. Troops e...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2013
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Islamist militants have launched an attack on Timbuktu in northern Mali, penetrating the city center. French forces have deployed to help the Malian military repel the Islamist fighters. Malian troops evacuated the regional governor and two foreign journalists from Hotel Colombe in Timbuktu’s c...
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Mar 31st, 2013
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For more than 20 years, Beatrice Mtetwa has fought for freedom in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. It’s a battle that has pitched the human rights lawyer against the aging leader and his state-wide apparatus of terror and intimidation. Like the politicians, journalists and activists she often defends, Ms. M...
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Mar 31st, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG – Former South African President Nelson Mandela had a restful day in a hospital Sunday and is improving following treatment for a recurrence of pneumonia, the government said. The office of President Jacob Zuma thanked South Africans who prayed for 94-year-old Mandela at Easter chu...
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Mar 31st, 2013
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The Nigerian president condoled with the family of the deceased. President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday visited the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Hanna Awolowo, in Ikenne, Ogun State, to commiserate with the family over the death of Oluwole Awolowo, the Publisher of Nigerian Tribune Newspaper. Mr...
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Mar 31st, 2013
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Polokwane – Five people died when a helicopter crashed in the Kruger National Park on Saturday evening, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) said. “The helicopter was on a scheduled aerial patrol of the Kruger National Park as part of Operation RHINO, the anti-rhino poaching operation, in the ...
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Mar 31st, 2013
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Atiku Abubakar was the Vice-President during the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration between 1999 and 2007. The founding member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party shares his experience in the party and the privatisation exercise under his leadership in this online interview with LEKE BAIYEWU...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2013
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Yahya Jammeh, president of Gambia, attacked gay people and warned: do not ever visit the country or ‘you will regret why you are born’ Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh, ranted against gay people in his speech addressing the country’s parliament. He called homosexuality ‘satanic’, as well as ‘anti-god,...
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Mar 31st, 2013
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By Ogbuefi Blogs “Our ACN friends posture as the enemies of Obasanjo 3rd term and full of rage when Jonathan was to introduce tenure elongation bill; but today there is a bill before the Lagos Assembly to elongate tenure of council leaders so that instead of holding elections next year, the cur...
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Mar 31st, 2013
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Will South Africa ever find out the truth about why its military was deployed to the Central African Republic? What happens if President Jacob Zuma continues to dodge questions about the mission and how SA soldiers ended up in armed combat in another country? Can he be forced to account? The doomed C...