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Apr 2nd, 2013
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The scenario has changed with Turkish involvement in Somalia, in a way that prompts me to ask what it is that the Turks have done differently, to win over the hearts of the people of Somalia. The battle of Mogadishu in 1993 between the United States forces and the Somali militiamen loyal to the self-...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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By Narayani Basu On his first state visit overseas, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Africa in March 2013, in a gesture to celebrate the closeness of the economic ties that have made Beijing the continent’s largest trading partner. During the high-profile tour, Xi signed deals worth billions o...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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Despite U.S. and China pressure, continent must decide what is in its best interests. If you haven’t noticed, Africa — once the playground of colonial powers — is at the center of another geopolitical tug of war. With its abundance of natural resources, African nations are being courted by the ...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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by Simon Barber, AS CHINA’s President Xi Jinping was noninterferingly signing deals in Africa last week on his first overseas foray as head of state, his American counterpart, Barack Obama, had four African leaders around to the White House for a pat on the back and a quiet chat about democracy, gove...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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By Ola Johnson Kenya’s Supreme Court unanimously decided that Kenya’s presidential election — which had been held on 4 March — was conducted in a free, fair, transparent and credible manner, and that Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto of the Jubilee Alliance were validly elected Uhuru Kenyatta, 51, the ...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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Some people who have been selectively funding some groups of Zimbabwean politicians may feel good about themselves, but they have done nothing good for us ordinary Zimbabweans. They have just been worsening the problem of crony politics and corruption that is bedeviling Zimbabwe. They have been thoro...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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It used to be we were only afraid of the state and its capacity for illegitimate violence. We blamed politicians, not opinions, for inciting tribal clashes. It was the government, not citizens, which gagged the press or forbade dissent. No more. Welcome to the Republic of Fear. Where terror rules and...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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MP salary battle will prove first test for new president after supreme court rules that his election victory was free and fair Simon Allison for Daily Maverick After five years of torturous build-up, one day of voting, nearly a full, unexpected week of counting and another two weeks of court battles,...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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Air India is giving cricket-crazy consumers a reason to fly with the Maharaja during the Indian Premier League (IPL) season, which kick starts from April 3. The national carrier, which has entered into an agreement with Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians, is offering miniature bats signed by players...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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Munich: Bayern Munich could welcome back Jerome Boateng and Bastian Schweinsteiger, who both missed the 2-0 second-leg defeat to Arsenal, for their quarter-final showdown with Serie A champions Juventus. However, Javi Martinez is suspended for the clash, which means Luiz Gustavo should replace the Sp...