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Projected food security outcomes March 2013 By Keffyalew Gebremedhin In one of its fliers, ActionAid rightly pointed out that in Ethiopia the perennial question is whether there is enough food. The NGO indicated, “Ethiopia has suffered from several famines, and many Ethiopians are chronically hungry....
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Canada’s top spy says he’s concerned about home grown terrorism as a key risk to Canadian security. “The radicalization of Canadians continues to be of concern to the service,” reported CSIS director, Richard Fadden to the Senate on February 11th of this year. “CSIS is currently aware of dozens of Ca...
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Oscar Pistorius wants to train again and recently went back to visit his regular track in South Africa’s capital, according to the double-amputee athlete’s agent. There was still no decision on an exact time-frame for the multiple Paralympic champion’s return to regular running, but...
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Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has expressed utter disappointment in captain Joseph Yobo’s recent outburst over his exclusion from the squad that forced the Harambee Stars of Kenya to a 1-1 draw in Calabar a fortnight ago in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The former Olympique Marseille star...
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The deposed leader of the Central African Republic, Francois Bozize, claims special forces from Chad attacked South African troops in Bangui last month, placing president Zuma in a curious position as he visits Ndjamena, the Chadian capital on Wednesday. By EMILIE GAMBADE and KHADIJA PATEL. The depos...
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Rizwan Syed in London In Eritrea, President Isaias Afewerki’s regime allows no political opposition. Rights groups estimate that between five and ten thousand Eriteans have been imprisoned for opposing the government, usually with indefinite sentences and without a trial. In 2001 the regime imp...
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By Travis Lupick   On Liberian road trips, things will go their own way, which is not always the direction you’re headed. Travis Lupick There were 11 of us stumbling through the dark when we heard a woman cry for help. Everybody looked back at once. It was more a shout of panic as opposed [&hell...
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Ola Johnson The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and American Special Forces have suspended operations against Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in the Central African Republic following a directive from Seleka military junta. Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), is wa...
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By William Lloyd-George, IPS Jijiga — For over two decades Somali Region, in eastern Ethiopia, has been devastated by a grueling insurgency. Trapped in a time warp, it has been forgotten and underdeveloped. But in the last few years, thanks to the increased security here, a five-star hotel, eco-touri...
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That is a matter of opinion; not a statement of fact. I respect Kenya’s Supreme Court Justices but I beg to disagree with the Justices. They rendered a bad decision on Saturday. Here are 6 reasons why. First, given the highly charged political atmosphere, they should have stayed above the fray, inste...