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By George Agba, Leadership (Abuja) Last Sunday, the presidency ran from pillar to post over allegations raised by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), of plans by the President Goodluck Jonathan led government to scuttle the 2015 general elections by imposing emergency rule. In this report, GEORGE A...
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After more than a decade of low-level hostilities and sour relations, there are signs Eritrea and Ethiopia could be ready to talk again.  BY SALIH NUR On the road from Keren, Eritrea. Photograph by Carsten ten Brink It has been over a decade since talks regarding the demarcation of Eritrea-Ethiopia b...
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Apr 10th, 2013
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By: Farai Mamina The beginning of 2013 was a sad one for democracy in Zimbabwe. Held captive by a clueless party in the inclusive government, the nation was greeted with disturbing news of Zimrights Okay Machisa‟s arrests. Next up was the movie-type gruesome murder of Christpower Maisiri inside their...
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 Salihu Moh. Lukman, smlukman@gmail.com  Sometimes in 2004, at an interactive session with Mr. Rodrigo de Rato, then visiting Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), a member of President Obasanjo’s economic team who was a Minister emphatically announced that the People Democrat...
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Chinua Achebe has been described as “the grandfather of African fiction” who “lit up a path for many others.” I met this extraordinary Nigerian novelist, poet, and professor when I read his debut novel, Things Fall Apart. The book was a compulsory literary text in secondary sc...
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By Robele Ababya, Expression of solidarity I do want to express my solidarity with the entire content of the special release by G-7 dated 31 March 2013 under the title “በአማራ ህዝብ ላይ እየተፈጸመ ያለው ግፍ በኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ላይ እየተፈጸመ ያለው ግፍ አካል ነዉ!”(The tyranny being inflicted on the Amhara people is part of the [&hel...
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Apr 10th, 2013
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Real Madrid reached the Champions League semi-finals despite a 3-2 loss at Galatasaray on Tuesday after goals from Cristiano Ronaldo at the start and end of a pulsating match earned the Spaniards a 5-3 aggregate win. Madrid appeared comfortably on course for a shot at winning a 10th European Cup when...
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Apr 10th, 2013
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(ADDIS ABABA) – A female Eritrean Air Force pilot has defected to Saudia Arabia where she is seeking political asylum in Saudi Arabia, in in a latest sign of embarrassment to the dictatorial regime in Asmara. Captain Rahwa Gebrekristos deserted to Saudi Arabia after being sent to the kingdom la...
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By Aaron Berhane When is the Vancouver-based mining company, Nevsun Resources Ltd., going to do business ethically? When will it admit to knowing about its gross human rights violations in Eritrea? The Eritrean Canadian Human Rights Group testified at an International Human Rights Commons Subcommitte...
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By Ayom Wol Dhal I grew up in London in the 1970s and 80s, under Thatcher. We first noticed her (long before she was Prime Minister), because she abolished free milk in schools for poor kids like me and everybody I knew. We called her ’Maggie Thatcher, Milk Snatcher’. As a Dinka, I should perhaps [&h...