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Politicians meeting with Egypt’s president on Monday proposed hostile acts against Ethiopia, including backing rebels and carrying out sabotage, to stop it from building a massive dam on the Nile River upstream. Some of the politicians appeared unaware the meeting with President Mohammed Morsi ...
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by Onyebuchi Michael WASHINGTON – The United States of America on Monday placed up to $23 million in rewards to who ever gets hold of the five five leaders of militant groups accused of spreading terror in west Africa . This strategy is to quicken the arrest of these terrorists in this way check terr...
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By JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA   When the African Union (known then as the Organization of African Unity) was founded, the leaders of that era understood that the success of their individual countries hinged on the success of the entire continent. Now, as the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary...
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A refugee and one-time cycling champion from an African country was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison for stabbing his estranged wife last year at a Wegmans store on Amherst Street. Awet Gebreyesus, 33, of Busti Avenue, also faces deportation to Eritrea, a country in the Horn of Africa, followin...
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By Shiferaw Abebe In two recent postings, Dr. Tecola Hagos shared with readers of this page his optimism about the EPRDF governance under Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. While he has already characterized potential detractors as being “trapped in the past unable to see changes and new possibilit...
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By Simukai Tinhu On Friday the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe ruled that the upcoming elections must be held by the 31st of July. This development confirms the suspicions of many that ZANU-PF intends to hold elections immediately after the expiry of the coalition government (29th June). This then l...
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by Reno Omokri When the military was accused (rather prematurely ) of destroying the town of Baga in Borno State, the opposition in Nigeria went into over drive. They gave all kinds of figures of houses that were destroyed and blamed every destruction on the Nigerian military even though it was an es...