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Saudi Gazette report, saudigazette.com.sa QATIF — An Ethiopian domestic worker would have almost killed her employer and her 16-year-old disabled niece had it not been for Civil Defense rescuers who arrived just in time, Al-Hayat daily reported on Thursday quoting the police. The Ethiopian woman alle...
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Will Tunisia, Libya and other states follow a similar pattern? Abayomi Azikiwe Although the United States has refused to condemn the military seizure of power in Egypt and is sending another four F-16 fighter jets to Cairo, the White House, Pentagon and State Department are obviously concerned about ...
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Over the last several weeks, a lot has been said on both sides of the “I am Oromo first” and “I am Ethiopian first” divide. But very little about why people choose those positions. This piece is inspired by Abebe Gelaw’s commentary on Jawar Mohammed’sstatement. In “I am Ethiopian First”, I thought, A...
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Aug 2nd, 2013
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By Tesfaye Demmellash (PhD) In the course of the Revolution and in its wake and over the last two decades of ethnic feudalism, being an Ethiopian patriot and a progressive at the same time has been difficult. True, many of our revolutionaries were patriots, and identity politics may not always be unp...
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Aug 2nd, 2013
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Uoldelul Chelati Dirar University of Macerata [The following are excerpts from two sections of the article only. To fully grasp the content of the article please press Trespassing boundaries. The challenges for Eritrean historiography ... for the FULL ARTICLE.] 2. Problems in Eritrean history Writing...
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Aug 2nd, 2013
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  Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has criticised the planned enrolment of 290 students at two new universities. The two new universities, in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape, are set to begin operations next year. “It is no secret that the worsening situation of unempl...
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Harare – Zimbabwe’s election was credible and fair, the chief of the African Union observer mission said Friday, but the bloc’s report noted some problems with the voters’ roll and of people being turned away from polling booths. President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF appeared conf...
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Aug 2nd, 2013
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ROBERT Mugabe’s rivals have rubbished his claim to election victory, branding the vote a “sham” and urging “passive resistance” as early results showed the Zimbabwean president’s party taking a clear lead. A top member of Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party claimed Mugabe...
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By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North ABUJA — A major setback to the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan is looming, as no fewer than 10 governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have served notice of their intention to leave the party ahead of the 2015 electi...
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by Ebenezer Obadare FORMER Niger Delta activist, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari | credits: File copy A while ago, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo’s visceral defence of the Jonathan regime against all real and perceived enemies left many observers bewildered. Is this not the same individual, it was widely asked, wh...