By IndepthAfrica
In Burundi
Aug 6th, 2013
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  The U.S. State Department closed its embassies in four sub-Saharan African nations as part of a heightened security alert, days before the 15th anniversary of al-Qaida’s bombings of American diplomatic missions in Kenya and Tanzania. Those two embassies targeted in the Aug. 7, 1998 attac...
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Aug 6th, 2013
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Across East and West Africa, Iranian and Lebanese nationals have been arrested in connection with Hezbollah-related terrorist activities. What is Hezbollah and Iran – building in Africa, and why? Cache of weapons discovered at home of suspected Hezbollah operatives in Kona, Nigeria. Photo by AF...
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Aug 6th, 2013
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The presidency on Tuesday described as mischievous and untrue a report that President Goodluck Jonathan requested to visit former military President, Ibrahim Babangida in Minna during the break of Ramadan fast to demonstrate “the spirit of comradeship.” Special adviser to the president on media and p...
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Aug 6th, 2013
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African leaders’ “club of silence” – the refusal to criticise each other or intervene in times of crisis – has kept Robert Mugabe in power up to now. But how has South African president Jacob Zuma gained from support of Mugabe in the face of consistent criticism? Jacob Zuma and Robert Mugabe To outsi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Aug 6th, 2013
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International Crisis Group analysis Nearly a year after the talks facilitated by Kenya between the Ethiopian government and Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels stalled in October 2012, there are signs that the process may restart. Ostensibly, it was the ONLF’s refusal to recognise th...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 6th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Anti-government Muslims in Ethiopia on Monday called for mass demonstrations to be held on the religious day of Eid al-Fitr later this week to protest the arrests of 28 people on terror charges. The calls followed a weekend of violence in which three people were killed after s...
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In Ethiopia
Aug 6th, 2013
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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe blasted Nelson Mandela as a “coward” and “idiot” during a rally today to celebrate Mugabe’s record seventh term in office following his victory in the country’s disputed elections last week. In one of his trademark fiery spe...
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Aug 6th, 2013
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10-Year Old Zuriel Oduwole Makes History On Forbes Magazine10-Year Old Zuriel Oduwole Makes History On Forbes MagazineA Nigerian girl, 10-year old Zuriel Oduwole has made history as the youngest person ever to be interviewed on popular magazine Forbes. Zuriel at the SMC red carpet The interview with ...
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Aug 6th, 2013
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By Dipo Dosumu In the days of yore, when schools were still schools, this would have made an interesting topic for a debate or impromptu speech competition of any school’s annual Literary And Debating Day. But then, just like many good things that have depreciated in our land, schools are no longer w...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 6th, 2013
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    Linah Keza was found with multiple stab wounds at her home. Photo/Facebook.       The Ugandan man who is said to have stabbed his wife to death in London has been charged with the murder and remanded in custody. David Nsubuga Kikaawa, 38, was arraigned before the Thames M...