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Aug 8th, 2013
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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A leader of South Sudan’s Murle community says 328 people from his group were killed in recent ethnic violence. Jongolei Boyoris, a member of parliament in the Jonglei State Assembly, said Thursday most of the people killed in July clashes were women and children. Boyor...
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Aug 8th, 2013
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The Ethiopian government must end its use of repressive tactics against demonstrators, following initial reports of widespread arrests of Muslim protestors during this morning’s Eid al-Fitr celebrations, said Amnesty International today. “We are extremely concerned at reports coming out of Ethiopia t...
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Aug 8th, 2013
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Muna Jemal The Ethiopian regime has long been subjected to ideologically motivated harsh criticisms and remarks since the late 1990s when it became evident that it doesn’t intend to implement a full-scale privatization, deregulation and liberalization of strategic economic sectors as per the ne...
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Aug 8th, 2013
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Zimbabwe’s trauma continues. The Zimbabwe Election Commission has announced a landslide victory for ZANU-PF. ZANU-PF reportedly took two-thirds of the parliamentary seats and President Mugabe won 61% of the presidential vote, with Morgan Tsvangirai picking up 34%. MDC-T has called the elections ‘a sh...
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Aug 8th, 2013
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Abdusalam Omer – Governor of the Central Bank of Somalia – and accused by latest UN report of being at the centre of corruption involving state assets. The French were right. As their adage goes, “Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme change,” (The more things change, the more they stay the ...
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Aug 8th, 2013
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The announcement by Olusegun Obasanjo, the head of the African Union’s election-­monitoring mission, that in its opinion, Zimbabwe’s recent polls were “free, fair and ­credible” represents an enormous blow to democracy in Zimbabwe and sends a signal to African leaders and to t...
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Aug 8th, 2013
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Police began rounding up peaceful protesters returning home near the Ministry of Justice in Addis Ababa shortly after the Eid prayers concluded at the national stadium, according to eyewitness reports on Twitter. Those detained were ordered to sit on the ground inside the Ministry’s compound, t...
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Aug 8th, 2013
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Mr Phrank Shaibu, a public communication consultant, in this interview, speaks on the crises in Rivers State and the way out. Excerpts: BY GBENGA OKE ON why Rivers State has become a theatre of war The past few months has portrayed Rivers State as being in a season of societal lunacy and political de...
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Aug 8th, 2013
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BY HENRY UMORU …As committee disqualifies Tony Nwoye, 3 others ABUJA—AHEAD of the August 24 Anambra State primary election of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the leadership of the party, Wednesday, cleared the following aspirants to contest the election. They are: Senators Andy Uba and Emmanuel Anosik...
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  Seteolu, Sodeinde and the house The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man, Mukaila Adebesin, for allegedly setting ablaze six people in Ita Balogun Compund, Ago-Oko, Abeokuta. The victims are Adesanya, 20, Sulaiman Adebesin, 20, Saburi Seteolu 18, Raheem Bello 19, Azeez Alab...