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Aug 12th, 2013
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THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South-West zone, has said that it has nothing against former President Olusegun Obasanjo, describing him as a strong pillar of the party. Stating this on Sunday at the party’s rally, held in Ijebu Igbo, the zonal Caretaker Chairman, Chief Isola Filani, said that th...
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In Nigeria
Aug 12th, 2013
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Tens of thousands of Nigerians risk being made homeless as part of redevelopment plans in Lagos, Amnesty International says in a new report. The rights group said 9,000 people have already been forced from their homes during the first phase of the plans. “The effects of February’s forced ...
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In Eritrea
Aug 12th, 2013
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At least 44 worshippers have been shot dead at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, officials in Borno state say. The killings took place during dawn prayers on Sunday morning, although news only emerged on Monday. The attack occurred in the town of Konduga, 35km (22 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri...
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Aug 12th, 2013
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Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe has told critics of his re-election they can “go hang” if they try to challenge his disputed presidential victory. In his first speech since retaining his post, the 89-year-old made clear he would brook no questioning of his overwhelming win last month and dismissed hi...
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In East Africa
Aug 12th, 2013
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When 14-year-old Hamdi Abdujalil first arrived in Minnesota in November 2009, he surveyed the bleak snow-covered landscape near his south Minneapolis home. Reunited with his father, Mohammednur, who had earlier fled Ethiopia after years of oppression, Hamdi shrugged and told his dad: “This is not the...
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Aug 12th, 2013
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By Jaye Gaskia Where do we begin from? To the colonizers and the armed merchants before them, who overthrew our way of life with the force of arms; we may not have been more than just the people who live in the area around the River Niger. To Lugard and his Mistress, we may not […]...
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Aug 12th, 2013
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by Percy Zvomuya In 2008 or so, I registered for a Masters degree at Wits University with a rather interesting research component that I never got to finish. My thesis was to be an examination of the coverage of Zimbabwe in South Africa’s Sunday Times; the use of the prism of Zimbabwe to debate...
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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Aug 12th, 2013
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Alemayehu G Mariam  Unfree and Unfair Elections in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe had its presidential elections last week. Elections as in rigged. Robert Mugabe, the senile octogenarian and the only president since Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980,  “won” for the seventh time by 61 percent of the vote. His Z...
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In Djibouti
Aug 12th, 2013
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When South Korea came under communist invasion in 1950, Ethiopia was part of a UN multinational force that sided with South Korea and fought against the northern invaders. Almost 65 years later today, an affluent South Korea remembers the camaraderie, and pays tribute with a solemn gesture. Forty you...
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Aug 12th, 2013
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by Vince Musewe The seat of that fear is in your heart and not in the hand of the feared. I can only imagine the moment thousands of Zimbabweans decided to leave Rhodesia in order to join the struggle. It must have been a very excruciating but an indispensable and predictable occasion after years of ...