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Aug 13th, 2013
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A THREE-month-old boy who allegedly suffers from a rare condition where he bursts into flames every time he sweats is in hospital recovering from his injuries. A three-year-old baby in India allegedly catches fire each time he sweats Baby Rahul reportedly first caught fire when he was just nine days ...
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Aug 13th, 2013
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by Obinna Akukwe Obafemi Awolowo is the undisputed hero of the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria whose wartime policy of starvation and currency change helped kill the Biafran dream. The post colonial era of Nigerian history was dominated by three actors, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello. Dr Az...
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Aug 13th, 2013
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By Girma Feyissa, Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) The unusual tolerance beginning to be witnessed in the Ethiopian political arena seems to be convincing many people that there is a glimmer of hope in the development of accommodative political policies from the side of the ruling party. Skeptics warn tha...
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Aug 13th, 2013
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What began as dawn prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria ended in a gruesome massacre Sunday as militants brandishing automatic weapons killed 44 worshipers in the country’s troubled Borno state. It’s not clear who’s behind the attack, but many Nigerians will suspect that the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 13th, 2013
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Security officials and witnesses say the fighting broke out when the Muslim Brotherhood, which is demanding that Morsi be reinstated, tried to break into the Interior Ministry. Protesters threw rocks at police trying to stop them, prompting the tear gas as local residents joined security forces and b...
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By Ikechukwu Amaechi Once again, the Muslim feast of Eid-el-Fitr has come and gone and Nigerian leaders, as usual, used the opportunity to preach the gospel of peace and unity. Nigeria , they insisted, is the handiwork of God. President Goodluck Jonathan upped the ante when he hosted Muslim leaders w...
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Aug 13th, 2013
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Julius Malema will face a sequestration hearing in September that could stonewall his political career, according to a report on Tuesday. The Star newspaper reported that Sars would conduct the hearing, which related to the Economic Freedom Fighters leader’s R16-million tax case, in Pretoria in...
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Aug 13th, 2013
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By Getachew T. Alemu, Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) Anyone who wants to enter into the vicinity of the American Embassy in Ethiopia, for any purpose, is expected to pass through a weird passage of security checks. The disorganised, unconfident, disrespectful and grossly judgmental security officers hav...
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Aug 13th, 2013
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hare (OPride) – Jiitu Wakjira was only five years old when Ethiopian security forces took away her father, Dhabasa Wakjira, from their home in April 2004. Jiitu understood very little at the time, but remembers missing her father, whom she visited at Ethiopia’s notorious Kaliti prison every wee...
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Aug 13th, 2013
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Ashwaq Al-Tuwairqi MAKKAH — A 17-year-old Ethiopian housemaid who stabbed her employer several times in Makkah called her home country just before the attack last week, a local police station told Okaz/Saudi Gazette. The victim was stabbed in the hands, neck, chest, and shoulders but survived, source...