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Tony Ward Pessimism about the prospect of peaceful change was not shared by activists from the wide range of civil society organizations operating in Mombasa. In November 2014 both the Kenyan and international press reported growing tension in Mombasa, Kenya, culminating in the closure of four mosque...
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– By Simukai Tinhu Just prior to the Zanu-PF Elective Congress in early December, Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe initiated her ‘meet the people’ tour after having been nominated as leader of the ruling party’s powerful women’s wing. The tour took a dramatic turn when the First Lady launched a sca...
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– By Alex de Waal There is an old joke that Sudanese politics is different every week but if you come back after ten years it is exactly the same. That sums up my impressions of the Darfur peace talks in Addis Ababa two weeks ago, except that it is nine years ago, not ten, […]...
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First of all, I would like to thanks Ato Girma Biru, all members and supporters of the SMNE in Minnesota for taking your time to organize this wonderful forum. Thank you for inviting me to speak to you on the topic of Starting the Conversation between Diverse Ethiopians in Minnesota. I have spoken to...
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by Okoi Ofem Obono-Obla Indisputably the Jonathan Presidency is fractured and a jaundiced one. Its image is irremediably battered and beyond repair both nationally and internationally because of its bumbling incompetence, policy flip flops and ineptitude in its handling of so many national issues. It...
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by Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba How will Mr. Muhammadu Buhari govern? How will he make important and urgent decisions? How much control would his party have over his decision making processes? Will APC survive the vice-presidential selection process? These are some of the questions Nigerians are asking an...
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By Bereket Kiros and Ghelawdewos Araia The Dan Rather video clip on abused adoptees and subsequent homeless Ethiopian teenagers in Seattle, Washington is a wakeup call for all of us Ethiopians. After exchange of ideas and information and discussing the adoption enigma in some detail, we at the Ethiop...
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By Robele Ababya Greetings of the Season! The European Year 2014 is coming to a draw to usher in 2015. So I am exceedingly delighted to extend my Greetings of the Season and a Happy New Year to my readers. I seize the moment to express my congratulations to fellow Ethiopians in Europe, U.S.A., South ...
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Women were fighting and emerging from centuries of being held down. It has been a difficult battle which is still not complete. During the long armed struggle one of the objectives of Eritrean revolutionaries was to combat the oppression of women in Eritrea. Eritrea is a patriarchal society were the ...
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by Joe Igbokwe I am shouting from the rooftop, I am screaming from Mount Everest, I am speaking to anybody who care to listen that maximum security should be provided for General Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential candidate of APC to avoid the tragedy that struck us in 1998 when Chief MKO Abiola was ...