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By IndepthAfrica
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May 27th, 2014
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– By Michael Medley Warnings of a looming famine begin early in the year, and intensify quickly. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes; many are urban-dwellers, displaced into already-impoverished rural areas and overcrowded relief centres. Relief agencies which for yea...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 28th, 2014
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Obinna Akukwe There is a financial mathematical inclination to believe that about $90 billion dollars have been missing under NNPC since the inception of Jonathan administration than the $ 20 billion dollars as revealed by the sacked Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido. According to Sanusi Lamido wh...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 28th, 2014
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By Eva Galperin and Danny O’Brien, Electronic Frontier Foundation: Rumors of the extent of Ethiopia’s digital surveillance and censorship state have echoed around the information security community for years. Journalists such as Eskinder Nega have spoken of being shown text messages, printouts ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 28th, 2014
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By Nana Arhin Tsiwah   The major policy of French colonial administration in West Africa until 1946 took on the wheels of “Assimilation”. The underlying policy was to enable France implant French culture and civilisation on the people with the intention of suffocating the culture and fundamental...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 28th, 2014
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Abeba, a 31-year-old Muslim woman who worked for a local government branch of Ethiopia’s youth and sports office, was at work when Ethiopian security officials detained her and took her to a military camp. The authorities accused her of mobilizing Ethiopian Muslims – often ethnic Oromos like herself ...
By IAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2014
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Experts and academics describe leadership as the ability to influence others to follow the leader’s direction. Because leadership and vision cannot be separated, leaders who have no vision cannot lead, influence, direct, or accomplish. A leader must have a well-defined vision, a clear plan of where t...
By IAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2014
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Those who do not respect the freedom of others do not themselves deserve freedom. For the last 34 years we have waited for a better and more responsible political leadership that pursues our national objectives to the benefit of all Zimbabweans without destroying value and marginalising citizens who ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2014
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Last week saw the closing plenary of the ‘Talking Eritrea’ seminar series organised by Justice Africa and SOAS, entitled ‘Limits on Research and Reporting in Eritrea: The Implications for Peace and Rights’. This marked the conclusion of a four part series, with the previous talks addressing the criti...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2014
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By Seid Hassan and Minga Negash In our December 19, 2013 article entitled “Explaining the Ethiopian outmigration: incentives or constrains” we alerted readers and policy makers in Ethiopia about the push, pull and mediating factors of outmigration in general and outlined the factors as they relate to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2014
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By Farouk Martins Aresa faroukomartins@aim.com It is not history; Africans must give space to Africans to excel. Many African leaders cared more about dignity of the black race for economic and social survival. Someone is needed right now to manage and channel endowed brains to greatness and respect ...