Kiflu Hussain

By IndepthAfrica
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May 15th, 2013
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                                              By; Kiflu Hussain  I might never have known about the existence of African Media Initiative (AMI), had I not received an invitation from this organization that sounds well intentioned. In 2011, I was pleasantly surprised by an email from AMI that invited ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 13th, 2013
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By; Kiflu Hussain        Uganda is a 50 year old independent African country unlike Ethiopia that has been hosting OAU/AU for five decades while enjoying her own thousands of years of “independent”history.Ironically, Ethiopia has no independent institution which is equally inhabited by independent mi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 22nd, 2013
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By; Kiflu Hussain Just yesterday, when I was provoked to write my latest piece “Getting Our Perspective Right on Our Fellow Africans,” I quoted extensively from a great work by a great genius of Africa, Chinua Achebe. At the time, I had no idea that Achebe was inches away from death. Also my hunch te...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 18th, 2013
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By; Kiflu Hussain Kenyans who were tortured during the Mau Mau uprising against British colonialism successfully filed a petition recently at a British court for compensation. The government of Kenya assisted these Kenyan veterans in their bid to seek redress from their former colonial master that ha...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 4th, 2013
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By; Kiflu Hussain Right now, I am following the voting process in Kenya live from NTV.I can’t help but be nostalgic of the unprecedented huge voter turnout in Ethiopia during the 2005 election whose result was blatantly turned upside down by the incumbent,Meles Zenawi who passed away recently without...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 10th, 2013
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By; Kiflu Hussain As per the invitation I received from East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) to attend the launching of the establishment of Pan African Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) Network in Kampala, I took part in a rather distinguished gathering of diplomats and renow...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 23rd, 2012
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Last week I attended a sub-regional journalist’s conference organized by East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) at the outskirts of Kampala. The very first day of the conference coincided with the deliberation of Ethiopia’s bid for a seat at the United Nations Human Rights C...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 18th, 2012
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By; Kiflu Hussain Despite repetitive adverts of a documentary and even its screening on Aljazeera titled “Struggle over Nile,” it’s a couple of days ago that I managed to watch it. My first attraction to the documentary stemmed from the fact that I am a denizen of Ethiopia from where flows, according...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 18th, 2012
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By Kiflu Hussain Twelve days later after the state funeral of one of Africa’s ruthless and cunning strongman, Meles Zenawi, the ruling party in Ethiopia dominated by the deceased’s minority ethnic liberation front grudgingly decided on the chairmanship of Hailemriam Desalegn.In so doing and to the sa...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 15th, 2012
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By; Kiflu Hussain As I write this, three days have already gone by since the Olympic torch was extinguished in London until it would light up again in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Because of my distance from sports as manifested by a budding beer guts, I had no intention of pontificating on Olympics. Yet,...