Special Reports

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 13th, 2014
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Notorious for her foreign shopping sprees and obsession with Ferragamo shoes, Grace Mugabe has long been a figure of derision in Zimbabwe. Now the 49-year-old – known as ‘Disgrace,’ ‘Gucci Grace’ or the ‘First Shopper’ – is launching an astonishing bid ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 9th, 2014
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By: Reem Abbas and Dalia Haj Omar This week marks the release of the Freedom of the Net 2014 global survey, which for the second year in a row, will have a chapter focusing on Sudan. Last year, the Sudan chapter was authored by GIRIFNA, this year it was authored anonymously to signify the continuing ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 2nd, 2014
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By Mohamud Uluso (*) In September 2013, International Development Partners (Donors) of Somalia endorsed a three year (2014-2016) “New Deal for Somalia” outlined in the Somali Compact (SC) and Somaliland Special Arrangement (SSA) in Brussels, Belgium and pledged 2.4 billion dollars for its implementat...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 4th, 2014
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Boko Haram, the extremist Islamic group in Nigeria, has released a video that shows the beheading of a man who identifies himself the pilot of a missing Nigerian Air Force jet. The video that emerged yesterday also allegedly features Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau – a terrorist who Nigeria&#...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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– By Pippa Page “Oh, dis Ebola business!” was a familiar exclamation in Sierra Leone’s Krio language during my time in Sierra Leone’s second city, Bo, this summer. Sierra Leone was the last of the three West Africa nations to confirm a case of Ebola, but it has arguably been hit the hardest in terms ...
By IAfrica
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Aug 26th, 2014
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Human Wrongs Watch August 2014, (UNHCR ) – Sarah was born and raised in Hagadera refugee camp. Now 21, she’s become a wife and mother without ever setting foot outside the camp. Hagadera refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, is just 100 kilometers from the Somali border. For Sarah, it might as well be a mil...
By IAfrica
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Aug 4th, 2014
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It wouldn’t hurt to know a bit of your history. Read about the King who ruled Benin from 1888-1897 Ovonramwen Nogbaisi (ruled 1888–1897), also called Overami, was the Oba (king) of the Kingdom of Benin up until the British punitive expedition of 1897. At the end of the 19th century, the Kingdom of Be...
By IAfrica
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Jul 22nd, 2014
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Human Wrongs Watch 21 July 2014 – The recruitment and use of children by armed groups remained endemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 2010 and 2013, according to a new United Nations report, which cited impunity as a major factor in the ongoing abuses. Child soldiers guard a ro...
By IAfrica
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Jul 6th, 2014
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Crucial Zimbabwean minerals exploration data is stuck in the hands of foreigners after a Canadian firm contracted by Government to conduct aeromagnetic surveys left without handing over the results. There are also indications that another comprehensive geological survey is – in unclear circumstances ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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By Mohamed Mubarak For months, the Kenyan security forces have been rounding up ethnic Somalis in Nairobi. This is part of a security operation (Operation Usalama Watch) which presumes that terrorists in Kenya are solely of Somali origin. This presumption is wrong and is a clear manifestation of the ...