Spotlight

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 20th, 2014
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– By Michael Baca Boko Haram has yet again made international media headlines, this time through its alleged kidnapping of nearly 200 civilians from the village of Gumsuri in Borno State. Much of the current commentary on the Salafi-jihadi group frames its insurgency as a violent contest against the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Dec 15th, 2014
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Dear Editor, US Movie Director Ridley Scott has made a movie ‘Exodus’ in which the heroes are white, the criminals black and the servants black. A pathetic example of stereotyping. Yet Jesus was African looking and black. Egyptians were coffee coloured Africans, not white and arabesque. Ridley Scott ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 9th, 2014
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by Prince Charles Dickson A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. -Marcus Garvey A Tiv adage says, “a lizard that views a python with disregard will find itself in the belly of the snake.” (Whoever disdains obvious danger will suffer dire...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 2nd, 2014
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by Paul John As We Celebrate World Aids Day -The first world AIDS day was held about 26 years ago( 1988) after health ministers from around the world met in London and agreed to such a day as a way of highlighting the enormity of the AIDS pandemic and nation’s responsibility to ensure universal...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 29th, 2014
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If there is anything we should learn from the recent purges within its leadership ranks, it is that most Zanu PF leaders are actually tired of President Robert Mugabe and, like most of us, would like to see him go. What they have lacked are the scruples to unite and dismiss him. And so it [...]
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 28th, 2014
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By Arushi Gupta Recently, Nigeria has been under tremendous pressure from armed rebels of Boko Haram. More than 100 people have been killed by this brutal terrorist group in less than a week in the northern part of the country, especially the Borno state. This Monday, several houses were set on fire ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 28th, 2014
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In filthy camps for the displaced, thatched huts in half-forgotten villages, and Juba’s proud new concrete buildings, South Sudanese are waiting. As the rainy season peters out, and the deadlines rush to expiration, everyone wants to know whether a meaningful peace agreement will be signed. Alongside...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Oct 27th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam There is famine in Ethiopia in 2014, but it is known by other fancy names Famine in Ethiopia is a topic that horrifies me. Over the years, I have written long commentaries on the subject often challenging with incontrovertible facts the fabricated and false claims of the Tigrean...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 24th, 2014
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By David Smith in Addis Ababa Three decades after images that shocked the world, country has become darling of the global development community – and the scourge of the human rights lobby With an Einsteinian shock of hair and a wise man’s beard, Mulugeta Tesfakiros, just off a flight from Washington,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 7th, 2014
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By Aklog Birara (Dr.) For more than 3,000 years, the Ethiopian people have shown fierce determination in maintaining a unified and independent geopolitical entity and have embraced their country’s fascinating diverse culture and identity that is matched only by a few countries across the globe. Ethio...