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By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 8th, 2014
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Nigerian women and girls have been trafficked to Italy for sex work since the 1980s, but now the United Nations estimates that 8,000 to 10,000 are forced into the country’s street prostitution each year, making them the largest national group trafficked for the Italian sex trade. Police control...
By IAfrica
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Jun 24th, 2014
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On Monday, June 23, 2014, the Appeals Court in Khartoum overturned the decision of the Shariah court that had condemned the 27 year-old Sudanese Christian mother to death. She has been cleared of all charges. Now she and her two children, Martin, almost two years old, who has been with Meriam through...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 23rd, 2014
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By Malte Liewerscheidt Nigeria’s long-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) has gained notoriety among international investors, not only for its years of delay but also for its content. The PIB is supposed to address all the problems in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector at once: to establish a new legal f...
By IAfrica
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Jun 9th, 2014
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On YouTube there is a video of the punishment for adultery that will soon be meted out to Sudanese Christian Dr. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim unless the United States government intervenes on her behalf. But some disturbing information revealed by Meriam’s husband, Daniel Wani, a naturalized U.S. citizen, su...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
May 29th, 2014
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By Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Democracy Day Broadcast By H.E. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Gcfr, President, Federal Republic Of Nigeria. May 29, 2014 Fellow Nigerians, 1. I greet and felicitate with you all, today, as we mark 15 years of uninterrupted democratic governance in our beloved country. 2. Our dea...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 8th, 2014
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First lady Michelle Obama showed solidarity with the families of Nigeria on Wednesday, tweeting out a photo of her holding a sign saying “Bring Back Our Girls.” “Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families,” Mrs. Obama said in the message. “It̵...
By IAfrica
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Apr 21st, 2014
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In Africa, there are some countries that are relatively successful. But, in earlier posts, I have argued that at least some of Africa’s current failed states make no sense and can never work. There is much talk nowadays about an African ‘boom’ – and with some justification – but not in these countrie...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 19th, 2014
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    A Memo to the Northern Governors Forum by: His Excellency, V/Admiral Murtala H. Nyako (rtd.), CFR, GCON, rcds Executive Governor Adamawa State On On-Going Full-Fledged Genocide in ‘Northern Nigeria’ April 16, 2014  The adverse security situation in Northern Nigeria in particular and Nig...
By IAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2014
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President Obama sent a message on Thursday to the people of Zimbabwe reiterating his nation’s commitment to the people of Zimbabwe  and the spirit of democracy. While the brief message to Zimbabweans radiates sincerity the lack of acknowledgement or mention of Zimbabwe’s leadership is very telling of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 14th, 2014
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By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research Author’s note The world  is currently commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The official story is that the genocide directed against the Tutsi population was triggered by the Interhamwe militia of the Habyarimana government in the wak...