East Africa

By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 22nd, 2014
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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle October 21, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan government has unexpectedly recalled its ambassador to Ethiopia in a move an official described as “a normal administrative practice”. South Sudan foreign affairs spokesperson Mawien Makol (Photo credit: citizen-news) ...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 21st, 2014
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October 20, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan is currently at “crossroads” in the fight to combat sexual violence, which can only be halted through greater political and legal efforts, a United Nations envoy said. The United Nations Special Representative on sexual violence in conflict, Zai...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 21st, 2014
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October 20, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has accused the opposition leader of conducting a mass mobilisation against the signing of the country’s controversial security bill into law. SPLM-DC leader Lam Akol responds to questions at a news conference in South Sudan’s ...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 21st, 2014
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October 20 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Leadership Council of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) selected five nominees to compete for the presidency of the party and next year’s presidential elections in a secret ballot on Monday. NCP deputy chairman Ibrahim Ghandour speaks in a...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 21st, 2014
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October 20, 2014 (WAU) – At least four inmates in Wau central prison in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state have reportedly died. The main entrance of Wau Central prison (ST/File photo) Prison sources told Sudan Tribune on Monday that poor living conditions inside the facility were...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 21st, 2014
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October 20, 2014 (JUBA) – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has strongly condemned the recent abductions of its personnel in Upper Nile state, demanding their safe release. A sniffer dog inspects a UN vehicle in South Sudan (UN photo) An unidentified armed group of men reported...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 21st, 2014
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October 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir has accused the leader of the National Umma Party (NUP), Sadiq al-Mahdi, of being used by the rebel alliance of the Sudan Revolutionary Forces (SRF). Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir delivers a speech in the capital,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 20th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam I have often contended that the ruling regime in Ethiopia controlled by the Tigrean Liberation Front (TPLF) is a thugtatorship, the highest stage of African dictatorship . If democracy is government of the people, by the people and for the people, a thugocracy is a government of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 20th, 2014
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by Alatenumo Inc Ever since the Ebola plague reared its head in some parts of West Africa a few months ago, the world has been in panic mode. Almost 9,300 people have been infected with nearly 50% of the victims dying. The medical resources in the affected countries have been stretched to the limit w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 13th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam My long time readers by now know that I mint my own words and phrases whenever I find it necessary to convey my ideas and arguments with greater clarity, precision and creativity.  In this commentary I introduce the concept of the “baksheesh state” (beggar state) to examine the ...