North Africa

By IndepthAfrica
In North Africa
Dec 22nd, 2014
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Moncef Marzouki has refused to admit defeat in Tunisia’s first free presidential election after exit polls suggested Beji Caid Essebsi had won. The caretaker president, a former exile, said his rival’s declaration of victory was “undemocratic”. Mr Essebsi, 88, has been celebra...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 22nd, 2014
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One of the striking achievements of Tunisians in the post-revolution era was the adoption of a consensual democratic constitution, securing freedom of expression and free choice of the country’s rulers. The first round of the presidential election, held on 23 November 2014, was a historical opportuni...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Dec 21st, 2014
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By Nathalie Bourgeois Already the world’s fifth-largest diamond producer, Angola is set to benefit from the surge in demand for the gems among consumers in rising economies such as China and India. In 1948, a copywriter for the American advertising agency Ayer created a slogan for one of its ma...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Dec 2nd, 2014
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Algeria and F.C. Porto player Yacine Brahimi is the winner of this year’s BBC African Footballer of the Year award. He is the first Algerian player to win in the competition’s 23 year history. Brahimi emerged as the most popular player in a competitive shortlist that included Pierre-Emerick Aubameyan...
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In East Africa
Nov 22nd, 2014
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Islamic Shebab extremists ambushed a bus in Kenya before executing 28 non-Muslims at point-blank range in a revenge attack for police raids on mosques in the troubled city of Mombasa. The heavily-armed gunmen ambushed the bus early this morning as it headed for Nairobi from Mandera, a town that lies ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 6th, 2014
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By James M. Dorsey At face value, a recent one minute video clip on You Tube leaves little doubt about support for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, among supporters of storied Moroccan soccer club Raja Club Athletic. The clip released by the Middle East M...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 22nd, 2014
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During the last uprising wave and cracking down on Islamist in Egypt June 30, 2013. All the media outlets have been accused of taking a side, “when you point a camera to a side you neglect the rest of the real scene” Said a protester to me “People are following those media outlets which confirms [......
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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By Carol Berger For decades, Egypt has felt like a world unto itself. The state’s preoccupations were internal: containing protests and arresting its critics and alleged terrorists. National concerns revolved around the availability of bread and work, the daily challenges of power blackouts and traff...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 14th, 2014
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– By Elsie Eyakuze There is an argument out there that the category ‘African Writer’ should not exist because it creates a ghetto in which people get incarcerated by accident of birth or residence. I have heard this many times, in conversations that cover complex and controversial ‘identities’ (India...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 13th, 2014
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Belayneh Abate By the time their spies torture innocent citizens, African slave tyrants had dinner party with their masters last week. Unlike Eastern masters who deliver bribes in the palaces of the slave tyrants, the smart- Western masters summoned the slaves in Washington. Is this slave-master rela...