Libya

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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...
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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...
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Aug 12th, 2014
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By Daniel Bekele Three notorious African leaders — Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, Eritrea’s Isaias Afewerki, and Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir — are not invited to this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. But a number of other long-ruling African strongmen, l...
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Aug 12th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam It was a hyperbole fest (“hypefest”) at the U.S.-Africa Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. last week. It was all about the “fastest-growing continent with the youngest population and highest level of investment”. President Obama and other top U.S. officials sang what is now b...
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Aug 7th, 2014
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Meron Ahadu And Lulit Mesfin When Secretary of State John Kerry travelLed to Ethiopia last year, he met a young blogger named Natnael Feleke. When he returned a few months ago, Kerry found that Feleke, along with five other bloggers and three journalists, had been arrested – the latest in a long line...
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Aug 7th, 2014
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- Olusegun Adeniyi Ever since I arrived Washington DC last Thursday, I have lost my identity as a Nigerian to a country that does not exist: Africa! While it is no secret that most Americans are ignorant about our continent and its makeup, the situation has not been helped by the first U.S.-Africa Le...
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Aug 6th, 2014
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By Doyle McManus The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates.. The guest list featured some of Africa’s nastiest tyrants, including autocrats such as An...
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Aug 4th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam “We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks; we did some things that were contrary to our values. When we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that I believe and I think any fair-minded person would believe were tor...
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Aug 1st, 2014
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By Keffyalew Gebremedhin* The US-Africa Leaders Summit (ALS) of August 5-6, 2014 in Washington D.C. is coming in the waning days of Barack Obama’s presidency. The ALS also coincides with a number of events, including the president’s birthday – August 4. The latter has even tempted some to wonder if n...
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Jul 31st, 2014
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By Richard Bailey With Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq dominating the news, nobody is paying much attention to the violence in Tripoli that is swiftly tipping Libya over the edge. The UN and US have withdrawn and the UK have ordered all British nationals out. Yet, the repercussions of losing Libya are monumen...