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By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 9th, 2014
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FEMEN took their topless fight for “total victory over patriarchy” to the Tour de France as it zoomed through London. I was told that the group would be in Westminster at 3 PM. Uncertain what bicycles have to do with the oppression of women, I went to check it out. At 3 PM on the […]...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Sep 1st, 2013
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(AP) – An opposition leader in Ethiopia says police have prevented his group from staging a rally to demand the release of jailed activists. Yilkal Getnet, who heads the opposition Blue party, said Sunday that police raided their headquarters in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Saturday night and b...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 31st, 2013
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by Alemu Tafesse The Ethiopian Muslims’ movement, an activism that took too many an observer by surprise when it started, is getting even more promising day by day. It has kept amazing some for its unmatched persistence, size, and visibility. It has startled others for forcefully injecting into the o...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 24th, 2013
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ABUJA — Nigeria joined more than 7,000 cities and towns across the world in celebrating “Earth Hour,” a symbolic shutting down of the lights for an hour late Saturday. More than 100 activists also gathered to launch a petition in favor of Nigeria’s Climate Change Bill. These activis...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 2nd, 2012
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By Julius Okoth Although it remains one of the best known pro-poor social movements in Kenya, Bunge la Mwananchi faces serious internal challenges that hamper its effectiveness in mounting collective action. The problems need urgent attention. There is nothing uniquely so human as the meeting of the ...
By benim
In East Africa
Sep 19th, 2011
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Blantyre – Malawi pro-government activists have asked a court to block nationwide vigils planned by civil society this week, arguing a ban against the gatherings last month should still apply, a lawyer said on Monday. Ralph Kasambara, who represents the civic groups, told AFP that five supporte...
By benim
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Sep 9th, 2011
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Egyptian activists on Friday began demolishing a wall built around a building housing the Israeli embassy in Cairo to protect it against demonstrators, witnesses said. They said about a dozen people used hammers to chip away at the mainly concrete wall, which Egyptian authorities erected after daily ...
By benim
In Egypt
Aug 15th, 2011
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Cairo – Lawyers say a prominent Egyptian activist has been charged with slandering and inciting violence against the country’s ruling generals through social networking sites. Lawyer Ali Atef said Asmaa Mahfouz was released on Sunday on $3 400 bail after over four hours of interrogation. ...
By benim
In Analysis
Aug 3rd, 2011
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Let’s Challenge President Mills to His Words and Promises (1) “Those who know me well enough, be they students I have taught, colleagues I have worked with, sportsmen I have played with or competed against, religious leaders or ordinary people I have come into contact with, know that I mean what I sa...
By benim
In Egypt
Aug 2nd, 2011
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Cairo – Egyptian forces swinging electrified batons and shouting the battle cry “God is great” swiftly chased off dozens of activists Monday who had refused to end four weeks of renewed protests at Tahrir Square to pressure the country’s transitional military rulers. Hundreds ...