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Aug 27th, 2014
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1987 The giving and the taking, making words from the gossip line A quiet afternoon turns interesting as a group of young men enter a building. They knew where and what they needed. They enter through the back and go straight to the closet. This was the customs office of Asmara. A few minutes later, ...
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Aug 26th, 2014
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Human Wrongs Watch August 2014, (UNHCR ) – Sarah was born and raised in Hagadera refugee camp. Now 21, she’s become a wife and mother without ever setting foot outside the camp. Hagadera refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, is just 100 kilometers from the Somali border. For Sarah, it might as well be a mil...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 25th, 2014
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By Ayokunle Ayk Fowosire Our society is not only the one bounded by longitudes 3 and 15° east of the Meridian and latitudes 4 and 14° north of the Equator; the one with the Rivers Niger and Benue, and them meeting at its centre, or nearly so; the onetime giant of Africa. It is the […]...
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Aug 20th, 2014
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(London To Paris Bike Ride For African Unity) By Uchenna Ndu, CFA and Ahmed Olayinka Sule, CFA Prologue Uchenna (Victor) and Ahmed will be cycling from London to Paris on 22 August 2014 to a) Raise awareness on the need for African unity and for people of different ethnic groupings to live in harmony...
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Aug 18th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam a This commentary, perhaps confession is a better descriptor, has been long in coming. Why have I written lengthy weekly Monday commentaries for hundreds of weeks without missing a single week? Why are my “commentaries so long”? Why am I so critical of the ruling regime in Ethio...
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Aug 18th, 2014
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By Jim Kouri The bloodthirsty and brutal Islamic terrorist group. Boko Haram, appear to be attempting to show the world that they’re equal opportunity kidnappers on Friday when they invaded a village in Nigeria and abducted dozens of boys and young men, loaded them on trucks, and then drove out of th...
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...