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By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 28th, 2013
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BY MORTEN JERVEN It’s been fascinating to watch FP’s recent debate on economic growth in Africa. Some commentators argue that African economies are destined to remain trapped in the bottom billion unless some sort of fundamental change occurs. Others beg to differ, speaking of a continent...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 22nd, 2012
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It’s a sad evening for Ghana today as a shocked country and fans of the BigBrother Africa Star Game had to say bye, bye to Keita. After an accelerated rise in the game, many people were expecting better luck for our home boy especially as he was up against weaker StarGame characters like Wati. Althou...
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In East Africa
Jul 21st, 2012
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Ethiopian police clashed on Saturday with scores of Muslims protesters complaining that the state is interfering in their religion, witnesses and officials said. The protesters, some wearing masks, blocked the entrance of the Anwar Mosque in the west of the capital Addis Ababa and hurled stones at ri...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 15th, 2012
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THE management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has released the 2012/2013 post-Unified Tertiary Education Matriculation (UTME) screening exercise results held on Monday, July 9. The Director of Public Communication, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, in a statement made available to newsmen, said candidates who a...
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Jul 15th, 2012
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telegraph Parliament will this week hear calls to extend sanctions on Zimbabwe as Britain and the European Union are poised to suspend a variety of punitive measures in a bid to encourage reform. Peter Hain will claim that Robert Mugabe and associates are planning further election violence to keep th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 15th, 2012
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Ayodeji Alabi A major challenge concerning the Boko Haram menace is the refusal of the sect leadership to come out publicly to state their grievance against the nation. So, how do we place the Boko Haram terrorism? We can only begin to theorise. First, their rumoured intention to ‘forcefully’ Islamis...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 15th, 2012
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ADDIS ABABA — She beat the incumbent, Jean Ping of Gabon, in a closely fought election over several rounds of voting. “Now we have the African Union chair Madame Zuma, who will preside over the destiny of this institution,” Benin’s president and current AU chairman Thomas Boni Yayi ...
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In East Africa
Jul 15th, 2012
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Scroll down for the video ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s longtime ruler and most powerful figure, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, is not attending an African Union summit that opened Sunday in Ethiopia, which further fueled speculation that he might be seriously ill. About three dozen Af...
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In East Africa
Jul 15th, 2012
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The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan have met for the first time since a border dispute brought their countries close to conflict in April. Omar al-Bashir sat down with Salva Kiir on the sidelines of an African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital. South Sudan became independent from the north a ...
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In Egypt
Jul 15th, 2012
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Egypt’s newly elected President Mohamed Morsi has left for Ethiopia to attend an African Union summit, his second foreign trip since taking office two weeks ago. Morsi will be the first Egyptian leader to attend an African summit since 1995, when deposed leader Hosni Mubarak survived an assassi...