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Jul 15th, 2012
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The African Union is holding a summit in Addis Ababa expected to focus on another bid to resolve a deadlock over its secretariat. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma of South Africa and the incumbent, Jean Ping of Gabon, are to contest the election for the post of chairman of the AU commission. In January, neithe...
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Jul 11th, 2012
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By Michael Keating Listening to Niger’s President Mahamadou Issofou’s recent interview on Al Jazeera one comes away with the impression that everything in Niger is fine except for the terrible things that are going on across its borders: gun drunk anarchists in Libya, fundamentalist tomb desecrators ...
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Jul 11th, 2012
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Britain and the EU are preparing to lift sanctions on Robert Mugabe and his closest henchmen in an effort to persuade the Zimbabwean President into holding free and fair elections. A review of the measures that have banned the 88-year old Mr Mugabe, his military allies and key officials, from travel ...
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Jul 10th, 2012
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By Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba Nigerian Embassy In Washington Need A Thorough Cleaning: It is high that time Mr. Jonathan, the Nigerian President, cleaned up the Nigerian embassy in Washington , DC . And he should do it completely and quickly. He should do it today. Here are the reasons: 1. Mr. Adefuye, ...
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Jul 10th, 2012
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For Election To The Position Of District Chief Executive – Not The President By Kofi Thompson It is unfortunate that every time they are presented with a rare historic opportunity to effect lasting change – which will benefit present and future generations – so many members of our p...
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Jul 10th, 2012
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by Yilma Bekele Ato Meles Zenawi, Chairman of Tigrai People Liberation Front (TPLF) and Prime Minster of the Federal Democratic Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi Meles Zenawi Republic of Ethiopia is not in good health. I became aware of that fact after watching the video of a news clip made during his meetin...
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Jul 10th, 2012
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by Justine John DYIKUK A tale of Tafawa Balewa, the man and Tafawa Balewa, the town, is nothing other than a toast of truism. Yes, it is about a man and a place; his ancestry. Whether this wine will be sweet or sour is a matter of the sword of truth which of course, is […]...
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Jul 10th, 2012
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Libya seems well on its way to becoming the next Somalia, with much of the country already ruled by tribal/clan based armed militias. As was the case in Somalia, Libya is in the process of separation, with the eastern, oil rich, Cyrenica region having issued a de facto declaration of independence. Tr...
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Jul 10th, 2012
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The International Criminal Court will hand Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga its first-ever sentence on Tuesday, after his conviction for using child soldiers in a brutal conflict in the central African country. Lubanga, 51, was convicted in March of war crimes, specifically for using child soldiers i...
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In Libya
Jul 10th, 2012
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Wartime rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril took an early lead in Libya’s national assembly election, according to partial tallies released on Monday that pointed to a weaker than expected showing for Islamist parties. If confirmed that trend would set Libya apart from other Arab Spring countri...