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Aug 5th, 2014
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PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC– Mr. Obang Metho, the Executive Director of the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE), a non-violent, non-political, grassroots social justice movement of diverse Ethiopians; committed to bringing truth, justice, freedom, equality, reconciliation, accountability a...
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Aug 4th, 2014
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By Misha Boutilier The Central African Republic (CAR) continues to experience grave insecurity despite the presence of a powerful, French-led peacekeeping force since December 2013. Commentators often call for more troops to improve the security situation, but in fact the most sustainable solution fo...
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Jul 22nd, 2014
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By Louisa Waugh Last June, when I first arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the resident ex-pats suggested I visit ‘Cinq Kilo’ – Bangui’s largest market. ‘It’s rowdy, but fun.’ He said. ‘Take someone local with you; it’s famous for pickpockets too.’ I liked the market, and soon felt...
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Jul 17th, 2014
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By Solomon A. Dersso Despite their legal attributes, in functional terms many African states (constructs of the continent’s encounter with colonial rule) came into being without possessing the requisite qualities of statehood. Apart from their alienation from the lived political and socio-cultural ex...
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Jul 9th, 2014
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By: Yosef Tesfasilase The African Union (AU) is an intergovernmental organization of African countries with its headquarter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was established in 2002 after its predecessor Organization of African Unity (OAU) was dissolved. It consists of 54 members African Nations except Mo...
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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Senseless assassination of Hon. Mohamed Mohamud Hayd One of the most experienced and steadfast Somali politicians of Somalia, Adm. (ret.) Mohamed Mohamud ‘Hayd’, a Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, was killed today, Thursday, morning in Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu, when alleged al Shabaab...
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Jun 18th, 2014
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By Arthur Simuchoba This year Zambia took the liberty of observing World Refugee Day (June 20th), a week earlier than normal. There is, however, a sense that, even if unintentional, this was appropriate given that the country was among the earliest in Africa to begin taking in refugees and is current...
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Jun 11th, 2014
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By ethiocnn Following the recent crackdown by the Ethiopian government on journalists and bloggers, the managing Editor and founder of the defunct magazine Tesema Desalegn has fled the country. Sources indicate that the journalist has left the country as the result of the deteriorating press freedom ...
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Jun 10th, 2014
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By Pambazuka News By Arlette Afagbegee The International Criminal Court (ICC), which will soon be celebrating its twelfth anniversary, has received extensive media coverage and attention of late due to its interventions in Kenya and its prosecution of recently-elected Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta ...
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May 28th, 2014
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Many in Nigeria have called on their government to do far more in the search for the missing girls. —Associated Press Raynard Jackson Correspondent The recent kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls has been all over the news which is a good thing. We need to take the emotion out of this issue and hav...