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By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 28th, 2014
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by Richard Falk The Meaning of a 98.1% Vote In mid-January, there was a vote in Egypt as to whether to approve a constitution drafted by a 50-person committee appointed by the interim government put in place after the military coup carried out on July 3, 2013. The constitution was approved by 98.1% o...
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Oct 15th, 2013
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By Patrick Soriwei Press statement – The family of a Nigerian student, Mr. Gabriel Soriwei, who was killed in the North Cyprus city of Nicosia, has cried out to the Federal Government, relevant authorities and indeed all well meaning Nigerians for intervention. Gabriel Soriwei, (20), was a firs...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 25th, 2013
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Jonathan | credits: File copy The leadership of the New Peoples Democratic Party has  said that  President Goodluck Jonathan is not qualified to seek reelection in 2015. The reasons why he cannot contest, according to the group, are: The 1999 Constitution, an agreement the President  entered into and...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2013
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By Jamal Ali In an etiological analogy, Somalia’s current state-building detractors resemble like the mythical Medusa’s head.  It appears that Perseus had cut them all off exhaustingly, except his blade slashed the last head before it hid in a ruble. Hence, a mysterious Oedipus like showed up and too...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 15th, 2013
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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Saturday met with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and President of the autonomous region of Somaliland Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo in the second round of talks mediated by Turkey in capital Ankara. Davutoglu met Somali President Mohamud before the two joi...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 13th, 2013
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ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey has hosted direct talks between the presidents of Somalia and the breakaway Somaliland region to encourage dialogue between the two. No statement was released after Saturday’s meeting between Somalia’s Hassan Sheik Mohamud and Ahmed Silanyo of Somaliland. Som...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 8th, 2012
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Nairobi/Istanbul/Brussels,As a new Somali government is established, Turkey’s engagement in the war-ravaged country must be thoughtful and carefully coordinated so as not to lead to yet another failed international intervention. Assessing Turkey’s Role in Somalia, the latest briefing from the Interna...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Sep 6th, 2012
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Dmitriy SEDOV Recent developments in the Middle East had a considerable impact on the standing of Turkey, a country deeply involved in the unfolding Syrian tragedy. It currently appears that Turkey’s neighbors – Iran and Iraq – are growing allergic to the attempts made by Ankara to establish it...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Jun 27th, 2012
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Joseph Puder In a recent interview with RT (Russian TV) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, while in Beijing, called on Iran and Turkey to be includedin the upcoming international meeting dedicated to ending the Syrian crisis.  It is obviously clear to Lavrov, as it is to others, that Iran and Tu...
By IndepthAfrica
In Europe
Apr 23rd, 2012
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Vladislav GULEVICH The presidential elections in France will open on April 22, and the candidates’ campaigning explainably holds the attention of watchers in Ankara. The immediate future of the ties between Turkey and France largely depends on the outcome of the poll, plus their reverting to no...