Arab Spring

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2014
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By Shiferaw Abebe There has been very little discourse anywhere regarding the 2015 general election in Ethiopia despite the fact that it is only a year away. It was therefore encouraging to read a recent editorial on Negere-Ethiopia by Semayawi Party on the subject urging opposition parties to put th...
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In Djibouti
Mar 17th, 2014
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Premium Times In a month when we are celebrating women, today, Sunday March 16th is Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu’s 1000th day of imprisonment for simply doing her job. A columnist for several Amharic-language newspapers, Reeyot Alemu was one of the first journalists arrested in a 2011 gove...
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Mar 4th, 2014
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By Abebe Gellaw The life of the young Ethiopian co-pilot who sought political asylum while flying in the airspace of Switzerland two weeks ago will never be the same again. If the amount of money people make is a measure of success, the 30-year old co-pilot Hailemedhin Abera Tegegn had a relatively “...
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Jan 28th, 2014
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended “another historic milestone” in Tunisia’s democratic transition with the adoption of the country’s new constitution. In a statement from his spokesperson, Mr. Ban encouraged Tunisia’s political actors to ensure the next steps of the tran...
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Oct 28th, 2013
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Reem Mohamed When women joined men on the streets of Egypt on January 25 2011, they did not organize for a gender revolution; they joined the crowds to chant ‘bread, freedom and social justice.’ This was a big mistake. Led by males, uprisings of the Arab Spring did not prioritize ‘equality’, a crucia...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Aug 30th, 2013
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At least two people including a Libyan prosecutor, who was in charge of cases involving ex-regime officials, have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the eastern city of Benghazi, a security source says. According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the incident took place on T...
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In Egypt
Aug 21st, 2013
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Officials say an Egyptian court has ordered the release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak, following a hearing on charges against him of accepting gifts from a state-owned newspaper, the last case that has kept the ailing leader in detention. Egypt’s prosecutor will not appeal against a court rulin...
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Jul 25th, 2013
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By ESKINDER NEGA ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — I AM jailed, with around 200 other inmates, in a wide hall that looks like a warehouse. For all of us, there are only three toilets. Most of the inmates sleep on the floor, which has never been swept. About 1,000 prisoners share the small open space here [&hel...
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Jul 11th, 2013
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By Arab News   By Alsir Sidahmed   A combination of violence, polarization and political vacuum is threatening to bring the Egyptian revolution closer to the kind of civil war in Algeria rather than moving toward a renewed democratic process.   The ingredients are there for everyone to...
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In Angola
Apr 5th, 2013
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By Abe Greenwald, commentarymagazine Not all “Arab unrest” is equal. Consider these current headlines out of North Africa and try to spot the odd man out: “Libya’s south teeters toward chaos — and militant extremists,” “Egypt Takes Another Step Toward Autocracy—and Instability,” “Tunisia Sees Rising ...