Arab Spring

By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Apr 5th, 2013
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By Abe Greenwald, Moroccan American Center for Policy (Washington, DC) column 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,” “Egyp...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2013
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By Arab News By Alsir Sidahmed Cynics have asserted that if the Arab Spring is to be characterized by forces of political Islam taking over power and mismanaging it, then Sudan had its Arab Spring more than two decades ago. However, in reality, Sudan seems to be at a crossroads, poised either for a s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 2nd, 2013
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Source: Freedom Now For Immediate Release: UN Finds Imprisonment of Ethiopian Journalist Eskinder Nega Arbitrary under International Law and Calls for Immediate Release Washington, D.C.: In an opinion released today by Freedom Now, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found the Government of E...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 23rd, 2013
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By Tesfa Mekuria Alemu Tafesse recently published a highly profound article – The Ethiopian Muslim Civil Rights Movement: Implications for Democracy in Ethiopia. In it, he argued that the 14-month old Muslim civil rights movement has had remarkable implications for the democratic transformation...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 21st, 2013
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Tesfa Mekuria Alemu Tafesse recently published a highly profound article by the title “The Ethiopian Muslim Civil Rights Movement: Implications for Democracy in Ethiopia”. In it, he argued that the 14-month old Muslim civil rights movement has had remarkable implications for the democrati...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 19th, 2013
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Here in Ghana, it is a taboo to have sex through the anus except the vagina. In fact most religious orientations are quick to spew the consequences one is likely to suffer. Even though our morals and values intertwine, Africa as a whole abhors the act. But the phenomenon of gay rights though not new ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 18th, 2013
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Traffic to English and Arabic websites has plummeted since the network aired coverage of protests in August last year. Google Analytics shows the English website’s traffic declined from 50,000 hits in July 2012 to 117 in September Al Jazeera’s English and Arabic websites are reported to have be...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 12th, 2013
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By Teshome Abebe It has been suggested that of all the ideologies that sprang up during the 20th century (Communism, National Socialism and Islamic Fundamentalism), none are more toxic than Islamism. Islamism or Radical Islam or otherwise also known as Islamic Fundamentalism, driven by Islamists, is ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 19th, 2013
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Tunisia, one of the most secular Arab countries in modern times—and the first country to experience the “Arab Spring”—was also recently the first Arab country to experience an Islamic assassination since the Arab Spring began.  The BBC explains: Tunisian opposition politician Chokri Belaid has been s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 18th, 2013
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Since the “Arab Spring” came to Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood assumed power, sexual harassment, abuse, and rape of women has skyrocketed.  This graph, which shows an enormous jump in sexual harassment beginning around January 2011, when the Tahrir revolts began, certainly demonstrates as much. Its...