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By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 8th, 2013
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CLICK TO HEAR ESCAPE FROM SINAI BY BBC The truth behind the brutal trade in human trafficking in the Sinai desert .....
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 7th, 2013
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By Mike Thomson BBC News, Sinai Lamlam, 17, is one of thousands of people who make the treacherous journey from Eritrea to Egypt each year. Many fall victim to unscrupulous people traffickers, who kidnap them and demand ransom money from their families. “The kidnappers would make me lie on my b...
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Jan 8th, 2013
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Last  July at Hargeisa International Book Festival (HIBF), it was launched a book with the title ‘Getting Somalia Wrong; Faith,war and hope in a shattered state .Although this book was written for the international readers and has an important messages in it,  admittedly ,  Somalilanders seemed  it i...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 21st, 2012
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PRI’s The World Dame Endalew is in his final year at St. Paul’s Medical College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Photo by Anders Kelto.) Ethiopia has struggled with a shortage of qualified doctors for years. In an effort to resolve that, it’s vastly increased the sizes of existing classes and o...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Aug 26th, 2012
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Four hundred years after the notorious Pendle trials, in some countries women accused of witchcraft are still being beaten, killed or hounded from their homes. And in Britain, claims of possession have been used to justify abuse. Alizon Device, an 11-year-old girl, from Pendle, Lancashire, was hanged...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
May 11th, 2012
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What makes an entrepreneur? The BBC’s Thomas Hubert and Tom Santorelli spoke to Gabriel Osombo, a diamond trader in an open-air diamond market in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When Gabriel Osombo realised he would never make ends meet as a civil servant in the Democratic Republi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2012
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By Richard Dowden Dear John, I listened to your reports from Liberia on The Today programme this morning with growing fury. I am not angry because your reporting is bad. It is extremely good. My complaint is this: you say you have been reporting Africa for more than 45 years but why, only now, are [&...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jan 11th, 2012
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The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants has defended recent attacks on Christians, saying they are revenge for killings of Muslims. In his first video message, posted on YouTube, Abubakar Shekau referred to attacks on Muslims in recent years in several parts of northern Nigeria. B...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 10th, 2012
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London – Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka warned on Tuesday that his country was heading towards a civil war, blaming political leaders who spread religious intolerance. Asked whether he agreed with President Goodluck Jonathan that the current unrest was worse than the 1960s civil war, he t...
By benim
In Libya
Aug 24th, 2011
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A resident of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, told the BBC World Service that the situation in her neighbourhood is much safer since rebel forces took over but it remains precarious. She wished to remain anonymous. “It’s very safe. The rebels have gates all around, every neighbourhood has at...