Christmas

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 6th, 2014
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by Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye The recent statement by the General Overseer of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, that Christmas is idolatrous has attracted widespread reactions. Pastor Kumuyi was quoted in the ‘PUNCH’ newspaper of December 13, 2013, as saying: “We don’t celebrate Chris...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 27th, 2013
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by Reuben Abati State House Press Release – Reports in a section of the media today which quoted President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as saying at a Christmas church service on Wednesday in Abuja that “terrorism has come to stay” in Nigeria are completely untrue and a mischievous misrepresentation...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 18th, 2013
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  For Ethiopians, November is a month which shall live in infamy In November 2013, Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia are facing unspeakable horrors.    For the past few years, there has been systematic persecution of Ethiopians living, working and seeking refuge in Saudi Arabia. Even Ethiopians pr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Europe Soccer
Mar 30th, 2013
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Jose Mourinho has postponed his goalkeeping selection dilemma by leaving Iker Casillas out of his Real Madrid squad for tonight’s trip to struggling Real Zaragoza. The Spain and Madrid captain – who is held in such reverence in his home country that his nickname is ‘Saint Iker’ – has resumed full tra...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 15th, 2013
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By Getachew T. Alemu, Addis Fortune  Incongruence between reality and illusion are common in Ethiopia. It is often true that actions lag behind decisions and Ethiopians give many excuses for their failure. But, it is only in the latest Christmas Exhibition that I witnessed that this popular trait has...
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In DR Congo
Jan 3rd, 2013
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A spokesman for Uganda’s government says talks between the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the M23 group are scheduled to resume Friday, despite threats by the rebels to pull out. The talks would be held in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Spokesman Fred Opolot says Uganda’s defens...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 26th, 2012
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After spending Christmas in hospital, former South African president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital. The anti-apartheid hero and Nobel Peace laureate was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on December 8 with a lung infection. Since then he has also undergone surgery to remove gallstone...
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In Nigeria
Dec 26th, 2012
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OTTAWA – A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Nigeria that killed 12 people attending Christmas services. “We strongly condemn such despicable and cowardly attacks,” Baird’s press secretary, Rick Roth, told QMI Agency on C...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 25th, 2012
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Pope Benedict used his Christmas message to the world on Tuesday to say people should never lose hope for peace, even in conflict-riven Syria and in Nigeria where he spoke of “terrorism” against Christians. Marking the eighth Christmas season of his pontificate, the 85-year-old read his &...
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In Djibouti
Dec 25th, 2012
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Day four of our virtual sleigh ride around the world to discover some of the strangest Christmas songs – and we’re in Jamaica. Jamaicans celebrate a family Christmas, although they take decorations more seriously than most and have been known to paint entire houses. Similarly, Christmas cuisine...