Cold War

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 9th, 2014
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Opposition Radio: Anybody Listening in Eritrea? Eritrea’s geographical location and particularly its altitude was a unique place for good reception of radio transmissions from all over the world, long before the satellite technology made its emergence. Michela Wrong once described the Hamasien platea...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 13th, 2013
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By Keffyalew Gebremedhin There are many of us who strongly believe that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been a major politico-economic initiative of the post-Cold War world. With the launch in September 2000 of UN-MDG by the UN General Assembly, the subsequent twelve years have unmistaka...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 5th, 2013
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The lies that creep out of the state’s mouth are justified as the protection of order, even when they are against the law, but a citizen’s lawful attempt to counter their lies is terrorism. As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. —James Bovard With the convergence of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 27th, 2013
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By Keith Somerville Having worked as a journalist for 33 years and having taught journalism and analysed the processes and performance of journalism for the last five, it is very revealing watching and analysing the development of major stories.  There have been two dominant ones in the news about Af...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 20th, 2013
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At the demise of communist bloc in the late 80s and early 90s, two socio-political thinkers rose to theorize on the emerging world order and the shape of the age to come. The first was Francis Fukuyama who predicted the end of ideology and the end of history. For Fukuyama, the   history in question i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2013
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By Dayib A. Atto The idea of talking about a ‘demilitarization’ at this point with the nation still engaged in a war against a terrorist criminal organization may sound to be a bit out of sync with reality, but its precisely because nobody is even considering to look at the big Somali picture f...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 7th, 2013
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By James Hamill, A little more than a decade ago, in July 2002, the African Union (AU) was formed against an inauspicious backdrop. For Africa, the previous decade had been defined by conflict, state collapse, failed peacekeeping missions and even genocide. So dire had Africa’s condition become that ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 7th, 2012
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Successive leaders of Israel have been running out of workable ideas and sustainable policy objectives for more than half a century since the forceful creation in 1948 of their would-be the only Jewish State of Israel in the middle of Arab states that were frozen in time and space. The Zionist idea p...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 9th, 2012
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By: Ivan Eland The United States is meddling in another internal civil war to prevent a “terrorist haven” from developing. This time it’s not in Somalia or Yemen but instead in the West African country of Mali. The United States and France are concerned that Islamists have taken over northern Mali, a...
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Nov 7th, 2012
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WASHINGTON: From a suspected Israeli airstrike in Sudan to cyber warfare in the Gulf and a drone shot down over Israel, the largely hidden war between Iran and its foes seems heating up and spreading. Despite months of speculation, most experts and governments believe the risk of a direct Israeli str...