Constitution

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 9th, 2014
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About 1,400 years ago, Ethiopia had been able to establish a just order far better than the order that the 21st century society has established. Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) aptly described the then Abyssinian (Ethiopian) King as, “a King in whose realm no one is wronged.” The degree of fairn...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 13th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor The West Africa Network for Peace (WANEP) has expressed grave concern that politicization of chieftaincy and ethnicity (especially in Northern Ghana) is “a potential source of destabilization.” In a statement at the opening of a two-day workshop for security agencies in Tama...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Jul 30th, 2012
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By Alemayehu G. Mariam In an interview I gave to the Voice of America Amharic program last week, I was asked to comment on the nature of constitutional succession in the event of death, disability, resignation, illness, incapacity or removal from power of the prime minster (PM) in Ethiopia. The answe...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 28th, 2012
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MOGADISHU — Somalia has unveiled a new final draft constitution that was recently approved in Nairobi by Somali leaders in the presence of Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Dr. Augustine Mahiga. The text is somewhat an exact duplicate of Ethiopia’s 1994 draft paper a...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 10th, 2012
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In a multi racial society like Kenya is it really necessary to collect data on one’s tribal background? Has such data ever helped the country? No! Those without recognized tribes or descent have always had problems proving their right to citizenship. ‘It’s celebration time’, declared the Minister for...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 8th, 2011
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Kenya’s new chief justice Willy Mutunga says that living by the constitution means that all Kenyans – from the tiniest hut to State House – must do what it requires, when it is required, whatever the cost in finance, effort or personal convenience. Mr President, Mr Prime Minister, Mr Speaker, Mr Vice...