Counter-terrorism

By IndepthAfrica
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May 13th, 2014
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by George Kerley In March 2014, National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) presented to Nigerians, at a well publicized briefing replete with media glitz, a National Counter Terrorism Strategy (NACTEST) where he outlined a new strategy called ‘Soft Approach’ for dealing with th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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By Jonas Clinton As the most educated Ethiopian immigrants migrate to North America looking for economical opportunities, it has been suggested, and most will end up being stalwart of customer service jobs such as driving taxis and ultimately shutter an Ethiopian dream of being useful to their home c...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 27th, 2013
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Ethiopia’s long-ruling leader died half a year ago, but it seems Meles Ze-nawi still holds on to power. In the capital, his face looks down from hundreds of posters plastered on walls, and government representatives vow to implement the late Meles’ vision without alteration. Meles, who he...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 4th, 2013
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Ethiopian National Security and Intelligence Agency confirmed on Wednesday the report that fifteen members of a terrorist cell affiliated with Al Qaeda’s network in East Africa had been arrested. Military training manuals, jihad war videos and a variety of weapons were also found. The fifteen 1...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 18th, 2012
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press release ARTICLE 19 calls for the Ethiopian authorities to drop all charges against Yusuf Getachew, a journalist for the publication Ye’Muslimoch Guday (Muslim Affairs) who was charged on October 29 under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation 2009. ARTICLE 19 urges the Ethiopian government to st...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 2nd, 2012
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A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today spoke out against the ongoing use of anti-terrorism laws to curb freedom of expression in Ethiopia, where several journalists were recently given prison sentences under such legislation. “Journalists play a crucial role in promoting acc...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 3rd, 2011
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Lately, Meles Zenawi, the dictator in Ethiopia, has been rounding up dissidents, journalists, opposition party political leaders and members under a diktat known as “Anti-Terrorism Proclamation No. 652/2009”. This diktat approved on a 286-91 vote of the rubberstamp parliament is so arbitrary and capr...
By benim
In News
Sep 8th, 2011
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Abuja – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked his special adviser on counter-terrorism, two weeks after a car bomber killed 23 people at the UN’s Nigeria headquarters, a presidential spokesperson said on Thursday. Spokesperson Reuben Abati would not give details on why former co...
By benim
In Egypt
Apr 20th, 2011
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Cairo – Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was complicit in shootings of anti-regime protesters as he tried to face down a popular revolt, a member of an official commission said on Tuesday. Judge Omar Marwan, the commission’s secretary general, was speaking at a news conference af...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Mar 30th, 2011
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South African counterterrorism police have arrested a white supremacist and seized weapons, the National Prosecuting Authority said Wednesday. Prosecution spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga said a lengthy investigation led to Andre Visagie’s arrest Tuesday. Police also seized from Visagie’s north-ce...