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By IndepthAfrica
In World
Jul 7th, 2014
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Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors. He also promised to hold bishops accountable for the protection of minors. The pope celebrated a Mass with six survivors at his Vatican hotel Monday, but in his homil...
By IAfrica
In Article
Apr 15th, 2014
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For the best part of the last three years I’ve been visiting, working and living in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. During that time a lot has changed. Security has improved thanks to al-Shabab retreating from the city.   Mogadishu feels like it is finally being resuscitated from the bloody two-decade...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 11th, 2013
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Last year, I attended a conference that brought together African thought leaders. In a session about African identity, we explored the question of whether one could claim to be African without being fluent in any African languages. A passionate, and near disruptive debate ensued almost instantly. Wha...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 5th, 2013
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Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab insurgents have returned to Twitter with a new account, less than two weeks since they were suspended after posting photographs of a French commando they had killed. “For what it’s worth, shooting the messenger and suppressing the truth by silenc...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 4th, 2013
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Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group has opened a new Twitter account in English, less than two weeks after its previous account was suspended. A senior al-Shabab official told the BBC that the new account was genuine. Al-Shabab’s previous English-language account was suspended after...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Oct 20th, 2012
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Moussa Ibrahim arrested in town 40 miles south of Tripoli CNN) - The former spokesman for late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi denied a report Saturday that he was captured by Libyan special forces, saying in an audio message that he is not even in the country.     Moussa Ibrahim said the rep...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 11th, 2012
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Ethiopia is among the bottom five countries in a new report published by the World Wide Web Foundation’s Web Index listing. The study ranked a total of 61 countries on the number of individuals online as well as the amount of useful online content available to web users. It also took into account the...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 10th, 2012
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The West African Examinations Council on Friday released the results of the May/June 2012 West African Senior School Certificate Examination. The candidates for this year’s examination performed better than their counterparts in the last three years. A total of 649,156 candidates representing 38.81 p...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Mar 19th, 2012
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London – The British government says two UK journalists detained by a militia group in Libya have been freed. The Foreign Office said on Sunday that Nicholas Davies-Jones and Gareth Montgomery-Johnson have been released into the care of British consular staff. It says they are in good condition...
By benim
In Analysis
Sep 22nd, 2011
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We begin this essay by reaffirming our previous assertion that there are no tribes in Ghana. The phenomenon of language differences has no name in ancient or modern linguistics. Therefore the tagging of the various language groups as tribes is a clear misnomer which borders on the offensive. To illus...