Independence Day

By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 16th, 2014
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Eritrea’s “new” constitution has no needs for an election commission Last month on Independence Day President Isaias Afwerki informed the Eritrean public that his government is planning to embark on drafting a constitution and presumably henceforth leading Eritrea to an era of constitutio...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 30th, 2014
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By Yosief Ghebrehiwet 05/29/2014 It was a great day for Eritrea! This year, every Eritrean worth his/her name celebrated May 24, the day Eritrea got its independence from colonial, feudal and backward Ethiopia 23 years ago; that is, wherever they happened to be, be it in mainland Eritrea or in diaspo...
By IAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2014
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President Mugabe has managed to protect the independence and sovereignty of Zimbabwe against the cunning former colonisers Caitlin Kamba Thirty-four-years into Independence, Zimbabwe has made tremendous strides that will put to shame the most ardent of its detractors. Some of these achievements and m...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 2nd, 2013
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As I salute my fellow country men and women on this special, epochal and historical event of the 53rd Anniversary of our independence and knowing that many of our leaders have spoken to Nigerians on this special day, let me reiterate on behalf of our great party that no matter the obvious shortcoming...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 2nd, 2013
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Half a decade and three years ago, our fathers launched unto this continent a nation conceived in true liberty, without the sound of gun nor a drop of blood. This moment of today may not have been their dreams, but still yet I’m proud to be a Nigeria, and it is this immortal love for […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 1st, 2013
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Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 4th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Folks, the NPP leaders and their followers have once again come face-to-face with their own ghosts on the political terrain—and are scared stiff by what they see. Will they join President Mahama on Wednesday to celebrate the 56th anniversary of Ghana’s independence—a nationa...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 3rd, 2013
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Selam Kidane I was intending this to be my short reflections on 2012, it turns out the year was too short for me to be doing a proper reflection on (or is that a nifty excuse from my end?)… sensible people who keep a diary are able to look back and reflect properly… I am […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 4th, 2012
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Another month, another massacre in Nigeria. The violence in Africa’s other superpower makes Marikana look tame in comparison, and the Nigerian government’s response has been similarly lacklustre. With both South Africa and Nigeria competing for continental pre-eminence and international recognition, ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 5th, 2012
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The first Sub Saharan African country Obama visited after he became president was Ghana in 2009. So it is proper and diplomatic for him to extend a similar invitation to our President, John Evans Atta Mills; just in case both men do not get a second term. Though our sovereignty is not subjected to an...