Indepth Africa Magazine

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Jun 29th, 2013
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– By Rose Nakayi A recent workshop on “the politics of oil and gas in East Africa” run by Makerere (Uganda) and Leeds (UK) universities, following a research visit to Uganda’s Hoima District, has revealed much that makes me wonder if the oil discovery in the Albertine region is not a twisted fortune....
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Jun 27th, 2013
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By Tony Egbe In all emerging democracies, education is a right of every child. Not in Nigeria. In Nigeria, education is a special privilege. Public education in Nigeria have irreparably broke down. Like every other institution in that country, it needs a complete overhaul or rapid upgrades. And I can...
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Jun 27th, 2013
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It is Mr Obama’s second visit to the continent since he became president. He is hoping to boost economic ties with the African countries and promote good governance – all the countries he is visiting have stable democracies. The South African leg of his trip is expected to be overshadowed...
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Jun 26th, 2013
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In what was another historic moment, the First family today embarked upon an eight-day trip to Africa aimed at reviving U.S. engagement with the continent, although that will be overshadowed by the uncertain health of South Africa hero Nelson Mandela Obama’s trip, his second to the continent as...
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In Eritrea
Jun 26th, 2013
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Here is a look at the life of Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa. Personal: Birth date: July 18, 1918 Birth place: Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa. Birth name: Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela Father: Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, a counselor to the royal house of th...
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Jun 25th, 2013
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Not sure where but I do remember reading that a US diplomat is said to have introduced herself to Fidel Castro as “head of Cuban affair” for which Castro taunted her that he thought he was head of Cuban affair rather. What resonates through Castro’s resistance to the US diplomat (wh...
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Jun 24th, 2013
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This is a guest post by Dominic Bocci, assistant director at the Council on Foreign Relations’ David Rockefeller Studies Program. The passage of the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill on May 31, 2013, by the Nigerian House of Representatives places President Goodluck Jonathan in a tricky position. No...
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Jun 24th, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG -The Presidential Office of South African President  Jacob Zuma confirmed today that former president Nelson Mandela’s health condition has worsened in the past 24 hours.  Mandela’s health has strongly been deteriorating in recent weeks, leading up to his sudden hospitalization....
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 24th, 2013
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This week my regular Monday commentary is presented in the form of a “flash drama” on Obama (a sub-genre of theatrical play sometimes described as a “ten minute one-act play”). The scene is a barbershop somewhere in Africa. Two young African college friends are talking soccer as they await their turn...
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Jun 22nd, 2013
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By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye It has since become common knowledge which enjoys widespread acceptance that any day Nigeria is able to make up its mind to end its obscene and ruinous romance with the stubborn monster called “Corruption”, this country will automatically witness the kind of prosperity no one ...