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In East Africa
Aug 15th, 2013
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The Federal Government of Somalia is deeply troubled by the alleged rape of a Somali woman involving a number of personnel from AMISOM at Maslah Military Camp in Mogadishu on the 8 August 2013. “The Somali government will not tolerate violation of human rights, in particular sexual violence towards t...
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In Egypt
Feb 1st, 2013
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Police fire water cannon and tear gas at protesters in Cairo during violent demonstrations about the country’s leadership.   Protesters throwing stones at security forces in Cairo One person has been killed and dozens injured during clashes between police and protesters in the Egyptian capital ...
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Oct 22nd, 2012
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By Tichaona Sibanda, SW Radio Africa (London) President Robert Mugabe on Monday insisted elections to choose a new government will be held in March next year, despite fears the country is not yet ready for another poll. Addressing delegates to the COPAC, second all-stakeholders conference that opened...
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Oct 14th, 2012
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by Professor Jonathan Moyo If there is one truth about Morgan Tsvangirai’s taking into account his recent public display of his open-zip-shut-mind sexual orientation and his open-mouth-shut-mind policy disposition – that have combined to make him more of a national joke than a national le...
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Oct 12th, 2012
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Washington — “The U.S. government is committed to working with Ethiopia — both the government and the people — to strengthen respect for democracy and human rights,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Karen J. Hanrahan said October 9. Spe...
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In Ethiopia
Oct 11th, 2012
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By Meron Tekleberhan Several times now I have come upon articles which declare that the Amharic language is in danger because of the increasing influence being exerted on it by English and other foreign languages. Dr. Befekadu Wakjera cites the writing on the billboards and other advertisements that ...
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Oct 10th, 2012
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By Ahmed Olayinka Sule, CFA In the aftermath of the release of Chinua Achebe’s book titled There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra and his article published in the Guardian on 2 October 2012, there have been many debates about the Biafra war. Some have accused Achebe of stirring up ol...
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In South Africa
Oct 9th, 2012
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President Jacob Zuma has no respect for the country’s Constitution, expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema said. “How can Zuma ask miners to respect the Constitution if he does not,” Malema asked striking mineworkers in Virginia in the Free State. He was referring to a recen...
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In Middle East
Oct 9th, 2012
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By: James M. Dorsey When Spanish giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona clashed this weekend, two matches separated by thousands of kilometers were played, one on and one off the pitch. The Spanish clash ended in a draw in Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium; a rare show of public defiance to Gaza’s Hamas rule...
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In Nigeria
Oct 8th, 2012
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Witnesses say a powerful explosion has shaken a city in northeast Nigeria that’s the spiritual home of a radical Islamist sect. The blast Monday morning struck Maiduguri at a military post near the local headquarters of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. Authorities immediately suspected the sec...