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Apr 5th, 2014
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BY Jessica McKenzie Last week Human Rights Watch published a 100+ page report on government surveillance in Ethiopia that explains how the authorities use technology from countries like China, Germany and Italy to spy on opposition members, dissidents and journalists, even after they flee the country...
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Nov 7th, 2013
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What kind of crime can a fifteen-year-old child Ciham, Ali Abdu, be guilty of to merit imprisonment incommunicado? The “crime” is that her father, Ali Abdu, the former Information Minister, defected to Australia in November 2012. Since December 2012, his daughter has been imprisoned by Isaias A...
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Aug 14th, 2013
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The Military Special Operation Unit in Mubi, Adamawa State, on Tuesday said it killed two Boko Haram commanders in a gun battle.  The unit Commanding Officer, Operation, Lt. Col. Beyidi Martins, stated this in Mubi.  Martins said the unit had made a successful progress in containing the activities of...
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Apr 8th, 2013
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It is not what people innocently say about somebody that matters. It is what the person being talked about knows deep down his hearts about himself that is important.   L-R: His Excellency, Dr. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, Governor Godswill AkpAbio and wife, Unoma Akp...
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Feb 6th, 2013
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After over two months of secrecy and denials, controversies surrounding his whereabouts, the Eritrean Information Minister and Issaias Afewerki’s right-hand man, confirms his defection on January 30th 2013 to a Swedish tabloid called Expressen. You remember months of media saga about the health...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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By Ben Ezeamalu,Premium Times (Abuja) The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has issued the Nigerian government a seven-day ultimatum to engage former World Bank Vice President, Oby Ezekwesili, in a public debate. The group, on Wednesday, urged the federal government to appoint Informati...
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Sep 7th, 2012
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(AP) — Liberia has a new $672 million austerity budget that cut official travel expenses to channel more funds to infrastructure. The controversial budget also freezes salaries for civil servants. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf signed the budget late Wednesday, after it was passed by the legis...
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Aug 2nd, 2012
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A top Ethiopian official says the health of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is “much improved” in recent days, following treatment for an unspecified illness. Meles has not been seen in public for more than a month, and opposition websites this week reported the Ethiopian leader is dead. In an inte...
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May 24th, 2012
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Abuja — President Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed Malam Bolaji Abdullahi as substantive Minister of Sports, the Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, has said. Prior to his confirmation, Bolaji was the Minister of Youth Development and was also overseeing the Ministry of Sports, following the rem...
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Apr 19th, 2012
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Nigeria’s Information Minister tells VOA his country’s security forces have made enormous progress in combating the threat posed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, especially in the federal capital, Abuja. Labaran Maku’s comment follows a U.S. emergency warning issued Wednes...