International Crisis Group

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Jan 17th, 2013
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Preparations for elections in Kenya turn into high gear today as the parties in the three major coalitions nominate their candidates. Kenya’s 2013 Elections, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the run-up to the 4 March 2013 elections. The disputed polls in 2007 triggered ...
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Jan 17th, 2013
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By Ewnetu Tessema There is probably no reporter in VOA Amharic service’s history, save Mimi Sibhatu, whose dubious and deliberately manipulative reporting skills have raised eyebrows and controversies as much as those of Henok Semaegzer Fente. Some of Ethiopia’s well-known dissidents and rights defen...
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Nov 29th, 2012
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Last week’s arrests of senior security figures for allegedly plotting a coup showed how close Sudan is to even greater violence and disintegration. Only managed but fundamental governance reform can help it escape chronic conflict and humanitarian misery. Sudan: Major Reform or More War, the latest r...
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Nov 14th, 2012
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It is a new-year in Ethiopia, (belated) happy 2005 one and all. With it comes a new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, deputy PM under Meles Zenawi who died some time in August or was it July. A fog of misinformation and uncertainty surrounds the final months of Meles life, ingrained secrecy being...
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Nov 13th, 2012
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AFPThis image downloaded from the internet on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, shows the main page of the sabahionline.com website, featuring an image made from video showing al-Qaida leader Ayman Al-Zawahri. At first glance it appears to be a sleek Horn of Africa news site, but in fact the website is run by ...
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Nov 5th, 2012
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By Mohamud Uluso Somalia adopted a UN drafted Provisional Constitution, formed new national parliament representing the entire population of the country and elected a national leadership for ending 12 years of chaotic transition period and  establishing a permanent, representative and accountable gov...
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Oct 26th, 2012
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Mohamud M Uluso Somalia adopted a UN-drafted Provisional Constitution, formed a new national parliament representing the entire population of the country and elected a national leadership for ending 12 years of a chaotic transition period and established a permanent, representative and accountable go...
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Oct 22nd, 2012
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By Sam Bahour, Palestine Chronicle The horrendous reality of the Palestinian communities inside Israel—in places like Akka, Haifa, Nazareth, Yaffa, and the Negev—is not about being regulated to sit in the back of the bus; they could only wish for such blatant racism. Here, the racism is multilayered,...
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Oct 15th, 2012
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To preserve Southern Africa’s relative peace in the face of rising challenges and threats, Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states must collectively reinforce its peace and security architecture. Implementing Peace and Security Architecture (II): Southern Africa, the latest Intern...
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Oct 9th, 2012
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Paris – Leymah Gbowee, the social worker who won last year’s Nobel Peace Prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, on Monday publicly disowned her co-laureate for failing to fight graft and nepotism in the war-scarred African nation. “People are very disappointed. We have...