Jerusalem

By IAfrica
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Jul 7th, 2014
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Not once did I picture the president in the presence of Shimon Peres seeping kosher wine and laughing in chivalry. Nor did I envision him and his wife enjoying the serenity and basking in the ambience of Tel Aviv by the Mediterranean. I tried to visualize him touring Jerusalem, but not in the state h...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 18th, 2013
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Steve Lipman Traveling around Ethiopia in late 1991, at the end of the African country’s civil war, was unsafe for anyone. It presented special risks for a woman traveling alone, a foreigner, a white person in the northern hilly region on a mission of mercy. Judie Oron, a Canadian-born resident of Is...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2013
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Part (I) Strange things are happening in Ghana under the temporary reign of President John Dramani Mahama. Not only are highly qualified university graduates roaming the streets looking for unavailable jobs, but also the economic situation in Ghana at the moment is deplorable to say the least. No won...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 28th, 2013
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Damptey, Daniel Danquah The so-called Citizen Governance Network is not a credible organization. It is a conglomerate of hurriedly- assembled discordant members whose sole purpose is to attract attention to itself. There is nothing Islamic about it, for if there was, would it degenerate so low to the...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Mar 20th, 2013
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Whether or not he achieves diplomatic breakthroughs on his visit to Israel, President Obama’s trip could help the peace process by focusing news media attention, for once, on positive aspects of normal existence in that controversial corner of the Middle East. Though coverage inevitably focuses...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 19th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor At long last, President Mahama has confirmed that the government is, indeed, involved in the planning of the pilgrimage to Jerusalem by 200 Ghanaian pastors. Speaking on the issue for the first time, President Mahama emphasized that the amount was not coming from government ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 19th, 2013
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By Charles Kofi Fekpe So, the Government of Ghana wants to spend $600K on a pilgrimage to the Wailing wall in Jerusalem. I can understand why Ghanaians are crying out loud. I do. Inasmuch as I am a strong believer in the Jewish faith and Abrahamic (in this particular case, Solomonic) mysteries and co...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 17th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Folks, it is time to take on the government for what I consider to be the worst “misplaced priority” that it has come out with less than 100 days in office. And I will be very blunt and brazen about it. When the news broke out that the government was […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 13th, 2013
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By Emily L. Hauser, Daily Breast Last week Haaretz corrected its reporting of a story I covered in these pages: Ethiopian-Israeli women have been saying for years that they’ve been injected with Depo-Provera (long-acting birth control) by state-mandated health providers without their informed consent...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 6th, 2013
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(JTA) – Two Ethiopian runners who traveled to Israel for last Friday’s Jerusalem Marathon absconded during the race in a suspected effort to stay in the country indefinitely. The two women, Malet Mekonen, 24, and Mahalat Zalika, 25, were seen at the starting line but did not finish the ra...