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Apr 3rd, 2014
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By Lucy Hovil The independence of South Sudan symbolised a moment of extraordinary achievement and hope. On the one hand, there was optimism that independence had heralded a new era of equal citizenship for those in the South that would override the tensions and divisions of the old Sudan. On the oth...
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Mar 31st, 2014
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AN ETHIOPIAN farmer is using taxpayers’ money to sue Britain because he says that foreign aid sent to his country is supporting a brutal regime that ruined his life. The man – known as Mr O – told his British lawyers that the £1.3billion the UK has sent to Ethiopia in the past five years […]...
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Mar 18th, 2014
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Nigeria could soon outrank South Africa as Africa’s biggest economy, but about 61% of Nigerians still live on less than $1 per day. As Nigeria gets richer, more Nigerians live in poverty. That’s the paradox of growth in Africa’s biggest oil producer, its most populous nation and whi...
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Mar 4th, 2014
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Martin Plaut Feruz Werede, Selam Kidane and Meron Estefanos are finding ways of challenging one of the most repressive states in Africa. Eritrea – bordering on the Red Sea – is a land of extremes. The searing heat of its deserts and the harness of the mountains are softened by abundant valleys and a ...
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Feb 21st, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Several Ethiopians living abroad are accusing their home government of using sophisticated computer spyware to hack into their computers and monitor their private communications. One Washington area man has filed a federal suit against the Ethiopian government, and another has filed a co...
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Feb 18th, 2014
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by Michael John Good news! Chief Olusegun Matthew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, former dictator of Nigeria, farmer, soldier, gentleman is now born again. Yeah, he found faith when the evil general, Sani Abacha, sent him to jail for a phantom coup. Jail purified him and he came...
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Feb 12th, 2014
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theguardian.com, On the morning of the 18 December last year Sam* walked up the narrow steps of a nondescript building in the back streets of Islington, north London. He was visiting the Eritrean embassy to inquire about his “clearance”. This is the process every Eritrean in the diaspora ...
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Feb 12th, 2014
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EXCLUSIVE: Video Evidence Shows Eritrea Embassy Extorting UK Refugees Diaspora TaxIBTimes UK ) New video evidence exclusively obtained by IBTimes UK has confirmed that the Eritrean government still collects a controversial “diaspora tax” from nationals living in the UK – despite assurances by British...
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In Djibouti
Feb 12th, 2014
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Eritrean nationals in the UK, as well as individuals of Eritrean descent, are being forced to pay an illegal 2% tax levied on all their UK earnings by the Eritrean government. This is in addition to the ordinary taxes they pay in Britain. Despite assurances from the British Government that this has b...
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Jan 23rd, 2014
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Binyavanga Wainaina speaks at a forum in Nairobi, Kenya, April 2013. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA 11 July, 2000. This is not the right version of events. Hey mum. I was putting my head on her shoulder, that last afternoon before she died. She was lying on her hospital bed. Kenyatta. Intensive Care. C...