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By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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Senseless assassination of Hon. Mohamed Mohamud Hayd One of the most experienced and steadfast Somali politicians of Somalia, Adm. (ret.) Mohamed Mohamud ‘Hayd’, a Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, was killed today, Thursday, morning in Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu, when alleged al Shabaab...
By IAfrica
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Apr 24th, 2014
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ABOVE: While Zimbabwe boasts a large pool of experts in various fields in Parliament, they cannot apply their aptitude in scrutinising and pointing out deficiencies in proposed legislation for fear of being labelled sell-outs. Munyaradzi Gwisai (right) is one of the casualties of the whipping system ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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By Daniel Assefa Response to Abebe Haregewoin’s article on Girma Seifu (lone MP) It is with some dismay that I read Abebe Haregewoin’s assault on the lone opposition member of parliament Ato Girma Seifu. As Sirgute-Selassie observed, lately the ‘diaspora media’ seems to favor contributions from...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 27th, 2014
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Live: An unsafe Kenya will be high on the to say list for president Uhuru Kenyatta when he makes his state of the nation address in parliament. Live streaming video by Ustream...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 22nd, 2014
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By FPJ Bureau Nairobi : Kenya’s parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out, reports said on Friday. The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed on Thursday to formalise customa...
By IndepthAfrica
In North Africa
Jan 9th, 2014
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By MISNA   The National Constituent Assembly (CNA) will vote nine members for the election of the Superior Independent Electoral Instance (ISIE).   “This is the most important stage of the period of transition to democracy”, said CNA president, Mustapha Ben Jaafar, inaugurating the plenary ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 20th, 2013
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By Philip Thon Aleu The scale of early marriages in South Sudan is being underestimated by outsiders, but people born in these communities find it even hard to campaign against the practice. In this article I describe a true story that I witnessed earlier this year of a girl who was forced to marry i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 13th, 2013
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By Girma Feyissa, Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) The unusual tolerance beginning to be witnessed in the Ethiopian political arena seems to be convincing many people that there is a glimmer of hope in the development of accommodative political policies from the side of the ruling party. Skeptics warn tha...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2013
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Albert, an accountant with a top city bank, says he is tired of the insecurity he feels whenever he is at work. His crisis is the fact that male co-workers ogle at his fiancée’s as she strolls around in a miniskirt. The mini, along with other ‘revealing’ clothes, is the unofficial uniform for all fem...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 12th, 2013
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Women in Uganda who go out wearing mini-skirts could face jail or a heavy fine under draconian new anti-pornography laws.  The legislation would also see television dramas and films banned if it is passed by parliament. The Anti-Pornography Bill 2011 proposes that those found guilty of abetting porno...