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By IndepthAfrica
In African Union (AU)
May 22nd, 2013
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column Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, was a passionate believer in African unity, and a living link with the historic Pan-African movement which had promoted solidarity among people of African descent everywhere against colonialism and racism. Earlier Pan-Africanists had identified wit...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 14th, 2013
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ABBA MAHMOOD, leadership.ng On February 13, 1976, one of Nigeria’s most dynamic heads of state to date, General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, was assassinated by a dissident section of the Nigeria Army. He was head of state for only 200 days but his impact has been with the country since then; Nigeria’s hi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 25th, 2012
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President José Eduardo dos Santos is to be sworn President of Angola, for a five-year term in office, Wednesday, following the Angolan Constitutional Court’s announcement that all appeals presented by opposition parties were dismissed as groundless. The official final results of the 31 August polls g...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 19th, 2012
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By Justin Pearce The tent and the table that made up the polling station looked very small in the middle of the expanse of tarmac on Luanda’s Largo da Família. In one corner, journalists addressed their cameras against a backdrop with barely a voter in sight, let alone a queue. The hush was broken by...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 5th, 2012
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By Alsir Sidahmed The recently concluded election in Angola is a non-event given the fact that the ruling party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by President Jose Eduardos Dos Santos was expected to win anyway, as it did in the previous election. The difference this time...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 5th, 2012
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Islamists continue a winning streak in the cities of Mali. A few days ago the city of Duentsa was seized by the militants. The African country has been plunged into ethnic conflicts since the fall of Gaddafi in Libya. Immediate unrests began after the government of Mali “overlooked” the r...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 2nd, 2012
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President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ ruling party has won 74 percent of the national vote, assuring his government, in power for 33 years, another five years in power. With more than 73 percent of the votes counted from Friday’s poll, the state election commission said Sunday that the Popular Movement ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 1st, 2012
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By Jacey Fortin, ibtimes Analysis One of Africa’s quietest dictators will be put to the test when the country of Angola goes to the polls on Friday. There is little dispute about the expected outcome — for President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, this will most likely be an easy victory. You co...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 1st, 2012
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David Smith ,guardian.co.uk Dos Santos, expected to remain president after Friday’s election, has avoided external criticism during his 33 years in power. He has an authoritarian streak a mile wide, say his foes, and has ruled his country longer than Robert Mugabe. Yet José Eduardo dos Santos i...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 1st, 2012
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IF YOU are an ageing dictator, few birthday presents beat a certain election victory. José Eduardo dos Santos, Angola’s president, celebrated his 70th birthday three days before the poll on August 31st that his party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), looked sure to win. At th...