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Aug 16th, 2012
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Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States outlined his government concerns about the United States listing Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. Nigeria is opposed to the U.S. State Department listing Boko Haram as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” for a number of reasons, Ambass...
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Aug 13th, 2012
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Africa Loses A Friend; The Passing of Alexander Cockburn With the passing of Alexander Cockburn, journalist extraordinaire, Africa has lost a friend, a really good friend. In decades past Alex was all to often a voice in the wilderness, especially in the pre-internet western media, in helping expose ...
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Aug 13th, 2012
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Financial Times Editorial Strongmen in power can be useful allies. They make decisions fast and can impose their wills. But when they depart,How to bring down Meles Zenawi more often than not, they leave chaos or something close to it in their wake. So Meles Zenawi’s recent vanishing act raises conce...
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Aug 13th, 2012
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by Alemayehu G. Mariam Last week, The Economist Magazine rhetorically inquired, “What if Mr. Meles goes for good?” Shouldn’t the question be, “Is it not good for Ethiopia if Mr. Meles goes for good?” Those who know where Mr. Meles has gone are not talking; and those who are talking don’t know where h...
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Aug 13th, 2012
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NAIROBI — The countdown starts and the Kenyan news reader runs through the top headlines for the evening bulletin. In a few minutes he will go on air in Nairobi, broadcasting live for China state television. It’s 8:00 pm in the Kenyan capital and 1:00 am in Beijing, when China Central Televisio...