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By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 1st, 2013
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Mekelle — In connection with the 38th founding anniversary of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has freed hundreds of prisoners who have been serving prison terms. Accordingly, a total of 965 prisoners who met criteria set by the state Pardonin...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 26th, 2013
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By Philip Amiola On December 31, 2012, while the world was enraptured with the prospect of ushering in the New Year, someone in Kogi state, Nigeria was busy scooping the brains out of his four-month-old son whom he had just murdered. Earlier in October of the same year, the nation was shaken by the g...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 22nd, 2013
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GENERAL Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has deplored the legal backing for same sex marriage in some countries, describing it as evil, capable of wiping out human race in 20 years of its practice. This is even as he lauded the National Assembly for legis...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 11th, 2013
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If “official lawlessness is denied and goes unpunished”, Nigeria will not gain the stability it so badly needs. Crimes of Boko Haram can never be a justification for a country’s “security forces to kill people with impunity” [AFP] It has been another bloody Christmas and...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 3rd, 2013
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For many Somalis the year 2012 will go into the history books as the year when Somalia elected its first democratic president in 43 years. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was elected by lawmakers, becoming the first new leader to be chosen inside the country since 1991. He defeated former transitiona...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 3rd, 2013
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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday denied approving posters campaigning for his presidency in 2015 in Abuja. He said that those behind the posters were only doing their own thing. Reuben Abati, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, who spoke on the emergence of Jonathan for 2...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 2nd, 2013
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For most Nigerians, the year 2012 has been a year of disappointment and unfulfilled promises from the leaders of the nation. Right from the beginning of the year when the price of petrol was increased which was followed by nationwide protests, Nigerians have experienced slow economic growth and harsh...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Jan 1st, 2013
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At least 60 people died and dozens more were injured in Abidjan as crowds stampeded overnight during celebratory New Year’s fireworks, Côte d’Ivoire rescue workers said on Tuesday. The head of military rescue workers, Lieutenant Colonel Issa Sako, told public television that “60 people...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 24th, 2012
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President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday assured Nigerians of better days ahead saying his administration will ensure that 2013 becomes better for the nation than the outgoing 2012.       Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of the Living Faith Foundation Bible school in Kaduna, Jon...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 23rd, 2012
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By Godwin Ijediogor, ngrguardiannews RUNNING a heterogeneous society, like Nigeria, has been challenging to even the most prepared hands, let alone one that got there by design and default. And for Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, it obviously has been more so right from Day One as Vice President, later Acting...