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By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 11th, 2013
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By: Yusuf M Hasan The shooting of police officers by Ethiopian border guards at Wajale was an accident. This was informed by the Ethiopian Ambassador to Somaliland General Berhe Tesfaye during a meeting with Vice president Hon Abdirahman Sayli at the presidency in Hargeisa. On Saturday Ethiopian Boar...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 11th, 2013
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Ethiopia’s government plans to attract more foreign investment and boost domestic savings as it struggles to finance infrastructure and other development projects, State Minister of Finance Abraham Tekeste said. The government is seeking “concessional loans” from development banks for roads and power...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 26th, 2012
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It is elections year in Ghana. The country goes to the polls on 7th December 2012 to elect a new president, with a run-off, if necessary, scheduled for 28th December 2012; the same day that Parliamentary Elections will also be held. The post-2012 parliament will hold 45 extra law makers, following th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Aug 26th, 2012
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ABIDJAN: Ghana has arrested a top ally of Ivory Coast’s former President Laurent Gbagbo after weeks of deadly attacks on Ivorian police and military installations, officials from the two neighboring West African countries said yesterday. Gbagbo is awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court in...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 26th, 2012
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By Mohammed Ademo Ethiopia’s new rulers waited just one day after the death of dictator Meles Zenawi was announced to confirm that little change is likely for the country’s beleaguered independent journalists. They sent that message by arresting Temesgen Desalegn, editor of the now-defunct Feteh news...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 26th, 2012
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Lucy Siegle, The Observer SoleRebels founder Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu was convinced she could make stylish shoes out of old tyres, The idea for footwear label soleRebelspopped into the brain of Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu in 2004. Looking around her native Addis Ababa, she caught sight of the ubiquitous s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 26th, 2012
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(CNN) — An official national day of mourning in South Africa on Thursday, called by President Jacob Zuma to memorialize the lives of dozens of miners mowed down in a police fusillade one week ago, turned into an opportunity by his critics to call for his ouster. While government leaders urged r...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 26th, 2012
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“THEY” in this piece refers to all the cynics, the pestle-wielding critics, the unrelenting, self-appointed activists, the idle and idling, twittering, collective children of anger, the distracted crowd of Facebook addicts, the BBM-pinging soap opera gossips of Nigeria, who seem to be in competition ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 26th, 2012
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By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, after two weeks of igniting a passionate debate about a dream team for Nigeria, I have come to some serious conclusions. Nigerians generally see a need for radical change. That change they crave ranges from a full-blown revolution to a systemic change through the elec...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 26th, 2012
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Ian Birrell,The Observer Think of Ethiopia and what do you see. Perhaps a starving child, flies in her eyes and belly distended. Painfully thin adults in raggedy clothes, staring balefully at the camera in a fetid refugee camp. Or possibly a famous self-declared saviour from the west, striding purpos...