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Aug 14th, 2012
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A bomb explosion has occurred in Kaduna metropolis, killing at least four people. The explosion occurred along Ali Akilu road between Abakpa Total/Shagalinku within the metropolis. The explosive device, a security source said, exploded accidentally in the hands of two men, who were travelling with it...
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Jul 26th, 2012
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By Tibebe Samuel In a movie titled “Brave Heart”, a movie that Actor Mel Gibson played the leading role and directed, when the King was in his death bed, the princess begged for mercy to save the life of William Wallace (Mel Gibson). When the king refused, the princess whispered in his ear saying tha...
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Jul 26th, 2012
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By Messay Kebede The trouble with tyranny and personalized power is that institutional mechanisms of power transfer do not work. In most cases, such mechanisms exist and are enshrined in written and exalted constitutions. Nonetheless, to the extent that tyranny and the exercise of arbitrary power irr...
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Jul 26th, 2012
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The leader of a 2002 plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela and push blacks out of South Africa has been found guilty of treason. Mike du Toit, a former university lecturer who headed a militia known as the Boeremag, was convicted Thursday by the high court in North Gauteng province. The militia supporte...
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Jul 26th, 2012
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The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to extend the mandate for the U.N. peacekeeping operation in Ivory Coast for another year, while expressing its concern about the country’s security situation. The Security Council, in its resolution extending the peacekeepers’ mand...
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Jul 26th, 2012
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Elyas Mulu Kiros One of the defining characters of human beings is our awareness of our own existence either as an independent individual or as members of groups that we create based on bloodlines or cultural, economical, political, religious, and sexual associations. Indeed no (wo)man is an island. ...
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Jul 26th, 2012
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Uche Igwe I was invited to a roundtable on the Nigerian Petroleum Industry Bill organised by the Africa Studies Department of the Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC on the 3 November 2010. During the panel discussion, I alerted the audience that what the Nigerian government intended to do (at ...
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Jul 26th, 2012
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Chi Mgbako This year’s New York State legislative session recently ended, and by failing to vote on and pass the “no condoms as evidence of prostitution” bill, lawmakers missed an opportunity to be national and global leaders in ensuring that counterproductive policing and prosecuting of sex workers ...
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Jul 26th, 2012
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Chika Ezeanya Before her election, when asked how she will bring about change if elected, Dlamini-Zuma responded, “I don’t think my contribution is about doing different things from the incumbent.” One must excuse the experienced diplomat and medical doctor by classifying that statement as the measur...
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Jul 26th, 2012
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Jakkie Cilliers and Jide Martyns Okeke After several delays to the original starting time for the elections, Dr Dlamini-Zuma secured a simple majority in the first three rounds before clinching the vote in the fourth and final round. Unofficial results indicate the following for Dr Dlamini-Zuma and M...