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Mar 30th, 2014
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By Abebe Haregewoin (MD,PhD) As the Vice President of the Amara region, Ato Alemneh Mekonnen is presumably and officially the second most important Amara in the world. He is putatively and by default the leader of a people that is over 30 million strong. There are about as many Amaras as there are Gh...
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In Nigeria
Aug 12th, 2013
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Tens of thousands of Nigerians risk being made homeless as part of redevelopment plans in Lagos, Amnesty International says in a new report. The rights group said 9,000 people have already been forced from their homes during the first phase of the plans. “The effects of February’s forced ...
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Jun 30th, 2013
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Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthAfrica No less than 175 prisoners were discharged on Sunday when unknown gunmen stormed the Olokuta Medium Security Prison in Akure, the capital of southwest Nigeria’s Ondo State, consistent with sources and authorities. State controller of penitentiaries Tunde Olayiwo...
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In Senegal
Mar 4th, 2013
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Nine children have been killed by a fire at a Koranic school near the centre of Senegal’s capital, Dakar. The blaze broke out as 45 children aged from six to 12 slept inside a single room with wooden walls and zinc roofing in the Medina district, witnesses said. A candle is thought to have caus...
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In Djibouti
Feb 20th, 2013
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Government of Ethiopia The 38th anniversary of the formation of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) was celebrated colorfully on Monday (February 19th) in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray Regional State. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minster Hailemariam Desalegn said although the day wa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Jan 30th, 2013
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Atlantic There are cash-strapped governments, and there are broke governments. And then there’s Zimbabwe, which, after paying last week’s government salaries, has just $217 in the bank. No, we didn’t forget any zeroes to the end of that figure. Zimbabwe, the country that’s hom...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 24th, 2012
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One of the sad characteristics of the leaders and governments in Nigeria is that they never learn from tragedies. This is why preventable tragedies such as the recent Augusta 109 Helicopter crash reoccur frequently, often with greater intensity and costs. Therefore, to minimize the likelihood of re-o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 8th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor President John Dramani Mahama on Monday swore into office Justice Yaw Appau, as the Sole Commissioner of Judgment debt. His main task is “to investigate the judgment debt cases the nation has been confronted with” (Myjoyonline, October 8, 2012). This measure is in fulfillmen...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 11th, 2012
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South Sudan on Saturday published an account of top-level government officials who have been contacted to inform them of an amnesty, offering them the opportunity to return embezzled funds. JPEG – 37.3 kb South Sudan president, Salva Kiir (Central Banking) An estimated US$4 billion was taken by...
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In Hottest News
Feb 13th, 2012
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Nigerian security forces stopped a bomber on Monday who tried to ram a car packed with explosives through the gates of government house in the northern city of Kaduna, a government official said. The bomber tried to flee and was shot in the legs, Reuben Buhari, spokesman for the governor, told Reuter...