Opposition (politics)

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 30th, 2013
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Berhan Hagos By Berhan Hagos Although this article is critical of Eritrean Diaspora political opposition, it would be simplistic to portray their challenges as unique to Eritreans. Rather, we need to examine the challenges within the inherent nature of being opposition anywhere in the world today and...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 11th, 2013
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(By Getahune Bekele, South Africa) Despite the ongoing assault on political parties, religious institutions, journalists and perceived or real members of any opposition group by Ethiopia’s ruling minority junta security apparatus, one of the main opposition parties, UDJP, Unity for Democracy and Just...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 11th, 2013
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By Tagel Getahun,Addis Fortune column No one can argue that a democratic environment existed in Addis Abeba before 2005. Yet, the city was burdened with the misjudgment of its political culture. Every outcome of this misjudgment, either negative or positive, was the result of the clash of democratic ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea
Feb 19th, 2013
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(AFP) CONAKRY — Youths clashed with security forces in Guinea on Tuesday, a day after authorities in the west African nation praised a rare peaceful pro-democracy demonstration in the country. Youths in the suburbs of the capital Conakry erected barricades and burned car tyres while chanting slogans ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 29th, 2013
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By Tagel Getahun,,Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) column In every way, the political opposition parties of the 2005 elections were irresponsible hooligans who did not even know their own goals. Given their smear campaign, I have always wondered how they could have undertaken the job of governance had the...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 22nd, 2013
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Millions of voters have registered in Ethiopia to take part in upcoming local and Addis Ababa City Council elections due to be held in April this year. According to sources from the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), over 19.4 million voters have so far been registered, representing almost ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cameroon
Nov 7th, 2012
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Cameroonian security forces used teargas to disperse about a thousand opposition supporters who had gathered in the commercial capital on Tuesday to protest against President Paul Biya as he marked 30 years in power, witnesses said. Biya, 79, has kept Cameroon, an oil producer and major cocoa grower,...
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In Hottest News
Jul 13th, 2012
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The prime minister of Togo and his government have unexpectedly resigned just months before parliamentary elections in the tiny West African nation. No reason was given for the late Wednesday departure of Prime Minister Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo and his Cabinet ministers. Ebow Godwin, a freelance journ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 15th, 2012
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Lome – Togo’s political opposition says dozens of people have been wounded and arrested in three days of protests in the West African nation. Zeus Atta Mensah Ajavon, leader of the opposition coalition, said on Thursday that at least 56 people have been seriously hurt this week. The gover...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 14th, 2012
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Abbot José Mpundu INTRODUCTION I would like first and foremost to thank the organisers of this workshop for giving me the opportunity to speak to the gathering on “Assessment of the Political Opposition Action in the DR Congo”. This is of course a sensitive topic, for “assessing” entails some degree ...