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Jul 16th, 2014
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By Dr. Anayo Unachukwu In less than six decades–since its independence–Nigeria has had over half a dozen of coup d’états, a civil war, and different attempts at democracy in various guises. That’s some political baggage for a relatively young nation–just a century old. Throw into th...
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In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 13th, 2014
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Nearly 800,000 people, most going to the polls for the first time, are expected to cast their vote Sunday for one of 13 politicians seeking the presidency, with 15 parties fielding candidates for parliamentary seats. The election aims to usher in new leadership in the impoverished West African nation...
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Apr 13th, 2014
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Girma Seifu, an Ethiopian parliamentarian, provides another and new first for Ethiopia among other historical important firsts like teff and coffee among others. But this time our land of miracles has sprouted an endemic seedling in the field of politics. This article is a meditation on the story of ...
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In Pictures of the Day
Mar 27th, 2014
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Playing dead – People lie down in a pedestrian zone as part of an art project in Frankfurt in remembrance of the 528 victims of the Katzbach Nazi concentration camp. The inmates were forced to work for the former Adler industrial factory. They took part in a death march to the concentration cam...
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Mar 17th, 2014
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Live updates from the  trial of Olympic and Paralympic athlete for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp continues. Oscar Pistorius Trial: Thursday: 11 September 2014
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Feb 16th, 2014
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By Allyn Fisher-Ilan (Reuters) – A compound of one-storey buildings deep in the southern Israeli desert is now home to some 400 African migrants who face the prospect of being held in custody indefinitely. The detainees in what the authorities call an “open” detention centre are all...
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In Djibouti
Feb 16th, 2014
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By Michael Roddy, Reuters (Reuters) – “Angelina Jolie presents” is the first thing on screen in the Ethiopian movie “Difret”, but the true story of a 14-year-old girl’s abduction, rape and trial for killing her abductor speaks for itself. Shown at the Berlin film f...
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Oct 31st, 2013
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German airline Lufthansa has stopped flights to Asmara, capital of Eritrea, pending the signing of a new air traffic agreement between Germany and the African state, a spokesman for the airline said on Tuesday. Lufthansa previously flew to Asmara three times a week from Fr...
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Oct 15th, 2013
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By Edmund Blair ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) — Girma Seifu Maru, Ethiopia’s sole opposition politician in a 547-seat parliament, says the authorities risk provoking social unrest if they do not offer more political space to critical voices. The 47-year-old economist and consultant said his party...
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Sep 23rd, 2013
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Kenyan soldiers take cover after heavy gunfire near Westgate mall in Nairobi. (Carl de Souza, AFP/Getty Images / September 23, 2013)   By Robyn Dixon   A terrorist group holding hostages in a Nairobi shopping mall threatened to kill them, as heavy gunfire sounded in the Westgate mall early ...