Sahara

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 11th, 2014
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by Osita Ebiem In Nigeria’s political arrangement, the President is the highest office. Over the years the picture that has been presented to the world is Nigeria as a majority Islamic country. As we go further down we will see how this picture appears to be changing and why the pace of crisis of all...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 25th, 2014
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Zed Nelson, The Guardian Last October a boat went down off the Italian island of Lampedusa, killing 366 migrants on board. What happened next? This is the story of Fanus, a survivor and one of thousands of people who flee Eritrea every year in search of asylum Sunbathers on the Lampedusa beach to whi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 31st, 2014
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EFND Communiqué No. 3 The Eritrean Human Tragedy: Root Causes Why Eritreans Are Fleeing Their Country in Droves Eritreans for Facilitating National Dialogue (EFND) By virtue of the fact that Eritrea has sadly become the ‘North Korea’ of Africa, the Eritrean people are today in a horrendous situation ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 21st, 2013
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Eng. Philmon Habtom Few days ago I viewed beautiful family portrait of Helen and her three precious little kids who perished at the sea, with among over 300 others mainly Eritrean refugees. And then read about stories about one Eritrean woman, who was seven months pregnant and drowned while trying to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 7th, 2013
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BBC News (Geneva) – The latest tragedy in the Mediterranean has, not before time, human rights groups say, put the spotlight on the situations which drive people to make the perilous boat journey to Europe, and the many dangers they face along the way. It is believed most of the dead came from Eritre...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 28th, 2013
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In the regional dispute related to the topic of the Sahara, Morocco maintains the course set by the Security Council with the primary goal of achieving a mutually acceptable political solution, and all this through negotiation. In this respect, Morocco has not wavered in his efforts, acting in good f...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2013
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On April 15 heads of Moroccans political parties held a meeting to discuss the groundbreaking draft resolution for human rights in Western Sahara.  The meeting was devoted to the latest developments regarding the National Question in the United Nations, and especially initiatives aimed at distorting ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 6th, 2013
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By Rohit Kachroo, Correspondent, NBC News TIMBUKTU, Mali — The lights are flickering in the hotels of Timbuktu. As night falls, the power is returning. Fleeing jihadists had cut the supplies. The television screens are switching back to life in time for people to witness an important national e...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Feb 5th, 2013
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By Craig Whitlock, The U.S. military was closely tracking a one-eyed bandit across the Sahara in 2003 when it confronted a hard choice that is still reverberating a decade later. Should it try to kill or capture the target, an Algerian jihadist named Mokhtar Belmokhtar, or let him go? Belmokhtar had ...
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In Algeria
Jan 19th, 2013
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Algeria — Islamists killed all seven of their remaining foreign captives on Saturday before being gunned down at a gas plant in the Algerian desert, state media said, ending one of the bloodiest international hostage crises in years. The 11 heavily armed men from a group known as “Signatories i...