South Africa

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 3rd, 2014
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There is a familiar argument that in the early stages of economic development, African countries do not need democracy. They just need command growth. Democracy will naturally follow. Southeast Asian countries, such as, South Korea are given as examples. However, command growth cannot lend itself to ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 29th, 2014
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Mr. Obang Metho Keynote Speech at the 4th annual Ethiopian Heritage Society of North America (EHSNA) Washington, D.C Thank you for inviting me to speak at the 4th annual Ethiopian Heritage Festival, a special celebration for Ethiopians in the Diaspora. I thank the Ethiopian Heritage Society of North ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 25th, 2014
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By Bekafa Adela Silver Spring-MD. Though it doesn’t happen often, it’s not so rare that the action of one individual changes the course of history. One example would involve an Ethiopian soldier of great character, Captain Guta Dinka, and Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s freedom fighter and most import...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 20th, 2014
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By Robert Rotberg, Christian Science Monitor Africa is booming based on commodities sales. But buyers like China are not transferring ‘know how.’ Without more of a middle class and new Mandela-like leaders, things could go sideways. Sub-Saharan Africa is indeed rising. Thanks to Chinese d...
By IAfrica
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May 26th, 2014
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  As I watched Silas take another gulp of his Guinness I could tell that his stint in jail had affected him greatly, any remnants of masculinity or ego had been snatched away from his psyche during his two months in the remand centre. His disgust and hatred in himself was palpable, the manner in...
By IAfrica
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May 25th, 2014
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African Academy Movie Awards (AMAA) held on Saturday May 24, 2014 in Bayelsa state, presents the full list of winners from the 10th edition of the awards… Best Short Film – Dialemi Best Animation – Khumba (South Africa) Best Documentary – Hamu Beya (Mali) & Portraits of a Lone Farmer (Nigeria &am...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 13th, 2014
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By Martin Plaut “ANC wins yet another landslide” – was the RAS take on the South African election on Friday. A catchy headline but not entirely accurate. Certainly no-one can argue with the figures. The ANC is to be congratulated for winning 62.15% of the vote. But nor should one ignore the achieveme...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 7th, 2014
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The 2014 South African general election will be held on 7 May 2014, to elect a new National Assembly as well as new provincial legislatures in each province. [View the story "South Africa Election 2014 - Live feeds, Results" on Storify]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 28th, 2014
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By Fekadu Bekele (PhD) On 25th February 2014 a one-day seminar was conducted by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, a foundation named after one of the legendary figures of peace movements during the ‘70s and ‘80s, famous for his many critical works as a writer. The foundation intimately linked to the Green part...
By IAfrica
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Apr 25th, 2014
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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) is adamant that despite criticism of corruption, crime, poverty and inequality, it has a “good story to tell” voters ahead of general elections next month. The party dominates the national government and holds a majority in all but one of South Af...