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By Dr. David Leffler In June 2014, Libya held its second election since Col. Gaddafi’s overthrow, but the hoped-for stability is still elusive. Libya has had five governments since the 2011 revolution and despite the June elections turmoil continues to reign. Warring militias continue their bat...
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Jul 24th, 2014
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By Ararat Iyob A joke regarding dreams goes as follows. Sometime, after independence, around a fireplace at a gathering with fighters and civilians, an old man sighs and says, “During the time of the Italians, we used to dream of having our own country instead we had the Ethiopians”. His audience is ...
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Jul 22nd, 2014
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Human Wrongs Watch 21 July 2014 – The recruitment and use of children by armed groups remained endemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 2010 and 2013, according to a new United Nations report, which cited impunity as a major factor in the ongoing abuses. Child soldiers guard a ro...
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Jul 18th, 2014
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Eritrea for Sale – to the Russians! By HRCE The Eritrean government has become so isolated and desperate that it has tried to sell its precious gold resources to Russia – at any price. Sanctions have hurt the financial position of this government so much that the only way they could try t...
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Jul 14th, 2014
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H.E. Prof. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud The President of the Federal States of Somalia CC: H.E. Prof. Mohamed Osman Jawari The Speaker of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Dr. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Dear Mr President, We would...
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Jul 9th, 2014
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By: Tongun Lo Loyuong, UK, After three years of independence, South Sudan has drastically dashed the widespread hope, expectations and optimism not only of the people of South Sudan but also the well-wishers and contributors amongst the members of the international community to its independence, whic...
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Jun 16th, 2014
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By Yemisi Ransome-Kuti The wall of missing girls around the Falomo Roundabout under the Falomo Bridge in Lagos had become significant in the crusade for the search for our missing girls. On May 8th at the roundabout, Women For Peace and Justice Bring Back our Girls Lagos after obtaining the required ...
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Jun 10th, 2014
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By: Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN I’ve once asked a senior Nigerian official “Who are the enemies of Nigeria?” He was kind of shaken or upset by my question and responded with a sharp tone: “Enemies? We don’t have enemies. We are in the family of the United Nations, and we work there to contribute to peac...
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May 16th, 2014
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Mareeg.com- Hassan Farah, Hassan.farah@iname.com It is beyond everyone’s believe that the UN and West are discouraging democratic practices to take place in Somalia. On 05 May over 100 MPs called the President of Somalia to resign otherwise he will face impeachment vote in the parliament. Since then ...
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May 16th, 2014
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Eritrean Civic Societies and Political Organization – Synergy or Paranoia By Seyoum Tesfaye On October 11, 2011 I posted this article online. I felt it was necessary to re-edit and repost this article to reinforce the idea that political organizations have a significant role to play in deconstructing...