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By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 16th, 2014
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Ethiopian officials say that attackers fired on a public bus in the country’s west, killing nine people and wounding seven. Redwan Hussein, a government spokesman, said Wednesday that the attack took place in the Banishangul Gumuz region, an area that has an increased security presence to prote...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Oct 29th, 2013
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President Goodluck Jonathan may have finally succumbed to public pressure to move against the embattled Minister of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah, who is currently being probed over the N255m bulletproof cars bought for her by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. The development came to the fore with t...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 30th, 2013
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  Taraba State Governor, Mr. Danbaba Suntai Barely 24 hours after Governor Danbaba Suntai, addresed the people of Taraba State through a recorded video,  the state House of Assembly on Thursday  advised him to return to the hospital  in the United States where he was on admission for further tre...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Aug 21st, 2013
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Officials say an Egyptian court has ordered the release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak, following a hearing on charges against him of accepting gifts from a state-owned newspaper, the last case that has kept the ailing leader in detention. Egypt’s prosecutor will not appeal against a court rulin...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 1st, 2013
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Police in Zimbabwe are warning they will arrest anyone who releases unofficial vote tallies from Wednesday’s hotly contested presidential polls that pitted President Robert Mugabe against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. A police officer keeps watch as Zimbabweans wait to cast their vote in Mb...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 10th, 2013
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An Ethiopian housemaid went into the bathroom at her employer’s house in Saudi Arabia, left the shower running, tied a rope to her neck and hanged herself, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Wednesday. The Saudi family, suspecting there is something wrong after the maid’s long stay inside, b...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 27th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA — An Ethiopian court on Wednesday delayed again the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage, who were jailed last year for terror-related offences. Eskinder and Andualem were among 24 people jailed in July 2012 on terror-related charges. Both men are accused o...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 20th, 2013
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KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudan’s president says he intends to step down in 2015 after more than 20 years in power. In an interview published in several Sudanese dailies on Wednesday, Omar al-Bashir says the people of Sudan need “fresh blood and a new impetus to continue their march.”...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Mar 14th, 2013
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The lawyer for the National Union of Mineworkers at the Marikana Commission, Karel Tip, cross-examined a survivor of the 16 August massacre on Tuesday and Wednesday to discover why he, too, wanted R12,500 even though he was not a rock-drill operator. What emerged instead was the depth of the trauma s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 14th, 2013
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Ethiopian Ambassador Mohammed Hassan has said the embassy, after consultations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is considering filing lawsuits against a number of Saudis and media organizations on charges of defaming his countrymen. The ambassador told Al-Hayat newspaper on Wednesday that as a r...