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By IndepthAfrica
In Business
Mar 13th, 2013
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Addis Ababa – Ethiopia’s year-on-year inflation rate fell to 10.3 percent in February from 12.5 percent the previous month, thanks to a sharp drop in the rate of food price rises, official data showed on Wednesday. The Central Statistics Agency said food inflation slowed to 7.9 percent la...
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In East Africa
Mar 7th, 2013
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Associated PressA man and woman speak on the phone as they wait for results at a provincial vote reporting center in the Mathare slum of Nairobi on Wednesday. NAIROBI—Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s party has alleged that the ongoing vote count in the country’s election has b...
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In Djibouti
Mar 2nd, 2013
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Three Ethiopian infiltrators were killed in a shootout with security officers who were raiding several suspicious locations in the border region. At least 58 overstayers who tried to flee the scene awere arrested. One security officer was injured in the exchange of fire. Seventy-one infiltrators were...
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In Djibouti
Mar 1st, 2013
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Brazil is to stage its second cultural festival on March 1 in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa , its embassy in the African country said on Wednesday. Encouraged by the success of last year’s event, the embassy would dedicate the whole month of March to organize the second, which includes Food and F...
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In Nigeria
Feb 20th, 2013
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(Reuters) – South African police found two containers of testosterone and needles in the bedroom of Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, a detective testifying at his murder bail hearing said on Wednesday....
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 6th, 2013
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(AP) — Appiah says his players “are all professionals … they should be fine with it,” urging them to quickly adjust to the poor sandy surface in Nelspruit on which Burkina Faso has played its entire tournament. Ghana wasn’t allowed to train on the pitch Tuesday, meaning the te...
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In South Africa
Jan 17th, 2013
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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the Building and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Bawusa) on Wednesday seemed to disagree on whether the farm strikes that have rocked the Western Cape in recent days should be called off. Cosatu announced on Wednesday at a press briefing t...
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In CAR
Jan 2nd, 2013
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Central African Republic President Francois Bozize has fired his son as defense minister and fired the army chief of staff, after a string of victories by rebel forces. The firings were announced in a decree read over state radio Wednesday. The decree said Bozize is taking the defense minister’...
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In Nigeria
Dec 19th, 2012
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A shipping company says five Indian sailors have been kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta. A statement Wednesday from Medallion Marine said the men had been taken when their tanker was attacked Monday. The company said officials were working with Nigerian authorities to...
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In Egypt
Dec 13th, 2012
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A controversial referendum on a new constitution in Egypt due to start on Saturday looks set to further split the country, after the opposition called for a ‘no’ vote and imposed conditions that could yet result in its boycott. Egypt’s powerful army called off a national “unit...