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By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 5th, 2013
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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says that after a preliminary investigation she believes that acts attributed to the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram are likely crimes against humanity. “Information available provides a reasonable basis to believe that since July 2009 Boko ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2013
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Since Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of Kenya’s presidential election, political analysts have tried hard to make us believe that the United States and Britain are worried. Kenya is the staunchest and most docile proxy of the two countries’ regional war on terror, so it makes sens...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Jul 17th, 2012
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A gruesome new video which appears to show Muammar Gaddafi’s dead body being abused by rebels has surfaced online. In the shocking clip, which was posted to YouTube on Monday, high-spirited demonstrators apparently use the Libyan dictator’s corpse as a ventriloquist’s doll. The foot...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 15th, 2012
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Scroll down for the video ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s longtime ruler and most powerful figure, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, is not attending an African Union summit that opened Sunday in Ethiopia, which further fueled speculation that he might be seriously ill. About three dozen Af...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 4th, 2012
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Whether commuting to and from my job to my office in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, or racing down the back roads of the country’s parched and neglected North, I would often shake my head in amazement at the lack of any display of discontent from ordinary Nigerians. Power outages that drag on, in...
By benim
In East Africa
Aug 4th, 2011
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Twenty years ago, I sat at a wooden table under a plastic tarp eating cereal in powdered milk made of charcoal-filtered water at a refugee camp near Luuq, Somalia. It was the sparest of conditions. In the corner of my eye, I saw a young man and woman with an older woman sit down near […]...
By benim
In IndepthAfrica
Jul 7th, 2011
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One of the funniest moments in a diary rich in funny moments is, perhaps surprisingly, about international aid. “GB popped up on the nine o’clock news,” writes Alastair Campbell in the latest volume of his Downing Street Diaries, “saying he was going to write off all third wor...
By benim
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Jul 7th, 2011
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On July 9th, South Sudan will declare its independence, becoming Africa’s newest nation. The challenges it faces are many. 50 years of war and conflict have seriously undermined the capacity of institutions at all levels to provide justice. Scores of cases of human rights violations and abuses,...
By benim
In Egypt
May 14th, 2011
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The health of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s wife has improved after suffering symptoms of a heart attack and she is now available for police to take her to prison, the health minister said on Saturday. An anti-corruption agency ordered Suzanne Mubarak detained for 15 days on Friday ...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
May 14th, 2011
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Police say that a blast in Nigeria’s restive northeast has killed two bystanders at a bus stop. Authorities suspect that members of a radical Muslim sect locally known as Boko Haram were behind the latest attack in Maiduguri. Borno state police spokesman Lawal Abudullahi sa...