Tag archive for ‘Africa’
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By MGoth On Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
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Kenya: Ballot count begins; charge levied at UK

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Election officials in Kenya began transporting their ballot counts to be tallied in the capital Wednesday after the electronic vote counting system broke down, as the coalition of a top presidential More...

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By MGoth On Monday, March 4th, 2013
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Kenya vote sees long lines; attacks kill 12

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Multiple attacks against security forces in Kenya on Monday killed at least 12 people as Kenyans waited in long lines to cast ballots five years after more than 1,000 people died in election-related More...

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By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
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Ethiopia: The prototype democratic state in the making

Conventional wisdom  says that democracy has been a Holy Grail that generations of Africans have been pursuing. And yet, it is very difficult to tell with certainty what African intellectuals and politicians mean More...

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By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
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Djibouti: Arresting senior officials are great signs of a government in real stress

 Is Djibouti on the verge of collapsing? Following the arrests of influential moderate Imams in Djibouti the government has now turned its back on its own senior officials raiding the office of the mayor and arresting More...

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By MGoth On Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
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Africa:Kenya’s police are key for peaceful vote on Monday

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of Kenya’s most vilified institutions — its police force — will be in the spotlight next week during its efforts to prevent the same type of post-election bloodbath that Kenya More...

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By Hassan Ali On Thursday, February 28th, 2013
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Djibouti:USN Call’s For Mass Action

USN Call’s for simultaneous rallies in the Djibouti capital and in the main towns of the region * Call for Thursday, February 28, 2013 show at noon in front of U.S. embassies in Ottawa and France   Hi National More...

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By MGoth On Thursday, February 28th, 2013
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Africa: AfDB Commits US $57.66 Million Towards Food Security Program in Horn of Africa

Four million pastoralists to benefit in the first five years NAIROBI, Kenya, February 27, 2013/ — The African Development Bank (http://www.afdb.org) today signed a US $57.66-million loan agreement for the More...

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By MGoth On Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
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Somali Islamists threaten Kenyan voters

Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked Shebab on Wednesday issued a stark warning to Kenyan voters ahead of next week’s general elections, threatening them with a “long, gruesome war”. The Islamist group More...

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By Frazer Michael On Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
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Africa: Is Ethiopia a police state?

By Ethiopiawi It was some time ago, while browsing the Internet, that I chanced upon the somalilandpress website. Since then, I have visited it often. I am curious to know what the neighbors of the oldest independent More...

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By Liban On Monday, February 25th, 2013
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Ethiopia: The Prototype African Police State

The sights and sounds of an African police state When Erin Burnett of CNN visited Ethiopia in July 2012, she came face-to-face with the ugly face of an African police state: We saw what an African police state looked More...

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By MGoth On Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
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Djibouti ruling party declares election victory, opposition says flawed

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) – Djibouti’s ruling coalition declared victory on Saturday in the Red Sea state’s parliamentary election, but the opposition rejected the vote as flawed and said it planned demonstrations More...

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By MGoth On Friday, February 22nd, 2013
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Djibouti president’s control of parliament at stake in election

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) – Djibouti’s leader Could lose control of parliament for the first time in a legislative election on Friday, raising the risk of political paralysis in a Red Sea ally of the West’s More...

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By MGoth On Monday, February 18th, 2013
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Ethiopia: The Politics of Fear and Smear

In December 2011, I wrote a commentary entitled, “Ethiopia: Land of Blood or Land of Corruption?” contrasting two portraits of Ethiopia. At the time, the portrait painted by Transparency International (TI) (Corruption More...

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By MGoth On Sunday, February 17th, 2013
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What we are waiting for? The dilemma facing the Isaq community in Ethiopia

The Liyu police (special police force) of the Ethiopian Somali regional administration on Feb 6, 2013 killed a civilian named Mohamed Qowdhen Abdi in the vicinity of Farah Liban within Harshin Zone. This is the More...

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By MGoth On Monday, February 11th, 2013
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Ethiopia: Where Do We Go (or not go) From Here

On the road to democracy unity? For some time now, I have been heralding Ethiopia’s irreversible march from dictatorship to democracy. In April 2011, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Bridge on the Road(map) More...

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By MGoth On Saturday, February 9th, 2013
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Ethiopian: Annihilation of the Ogaden People – OpEd

February 8, 2013 Besieged, abused, ignored   In the harsh Ogaden region of Ethiopia, impoverished ethnic Somali people are being murdered and tortured, raped, persecuted and displaced by government paramilitary More...

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By MGoth On Monday, February 4th, 2013
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Ethiopia: They Shall Inherit the Wind

Sandcastles and Dams of African Dictators All dictators on the African continent have sought immortality by leaving a legacy that will outlive them and endure for the ages. But all have inherited the wind. Kwame More...

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By MGoth On Monday, January 28th, 2013
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Ethiopia: The Silent World of Hippos on Planet Cheetah

In my first weekly commentary of the new year, I “proclaimed” 2013 “Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah Generation” (young people). I also promised to reach, teach and preach to Ethiopia’s youth this More...

Ethiopian women
By MGoth On Sunday, January 27th, 2013
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Africa:Israel admits Ethiopian women were given birth control shots

Health Minister director general instructs all gynecologists in Israel’s four health maintenance organizations not to inject women with long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera if they do not understand ramifications More...

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By Teresa On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
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Kenya: Traders cart away capital from Eastleigh

Tuesday, January 22, 2013   On the brink: The bubble that was Eastleigh is threatening to burst as shoppers and traders flee the area in the wake of mysterious terror attacks. The picture of Eastleigh More...