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From Welcome to Asmarino Independent.
Sat Nov 24 2012, 15:27:55
... It wouldn't be that far fetched to embark on an 'archaeological journey' or a 'forensic investigation' into the 'fossil' of Eritrea while it is still breathing. As one of the last nation states to emerge from Africa, it would probably serve as a good example on how nation states were made and corrode in the process - in fast forward but, back in slow motion.
The current crisis - very serious crisis - is an outcome of a cocktail of euphoric relief, total and absolute trust, wilful blindness and dead tiredness on top of groundless and misguided overconfidence. [view whole blog post ]
From Sahel Blog
Sat Nov 24 2012, 12:10:09
First, most readers have likely heard that the Movement for Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA/MUJAO) claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a French citizen in Diema, Kayes, southwestern Mali (map - other versions have the kidnapping taking place in Nioro). ... Continue reading → [view whole blog post ]
From The Official Blog of Amb. David H. Shinn
Sat Nov 24 2012, 10:38:00
South Africa's Brenthurst Foundation commissioned Christopher Clapham, until recently editor of The Journal of Modern African Studies, to summarize the views presented at a dialogue held in Italy on the transition of African liberation movements to governments. Published in November 2012 and titled "From Liberation Movement to Government: Past Legacies and the Challenge of Transition in Africa," the analysis draws on the experience of numerous movements including those in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Rwanda and Uganda.
Clapham concluded that nowhere in Africa has a liberation movement transformed itself seamlessly into a national government. Governing a state presents numerous challenges that are not only different but, in some respects, clash with the principles behind a successful liberation ... [view whole blog post ]
From Congo Siasa
Sat Nov 24 2012, 10:20:00
As the M23 crisis has unfolded in the eastern Congo, the US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has emerged as a holdout within American foreign policy, a sort of minority report to the prevailing criticism of Rwanda and the M23.
The first indication of this emerged in June, when Rice delayed the publication of UN Group of Experts' interim report, insisting that Rwanda be given a chance to see the report first and respond. While these UN investigations are supposed to give the accused the opportunity to respond and explain--the Group says it was refused meetings by the Rwandan government, which Kigali denies--they rarely allow them to see the entire report before publication. In any case, the Group finally did brief a Rwandan delegation in New York in June in New York ... [view whole blog post ]
From Face of Malawi
Sat Nov 24 2012, 09:57:07
Malawi has ended her year-long tour of duty as the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa- COMESA chair with Uganda assuming the post. However Malawi, a land locked southern African country, will still be in the COMESA bureau, a decision making body of the regional bloc, as a rapportour. During her term as chair, [...] [view whole blog post ]
Fri Nov 23 2012, 23:00:38
Ethiopia hosts Centre workshop Source: FIFA As the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Brazil draws closer, memories are not the only thing that remain of the first-ever World Cup on African soil two years ago in South Africa. For thousands of children in differe...
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