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By MGoth On Monday, March 18th, 2013

Africa :Obama “Moonwalking” Human Rights in Africa?

The great American poet Walt Whitman said, “Either define the moment or the moment will define you.” Will the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya define President Barack Obama in Africa or will More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Rwanda: One of the row-model in Africa

Rwanda: A Brief History of the Country Rwanda’s population of more than 7 million people is divided into three ethnic groups: the Hutu (who made up roughly 85% of the population), the Tutsi (14%) and the Twa (1%). Prior More...

By MGoth On Monday, March 11th, 2013

Western states walk diplomatic tight-rope over Kenyatta win

By Edmund Blair NAIROBI (Reuters) – Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in Kenya’s presidential vote presents Western states with the challenge of keeping an elected leader charged with crimes against humanity More...

By MGoth On Monday, March 11th, 2013

Ethiopia: Rumors of Water War on the Nile?

Dam War of Words Late last month, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid Bin Sultan fired a shot across the bow from the Arab Water Council in Cairo to let the regime in Ethiopia know that his country More...

By MGoth On Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Indicted abroad for crimes, Kenya’s new leaders pose diplomatic dilemma

Foreign governments must decide how to interact with Kenya’s newly elected president, Uhuru Kenyatta, because of his indictments at th e International Criminal Court in the Hague. The election of Uhuru Kenyatta More...

By MGoth On Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Kenya final vote total: Kenyatta has 50.03 pct

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s election commission posted complete results early Saturday showing that Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta prevailed in the country’s presidential elections by the slimmest More...

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...

By MGoth On Monday, March 4th, 2013

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...

By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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...

By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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...

By MGoth On Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

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...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, February 28th, 2013

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...

By MGoth On Thursday, February 28th, 2013

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 ( today signed a US $57.66-million loan agreement for the More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

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...

By Liban On Monday, February 25th, 2013

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...

By MGoth On Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

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...

By MGoth On Friday, February 22nd, 2013

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...

By MGoth On Monday, February 18th, 2013

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...

By MGoth On Sunday, February 17th, 2013

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...

By MGoth On Monday, February 11th, 2013

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...