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The NYT’s Report on the Kenya Attacks Brings Ire As Kenya reels from the deadly attack on an upmarket hotel in capital Nairobi that killed 14 people, a controversy over a New York Times (NYT) article has added to the anger. An NYT article by its East Africa bureau chief, Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, showed the …

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What does the Laurent Gbagbo Case tell us about the State of the ICC? The former President of Cote d’Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo has been acquitted of all charges of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The Netherlands court said prosecutors were not able to prove neither his guilt nor that …

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Zimbabweans Up in Arms Protesters in Zimbabwe barricaded the main roads into major cities on Monday to protest a fuel price rise. Over the weekend, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a more than 100% rise in the price of petrol and diesel, in a move to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst fuel …

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Bombino

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Bombino, the First Nigerian Musician Nominated for a Grammy In this far-reaching interview with Okayafrica, Bombino explains his musical influences and reflects on his recent nomination for a Grammy, the first for a Nigerian artist. SOURCES: Okayafrica 10 Badass African Influencers You Need to Follow Right Now If African travel is in your future, you need …

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DRC’s Election

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What the DRC’s Election Means for its Economy The prospective change of administration may spur optimism among mining investors including Glencore Plc and Barrick Gold Corp. that they can reverse elements of a fiercely disputed new industry code that raised royalties and added taxes. The African country is the world’s main supplier of battery ingredient …

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Felix Tshisekedi

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The DRC has a New President Felix Tshisekedi has vowed to be the president “of all Congolese” after the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) electoral commission declared him the winner of the country’s long-delayed elections. The result was rejected by rival Martin Fayulu, who was backed by opposition heavyweights and had led in polling prior …

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DRC’s Poll Result

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Everyone’s Holding their Breath for DRC’s Poll Result Riot police have been deployed at the electoral commission’s headquarters in Kinshasa. Pre-election polls gave businessman Martin Fayulu a healthy lead but his supporters believe President Joseph Kabila plans to rig the vote in favor of his hand-picked candidate, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, or alternatively to forge a …

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African Union Commission

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Making Intra- Africa Travel for Africans Easier The African Union Commission Chairperson will reveal the specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport, which will aid the free movement of Africans across the continent. The announcement will happen at the annual AU Summit held in February. SOURCES: eTurbo News Lessons from DRC’s Elections …

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Emeritus Maxwell Anikwenwa

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The Door to Political Power in South-eastern Nigeria As Nigeria prepares for February’s presidential election, Archbishop Emeritus Maxwell Anikwenwa is among the critical Ibo ethnic group leaders who have shifted support away from President Muhammadu Buhari to challenger Atiku Abubakar. The question of whether Africa’s most populous nation turns back to the political party that …

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800-Year-Old Ethiopian Churches Carved From a Single Stone

The mind-blowing underground churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia There’s some dispute between historians about if Ethiopia or Armenia was the first country to convert to Christianity, but the edge probably goes to Ethiopia, which was then called Abyssinia. Sometime around 330 C.E., Emperor Ezana embraced the religion and declared his to be a Christian nation. His decision …

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