Category archives for: Africa

What would Political Reforms Mean for the Ethiopian Success Story?

February 22, 2018//-Earlier this year the Ethiopian government announced it would release political prisoners and shut an infamous Addis Ababa prison in an effort to “foster national reconciliation”.

The Namibian Tribe Where Sex is Offered to Guests

February 22, 2018//-The people of Ovahimba and Ovazimba tribes in the Kunene and Omusati regions in Northern Namibia have an upheld culture that has defied western influence and agitation.

UN Agency: Residents of Libyan Town ‘Dying in Desert’ in Attempt to Return Home

Geneva, Switzerland, February 21, 2018// — Libya must ensure the safety of hundreds of former residents of the northern town of Tawergha, who are stranded and even dying in the desert despite an agreement allowing their safe return, a UN human rights expert has said.

Bolivian National Busted With Cocaine Wrapped In 55 Condoms

February 20, 2018//-Anti-drug authorities in Zambia on Tuesday arrested a Bolivian national for trafficking 2.1 kg of cocaine wrapped in 55 condoms.

Mozambique Rubbish Dump Collapse ‘Kills at Least 17’ People

At least 17 people have been killed in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, and many more injured after a huge mound of rubbish collapsed, officials say.

UN Migration Agency, Libya Take Step Towards Migration

Tripoli, Libya, February 19, 2018//– The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency and the Libyan Ministry of Labour took the first steps towards developing a labour migration strategy.

Cameroon’s President-for-life Spends at Least 15% of His Time Outside His Country

February 19, 2018//-Americans frustrated with president Donald Trump’s golfing habits can take solace: Their leader isn’t as elusive as the president of Cameroon.

Ramaphosa Promises to ‘Follow Mandela’s Footsteps’

February 17, 2018//-New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to continue the “long walk” Nelson Mandela began in a State of the Nation Address which touched on corruption, poverty, gender equality and racial divides.

Read in Full SA President Ramaphosa’s First State of the Nation Address

February 16, 2018//-The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa today delivered his first state of the nation address as the duly elected president of the republic.

Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency

February 16, 2018//-A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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