On 11 August, Kumsa Diriba, aka 'Jaal Marroo', the leader of the Oromo Liberation Army (known as OLF/Shene by Ethiopian authorities) announced ... the military alliance struck between his force and the armed wing of the outlawed Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) regional government.
In recent months, Central African politicians and journalists have shared images of the military posing in front of different town signs – ... seemingly as proof of the state regaining control over a country caught up in civil war for almost a decade.
As the conflict in Tigray spreads to other regions in Ethiopia, a schism within the UN Security Council threatens to deal the final blow to Ethiopia's ... future prospects. Whilst the US and European nations firmly demand an end to the war in hope for a more peaceful future outlook, India, China, and Russia remain ambivalent about involving themselves in what they view as a domestic dispute.
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We went to sleep last night as CEOs of African agritech companies emerging from the pandemic crisis. Today, we woke up as winners of the AYuTe ... Africa Challenge, a competition run by Heifer International for businesses that brings technological innovation to the continent’s agriculture. Together, we will share $1.5m in cash grants to build our companies and help realise our dreams for Africa.
Recently, the world heard the announcement of the indictment of Abba Alhaji Kyari, Nigeria's deputy commissioner of police, and five others by ... a federal grand jury in the US District Court for the Central District of California.
More than half the global population today are either girls or women. Therefore, it is worrisome when we open the history books, especially those ... in Nigeria, and find silence on the labour and contributions of women; a silence interrupted only by brief mentions and cursory anecdotes.
On Thursday 19 August the members of South Africa’s National Assembly convened physically for the first time in a while. They met in several ... locations in parliament to achieve sufficient distancing in the pandemic. And there was only one item on the order paper: the election of a Speaker.