Less than a week after declaring Abiy Ahmed the winner of the national election, against the backdrop of the unilateral ceasefire in Tigray, ... Ethiopia is set to take new military measures. This comes amidst pressure from long-term developmental partners for a negotiated ceasefire to stop the fighting in Tigray and contain famine that risks spilling over into neighbouring nations.
It's roughly 15 minutes before my scheduled Zoom interview with the South African dance music maestro Master KG and he’s just posted a clip ... on his Instagram feed showing him and Akon hanging out at a cherry red old-school convertible. The tagged location reads Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Even though they have existed in Africa since the beginning of the 20th century, comic strips have only recently been emancipated from the codes ... and oppressions of the publishing world. This development in Sub-Saharan Africa is the focus of a major new exhibition entitled ‘Kubuni’, which recently opened in the south of France.
The recent Opec+ crisis over oil quotas illustrates the differences growing between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is demanding that oil production ... volumes be increased to make them “fair” but Riyadh has been refusing to give in to its neighbour's demands..
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Supporting the decisions of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is a network of close advisors and loyal persons; in particular is spy chief ... and head of the ‘hawks of Egypt’: General Abbas Kamel.
At the centre of Mozambique’s $2bn tuna bond scandal, is former finance minister Manuel Chang. The scandal, US prosecutors say, involved a ... criminal network of Mozambican officials conspiring with partners in foreign banks and shipbuilding companies to set up fraudulent projects.
Nigeria's outspoken transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi delivered a blunt message to local construction companies who've long complained that ... they're shut out of bids for the large infrastructure projects that often go to Chinese contractors: "We are not using our local contractors because they are not qualified. If you want to participate, build capacity. We can't give you a life-threatening contract if we don’t trust your capacity."
Numbering 158,000 in 1949, today, close to two million Palestinian citizens live in Israel. Palestinian leaders long hoped that such population ... growth would shift the balance of power in their favour, but the reality is much more nuanced, as demographer Youssef Courbage explains.
This is a major comeback for Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, who for several years has been missing from the African film scene, of which ... he is one of the two great figures alongside Abderrahman Sissako. Already a regular figure on Cannes' Croisette road, Chad’s former culture minister is again in the competition - a third time – for the Palme d'Or with his new film 'Lingui, Les Liens Sacrés'.