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Africa moves center-stage in global security debate

Two high-profile security conferences in Ethiopia have underlined the siginficance Western policymakers attach to enlisting African support when shoring up global security and meeting the growing terrorist threat. Ethiopia was…

AU condemns attack by South Sudanese gunmen in Ethiopia’s Gambela region

ADDIS ABABA, April 18 (Xinhua) — Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, has strongly condemned the attack carried out by South Sudanese armed group in the Gambella…

America’s Biggest Challenge in Africa

There is much good news to report from Africa. Over the past generation, poverty rates went down, literacy rates went up, life expectancy increased, and childhood malnutrition shrank. The battle…

Africa’s top 4 economies are in trouble

Growth in Africa has outpaced most emerging markets in recent years, but that’s changing fast as a slew of problems beset its leading economies. Cheap oil, political uncertainty and weak…

Oromiya demotes, sacks 829 officials

Addis Ababa, 14 April 2016 (WIC) – The Oromiya Regional State announced that it has taken administrative measures against 829 mid and high level officials in a bid to ensure…

Coca-Cola advert banned in Kenya over kissing scene

Kenya’s Film Classification Board (KFCB) has forced Coca-Cola to scrap a kissing scene in a television advert because it “violated family values”. In the three-second scene two strangers have a…