Saturday, December 16, 2017

Ethiopia Used Israeli-made Surveillance Technology to Spy on Journalists, Dissidents

A new report details how Ethiopia targeted advocates of the Oromo ethnic group across 20 countries infecting their computers with spyware Israel-based defense outfit Elbit...

New Rumblings in the Horn of Africa over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam

Tensions are rising between Egypt and Ethiopia over the latter’s Grand Renaissance Dam. Cairo recently reiterated its longstanding position that it’s against Addis Ababa’s construction...

Ethiopia Plans to Close 27 Refugee Camps

The government of Ethiopia says it will close all 27 refugee camps in its territory over the next 10 years and integrate residents into...

AU, EU leaders plan immediate evacuation of migrants in Libyan detention centers

More than 700 thousand migrants held in Libya are to be evacuated urgently. The question of migrants and their mistreatment dominated the just concluded AU-EU...

Raila Odinga vows to take oath on December 12

National Super Alliance (Nasa) lader Raila Odinga now says, like President Uhuru Kenyatta, he will also be sworn in as "the people’s president". He made...

AfDB Launches Youth Advisory Group to Create 25 Million Jobs

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and...

Zululand expedition team survives Somalia

AFTER a journey of more than 12 000km to war-torn Somalia, the Kingsley Holgate explorer team is back home in Zululand after successfully reaching...

Nearly 200 reportedly killed in Egypt mosque attack

Militants bombed a Sufi mosque and fired on worshippers in the volatile Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers,  killing at least 184 people in what...

South Lakes man gains insights into Somaliland presidential election

A SOUTH Lakes man played a role in the third Presidential election in Somaliland. Robin Le Mare, of Allithwaite, serves on the Election Observer Mission,...
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Somaliland President-elect and Bitter Opponent Mend Fences

Only two days after the Somaliland electoral commission declared Musa Behi Abdi the winner of the country's fiercely contested presidential election of November 13, the president-elect...

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Exclusive – United States suspends aid to Somalia’s battered military over graft

The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia's armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the military as...

Somaliland President Fields New 23-Ministry Government

His Excellency the newly inaugurated President of the Republic of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi, today, released his government's first roster of ministers and vice...

Somaliland hailed as it swears in new president

The self-declared republic of Somaliland has sworn in its fifth president, Muse Bihi Abdi. There was excitement and optimism on social media as citizens relished...