Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Africa’s Somalia and Zimbabwe lead on mobile-money technology

Of the 690 million registered mobile-money accounts worldwide, 50% are in Africa. In Zimbabwe and Somalia, for example, both countries that have experienced decades of economic...

Ethiopia: EPRDF re-elects Abiy as chairman on near unanimous vote

The 177 voting members of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) backed Abiy, during the party's long-delayed congress in the southern city...

Ethiopia: PM Ahmed urges unity, decries ethnic violence

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told members of his ruling coalition that "an attack on one is an attack on all" on Wednesday as...

Uganda youth culture captured in pictures

A country in which nearly half the population are under 15 years old, Uganda really is for the young. In 2012, photographer Esther Ruth Mbabazi was not...

Another look at a seemingly intractable problem that is Somalia

Late last week, a High-Level Meeting on Somalia, co-chaired by Ethiopia, Italy, Somalia, and the United Kingdom (UK), was held in New York. The...

Eritrea: Sherifo looks for parents jailed 17 years ago

Ibrahim Sherifo, 30, has not seen or heard from his parents since he was 13 years old when they were "disappeared" in Eritrea. "The memory...

Somalia: Al Shabaab is not dead, only weakened

It’s been five years since four attackers made their way into Westgate, a popular shopping mall in the rich Westlands area of Nairobi, and...

Jaja of Opobo: Nigeria’s first millionaire and his riveting rise to fame

Jaja of Opobo, the man who rose against the odds of poverty and colonial rule to become Nigeria’s first international trader and millionaire in...

Ethiopia: Men in OLF garb kill 20, displace 60 000 in Kamashi zone

At least 20 people were killed and 60,000 displaced in ethnic clashes flaring since last week in the western region of Benishangul-Gumuz. A government official...

Man ties woman on back of tricycle, drives her around Port Said

In the northern Egyptian city of Port Said, a man was stopped driving a tricycle at the back of which a young woman was...

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eDahab transforms financial system, promotes market efficiency

On the dusty streets of Somaliland's capital Hargeisa, Mohammed Ahmed Ismail is arranging paper money in his tidy, waiting for clients who wish to...

KDF to leave Somalia once Al Shabaab threat is eliminated – Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta (Sunday) announced that Kenya will not pull its soldiers out of Somalia until the troubled country achieves peace, stability and security. The...
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Somaliland opposition parties criticize President Bihi for propagating injustice

Somaliland opposition parties lashed out at the incumbent government and the leadership of His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi for propagating hurtful injustice rather than...