Ethiopia: Ethiopia Searches for Renewal After Hailemariam Desalegn's Resignation
Hailemariam Desalegn was seen as ineffectual prime minister, easily manipulated by Ethiopia's political camps. He failed to stop violent political protests. His resignation could… Read more »
Ethiopia: Ethiopia Under State of Emergency Following Prime Minister's Resignation
Ethiopia says a state of emergency, imposed after the prime minister stepped down in a surprise move, will last six months. Authorities say the measure is necessary to "protect the… Read more »
Ethiopia: PM Hailemariam Desalegn Resigns After Mass Unrest
Hailemariam's resignation comes amid protracted anti-government protests that have left hundreds dead and tens of thousands detained. He will continue in his role until the "power… Read more »
Ethiopia: Ethiopia Releases High Profile Political Prisoners
Ethiopia has released opposition leaders, journalists and protesters from its notorious prisons. Many have also had the charges against them dropped and are calling for the release… Read more »
South Sudan: UNICEF - 'Child Soldiers Want to Continue Their Education'
Roughly 19,000 children are still part of armed groups today in South Sudan. On the international day against the use of child soldiers, we spoke to UNICEF about the future of… Read more »
East Africa: Queen Muhumuza - Fighting Colonialism in East Africa
About a hundred years ago in Uganda, Queen Muhumuza stood against patriarchal, colonial and chauvinist forces. She was a spiritual leader, a military leader and a fighter for… Read more »
Uganda: Child Labor Continues Despite New Anti-Exploitation Laws
A new law introduced in 2016 which criminalizes child labor has failed to stop exploitation due to inadequate implementation. More than 2 million children in Uganda are estimated… Read more »
Kenya: Is Kenya Turning Its Back on Democracy?
Kenya's government has deported a lawyer who attended the symbolic swearing in of opposition leader Raila Odinga. It's just the latest in a string of events stirring up fears that… Read more »
Kenya: Could FGM Make a Comeback in Kenya As a Doctor Takes to Court?
Many African countries have made great strides in tackling Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. Kenya, however, has seen a backlash as a doctor pushes for continuing the practice as… Read more »
Kenya: Prominent Ivory Trade Investigator Killed in Nairobi Home
World-renowned ivory investigator Esmond Bradley Martin has been found dead in his home with a stab wound to the neck. Martin had spent decades tracing the trade of ivory and rhino… Read more »
Africa: Israel Wants Asylum Seekers Out in 2 Months
Israel has begun notifying African asylum seekers that they have two months to leave for an unnamed third country. Outrage over the plan has long simmered among liberal Israelis… Read more »
Burundi: Burundi Welcomes Refugees Fleeing DR Congo Violence
Thousands of refugees have flooded into Burundi to escape a fresh outbreak of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UNHCR has praised locals for welcoming their… Read more »
Kenya: Harnessing Butterflies to Save the Forest
Locals in Kenya's Arabuko Sokoke reserve are cultivating butterflies to help conserve the area's vast indigenous forests. Despite pressures from illegal logging, the park's… Read more »
East Africa: Feeding East Africa - Locals Skeptical of GM Crops
Many people in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya decry the disappearance of their traditional organic crops. But some scientists say that genetically modified seeds could revolutionize the… Read more »
Kenya: Kenya Investigating Odinga 'Inauguration'
Kenya's government has said the fake inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga was an "attempt to overthrow" the government. TV stations have been closed amid an investigation… Read more »
Burundi: Louis Rwagasore, the Unifying Prince
Prince Louis Rwagasore was supposed to lead Burundi into independence. He was named prime minister but was killed shortly before independence. Read more »
Kenya: Huge Crowds At Opposition Leader's 'Swearing In' Ceremony
Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga has administered himself the oath of office as "president of the people." The government has warned the act of protest against President Uhuru… Read more »
Africa: Rwandan President Kagame's Plans to Revamp Africa Likely to Hit Snag
Rwandan President Paul Kagame's objective of a self-reliant and integrated continent is likely to remain a distant dream as most of his peers are going their own way, politically… Read more »
South Sudan: South Sudan Livid Over U.S. Ambassador's Remarks, Summons Envoy
South Sudan's government has summoned a top US diplomat in Juba to protest recent remarks made by US ambassador Nikki Haley while addressing the UN Security Council on the peace… Read more »
Kenya: Oscar Nomination for Kenyan Film On Al-Shabab Bus Attack
The widely acclaimed film is based on a 2015 terrorist attack on a bus in northern Kenya. It tells the moving story of Muslims shielding Christians from the militants who were… Read more »
Rwanda: Volkswagen in Rwanda - Car-Sharing and a Future in E-Mobility
German car maker Volkswagen (VW) will be the first international automobile company to invest in Rwanda. The first cars are expected to be ready by May. For the future VW also… Read more »
Africa: The Netherlands Expels Eritrea's Top Diplomat
In a bold move, the Netherlands have declared Eritrea's charge d'affaires "persona non grata." Eritrea has been enforcing a tax on expatriates amounting to 2 percent of their… Read more »
Ethiopia: Freed Opposition Leader Urges 'Honest Negotiations'
The chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Merera Gudina, was released on Wednesday morning. He was arrested a year ago under the country's state of emergency… Read more »
Ethiopia: Opposition Leader Merera Gudina Released
The chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Merera Gudina was released on Wednesday morning after more than a year in detention. Read more »
Tanzania: Is Tanzania Going Too Far in Banning 'Half Naked' Photos?
Bikini photos and sexy dance videos might soon be a thing of the past if Tanzania’s government has its way. A number of artists have now been banned from posting their… Read more »
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