Daily Archives: January 3, 2019

ETHIOPIA: PM ABIY REPLACES FEMALE PRESS AIDES WITH MALE SPOKESPERSONS

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed has appointed a new press secretary, replacing Billene Seyoum, who was in November hailed as part of the premier’s gender progressive agenda.

Seyoum, who was appointed alongside her …

The Other Jay-Z: South African Ex-President Jacob Zuma Releasing Album?

JOHANNESBURG The man South Africans know as J-Z is dropping an album. But instead of fans, he’s hearing haters who are questioning why public dollars are being used to fund the project.

That’s because the …

NIGERIAN AIR FORCES HELICOPTER CRASHES WHILE BOMBING BOKO HARAM

ABUJA, A Nigerian air force helicopter being used to bomb Boko Haram members has crashed.

The crash was confirmed by the air force spokesperson, Ibikunle Daramola.

Daramola, an air commodore, said details of the cause …

BURKINA FASO: ETHNIC VIOLENCE KILL 13 AS SECURITY WORSENS

OUAGADOUGOU, Thirteen civilians have been killed in the latest ethnic violence in Burkina Faso, the government said, echoing a rise in inter-communal conflicts in neighbouring Mali linked to Islamist violence.

Burkina has seen a spike …

Sudan’s Opposition Calls for More Protests Against Al-Bashir

CAIRO Sudan’s largest opposition groups on Thursday called for a fresh wave of protests to demand that President Omar al-Bashir step down, as the longtime ruler made another attempt at staunching popular discontent by promising …