Category Archives: Local News

Ethiopian MPs Elect First Female President

Veteran Ethiopian diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde has been elected by lawmakers as the east African nation’s first female president.
She will succeed Mulatu Teshome, who resigned from the largely ceremonial post on Wednesday. She is limited …

Retired US General Says War With China Likely in 15 Years

The former commander of the U.S. Army in Europe warned Wednesday that it’s very likely the United States will be at war with China in 15 years.
Retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said that European …

Low-tech Tools Can Fight Land Corruption, Experts Say

Technological solutions to prevent land corruption require resources, but they do not have to be expensive, land rights experts said Tuesday.
Satellite imagery, cloud computing and blockchain are among technologies with the potential to help …

Relative: Victim of Brutal Ugandan Security Arrest Still Missing

Uganda’s security forces are under scrutiny after a video surfaced showing plain clothed officers brutally beating and arresting a civilian on the street. Uganda’s army spokesman says the troops are facing a disciplinary committee but …

Ethiopian Marathoner who Made Rio Protest Returns from Exile

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution.
FeyisaLilesa’s return …