Ethiopia’s army chief of staff, General Seare Mekonnen and at least three other senior officials have been killed during a coup attempt by an army general in the northern state of Amhara, state television said on Sunday. Amhara’s state president Ambachew Mekonnen and his advisor were also killed, according to state media, which named the […]

The weekend has been marred by series of violence with demonstrators burning tires again in Omdurman, not far from the capital Khartoum. The protesters are not relenting on their demands to see the military exit and power handed over to a civilian authority. Earlier on Saturday, they said they were ready to follow Ethiopia’s proposed […]

The presidential candidate for Mauritania’s ruling party, Mohamed Cheikh El-Ghazouani, has declared himself the winner of the country’s general elections on Saturday night in the first round, while the results were still being compiled. Mr. Ghazouani made this statement before dawn in front of a crowd of his supporters, after an election vigil in the […]

Mauritania began counting ballots on Saturday (June 22) evening of its presidential election, as the ruling party claimed its candidate was poised to win a landslide victory. The election was the first in Mauritania’s history since independence from France in 1960 to choose a successor to a democratically-elected president. Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, a former general […]

Hon Catherine Gotani Hara, a lawmaker with the main opposition Malawi Congress Party, MCP, has been elected speaker of the country’s parliament becoming the first woman speaker. Multiple local media portals have reported that she won a closely contested poll on Wednesday beating former first deputy speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje. The ruling Democratic People’s Party, DPP, nominated […]

A row of boys lying on newsprint-covered tables howl in pain and grit their teeth as part of “circumcision season” in the Philippines, when thousands of youngsters suffer through.. The removal of foreskins is a centuries-old rite of passage to adulthood in the country, which has one of the highest rates of male circumcision in […]

Uganda’s Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, has told lawmakers that there is no Ebola anywhere in the country apart from that which was reported in Kasese, located in the country’s west. “There is no Ebola in other parts of Uganda. Honorable members, I request you to disregard statements being issued by various people including the […]

On day eight of an internet outage, Ethiopia’s state telecom monopoly officially acknowledged the service disruption and offered an apology to users. In a statement on 18 June, 2019, Ethio Telecom said: “We sincerely extend our apologies to our customers for the inconvenience occured.” A statement that was preceded by an admission that since June […]

The African continent has always been deemed the mother of all inequalities. At the European Development Days in Brussels Belgium, experts tried to address the inequalities the continent faces. Proposing ideas and solutions to solve the issue. Africa just like the world encounters different forms of inequalities. Linnete Bahati tells us more

South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa’s hopes of making the semi-finals would effectively be over if they lose to New Zealand at Edgbaston on Wednesday. Defeats to England, Bangladesh and India have left South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman De Kock billing the New Zealand match as a “quarter-final”. A nine-wicket victory over Afghanistan on Saturday was […]

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