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At least 19 UN staff among crash victims The United Nations has described Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passnger plane as catastrophic, after it suffered one of its biggest losses. Michael Moller, director-general of the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, told a minute of silence, where some 150 personnel gathered: “It is one of […]

This episode of Inspire Africa features a non-governmental organisation in the Republic of Congo, which has embarked on a mission of supporting rural communities and empowering them to contribute to the protection of the country’s biodiversity. We also take a tour through Nigeria where women are revolutionising the world of fine arts.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s DRC, Felix Tshisekedi has agreed to join with ex-President Joseph Kabila to form a coalition government. This comes after Tshisekedi was not able to gain enough support in Parliament. On March 6, Tshisekedi and Kabila issued a joint statement confirming “their common will to govern together as part of a […]

All 157 people on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi which crashed shortly after take off from Bole International Airport have died, the airline confirmed on Sunday via Twitter. Accident Bulletin no. 2 Issued on march 10, 2019 at 01:46 PM — Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) March 10, 2019 Ethiopian prime […]

Congolese Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Denis Mukwege urged President Felix Tshisekedi to “avoid betraying” the people when he governs the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of a coalition with his predecessor Joseph Kabila’s supporters, in a statement seen by AFPon Saturday. On Wednesday, pro-Tshisekedi and pro-Kabila parties signed an agreement to form a coalition […]

After two days of protest earlier this week, the federal government of Ethiopia has officially responded to the voice of protesters. The office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday issued a statement that named a committee to resolve administrative boundary issues between Oromia regional state and the capital, Addis Ababa. The federal government is […]

The party of Congo’s former president Joseph Kabila will choose the prime minister and negotiate over cabinet appointments under a power-sharing deal with his successor Felix Tshisekedi, sources in both their parties said on Friday. The two parties announced loose plans to form a coalition government on Wednesday, nearly two months after Tshisekedi took office […]

A fire outbreak destroyed hundreds of houses in the city of Bahir Dar, located in Ethiopia’s Amhara regional state. The inferno has left thousands homeless even though there has been no report of a fatality. Local journalists reported that the fire is believed to have started after a gas explosion next to a hotel spread […]

The government of Zimbabwe under President Emmerson Mnangagwa has failed to bring about political and economic changes needed to improve the country’s reputation, the State Department said on Thursday. The comments relate to President Donald Trump’s decision this week to extend by one year U.S. sanctions that target more than 100 entities and individuals in […]

Africa’s biggest and most profitable airline, Ethiopian Airlines, on Friday celebrated the 2019 International Women’s Day, IWD, with an all female operated flight to the Norwegian capital, Oslo. The Stockholm – Oslo flight arrived in Norway in the morning of Friday (March 8) and was received by diplomats and the Ethiopian community in the country, the […]

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