Diaspora Matters

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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 […]

Libyan eastern forces have signaled a move to take control of the capital Tripoli. The forces have swept through the South and taken control of the remaining oilfields in recent weeks. Western diplomats say, the United Nations is shocked by the southern advance. The UN scrambles to mediate between eastern commander, Khalifa Haftar and Tripoli’s […]

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni on Friday said his country was ready to defeat any aggression as tensions with neighboring Rwanda rose. Museveni who was speaking at celebrations to mark International Women’s day in the Rwenzori region, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, urged people ‘not to be scared’. “No one will […]

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 […]

Thousands of people have turned out again in Ethiopia’s Oromia region in protest against housing unit allocations tied to land rights of the Oromo people – the most populous ethnic group. BBC Africa reported that the protests are continuing in parts of the vast region. The Addis Ababa city administration has yet to comment on the […]

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 […]

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is in the Angolan capital of Luanda where, together with his counterpart Joao Lourenco, they will continue to restore relations that have previously been strained by anti-corruption issues. The visit follows Angolan leader Joao Lourenco’s landmark November visit to Lisbon in which he sought to set aside tensions created […]

Zimbabwe’s government on Wednesday responded to the renewal of sanctions by the United States, saying the decision was regrettable and that it would continue engaging Washington and the European Union to remove the measures that have ‘stifled’ its economy. Sanctions were imposed under the rule of Robert Mugabe, who brought the country to near ruin […]

The United Nations human rights chief warned on Wednesday that Cameroon risked falling into further violence if the government did not act to stop hate speech by politicians and heavy-handed tactics by security forces. The statement comes after cautionary statements from Cameroon’s allies including the United States and the European Union, over the government’s response […]

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