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Ethiopia begins two-year term as non-permanent member of UNSC

Ethiopia officially began its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on January 02, 2017. The new UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres also began his duties as the 9th Secretary-General...

French Ambassador: Ethiopia’s regional role is irreplaceable

Ambassador of France to Ethiopia, Frédéric Bontems who met with Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu on January 3, 2017 underlined that Ethiopia's role in promoting regional peace and stability is irreplaceable, adding that it's...

Ethiopia jails 20 Muslims accused of pursuing Sharia State

An Ethiopian court has sentenced 20 Muslims to prison after they were found guilty of trying to establish a state ruled by Sharia law and inciting violence. They were charged under Ethiopia's anti-terrorism law...

Tsvangirai tipped to lead opposition coalition 

Zimbbwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says "people will decide their future" if securocrats deny him the chance to lead the country - if he wins the...

Burundi bans oldest rights group

Burundi authorities have banned the country's oldest human rights organisation, which had continued reporting abuses despite being suspended when political turmoil broke out nearly two years ago. A ministerial order made public on Tuesday...

IGAD condemns terror attacks in Mogadishu

The East African sub-regional organization, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has strongly denounced the attack which was perpetrated by the Al Shabab terror group on Monday January 02, 2017 in Mogadishu, Somalia. The terror...

Gambia’s Electoral Commissioner flees country after threats

The head of Gambia's electoral commission has fled to Senegal due to threats to his safety after declaring that President Yahya Jammeh lost last month's election, a defeat the ruler has refused to accept....

Pact would force out Joseph Kabila from Congo. If, of course,...

Did a group of bishops just disarm one of the most explosive political problems in Africa? Shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve, with crowds waiting anxiously in the streets of Kinshasa, the capital...

South Sudan rival forces clash in Eastern Equatoria State

The Sudan People's Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) has accused government forces of fresh attacks in Eastern Equatoria state, the spokesman for the armed opposition said. In a statement obtained by the South Sudan News...

Somali plead with EU to keep Burundi troops in Amisom

The Somali Community in Uganda have appealed to the European Union (EU) as funders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) to mobilise salaries for the Burundi troops now threatening to pull out...
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