Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Thursday 10 July 2014Through literature African writers have been able to stand up against poor leadership and authoritarian governments, pointing out the ills of our societies, depicting the suffering of the people in the black continent causing many of them to go into exile, killed, branded terrorists or communists such as Kenyans, Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Wahome Mutahi.
- Thursday 10 July 2014Fragmented payment systems are a major obstacle to financial integration at the regional and international levels.
- Thursday 10 July 2014
Ethiopia: Detained Opposition Leader Paraded On State Tv, As Crackdown Against Party Members ContinueThe opposition’s party name, Ginbot-7 commemorates the Ethiopian calendar date, 15 May in the Gregorian calendar when post-election violence in 2005 left over 200 people dead.
- Wednesday 9 July 2014Somalia’s neighbor Kenya which has been under frequent attacks from the insurgents with the recent being the killings of at least 100 people in different coastal towns, has refused to change guard in their security docket amid calls by angry citizens and the opposition to sack them.
- Wednesday 9 July 2014Major global telecommunication companies have pitched tent in Africa to get a share of the increased customer base, as countries speed up to digitalize government systems with key emphasis being on education sector.
- Wednesday 9 July 2014Peace talks being mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, have been stalled after rebels declined the participation of civil society organizations, faith-based groups and other political parties.
- Wednesday 9 July 2014The four year pilot project that ends in 2015 aims to train upto 16,000 youth with skills and provide internship to atleast 11,000 of the former.
- Wednesday 9 July 2014The militia group has previously carried out deadly attacks against lawmakers, U.N. staff and government officials.
- Tuesday 8 July 2014Zimbabwe continues to wobble in attracting foreign direct investment, drawing in a mere $410 million against $56 billion that went into African economies last year, say United Nations research report.
- Tuesday 8 July 2014Government officials have dismissed the opposition's demands saying they lack a clear agenda only wants relevance. They also said Kenya will not withdraw from Somalia.
- Tuesday 8 July 2014Gay activities in Africa have received mixed reactions with countries such as South Africa legalizing it, whilst Uganda signed a controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014.
- Monday 7 July 2014More than 2,000 people have died so far this year in the 5-year-old Islamic uprising, compared to an estimated 3,600 in the four previous years.
- Monday 7 July 2014The sentences can be appealed, a process that can take month as Egypt's constitution allows the president to issue a clemency, but the appeal process must be exhausted first, say experts.
- Monday 7 July 2014Last week, the United Nations Security Council imposed an arms embargo and asset freeze on Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), one of the many armed groups with rear bases in eastern Congo.
- Monday 7 July 2014The Government of President Uhuru Kenyatta has blamed these rallies held across the country by CORD for causing volatile political situation in a country that is since to heal from the 2007/08 post election violence that lead to 1000 deaths and over 500000 people displaced from their homes.