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Africans have no culture, we must kick them out – Israeli MP Oren Hazan

Africans have no culture, we must kick them out – Israeli MP Oren Hazan

An Israeli member of Israel’s Knesset or parliament (MP), Oren Hazan from the ruling Likud party, has said Africans have no culture and that Israel should stop African refugees from having children, in a video that was posted on the Facebook page of the UK branch of Likud. During an interview with Avi Yemeni, an […]

Talks Underway After Federal and Somali Region Authorities Violence Leaves Trail of Casualties, Destruction

Talks Underway After Federal and Somali Region Authorities Violence Leaves Trail of Casualties, Destruction

Talks that started on Sunday b/n federal & Somali regional state authorities are underway and may lead to an “amicable settlement”, a government source told Addis Standard. The talks involve both regional & federal administrative, military, security & intelligence authorities, according to our source. See thread since Saturday for more pictures and video: #Ethiopia:The fed […]

Ethiopians abroad eye return as reforms kick in back home

Ethiopians abroad eye return as reforms kick in back home

On a recent Tuesday night, nearly every table was occupied at Harar, a small Ethiopian restaurant in Vauxhall in South London. Most of the clientele were Ethiopian, eating the flatbread called injera and drinking either coffee or tej, a traditional honey wine. The restaurant was redolent of frankincense, burned as part of an Ethiopian coffee […]

One of Africa’s Longest Wars Officially Ends

One of Africa’s Longest Wars Officially Ends

One of Africa’s longest running conflicts, the Ethiopia and Eritrea war, has officially ended. The east African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea border dispute was ended and a new era of Eritrea and Ethiopia peace was ushered in on July 9th, 2018. It was a decades-long conflict that had a huge human cost and severely […]

Thousands pay tribute to Grand Renaissance dam engineer Semegnew Bekele

Thousands pay tribute to Grand Renaissance dam engineer Semegnew Bekele

Thousands of people have gathered in Addis Ababa to pay their respects to the project manager of a controversial dam being built by Ethiopia along the Nile river, according to state media. Semegnew Bekele, 53, was found dead in his car in Ethiopia’s capital on Thursday. Police said a gunshot took the life of the […]

Cairo court sentences 75 protesters to death

Cairo court sentences 75 protesters to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death for participating in a 2013 protest against the overthrow of the country’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. Senior members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organisation were among those ordered executed by the Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday for their involvement with the sit-in demonstration at Rabaa […]

Mali holds key elections amid Insecurity, fraud concerns overshadow key polls

Mali holds key elections amid Insecurity, fraud concerns overshadow key polls

Five years after an international military intervention designed to restore peace, Malians will vote Sunday with the vast West African nation still confronting the threat of jihadist and ethnic violence. While polls suggest President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, 71, is favourite to see off 23 rivals in the poll, the main Al-Qaeda-linked jhadist alliance made its […]

Part-time Pastor’s Jesus Moment Goes South After Dead Man Stays Dead

Part-time Pastor’s Jesus Moment Goes South After Dead Man Stays Dead

A health worker who managed to convince a family that he could resurrect their dead relative is in hot water after he was arrested, according to BBC. Getayawkal Ayele came to the village of Galilee in Ethiopia’s Oromia region to preach about the biblical story of Jesus Christ calling Lazarus from his grave. The family […]

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Calls for Multiparty Democracy

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Calls for Multiparty Democracy

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said his country must seek a path to greater democracy through strong institutions that “respect the rule of law.” Ethiopia has been ruled by the same coalition for 27 years. The prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, said on Sunday that his country faced “no option” but to pursue multiparty […]

Pakistan dirtiest election with candidates allege widespread interference by army and intelligence services

Pakistan dirtiest election with candidates allege widespread interference by army and intelligence services

Pakistan is heading for one of its dirtiest elections in many years, observers and political campaigners have warned, with candidates alleging widespread interference by the country’s powerful army. With days to go until next Wednesday’s vote, members of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz said they had been targeted by members of the intelligence services, as tensions […]

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