Eritrea’s Leader Visits Ethiopia for First Time in Over 20 Years

Eritrea’s Leader Visits Ethiopia for First Time in Over 20 Years

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Eritrea’s longtime president arrived in Ethiopia on Saturday for his first visit in 22 years amid a surprise diplomatic thaw between the once bitter rivals. Thousands turned out in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, under tight security...
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Africa:’African History Must be Written from an African Perspective’

Africa:’African History Must be Written from an African Perspective’

As the first PhD holder from his village, Tanzanian historian Herbert Ndomba feels that he has a duty to study his community’s history. African history, he thinks, should be rewritten from an African perspective. Herbert Ndomba can now put “Doctor&...
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Africa:Africa Needs Stronger Leadership – Obasanjo

Africa:Africa Needs Stronger Leadership – Obasanjo

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, says stronger leadership is critical to the economic development of the African continent. Mr Obasanjo said this on Friday at the ongoing 2018 Afreximbank Annual Meetings in Abuja. He said Africa had the...
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Africa:Are Migrants Handing the World Cup to France?

Africa:Are Migrants Handing the World Cup to France?

Photo: Кирилл Венедиктов Kylian Mbappe celebrating scoring a goal for France in a pre-World Cup match in March 2018. His mother is from Algeria and his father from Cameroon. analysis By Michael Tantoh Les Bleus have progressed to the final...
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Africa:Urban Agriculture Could Transform Food Security

Africa:Urban Agriculture Could Transform Food Security

By Gilbert Nakweya Accra — Using science, technology and innovation (STI) could help promote the use of urban agriculture to sustain food and nutrition security in African cities, experts say. The experts who specialise in agriculture, geography and urban pl...
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Africa:U.S. to Cut Military Aid for Africa’s Fight Against Terrorism

Africa:U.S. to Cut Military Aid for Africa’s Fight Against Terrorism

The US is set to scale back aid to African military units fighting terrorism, as it realigns its defence strategy to compete with more traditional threats from China and Russia. The shift comes despite a growing terrorist threat on the...
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In Troubled Cameroon, U.S. Envoy Is Accused of Election Meddling

In Troubled Cameroon, U.S. Envoy Is Accused of Election Meddling

DAKAR, Senegal — When the American ambassador took up his post in Cameroon late last year, he stepped into an increasingly troubled nation, locked in battle against Islamist militants in one part of the country and armed separatists in another....
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Africa:Finally, Buhari Ready to Sign Africa Free Trade Agreement

Africa:Finally, Buhari Ready to Sign Africa Free Trade Agreement

Photo: Nampa The cabinet is expected to review and make a decision on the Africa free trade agreement, signed on Sunday by President Hage Geingob. By Chijioke Nelson and Terhemba Daka President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with visiting President Cyril...
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Africa:As Planet Heats Up, Conflicts Do Too

Africa:As Planet Heats Up, Conflicts Do Too

By Margaret Besheer As the planet heats up from the effects of climate change, so, too, can conflicts. At the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, diplomats discussed the importance of recognizing global warming as a risk factor that can exacerbate...
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After 20 Years of Silence, Strangers in Ethiopia and Eritrea Call to Say Hello

After 20 Years of Silence, Strangers in Ethiopia and Eritrea Call to Say Hello

“I don’t know you, you don’t know me, but I am from Ethiopia and I am so excited to talk to you.” That was the message Roman Tafessework Gomeju had for the stranger on the other end of the phone...
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