Archive | January 13, 2017

Demonstrators chant slogans while making the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people, in Bishoftu town, Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2. Hundreds of people have been killed since November 2015 and Ethiopia's government has implemented a restrictive state of emergency. TIKSA NEGERI/REUTERS

Six Stories That Will Shape Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017

(Newsweek) — Like much of the world, 2016 has been a struggle for sub-Saharan Africa The region recorded its slowest overall growth in more than two decades, as low commodity prices and political uncertainty elsewhere put the brakes on economic progress. Civil conflicts have continued raging in countries including South Sudan and the Central African […]

United States to Lift Sudan Sanctions – New York Times

Africa: United States to Lift Sudan Sanctions BY JEFFREY GETTLEMAN LONDON  (New York Times) — After nearly 20 years of hostile relations, the American government plans to reverse its position on Sudan and lift trade sanctions, Obama administration officials said late Thursday. Sudan is one of the poorest, most isolated and most violent countries in […]

Project Exile: Ethiopia State Media Reporter Chased from Country

Project Exile: Ethiopia State Media Reporter Chased from Country Mengchen Xin “They used to text [that] they know what I am doing and it would only be a matter of time for me to face the consequences.” (Global Journalist) — Fasil Girma Aragaw got to know Ethiopia’s one-party state from the inside. As a reporter […]

Did Al-Sisi, Kiir and Museveni Form Alliance against Ethiopia and Sudan?

Did Al-Sisi, Kiir, and Museveni Form Alliance against Ethiopia and Sudan? South Sudan’s President Silva Kiir visits Egypt for three days to hold talks with his Egyptian counterpart and other officials. Silva Kiir meets Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt to discuss bilateral relations. (Middle East Observer) — During a press conference that was held at the presidential palace in […]

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