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African Union deceitfully condoning Ethiopia massacre

By Obar Mark Asuelaa (Standard Digital) — A festival turned tragic on Sunday following a confrontation between Ethiopian police and the ethnic Oromo people. Tension ensued when the Oromo people who were attending Irrecha festival to thank Waaqa (God) for the blessings and mercies, also demanded for equal rights in the country with over 96 […]

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Remarks by President Obama at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Remarks by President Obama at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

As President, I’ve worked to transform our relationship with Africa so that we’re working together, as equal partners WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, September 22, 2016/APO/ — PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, good morning, everybody!  Let me begin by thanking Mayor Bloomberg — not just for the introduction but for the incredible work that Bloomberg Philanthropies […]

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African Union: The West’s Gendarme In Africa

Being the west’s gendarme in Africa comes with a cost, for where there is oppression there will be resistance and the AU is heading for a crisis. It’s host, the Ethiopian regime, seems to be nearing its end and Africa’s largest nation, the Oromo, have seen the light of liberation at the end of a […]

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African Sports Federation: Feyisa Lilesa Heroic Race

African Sports Federation: Feyisa Lilesa Heroic Race

Feyisa Lilesa Heroic Race Sourc:  Facebook www.facebook.com/FeyisaLilesaHeroicRace East Africa has produced many great mid and long distance runners that have dominated for decades. Feyisa Lilesa became the first athlete to speak up against his oppressive government to show the world the injustice imprisonment and killings of the innocent Oromo people in Ethiopia. The African Sports Federation […]

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Egypt denies requesting Israeli mediation in Ethiopian dam issue

Some Egyptian media have reported that foreign minister Sameh Shoukry’s recent visit to Israel involved discussions on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam (Ahram Online) — Egypt denied on Monday rumours that it had requested Israeli mediation on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue. In press statements carried by Egypt’s state-owned MENA agency, foreign ministry spokesman […]

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Britain’s Scramble for Africa: The New Colonialism

By Colin Todhunter For more read: ‘The New Colonialism: Britain’s scramble for Africa’s energy and mineral resources’ (Counter Punch) — Africa is facing a new and devastating colonial invasion driven by a determination to plunder the natural resources of the continent, especially its strategic energy and mineral resources. That’s the message from a damning new report from […]

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How political interference keeps hurting Africa’s universities

By Dr. Ibrahim Oanda (Codesria) — Political interference in Africa’s universities is not new. Universities’ governance was seen as “captured” for narrow political rather than academic ends during the 1980s and 1990s. Politics shaped everything: patterns of student access, curriculum content and teaching methods. Vice-chancellors’ political affiliations mattered far more than their academic standing or […]

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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. (Photo: kbctv.co.ke/)

African Countries Must Stop Begging for Everything From Foreigners – Annan

(Face 2 Face Africa) — It was a moment of truth telling and reality check at the just-concluded 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa when former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan insisted that African countries must stop begging, cap-in-hand, for assistance from foreigners to address challenges confronting the continent. Annan, who gave […]

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Special Procedures: Enhance access, transparency and security for human rights defenders

Geneva (ISHR) – The Special Procedures, or independent experts, mandated and appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, play a vital role in monitoring, reporting on and contributing to the promotion and protection of human rights around the world. More could be done, however, to enhance their accessibility and impact, and to protect those human rights defenders […]

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Two refugee boats capsize in 24 hours off Libya coast

Two refugee boats capsize in 24 hours off Libya coast

(Aljazeera) — At least five die as Italian navy rescues 562 people, taking the total transferred to the country this year to 40,000. Two boats carrying hundreds of passengers have capsized in a 24-hour period in the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy, possibly leaving dozens of refugees dead, according to the United Nations refugee […]

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UAE Govt Releases List Of Nigerian Politicians Who Have Properties In Dubai (See Full List)

Nigeria (Olofofo Village) — President Muhammadu Buhari’s agreement with the United Arab Emirates to help recover stolen money may have yielded quick results as the UAE government has released names of Nigerian politicians who have properties in the oil rich country. According to Sahara Reporters, some notable Nigerians who served under Goodluck Jonathan had several […]

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Buhari has embarked on a widespread anti-corruption campaign since taking office one year ago, and in his speech to Wednesday’s Commonwealth event thanked Britain for helping recover stolen assets taken abroad/FILE

Just return stolen assets, Nigeria’s Buhari tells UK PM

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, LONDON, United Kingdom, May 11 – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday that he did not want an apology from Prime Minister David Cameron for calling his country “fantastically corrupt”, but said Britain could return assets stolen by officials who fled to London. “I am not going to demand any apology […]

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BARBARIC. An image grab taken from a video reportedly released by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group (ISIS) on May 11, 2016, shows men described as Ethiopian Christians kneeling on the ground in front of masked terrorists on a beach at an undisclosed location in Libya

Libya: ISIS Executes 16 Ethiopian Christians, Again

Press TV today reported that the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, also known as Islamic State (ISIS), has released a new horrifying video purportedly showing the gruesome execution of at least 16 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The 29-minute video footage that was released on Wednesday (11) was composed of scenes from two different locations, one shot […]

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Faayilii: Donaald Traamp (Paartii Ripublikaanii irraa) fi Hilllary Kilinton (Paartii dimookiraatotaa irraa), Bitooteessa 1, 2016

Kaadhimamtoonni Prezidaantummaa Ameerikaa Itti-aanuuf Dorgomaa Jiran Waa’ee Afrikaa Maal Jedhu?

WASHINGTON, DC  (VOA Afaan Oromoo) — Paartii Ripublikaanii irraa ka dorgomaa jiran – Donaald Traamp, filannoo kaadhimummaa ka Praaymarii jedhamu, kaleessa kutaalee shan keessatti geggeessame guutummaatti injifachuun, deggersa bakka-bu’oota isaanii 172-maa dhuunfachuun gara Paartii Ripublikaaniin kaadhimamuutti dhihaataa jiru. Amma, akka kaadhimamaa prezidaantummaa paartii Ripublikaaniitti akka of ilaalan ka dubbatan – Donaald Traamp, “Teed Kiruuz fi Joon […]

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Protesters who are against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term march in Bujumbura, Burundi, June 4, 2015. Photo/REUTERS

ICC to probe Burundi clashes that left 430 dead – Bensouda

(The Star) — The international war crimes court will investigate outbreaks of violence in Burundi that have killed hundreds and forced hundreds of thousands to flee abroad since a political crisis erupted a year ago. The office of the UN human rights high commissioner estimates at least 430 people have been killed there since last […]

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