IN THE hot, golden light of an Abuja afternoon two men spin a rotating Scrabble board, oblivious to the flies buzzing around them. The opening moves in the word-building game are relatively low-scoring: “writer” for 26 points, followed by “pool”, “ow”, “or” and “li”. But the scores soon stack up, including two 50-point bonuses for getting rid of all seven letters for “mediant” (the third note of a diatonic musical scale) and “deracine” (from déraciné, a French noun and adjective for someone who has been uprooted)
HAVING promised at his inauguration on November 24th to “hit the ground running”, Emmerson Mnangagwa has no time to lose.
THE Dead Sea is dying. Half a century ago its hyper-salty, super-pungent waters stretched 80km from north to south
WHEN João Lourenço said on the eve of Angola’s election in August that, as president, he would have “all the power”, few took him seriously. The former defence minister had been hand-picked by José Eduardo dos Santos, Angola’s president for 38 years, seemingly as part of a deal to protect his interests. The opposition dubbed him “the chauffeur”, since Mr dos Santos would tell him where to go.
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has condemned the “scourge of modern day slavery” in Libya and has called on other world leaders to do the same.
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola imports 400,000 tons of rice a year to add to its locally grown 25,000 tons and thus meet its market needs.
[RFI] A task force to free migrants illegally detained in Libya backed by both the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) is to be set up “in a matter of weeks”. The new strategy was announced in the Ivorian city of Abidjan at the AU-EU summit.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -I wrote this article as a way to initiate a conversation on the issues of decolonizing education pertaining directly to the field of Ethiopian Studies. The main purpose of this opinion is to highlight the importance of making Ethiopian languages and ideas dominant in the field of Ethiopian Studies.
[Daily News] THE German government has contributed 2 million Euros ( over 5.3 bn/-) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help maintain food stocks for almost half a million refugees and asylum seekers residing in Tanzania and Rwanda.
[Premium Times] ECOWAS on Wednesday said it would not take lightly the maltreatment of its citizens across countries in Northern Africa.