[The Conversation Africa] The last twelve months have been a confusing time for African democracy. We have seen coups that didn’t look like coups and elections that didn’t look like elections. In this sense, it was a year of illusions.
[Daily Trust] Kano -The National Human Rights Commission has described the upward review of conviction on rape from a minimum of three years and maximum of 14 years imprisonment to minimum of 14 years and maximum of life sentence in Kano as a measure to discourage the crime.
[This is Africa] William Masvinu won the Mr Ugly contest on Sunday night. Mr Ugly is an annual contest that seeks to celebrate beauty in ugliness, according to organisers.
[Nation] The United States has asked opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off the planned swearing in ceremony on Tuesday next week.
[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.
[Premium Times] ECOWAS on Wednesday said it would not take lightly the maltreatment of its citizens across countries in Northern Africa.
[Chatham House] Without setting clear expectations for the upcoming peace forum, the international community risks allowing the regional mediation to fail, exacerbating the conflict in South Sudan.
[Deutsche Welle] Evacuations of migrants stranded and abused in Libya are to begin within “days,” says French President Emmanuel Macron. He says Tripoli, African and EU leaders have agreed on an emergency plan at their summit in Abidjan.
[ANGOP] Pretoria -Angolan and South African presidents are due to sign several agreements, marking a new era in both countries’ bilateral relations.
[IPS] Near the Oromia-Somali Regional Border, Ethiopia -Ethnic animosity unleashed in Ethiopia has displaced hundreds of thousands as well as rendering all manner of usually sacrosanct loyalties obsolete.