[Leadership] The United States is positioned to become the second biggest oil producer in the world behind Russia and ahead of Saudi Arabia as its daily output continue to rise with reports putting the daily production at more than 10 million barrels per day,
[New Times] The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has urged African countries to ratify and implement the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, saying it will fast-track the continent’s much-desired economic growth.
[IPS] United Nations -In most military conflicts worldwide, the ultimate winners are not one of the warring parties- but the world’s prolific arms traders, described by peace activists as “merchants of death”.
[New Times] The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as “Chagua”, but Rwanda says the U.S should not shift goals on what was agreed by the parties in 2015 when the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), pact was renewed.
[Bhekisisa] The former health MEC claims her subordinates withheld information from her. But she’s being accused of misleading the legislature.
[Bhekisisa] Mahlangu didn’t know many of the details of the doomed mental health project but says she deserves the credit for instituting the ombud investigation.
[Deutsche Welle] Two American and two Canadian citizens have been released after being kidnapped earlier this week in an ambush in Nigeria’s northern state of Kaduna.
[allAfrica] Readers of a prestigious American business publication have been told that now is the time to re-engage with Zimbabwe if investors want to get in on the ground floor ahead of a resurge in the economy.
[IPS] Rome -On 20 December, Europe’s 28 Ministers of Environment met in Brussels, to discuss the plan for reducing emissions prepared by the Commission, to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
[Ethiopian Herald] In Ethiopia, something has gone very wrong with the use of social media.