[VOA] Insisting the demonstrations in Ethiopia’s Oromia region during the past year are a mass movement, not just two or three protest groups, Merera Gudina, the chairman of Ethiopia’s opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, is calling for the government to listen to the people’s demands.
[New Dawn]The National Elections Commission or NEC through its chairman has recommended the postponement of the October 14, 2014 Special Senatorial Election due to the Ebola Virus outbreak.
[Deutsche Welle]Liberia’s president has declared a state of emergency in the country over the deadly Ebola outbreak, calling it a “clear and present danger.” Some 300 Liberians have been infected by the virus.
[New Dawn]In continuation of the Ebola fight in Liberia, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has declared a State of Emergency, effective Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
[Egypt Online]The Interior Ministry issued a high security alert ahead of planned rallies by the Muslim Brotherhood on Friday, security sources said. A series of meetings were held at the ministry in preparation for the protests.
[Leadership]United States President Barack Obama has declared Nigeria as the world’s next economic success story, stressing that this was one of the major reasons why his government was committed to helping the country build strong democratic institutions and remove constraints to trade and investment through the African Growth and Opportunity Act.