ESKINDER NEGA founded his first newspaper, Ethiopis, in 1993. After seven issues it was forced to close, the first paper charged under a muzzling law introduced by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which had shot its way to power two years before. Three more of Eskinder’s newspapers were shut down by the courts
[allAfrica] “My heart breaks for Cameroon. Every day people are dying, and every day people are suffering,” said Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy when asked about his message to authorities in Yaoundé regarding the three-year political crisis in North West and South West
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda yesterday accused Rwanda of engaging in a trade war by employing non-tax barriers to block Uganda exports and to prevent Rwandans from exporting to Uganda.
[Nyasa Times] UTM Party presidential running mate Dr Michael Usi decried the resurgence of attacks and killings of persons with albinism in the country as a form of “terrorism”.
[VOA] The charity Doctors Without Borders has suspended its Ebola virus-fighting operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after attacks on two of its treatment centers this week, raising the risk that Ebola infections in the area will increase.
[allAfrica] Extraction of methane gas could reduce deadly danger to lakeside populations as well as fuel development.
[Deutsche Welle] Some of the Mozambicans and Angolans who came as contract workers to East Germany 40 years ago stayed on and witnessed German unification at firsthand. Here are two of their stories.
[Guardian] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday insisted that it has not cancelled elections anywhere in the country.
[Daily Trust] Police arrested a total 128 people across the country for electoral offences in the past few days.
[ISS] Martin Fayulu, leader of the Lamuka coalition and winner of the recent presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – but who is not the new president – wrote to Africa’s leaders gathered for last week’s African Union’s (AU) summit.