[Addis Fortune] It has been weeks since that fateful announcement by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of his decision to vacate his post. The media frenzy was at first focused on him, which is not surprising since senior-level officials rarely resign in Ethiopia, or in Africa. But people were already looking forward to finding out who his successor will be.
[Deutsche Welle] During a visit to Ethiopia, Rex Tillerson has said the answer to violence in the East African country was greater freedom, and that the country should lift its state of emergency as quickly as possible.
[News24Wire] Six people including a child died on Friday evening after the minibus in which they were travelling in crashed into a barrier on the M2 freeway eastbound before Geldenhuys Interchange in Germiston, Ekurhuleni.
[Premium Times] The Friday fire incident at Old Panteka Market, Tudun Wada, Kaduna, consumed about 700 shops and affected the jobs of about 30,000 youth, the chairman of the market, Suleiman Shehu, has said.
[This Day] The spread of a new disease called monkeypox is disturbing and government must avoid its politicisation, writes Olawale Olaleye
[IPS] Rome -The world is running out of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a new specialised report warns ahead of this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, adding that most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions.
[New Zimbabwe] Top government advisor Professor Ashok Chakravarti said Zimbabwe currently needs $1 billion to deal with the current liquidity crisis.
[Radio Dabanga] United Kingdom -Human Rights Concern-Eritrea (HTCE) has expressed its deep concern about the fate of 30 young Eritrean asylum-seekers who were deported from Sudan to Eritrea on August 29.
[Zambia Reports] South Africa’s opposition leader Julius Malema’s attacks at President Edgar Lungu have been met with the same force with ruling Patriotic Front media director Sunday Chanda describing the EFF boss an imperialist’s rabid lap dog.
[IFEX] The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over the imposition of emergency powers in Zambia and recent comments made by the inspector-general of police that some publications could be closed while the 90-day state of emergency was in place.