[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya’s poor performance against lowly ranked Comoros and Central Africa Republic in friendly matches in Morocco last month have come costly as the Harambee Stars have dipped eight places in the latest rankings released on Thursday.
[The Conversation Africa] Dr Abiy Ahmed has been chosen as a consensus replacement for outgoing premier Hailemariam Desalegn. Ahmed was sworn in by the Ethiopian Parliament on Easter Monday.
[ENA] Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), Demeke Mekonnen expressed his readiness and commitment to support the newly elected Chairperson of Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
[State Department] A transcript of a media briefing at African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa after a meeting between visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki:
[This is Africa] Zimbabwe’s government has announced that it has reviewed the country’s visa requirements to elevate 29 Category C countries to category B level which allows visas on arrival. The new travel regime allows visas on arrival for SADC members and several international countries.
[East African] The US government’s hope on Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan to lead the way in enforcing an arms embargo against South Sudan will be tested by deeply rooted vested interests in the region.
[VOA] Ethiopia will drop charges against top dissident Bekele Gerba, state media reported Monday.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dukem -The scenic road from Addis Ababa to the small town of Dukem is peppered with signs of industry: warehouses and factories, garages and gas stations, newly-built rail tracks and a freshly paved highway.
[Observer] President Museveni has told a meeting in the UK why he never supported former Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi’s push for African federation.
[IPS] United Nations -Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN refugee agency have urged countries to offer more resettlement places.