THE MAN who does not speak finally listened. On March 11th Algeria’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, announced that he would not run for a fifth term.
[Deutsche Welle] Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is facing unprecedented protests as he prepares to stand for a fifth term in April elections. Opponents say the ailing 82-year-old is unfit for office.
[New Era] Windhoek -Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline group, has confirmed that it has finalised all preparations to once again celebrate International Women’s Day by operating an All Women Functioned Flight, this time on the Addis Ababa to Stockholm to Oslo route on March 8.
UNDERNEATH THE mango tree that marks the centre of Kondo, a village in northern Tanzania, Mwanaidi Saidi prises open a green box. Inside are the 110,000 Tanzanian shillings ($47) the 35-year-old has saved since she joined the country’s nascent welfare scheme.
[IRIN] Tripoli -The well-worn description of migrants in Libya is of desperate people trapped in hellish detention centres trying to get to Europe.
I want you (to be resentful) IT IS NOT easy to translate the Hebrew word davka. It means something like “despite it all” and “because of”, but with a sense of deliberate precision: I was at home all day, but the delivery man came davka during the half-hour when I was out. It can connote an intent to irritate: my girlfriend knows we disagree about politics, but she always davka brings it up.
[The Conversation Africa] One day, if they follow instructions, Africa’s new democracies will grow up to be “real” like those of Western Europe and North America. This assumption makes little sense – but it influences the way many people in the West and in Africa think about African democracies.
[New Zimbabwe] THE opposition has condemned President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s five-nation foreign trip which will see him travelling to the likes of Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Biram Dah Abeid, who has been jailed numerous times for his fight against slavery, says he plans to stand for president
[Vanguard] The Federal Government on Sunday pledged to strengthen trans-boundary partnerships with Lake Chad Basin member countries to save the Lake from extinction.