[IPS] Near the Oromia-Somali Regional Border, Ethiopia -Ethnic animosity unleashed in Ethiopia has displaced hundreds of thousands as well as rendering all manner of usually sacrosanct loyalties obsolete.
[ISS] When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States (US) in January, many wondered what his administration’s policy towards Africa would be. Ten months later, it is clear that regarding security at least, a reduction of the US cost burden for United Nations (UN) peacekeeping, combined with increased direct US military engagement and a preference for bilateral support, are key pillars.
[Nation] Thirty-seven people died due to post-election violence between August 9 and 15, the national rights defender says.
[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe left Harare Monday for South Africa without wife, Grace, who remains at the centre of a legal storm after a Johannesburg hotel brawl with a 20-year-old model last month.
[CAJ News] Bamako -HUNDREDS of schools have closed in Mali as the insecurity battering the West African country persists.
[Guardian] The new cut-off marks of 120 over 400 approved by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stakeholders for admission into universities in the federation is the most idiotic, thoughtless and incomprehensible admission policy for aspiring candidates of university education that this country has ever had. It is ridiculous, baffling and regressive. At a time well-meaning Nigerians are making frantic efforts to salvage a tertiary educational system in distress, the latest policy is an unexpected
[Nation] A proposal to have coffee farmers paid promptly after delivering their produce to millers is among reforms that have suffered a setback following a court ruling.
[News24Wire] A Zimbabwe policeman has been run over and killed by an unlicensed minibus taxi driver, state radio reported.
[Nation] Thousands of youth are on Thursday expected to throng recruitment centres as the National Police Service starts selecting applicants to join the force.
[Premium Times] The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole counterinsurgency force in north-east Nigeria, Lucky Irabor, is now the head of the Multi-National Joint Task Force as its Field Commander, a statement from the army headquarters, Abuja, disclosed.