JULY 18TH was supposed to be a day of celebration for the Sidama. Ethiopia’s fifth-biggest ethnic group was to vote on statehood in a referendum. Some members anticipated the moment by hoisting Sidama flags over local-government buildings in the territory that would make up their semi-autonomous state
[VOA] Somali militant group al-Shabab has executed 18 people since Wednesday, an unprecedented rate of executions for the group, which is under pressure from U.S. airstrikes.
THEY MARCHED, like a train rolling into a station, across a bridge over the Nile and into Khartoum.
[The Herald] Cairo, Egypt -The Warriors, who suffered an early exit from the 2019 AFCON finals here on Sunday, are in the eye of a match-fixing storm, amid reports that their 4-0 loss to the Democratic Republic of Congo was not genuine.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has repudiated claims by a group styling itself as Northern Christian Elders Forum, who falsely alleged that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is practising bigotry and alienating Christians.
[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame has insisted that there was a need to support women businesses, saying their contribution to the development of the country in the last 25 years has been unprecedented.
[Premium Times] Hosts Egypt got their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign off to a winning start as Trezeguet’s excellent strike saw the Pharaohs secure a slim 1-0 win over Zimbabwe.
THE CASESagainst Muhammad Morsi, now in their sixth year, long ago took on the air of a Kafka novel. Every few weeks Egypt’s only democratically elected president, deposed in a coup in 2013, would appear in court to answer one charge or another
[News24Wire] A group of teens is set to make aviation history as they plan to fly a light aircraft from Cape Town to Cairo in Egypt.
[Nation] The arrest of more than 40 Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) employees over corruption allegations has lifted the lid on deeply entrenched cartels that have for years made a fortune by contributing to the loss of billions of shillings in revenue.