[African Arguments] The appointment of women to 50% of ministerial positions by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on October 2018 was welcomed and considered as a challenge to Ethiopia’s long-held tradition of patriarchal culture.
[East African] The East African Community is set to miss the annual budget reading deadline for the financial year starting on Wednesday, July 1, pushing the trading bloc into a financial crisis that could paralyse many of its operations.
[Namibian] ALL 14 regions of the country will on Monday migrate to stage 3 of the lockdown exit strategy for the next 28 days – except for Walvis Bay, which will go back to stage 1 until 8 June.
[New Era] Walvis Bay Urban constituency councillor Knowledge Ipinge yesterday welcomed President Hage Geingob’s decision to place the coastal town under tighter Covid-19 restrictions with immediate effect, saying it was a proactive and applaudable move by government.
[Chatham House] Africa can mount a stronger COVID-19 response strategy by using regional trade blocs to coordinate, consolidate, and connect resources across the continent.
[Monitor] The powers of the Bank of Uganda (BoU) Governor are set to be clipped if Parliament passes a private Member’s Bill that seeks to amend the Constitution as a way of streamlining the management of the Central Bank.
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the re-opening of schools and colleges for public examination classes and final year students respectively in his Covid-19 national address at State House, Saturday.
[Premium Times] Health minister Osagie Ehanire on Tuesday told the House of Representatives that there is no evidence yet that the “mysterious deaths” in Kano State were caused by COVID-19.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Deputy President William Ruto has accused a section of individuals in the Jubilee Party of scheming a plot to remove senior officials from the party.
[News24Wire] South African TV personality, Vinolia Mashego – popularly known was V-Mash – has died.