[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Ethiopia’s energetic, headline-making prime minister, will visit the United States this week “with the sole purpose of engaging #Ethiopia’s large Diaspora community,” according to a Tweet early today from Fitsum Arega, his chief of staff.
[GroundUp] Residents of Siyahlala informal settlement, Khayelitsha, have started to install their own water pipes.
[Premium Times] A former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into the board of social media giant, Twitter Inc.
[This Day] There are indications that over 500,000 Nigerians have emigrated from the country since 2016.
[Nairobi News] Former US President Barack Obama says he is looking forward to his fourth visit to his ancestral home in Kenya.
[Nairobi News] Uganda Prime Minister Ruhakama Rugunda says the government could to review the recently implemented tax on the use of social media.
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday announced that the the government will conduct a lifestyle audit of all public officers.
[Nation] Dozens of families in Murang’a County have been left homeless after their houses and farms were destroyed by mudslides and fault lines triggered by the ongoing rains.
[Namibian] President Hage Geingob has called on the international community to compel Morocco to implement a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for Western Sahara’s independence.
[New Times] Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has said that he resigned early this year on realization that he could not inspire desired national reforms while still in the position.