[The Conversation Africa] Some African countries have recorded democratic victories in the past 12 months. Ethiopia has a new leader whose ascent holds great promise for change, despite the country’s problematic 2015 election.
[The Herald] Government will not introduce a local currency before establishing the right and necessary import cover, Finance and Economic Development Deputy Minister Terrence Mukupe has said.
[Nation] Villagers in Bolo location of Nyakach in Kisumu County woke up to a bizarre incident on Monday morning when the body of a woman they buried two years ago disappeared from the grave.
[The Conversation Africa] Stanford University -African leaders have just signed a framework establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organisation.
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday left the country for Rwanda to attend the African Union Extraordinary Summit.
[Premium Times] The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, on Thursday told African countries to be wary of the Chinese government and its loan facilities.
[Deutsche Welle] During a visit to Ethiopia, Rex Tillerson has said the answer to violence in the East African country was greater freedom, and that the country should lift its state of emergency as quickly as possible.
[State Department] A transcript of a media briefing at African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa after a meeting between visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki:
[Swazi Media] Students in Swaziland are set to protest against the ‘extravagant spending’ of the 50/50 celebrations to mark the King’s birthday and the anniversary of Independence from Britain.
[Zimbabwe Standard] A top Roman Catholic cleric who helped negotiate former president Robert Mugabe’s exit after last year’s military takeover says the ageing politician appears happy in retirement.