The low price of oil will test governments in the Middle East and Africa

“IN THE HISTORY of any nation there are special moments and seminal events,” said President Uhuru Kenyatta in August. He was celebrating Kenya’s entry to the club of oil producers with a symbolic shipment of 200,000 barrels. “The first export of crude oil by our nation…marks a special moment in our history,” he declared.

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Ethiopia: Communications Shutdown Takes Heavy Toll

[HRW] Nairobi -The Ethiopian government should immediately lift the shutdown of internet and phone communications in the Oromia region. The two-month-long shutdown has prevented families from communicating, disrupted life-saving services, and contributed to an information blackout during government counterinsurgency operations in the area.

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