JOHN MAGUFULI, the president of Tanzania, has strong views about birth control. He does not see the point. In 2016 he announced that state schools would be free, and, as a result, women could throw away their contraceptives.
FORTY years ago the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) took a first step to representation in Washington, DC. President Jimmy Carter allowed it to open a three-person “information office” in 1978, though it was then considered a terrorist group. It was a move towards an American-brokered peace process meant to lead to a two-state solution.
[Brookings] Washington, DC -United States President Donald Trump’s incendiary August 22 tweet, contending that white farmers are being killed on a “large scale” in South Africa and that farms and other lands are being expropriated, has become part of his well-known toolkit for boosting appeal among his political base while sowing racial discord at home and abroad.
[Shabelle] The government of Somalia is paying a US lobbying firm Sh40 million ($400,000) through the end of this year to help it gain renewed funding for the country’s army and to lift the Trump administration’s ban on Somalis’ travel to the US.
NEXT month the American war in Afghanistan will pass a surreal milestone. The army will begin recruiting soldiers who were not yet alive during the attacks of September 11th that led to the invasion. For most Americans, the conflict is all but forgotten.
[The Herald] Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga arrived here yesterday as a special envoy of President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa, and will also attend the 2018 edition of International Army Games, which end today.
[Premium Times] Two analysts attached to the Africa Programme of the Chatham House say President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance in the last six months of his tenure will determine if he gets reelected in 2019.
[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.
[VOA] Washington -Washington – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Trump administration’s travel restrictions on citizens from five Muslim countries, handing President Donald Trump a victory in enforcing one of his most controversial policies.
[VOA] Somalia’s most dangerous terror group is likely not getting any stronger despite a series of deadly attacks, including one that claimed the life of a U.S. special operations soldier earlier this month.