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    Four dead in a failed regional coup attempt

    An attempted coup in Ethiopia has left four officials dead, including the country’s military chief, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office announced on Sunday. Abiy, the first member of Ethiopia’s Oromo ethnic group to lead the country, took to state television wearing military fatigues. He urged for calm as he addressed the nation about the killings. […]

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    FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura to run the crises stricken CAF

    New York times, By Tariq Panja Faced with a crisis that threatens to overwhelm the governing body of soccer on the African continent, FIFAsecretary general Fatma Samoura, to run the stricken organization. The Cairo-based Confederation of African Football, soccer’s largest regional confederation, has lurched from disaster to disaster in the past few months, and is on […]

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    Trump administration unveils its new Africa strategy

    By Danielle Paquette June 19, 2019 at 9:54 AM EDT DAKAR, Senegal — The Trump administration’s message to Africa has been blunt: Choose the United States over China and Russia. Officials announced the details of that policy challenge Wednesday in the southern African nation of Mozambique, urging hundreds of African business leaders at an economic conference to ramp up partnerships […]

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    The 38th Ordinary Session of AU’s Permanent Representatives Committee held in Addis Ababa

    African Union The Thirty Eight (38th) Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC) is holding at the African Union in preparation for the 12th Extra Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union on the African Continental Free Trade Area and the first mid-year coordination meeting of the AU and the regional economic […]

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    Ethiopian signed a 25-year partnership agreement with Collins Aerospace worth $500 mill.

    Flight Global Ethiopian Airlines will establish third-party component maintenance capabilities under an aftermarket support agreement with Collins Aerospace. The airline’s chief executive, Tewolde Gebremariam, signed a 25-year partnership agreement with Collins Aerospace at the Paris air show yesterday covering maintenance of the US manufacturer’s air management systems, heat exchangers and fuel metering units on De Havilland Canada Q400 turboprops. […]

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    Ethiopia’s tech startups are ready to run the world, but the internet keeps getting blocked

    Quartz, By Abdi Latif Dahir Ethiopia is looking for $2.2 billion in investment to bring its telecoms infrastructure up to modern standards Getnet Assefa shuffled uneasily in his office seat and wondered aloud why he couldn’t connect to the internet on his laptop. It was mid-morning on Tuesday (June 11), and even though he didn’t […]

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    Ethiopia is looking for $2.2 billion in investment to bring its telecoms infrastructure up to modern standards

    Reuters, By Alan Burkitt-Gray Ethiopia will ask for tenders for new telecoms licences in September, with new competitors to Ethio Telecom to be announced before the end of 2019. The country has decided on a fast process to introduce a competitive telecoms market, following the approval of a new law in early June. Ethiopia is […]

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    Ethiopia’s first app-based taxi service is expanding into West Africa

    Quartz, By Abdi Latif Dahir Ethiopia’s first e-hailing taxi service is scaling beyond the streets of Addis Ababa. ZayRide, which launched in July 2016, is expanding to the Liberian capital, Monrovia. In collaboration with the Liberian web solutions firm Hak Technologies, the Ethiopian on-demand taxi service will introduce 200 cars by August this year, says […]

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  • KZN Driver Bust Doing 236km/h June 24, 2019
    [News24Wire] A KwaZulu-Natal man has been arrested after caught clocking 236km/h in his VW Golf 6, Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Mxolisi Kaunda said on Monday.
  • Three Unlicensed Firearms and Ammunition Seized in Grassy Park and Steenberg June 24, 2019
    [SAPS] Police in the Mitchell's Plain Cluster participated in efforts to remove unlicensed firearms in the community. Grassy Park police on patrols in the early hours of this morning stopped and search a suspicious VW Polo in Black Bird Avenue, Parkwood. Police found an unlicensed .38 Rossi firearm with ammunition. Two men aged 27 and […]
  • Golden Arrow Bus Torched in Protest Action in Cape Town June 24, 2019
    [News24Wire] Golden Arrow Bus Services in Cape Town was forced to redirect some of its buses early on Monday morning following an attack on one of its vehicles.
  • A-Ha to Tour SA for the First Time Since 1994 June 24, 2019
    [News24Wire] Cape Town -Breakout Events on Monday announced the South African tour dates for legendary band a-ha.
  • Nine Overseas Stars Join Springbok Training Camp June 24, 2019
    [News24Wire] Cape Town -A group of 26 players gathered in Pretoria on Sunday for the next installment of the national alignment and conditioning camps as the Springboks continue with their preparations for the forthcoming international season.

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