[The Conversation Africa] Chinese officials have identified a novel coronavirus which belongs to a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Countries across the world have heightened their disease surveillance systems and, in some cases, issued travel advisories. The Conversation Africa asked experts from Ghana and Kenya […]
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Jagutpal, chaired a coordination meeting, this afternoon, on the situation of the coronavirus with stakeholders from the port, airport and tourism sector.
[This Day] Akure -A pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, yesterday accused the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, of sponsoring lawlessness in Oyo State over the recent action by the sacked local government officials to return to office.
[This Day] With the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon fast approaching, the headline sponsor, Access Bank Plc has reiterated that its sponsorship of the race is geared towards improving the economic and social outlook of the state.
[This is Africa] The heavyweight boxing division continues to grow, becoming even more competitive. With a new generation of young British boxers coming fast behind the likes of Anthony Joshua, Dereck Chisora and Dyllian White, a new name, David Adeleye, made his debut and won in the first round.
[This Day] Abuja -A former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu has said he will appeal the judgment of a Rivers State High Court, which ruled against him in a defamation suit.
[This Day] Warri -The Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE), Effurun, Delta State has terminated the appointment of four academic and one non-academic staff over cash-for-grades, alleged sexual harassment, insubordination and other offences.
[News24Wire] Describing working conditions at John Vorster Square, now known as the Johannesburg Central police station, a former security branch officer said black officers were crammed into one office while most of their white counterparts had their own offices.
[United Nations Support Mission in Libya] The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) deeply regrets the continued blatant violations of the arms embargo in Libya, even after the commitments made in this regard by concerned countries during the International Conference on Libya in Berlin, held on 19 January 2020.
[OHCHR] Geneva/Tripoli -The 13-page report, published today by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN Human Rights Office, also calls for urgent action to prevent a similar tragedy from happening in a conflict in which at least 287 civilians were killed and some 369 civilians injured in 2019, with 60 percent of […]
[Vanguard] The 2020 Grammy awards have come and gone; we have seen the winners and the losers. However, since Nigeria's representative in the Grammy, Burna Boy lost the coveted award to Beninese singer and actress, Angelique Kidjo, people have been reacting to the former's loss on social media.
[New Zimbabwe] A canine unit from the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) was Tuesday spotted sweeping through Zanu PF headquarters in an unexpected security operation that took both senior party officials and employees by surprise.
[VOA] Authorities in the western African nation of Burkina Faso say as many as 30 people were killed in an attack on a village by suspected Islamic extremists late last week. Saturday's attack on the northern village of Silgadji in Soum province occurred days after attacks on two villages killed 32 civilians.The impoverished country has […]
[VOA] Last year was the deadliest in recent history for extremist violence in the Sahel region of Africa. The trend appears to be continuing in 2020 and experts warn more must be done to avoid a crisis in the region.
[Addis Standard] The office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has today announced a fresh appointments of three ministerial positions. One of the three appointments saw Fetlework Gebregziabher, one of the the two remaining members of TPLF in the Prime Minister's cabinet of 20, removed from her position as Minister of Trade and Industry.
[Addis Standard] Daniel Bekele, (PhD), Chief Commissioner, Ethiopia Human Rights Commission (EHRC), told Ethiopian lawmakers today that human rights situation in Ethiopia is exacerbated due mainly to non-state actors. Daniel said this when presenting his office's six months performance report of the 2019-2020 fiscal year to members of the Ethiopian House of People's Representatives (HoPR).
[Reporter] With a successful re-election under wraps, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to visit Addis Ababa. This would be a belated visit having been paused when the Prime Minister became embroiled in a political crisis at home that ultimately reduced his majority status to that of a minority.
[Reporter] Ethiopia, a democracy in the making, and has been for the past three decades, is preparing for what is thought to be a memorable election: the national election of 2020. In preparation for the election the brand new National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) under the former self-exiled politician and judge, Birtukan Midekssa, looks […]
[Reporter] Hermela Aregawi is an Ethiopia American journalist based in the United States. Here she reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on her career, on her journey to the North American nation, on coming back to Ethiopia and finally gives her advice to those who may want to emulate her journalism career.