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Maryse Condé wins alternative Nobel Literature Prize

Writer of Africa’s first epic novel, Maryse Condé is one of the most masterly writers from the Caribbean and has written viscerally on the ‘ravages of colonialism and post-colonial chaos in language’ and on black women’s trials and tribulations   In the first year of seventy when the Nobel Literature Prize was suspended due to the unsettling #MeToo scandal that rocked

US Military Strikes Kills Al-Shabaab Militants in Somalia

Though they were driven out of the capital in 2011, Al-Shabaab militants still hold sway over the regional towns of Somalia

In efforts to weaken the hold of militant group in Somalia, the US launched airstrike against Al-Shabaab militants.  As per the military’s Africa Command (Africom), the strike was carried out in Friday near Lebede, 30 November. It is an operation to support the UN-backed government there, which has been struggling with Al-Shabaab insurgency for years. The US military has carried out at least 37

Abu Dhabi Based Eagle Hills Invests in Ethiopia

Eagle Hills launches project – La Gare in Ethiopia

Abu Dhabi firm, Eagle Hills has launched a massive integrated community development project, La Gare in Ethiopia. La Gare will cover 360,000 sq km of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa and would include multi-star hotels, leisure outlets, commercial units, and 4000 homes. The estimated value of La Gare is $2 billion and the Ethiopian government is reported to hold a 27%

Ghanaian policewoman wins UN award for her contribution to UNSOM Peacekeeping

Phyllis Ama Tebuah Osei at the UN Award Ceremony

Phyllis Ama Tebuah Osei received the highest honour given by the United Nations to its female police officers deployed on peacekeeping duties, this Monday, November 19. She was given the UN Female Police Officer of the Year 2018 award in a ceremony co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN and the UN Division of the Department of

Uganda activist refuses bail, prefers to teach Facebook to prison inmates

Activist Stella Nyanza

Stella Nyanzai, the activist who stoked controversy in Uganda for a Facebook post on the dead mother of President Yoweri Museveni, has refused to accept bail, choosing to stay on remand until her case was heard. The reason that she cited for refusing bail was teaching prison inmates how to use Facebook.She said, “What are they investigating – that Yoweri Museveni

Two ex-Presidents at neck-and-neck race to win Madagascar Presidential elections

People queued up to vote for change

Two former Presidents of Madagascar - Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana - are set to win against incumbent President Hery Rajaonarimampianina. Rajeolina has won 43.5% of votes, whereas Ravlomanana has secured 42.44%. The incumbent President has trailed far behind, with a mere 2.93%. The elections witnessed a turnout of 47.18% of the 9.9 million registered voters in a country with 25

Madagascar goes to vote on Wednesday

Former presidents battle it out in Presidential elections of Madagascar scheduled for November 7, 2018

With just two days remaining for the people of the island country to cast their vote, the countdown to Madagascar election has begun. The frontrunners for the election include former presidents Marc Ravalomanana, who built a milk empire and ruled over Madagascar from 2002 to 2009, former DJ and entrepreneur Andry Rajoelina and President of Madagascar from January 2014 to

Ebola vaccinations begin in Uganda amid the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine in DRC, August 2018

Uganda, the neighbour of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is on high alert amid DRC’s latest Ebola outbreak As the Democratic Republic of Congo battles its Ebola epidemic, Uganda, its eastern neighbour, has decided to begin vaccinations of its health workers. Parts of the Ugandan western border are about 100 kilometres away from the epicentre of the outbreak. Health Minister Jane Ruth

Ethiopia PM meets Merkel in Berlin

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

The prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed arrived in Berlin, the capital city of Germany on October 30. Upon his arrival in the city, he met Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Embassy of Germany in Ethiopia shared that the meeting between the two leaders will focus on reforms that are underway back home as well as explore investment opportunities for German

Ghana’s Contributions to the African Union

Background of the Union The Organisation for African Unity (OAU) was formed in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and paved the way for the African Union’s formation on 9th of July, 2002 in South Africa.  The African Union consists of all 55 countries of the African continent. The formation of the Union initially came up during the meeting between some African

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