Archive | January, 2017

Soldiers roll back the red carpet near a parked Gambian Presidential aircraft on the tarmac of Banjul's airport Friday Jan. 20, 2016. The leaders of Guinea and Mauritania have arrived in Gambia's capital in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get defeated President Yahya Jammeh to cede power to Adama Barrow who was sworn in as Gambian President Thursday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

New leader of Gambia : Jammeh leaving for Guinea within hours

New leader of Gambia – Jammeh leaving for Guinea within hours By KRISTA LARSON DAKAR, Senegal (AP) – Gambia’s new president says defeated leader Yahya Jammeh is expected to leave for Guinea within hours. Adama Barrow told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday that he will return home to Gambia once it’s “clear” and a […]

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Where Lies Obama’s Africa Legacy? – Addis Standard

Where Lies Obama’s Africa Legacy? – Addis Standard

Where Lies Obama’s Africa Legacy? – Addis Standard Zelalem Kibret, special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, Jan. 20/2017 (Addis Standard) – On November 09, 2016 while the GMT + world woke up to a surprising news of victory by the most unexpected candidate in the US election, the US Embassy in Addis Abeba was hosting an […]

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Tamirat Tola Sets Dubai Marathon Course Record In 2:04:10

Tamirat Tola Sets Dubai Marathon Course Record In 2:04:10, No. 9 All-Time (FloTrack) — Tamirat Tola was the only survivor of a grueling early pace tonight in Dubai. Six competitors and two pacemakers went through halfway under 62 minutes, and Tola was the only one to finish under 2:06. He crossed the line in 2:04:10, […]

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Ethiopia – Oromos in crisis, closes down news – Sage Journals

Ethiopia – Oromos in crisis, closes down news – Sage Journals (Sage Journals) — ETHIOPIA HAS BEEN in lockdown for months. There has been a state of emergency declared and there is little news coming in and out of the country.  Social media and the internet have been outlawed, religious and cultural events banned, curfews […]

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2017 Education USA Scholars Program Application Form

(Advance-Africa) — The U.S. Embassy seeks to identify and recruit 40 Kenyan students from low-income families who scored B+ and above in the 2016 KCSE, to join the Education USA Scholars Program (ESP). If you know of any, please direct them to the link or download it for them, let them fill it out then […]

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A Boom in Qat in Ethiopia And Kenya-The Economist

A Boom in Qat in Ethiopia And Kenya-The Economist Will this burgeoning green business turn to bust? Jan 21st 2017 | CHUKO AND MAUA (The Economist) -“THIS is qat,” explains Teklu Kaimo, gesturing to the wooded field behind him. He started growing it in 1976, and over the years its soft, green leaves have brought […]

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11:  U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during an event to recognize emerging global entrepreneurs May 11, 2015 at the South Court Auditorium of Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Entrepreneurs from across the U.S. and around the world participated, ahead of President Obamas travel to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya this summer, in the event which focused on  investing in women and young entrepreneurs.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama Was a Foreign Policy Failure

US President Barack Obama Was a ForeignPolicy Failure The 44th president of the United States promised to bring change but mostly drove the country deeper into a ditch. BY STEPHEN M. WALT (Foreign Policy) — I began writing this column (originally in the form of a blog) in 2009, at the very beginning of Barack […]

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Department of State Secretary (nominee)  Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill at his confirmation hearing. (Patsy Lynch / MediaPunch / IPX)

US: The Fight Over a Trump-Putin Détente Begins

Events this past week make clear that Trump was serious about changing US policy toward Russia, and the enemies of détente know it. Lessons from the past. By Stephen F. Cohen The John Batchelor Show, January 17.  (The Nation) ––Nation Contributing Editor Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their weekly discussions, now in their […]

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Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a good reason.

Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately… Addis Fortune

Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately… (Addis Fortune) — Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a good reason. Business is in all-time slow due largely to the hold up in the federal government’s budget disbursement; the subsequent crunch in liquidity; the shortage in foreign exchange and the painful delays […]

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How the TPLF Clowns Muddied President Obama’s Africa Legacy

How the TPLF Clowns Muddied President Obama’s Africa Legacy

How TPLF Clowns conned born suckers of the world and who muddied President Obama’s Africa legacy Ethiopians continue to wonder; how a small time world recognized terrorist group known as Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) pulled the greatest scum in history of Ethiopia. May 22, 2016 (Zehabesha) -It is unspoken rule without saying; TPLF is […]

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Somali Regional State President, Abdi Ille rewards Liyu Police

Somali Liyu Police launches cross-boarder attacks against the Oromo

The Somali Liyu police, which is equivalent to Janjawit militia backed by Sudanese government against the Darfur, have launched cross-boarder attacks against the Oromo Via Nagessa Oddo Dube The Ethiopian Somali Region special force, commonly known as Liyu police, was established in 2008 in accordance to police proclamation that emanate from the national constitution of the […]

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New drought strikes millions in Ethiopia, still reeling from El Nino

New drought strikes millions in Ethiopia, still reeling from El Nino Ethiopia’s latest rain failure has mainly hit southern livestock-herding communities By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Millions of Ethiopians face a hunger crisis for a second consecutive year after drought hit sub-Saharan Africa’s second most populous nation, the United Nations […]

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Drought may add famine to Somalia’s humanitarian woes

Drought may add famine to Somalia’s humanitarian woes Mogadishu (AFP) – A serious drought has left parts of Somalia at risk of famine and 320,000 children are already severely malnourished and in need of care, the UN humanitarian agency said Tuesday. “The level of humanitarian suffering in this country triggered by projected conflict, seasonal shocks […]

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