Archive | February 3, 2017

LEFT: Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh. (John Marshall Mantel/Associated Press) RIGHT: Teodoro Obiang Nguema, president of Equatorial Guinea. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

The real dictators of Potomac, Maryland, suburban of Washington, DC

The real dictators of Potomac, Maryland, suburban of Washington, DC (The Washington Post) — The 22-year reign of one of Africa’s most eccentric and self-serving dictators came to an end last month when the president of Gambia — whose full title was His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Babili Mansa — finally ceded power to […]

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Minnesota Somali nonprofit declines $500,000 federal grant

Minnesota Somali nonprofit declines $500,000 federal grant (MPR News) — A prominent nonprofit serving Somali-American youth has refused a $500,000 grant from the federal Department of Homeland Security in light of President Trump’s refugee and travel restrictions. Ka Joog was one of two Minnesota groups that had received funding in the latest round of the […]

File photo shows Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade Amina Mohammed address journalists in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, May 30, 2016. (Xinhua/Charles Onyango)

Regional power games cost Kenya’s minister AU commission chairmanship

Regional power games cost Kenya’s minister AU commission chairmanship: experts NAIROBI, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) — Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed lost the African Union (AU) chairmanship to her Chadian counterpart Moussa Faki Mahamat due to lackluster support from neighboring countries and last minute decision by the Francophone bloc to support their own candidate, experts have […]

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn spoke to The Wall Street Journal at his palace in the capital Addis Ababa on Feb. 1.

Ethiopian Premier, a China Ally, Calls Beijing a Model for U.S. on Job Growth

Ethiopian Premier, a China Ally, Calls Beijing a Model for U.S. on Job Growth Hailemariam Desalegn, in a rare interview, praises domestic focus, says he wants to boost cooperation against terror, urges Trump to keep Africa trade deal By MATINA STEVIS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (WSJ) —The prime minister said in a rare interview that President […]

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