Archive | March 2, 2017

South Africa betrays legacy of Ubuntu and Pan-Africanism champions. South Africa is turmoil, and the safety and security of African migrants remains precarious following violent anti-immigrants attacks. The xenophobic (Afrophobic) attacks are not new, and the resurgence of attacks on fellow African nationals reveals a problematic phenomenon, an unreasonable and unjustifiable fear and hatred of African immigrants.

Is South Africa Building a ‘Trump Wall’? S. Africa Proposes Sinister New Afrophobic Laws

South Africa:   South Africa Proposes Sinister New Afrophobic Laws A new discussion document  from the Department of Home Affairs is extremely sinister, and so is the proposal for a new Border Management Authority, writes Brent Meersman for This Is Africa. By Brent Meersman Government’s proposals to clampdown on immigration and a recent disgraceful xenophobic […]

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Al-Shabab has lost Somali territory in recent years but continues to carry out attacks [File: AP]

AMISOM: 57 al-Shabab fighters killed in Juba raid

AMISOM: 57 al-Shabab fighters killed in Juba raid AMISOM announces one of deadliest attacks on armed group’s base in Juba, but al-Shabab says it lost no fighters. At least 57 al-Shabab fighters were killed after African Union (AU) and Somali forces attacked one of the armed group’s camps in the southern region of Juba, according […]

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Ethiopia and Eritrea Trade Accusations Over Grand Dam ‘Attack’

Ethiopia and Eritrea Trade Accusations Over Grand Dam ‘Attack’

Ethiopia and Eritrea Trade Accusations Over Grand Dam ‘Attack’ (Newsweek) — Eritrea has denied any involvement in an alleged plan to attack an under-construction Ethiopian dam, which is set to become the biggest hydropower dam in Africa. Ethiopia’s deputy government spokesman, Zadig Abrha, told the state-run Fana Broadcasting Corporation that 20 members of an Eritrean […]

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Eritrea Denies Knowledge of Group Linked to Ethiopian Plot

Eritrea Denies Knowledge of Group Linked to Ethiopian Dam Plot   (Araabi News) — Eritrea’s government denied any knowledge of a rebel group that an Ethiopian broadcaster said had plotted to attack the country’s flagship hydropower plant. Ethiopian security forces killed 13 members of the Benishangul Gumuz People’s Liberation Movement who had traveled from Eritrea […]

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Ethiopia state media face scrutiny from Facebook fact-checkers

Ethiopia state media face scrutiny from Facebook fact-checkers (Messenger Africa) — Facing the worst drought in half a century, Ethiopia had managed to avert a crisis without significant foreign aid, boasted a December 27th report on state-run news agency ENA. A day later Eshetu Homa Keno, a U.S.-based online activist, posted on Facebook a figure […]

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