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Russian President critic Alexey Navalny sentenced

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The Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has been sentenced for 2 years and 8 months in prison. This was for his failure to report to parole officers.  The real reason why he failed […]

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AG Task Force finds TPLF accussed of serious crimes

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A Task force was put in place to investigate crimes committed by TPLF during its 27 years in power and also to facilitate the confiscation of the proceeds of crime.  Key findings […]

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160 cases of dengue fever reported in Ethiopia’s Somali Region

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A total of 160 cases of dengue fever has been reported in Ethiopia’s Somali Region.  The cases were recorded in Warder Woreda of Dolo Zone and 47 suspected cases in Dolo Ado […]

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Hundreds of thousands of people in Tigray have no access to health services

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Recent reports reaching our desk indicate that 80 percent of health facilities in Tigray are not functional. This means that only 3 hospitals out of 11 are functional.  GOT a story? RING Kerosi […]

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Ethiopian airlines has started transporting Covid-19 vaccines to African countries

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Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has started transporting vaccines to African countries.  The airline has an annual capacity of 1 million tons as well as compartmentalized temperature-controlled cold storage facilities.  It is […]

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DRC’s Felix Tshisekedi takes over as Chairperson of AU for 201-2022

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Democratic Republic of Congo President, Felix Tshisekedi, has taken over as the new chairperson of the African Union (AU) for 2021-2022. He is taking over from South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa whose term […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi

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In 1991 Aung San Suu Kyi won a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to bring democracy to Myanmar. She was an icon of human rights. She was an activist who challenged […]

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Citizens protest army take over in Myanmar

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Thousands of citizens protested in Myanmar’s biggest city opposing the take over by the army and calling for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.  The army toppled Aung San Suu Kyi’s […]

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Indian farmers are protesting three laws affecting them directly

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Indian farmers have been protesting over unfair laws which will affect their livelihoods.  In 2018-2019, an average farmer in India earned $140 per month. This has a big impact because there are […]

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes the first woman to lead the World Trade Organization

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, an economist and former Finance Minister of Nigeria has become the first black woman to head the World Trade Organization (WTO).  The WTO has been without a leader for far […]

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Kenya government extends migration from old passport to ePassport

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Due to Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, the government of Kenya has once again extended the deadline for the migration to ePassport.  The new deadline announced by the Interior Cabinet Secretary is 31st December, […]

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Kenya’s Economic growth in 2020 stood at 0.6 percent

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The coronavirus pandemic has killed the world economy. Global economy contracted by 4.4 percent in 2020.  Kenya’s economic growth according to the table below was o.6 percent and that was better than […]

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Ethiopia’s Elections: Context, Challenges and Prospects & Pluralism

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Yesterday, I participated in the Chatham House Africa’s virtual event on Ethiopia’s Elections: Context, Challenges, Prospects & Pluralism.  It was very insightful and eye-opening to say the least. Moderator: Bob Dewar Panelists: […]

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Ex-ZANU PF MP dies of Covid-19 leaving behind 12 wives, 79 children

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A former ZANU PF Member of Parliament Luke Masamvu died on Saturday in Zimbambwe’s capital Harare as a result of Covid-19.  According to State media, Masamvu was a business magnate. He died […]

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Mass demonstrations against Poland’s near total ban on abortions

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After the near total ban on abortions, weeks of mass demonstrations were triggered in on the streets of Warsaw, Poland.  The government of Poland is reported to unexpectedly enacted and published a […]

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Guantanamo Bay becomes the most expensive prison in the world

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Guantanamo Bay is now the most expensive prison in the world. It was established nearly 18 years ago to detain suspected terrorists in Cuba, Guantanamo Bay.  The U.S. government has spent USD$161.5 […]

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Singapore airline to vaccinate all staff members

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Singapore hopes to become the first airline to vaccinate every who works for the airline against Covid-19. According to CNN, “crew members — including pilots, gate agents, flight attendants and anyone whose […]

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1 March 2021 will be Zero Discrimination Day

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Every 1 March of each is ZERO Discrimination Day. This is a day to campaign for the end of discrimination surrounding sex, social status, income, age, health status, race, sexual orientation, religion […]

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‘Uber drivers are workers not self-employed’ – UK Supreme Court rules

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The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday February 19, that cab hailing app, Uber drivers are workers and not self-employed and must be treated as such. This is a landmark ruling […]

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