05 November 19

The complexity of Somalia’s war on terror

It’s been 13 years since al-Shabaab was formed as a resistance group against the federal government of Somalia and the AU peacekeeping troops of AMISOM. Long before the rise of al-Shabaab, Somalia has suffered the plight of civil wars, clan-based
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25 October 19

Protests in Ethiopia are already tarnishing its Nobel Peace Prize president

Earlier this month, Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.” Two weeks later,
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23 October 19

The health of African children is lowest in large households, study finds

A new study looking at the development factors impacting the health of children in Africa finds that those in countries with the highest population densities and largest households are most disadvantaged.

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14 October 19

As Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize, Afwerki’s Eritrea remains in the shadows

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Africa’s youngest leader beat 301 candidates for the award, including 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, Brazilian environmentalist, Raoni Metuktire, and Hong Kong
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08 October 19

The human cost of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project has been a constant source of controversy since construction began in 2011. Africa’s biggest dam project is expected to cost a total of US$4.8 billion but the completion date has been pushed back
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26 September 19

Africa’s tech boom will save economies and ruin lives

A lot is being said about the rise of technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation in every country around the world. Many experts argue that we’re on the edge of an employment crisis as machines continue to take more
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26 September 19

These are the ‘richest’ countries in Africa

There are many ways to calculate the economic performance of a country but GDP tends to be the favourite metric of economic reports. In Africa, we’re used to seeing the likes of  Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt top the region’s economies
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19 September 19

What do Ethiopia’s election law changes mean ahead of 2020 vote?

Last month, Ethiopia’s parliament passed a new election law that amends a total of 149 articles in what is now called the “Ethiopian Election, Political Parties Registration and Election Ethics.” While the law passed unanimously through parliament, it has caused
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19 September 19

These are the worst African countries for press freedom in 2019

Earlier this week, Eritrea ranked as the world’s most censored country in a report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Equatorial Guinea also featured in the world’s top ten most censored country, coming in at eighth in the
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30 August 19

African farmers are using killer chemicals to grow food

Earlier this month, the Route to Food Initiative published a study [PDF] revealing the widespread use of pesticides by Kenyan farmers, using chemicals banned in Europe but approved by the Kenyan Pest Control Products Board. However, this isn’t only a
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