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ETHIOPIA DESCENDS INTO CIVIL WAR ABYSS ON NOBEL PRIZE WINNER ABIY’S WATCH

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By: Mohammad Nurhussein — The War in Ethiopia has alarmed many in Africa and Africans in the Diaspora as well as the international community. There is a global call for cessation of the hostilities. Escalation of “Intrastate or interstate conflict would be catastrophic for Ethiopia’s people and for the region and would pose a direct threat to international peace and security” says a statement issued by the senior study group…

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Statement from a Coalition of Pan African Organizations on the War in Ethiopia

By Commentaries/Opinions, News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts

By the United African Congress — We are deeply disturbed by the escalation of violence following the declaration of war on the regional state of Tigray by PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia on November 4, 2020. We are New York-based Pan African advocacy and humanitarian organizations representing the interest of Africa and Africans in the Diaspora in the U.S. and worldwide. This conflict has the potential of spiraling uncontrollably into…

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Incoming AU Pres. C. Ramaphosa (l) and outgoing Pres. A. Ahmed

At African Union Summit, Ramaphosa Announces End of Colonialism

By News & Current Affairs

By Global Information Network — A stirring call to action was delivered this week in the august hall of the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, spoken by the incoming AU president Cyril Ramaphosa to distinguished members of the continental body representing over 40 countries. In his presentation at the AU’s 33rd summit, the South African President wove history with commentary into a tapestry of hope for a continent…

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To Curb Ghost Workers and Coffee Corruption, Africa Turns to Blockchain

To Curb Ghost Workers and Coffee Corruption, Africa Turns to Blockchain

By Editors' Choice

From Ethiopia to Tanzania and South Africa to Ghana, African nations are embracing this ledger technology to weed out graft. By Kizito Makoye, OZY — On his first day in office as president of Tanzania in 2015, John Pombe Magufuli made a surprise visit to the Finance Ministry and berated officials who weren’t at work. It was the first in a series of steps Magufuli has taken that have won…

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A sign promoting the visit of US president George W. Bush is seen in Dar es Salaam, February 2008.

The reason American presidents keep visiting the same few African countries

By News & Current Affairs

By Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa — Melania Trump has just concluded her trip to Africa, her first major solo international swing as US first lady. In her choice of nations to visit—Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt—she followed in the footsteps of not just former first ladies but also American presidents. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first US president to set foot in Africa, landing in Bathurst in British Gambia in…

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