Talks between Ethiopia and Egypt over how a $4 billion hydropower dam will be operated on the Nile have not ended well. Ethiopia on Wednesday said it rejected a plan proposed by Egypt for operating the dam. The construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) was announced in 2011. It is could make Ethiopia Africa’s biggest power exporter, generating more than 6,000 megawatts. Egypt and Ethiopia disagree over the annual flow of water that should be guaranteed to Egypt and how to manage flows during droughts. Egypt relies on…Read More
Ethiopia’s government has grated pardon to more than 7,000 prisoners to mark the country’s new year. Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC), the state broadcaster reported that 1,087 inmates from Kaliti, Ziway and Shewa Robit prisons are to be freed. In two other states – Amhara and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region extra 6,695 detainees are to be freed. Ethiopia’s Attorney General Berhanu Tsegay said he was granting pardons to these prisoners for the New Year to be marked on Thursday. Ethiopia follows a calendar that is about seven years behind…Read More
Ethiopia and Ghana have been ranked top of the list of African countries with highest hotel room rates. The ranking was done by STR, an American company that tracks supply and demand data for multiple market sectors, including the global hotel industry. Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa city ranked first posting Africa’s highest average daily rate (ADR). Between July 2018 and June 2019, Addis Ababa posted an average daily rate of $163.79. Accra Area in Ghana came second posting an average daily rate of $160.34 and Lagos Area in Nigeria came third…Read More
Ethiopia on Monday begun an ambitious project to plant 200 million trees in a day. It is targeted at protecting it’s environment. Should the country be able to achieve the 200 million target, it would be a world record. The record for the highest number of trees planted in a day, according to the Guiness Book of Records, is held by Ken Chaplin of Canada. In 2001 he planted 15,170 red pine seedlings. Leading by example As part of the Green Legacy Initiative, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is leading…Read More
nigeria With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. Country (or dependent territory) Official figure (where available) Date of last figure Source Nigeria 173,000,000 2013 Official estimate Ethiopia 99,391,000 2015 Official estimate Egypt 94,408,000 February 12, 2019 Official population clock Democratic Republic of the Congo 86,026,000 July 1, 2015 Official estimate South Africa 54,956,900 July…Read More
President Robert Mugabe’s comments that Zimbabwe was the next most advanced country after South Africa caused a lot of debate in social media and other social circles. The president admitted that the country was facing economic challenges nonetheless. Today, it is not easy for Zimbabweans and other observers to agree with Mugabe prima facie. It would take a deep analysis not jingoism, for some to eventually realise that he may not have been way off the mark depending on the perspective from which one is looking at. Modern-day judgment of…Read More
The State of the World’s Human Rights, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world, covering 159 countries including 10 in Southern Africa. It warns that punishment of dissenting views and politically-motivated attacks on peaceful protests and the right to freedom of expression are on the rise in countries such as South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. “From #FeesMustFall in South Africa, to #ThisFlag in Zimbabwe and the #UnemploymentMovement in Botswana; 2016 was a difficult year for human rights defenders and activists in the…Read More
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL The African Commission must act to curtail rapidly escalating human rights crises in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Gambia, Amnesty International said today at the start of the 59th Ordinary Session of the African Commission. “The crackdown on protestors which has claimed hundreds of lives in Ethiopia is a live example of how failure to effectively address a sustained and consistent pattern of human rights violations can degenerate into a crisis,” said Netsanet Belay, Africa Director for Research and Advocacy at Amnesty International. Please follow and like us:Read More
Within hours of Pastor T.B. Joshua touching down in Tanzania on Tuesday November 3rd 2015, he had met the three most important political figures in the country – John Magufuli, the President-Elect, Jakaya Kikwete, the outgoing President and Edward Lowassa, the former Prime Minister and opposition leader.
However, a government source has revealed that the Nigerian Pastor’s uncanny influence in the East African nation did not just begin during the recently held elections.
“Our new President, John Magufuli, visited T.B. Joshua in Nigeria long before he even nursed a presidential ambition,” explained Eng. Ngimbwa, chairperson of the Tanzanian Contractors Registration Board.Read More
[Open Letter To President Obama] Dear Mr. President, Your trip to Africa this week presents a legacy-defining opportunity. President George W. Bush is remembered for the billions of dollars he made available to fight HIV/Aids; a program which has continued under your administration. Bill Clinton, while decried for allowing genocide in Rwanda, is also hailed for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the preferential trade deal that allows some duty free exports from participating African countries to the U.S.; this program was also recently renewed by Congress under your administration. Mr. President,…Read More