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November 14, 2018 5:50 PM Eritrea sanctions lifted after nine years

The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. An arms embargo, asset freeze, and travel ban were imposed in 2009 amid claims Eritrea supported al-Shabab militants in Somalia. The resolution, drafted by the UK, was backed by the US and its Western allies. The UN vote comes amid a thaw in relations between 7

November 13, 2018 5:29 AM West Ham’s Pedro Obiang yet to approach Fifa for nationality swap

West Ham’s Spain-born midfielder Pedro Obiang has not yet approached Fifa about changing his nationality to play for Equatorial Guinea. Obiang was last week included in Equatorial Guinea’s squad for a Nations Cup qualifier at home to Senegal. He played for Spain at various youth levels but is eligible to play for Equatorial Guinea through his family 11

October 16, 2018 3:57 PM Ethiopia gets first female defence minister

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed the country’s first female defence minister in a new cabinet in which half the posts are taken up by women. Aisha Mohammed, from the country’s Afar region in the north-east, had served as construction minister before being picked to head the ministry of defence. Prime Minister Abiy has slimmed down the cabinet 14

July 25, 2018 4:08 PM Comesa deploys observer mission for Zim elections

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) has deployed a short-term election observer mission for next Monday’s harmonised elections. The advance party of the Comesa delegation arrived in Harare on Saturday. Ambassador Ashraf Gamal Rashed, a member of the Comesa Committee of Elders from Egypt, is leading the mission. The observer team comprises 29

July 21, 2018 5:47 PM Prophet arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

Getayawkal Ayele had tried to revive the corpse of Belay Biftu by lying on top of him and repeatedly yelling "Belay, wake up". An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to bring a dead man back to life. Getayawkal Ayele had tried to revive the corpse of Belay Biftu by lying on top of him and repeatedly yelling “Belay, wake up”. It was not successful 22

July 9, 2018 9:03 AM Eritrea and Ethiopia to re-establish diplomatic ties

Eritrea and Ethiopia are to re-establish diplomatic and trade ties after long years of hostility. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaia Afwerki made the announcement during a landmark meeting in the latter’s capital Asmara. It is the first time the leaders from the two East African neighbours have met in almost 20 years 50

June 21, 2018 10:04 AM King Peter’s story told in WC advert

The warriors might have been barred from the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, but the greatest Warrior of all-time has been roped into the global show as part of a package of the television broadcast being beamed into millions of African homes, offices and bars. The 2018 FIFA World Cup is special, in terms of its African connection, because it celebrates 38

April 23, 2018 6:03 AM London Marathon: Kenyans Kipchoge and Cheruiyot celebrate double win

Kenyan runners have dominated this year’s London Marathon, with Eliud Kipchoge winning his third title, while Vivian Cheruiyot won the women’s race. Kipchoge finished in two hours, four minutes and 17 seconds in front of Ethiopia’s Tola Shura Kitata (2:04:49) and the UK’s Mo Farah (2:06:21). Cheruiyot won in two hours, 18 minutes and 31 seconds, a personal 35

March 19, 2018 5:09 PM Robots and automation: How Africa is at risk

Within less than two decades it will be cheaper to operate robots in US factories than hire workers in Africa, a new report warns. Falling automation costs are predicted to cause job losses as manufacturers return to richer economies. Some analysts say poorer countries could be less impacted by this trend, however the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) 22

December 3, 2017 2:54 PM Obama and the fallacy of the African dream

When then-Senator Barrack Obama won the presidential election in the USA, ahead of Republican Party nominee John McCain, on Tuesday, November 3 in 2008 – Africa as a whole celebrated the election of a man many people on the continent regard as a son of the African soil. Ordinary Africans believed Obama could bring change to Africa, as they felt he was a man who could 60