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Ethiopia’s Tigray Crisis: Army Launches Offensive On All Fronts – Rebels

BBC The Ethiopian army has launched co-ordinated attacks on all fronts against forces from the northern Tigray region, the rebels say. They said the government was using artillery, tanks, jets and drones in an attempt to “reinvade” the region. A senior rebel source said Tigray forces were holding their ground. The Ethiopian government has not

Rwanda president Paul Kagame is hosting this year's edition of CLPA Conference drawing participants from all over the continent

Rwanda To Host Africa Land Policy Conference

By Staff Reporter RWANDA will host this year’s edition of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA), which will be help in its capital Kigali and will also be followed by multitudes virtually because of the impact of Covid-19. The event, running under the theme: “Land governance for safeguarding art, culture and heritage towards

Nigeria Arrests Suspected Student Kidnappers

BBC Africa THREE suspects behind the abduction of more than 100 students in the Nigerian state of Kaduna state have been arrested, police say. They are among 50 suspects believed to be members of different gangs operating in north-west and central Nigeria. Police spokesman Frank Mba said security forces were on the trail of 22

Chepkemoi Magdaline, founder and executive director of EldoHub

ECA, ICC Launch Centres of Entrepreneurship In Africa

By Staff Reporter THE Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have jointly launched Centres of Entrepreneurship in Africa, under the theme, ‘Creating Livelihoods for Inclusion’. With strategic locations across Africa, the ECA – ICC Centres of Entrepreneurship will work with various stakeholders, including businesses, chambers of commerce, academic institutions,

Jacob Zuma

 Zuma Loses Bid To Overturn Jail Sentence

TimesLIVE The Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s application to rescind the court’s earlier judgment, which sentenced him to 15 months’ imprisonment for contempt of court. The country’s apex court had sentenced Zuma in June for failure to comply with an order the court passed in January ordering the former president to

Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu poses for media in the high court in Palm Ridge before taking the stand to defend herself in a multiple murder trial.

Alleged Serial Killer Cop Rosemary Ndlovu Was Generous To Colleagues

TimesLive The former police officer on trial for allegedly murdering and plotting to kill relatives to cash in life insurance policies has been described by former colleagues as a regular gambler who often bought them lunch. Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu, who is facing six charges of murder, and others including fraud and attempted murder, was apparently

Remittance To Africa Projected To Decrease In 2021

By Staff Reporter REMITTANCES to African countries are expected to decrease by 5,4 percent from US$44 billion in 2020 to a projected total of US$41 billion in 2021 due to the effects of Covid 19 pandemic, according to findings of Continental Migration Report for 2021. The report, titled “African regional review of implementation of the

Cybercrime A Barrier To Africa’s Thriving Digital Economy

By Staff Reporter CYBERCRIME is one of the top risk factors likely to jeopardize Africa’s economy especially at this time when the continent is transitioning to e-commerce under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), according to panelists at a Book Talk hosted by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) recently. The “Book Talk” was

Angola President João Lourenço

Angola Opposition Protests Against Vote Law Changes

BBC HUNDREDS of opposition supporters have held a march in the Angolan capital, Luanda, to protest against changes to electoral laws. Under the new legislation, votes will be tallied centrally instead of being counted in the regions. Critics say this will reduce transparency. The demonstration was organised by the main opposition Unita party and joined

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema

Zambian President Promises To Cut Deficit, Review Mining Policies

Reuters ZAMBIAN President Hakainde Hichilema said Friday his new government would implement policies to reduce the fiscal deficit, restore economic growth, and review mining policies. In his first address to a new session of parliament since his election in August, Hichilema said officials would also review agricultural policies, revise electricity prices, and reform state power

Nigerian Students Amass Degrees To Stay In Europe

BBC AFTER more than 200 unsuccessful job applications on LinkedIn alone, Nigerian student Modupe Osunkoya knew time was running out for her to extend her stay in Belgium.  With three months left on her student visa, she either had to get a job or leave the country. But there was another option – enrolling for

Stakeholders Meet On The Implementation Of Global Compact For Migration In Africa

By Staff Reporter STAKEHOLDERS involved in the migration sector have met today to share their perspectives on a cohesive implementation of the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular Migration (GCM) in Africa. The purpose of the meeting was to review the GCM’s implementation, discuss pressing challenges, share good practices and make recommendations to the