Thursday, 23 Jan 2020

Africa

Africa Top10 Business News

1Morocco Inaugurates Africa’s Fastest Train The train will halve travelling time between the commercial and industrial hubs of Casablanca and Tangier to two hours. King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron boarded the train for the inaugural trip from Tangier to the capital Rabat. The train is planned to run at 320km, it’s about twice […]

Zimbabwe bus fire kills 42

HARARE (AFP) – At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead, Zimbabwe police said on Friday (Nov 16), after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus, with pictures showing the burnt-out wreckage of the vehicle. “At the moment we know that more than 42 people died,” police spokesman Charity Charamba told AFP after the […]

Twin Weaver EP Release Titled: Wisdom Teeth

Twin Weaver is a four piece alternative-pop group based in Cape Town, South Africa. Drawing influence from a myriad of psychedelic sources – from shoegazers such as My Bloody Valentine to the likes of Dream Pop duo Beach House – the band distills those sounds into introspective, dream-like songs that are bound to leave you […]

Outbreak of Ebola 'worst ever' amid fears of city cases

A surge in new Ebola cases has been reported in a densely populated Congolese city, adding a dangerous dimension to the worst outbreak of the virus in the country’s history. Health workers have been forced to open up a new and particularly perilous front after 28 people died of Ebola in and around Butembo, a […]

Ethiopia’s PM takes on the military

A year ago, many Ethiopians would not have dared to imagine the spectacle they are being treated to right now, as the government intensifies its crackdown on alleged corruption and gross human rights violations within the military and intelligence services. The nation has watched in disbelief – and then cheered – as former high-ranking officers […]

Africa Top10 News

1Eritrea Can Now Come Up for Air The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries, but kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of money for Shabaab militants. SOURCES: New York Times […]

Wave of Ethiopia arrests nets ex-top spy

Ethiopia’s former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested amid investigations into corruption and human rights abuses committed by the security forces. Yared Zerihun, the former deputy head of the national security agency, is one of more than 60 intelligence and military figures arrested since Monday. Mr Yared has not yet commented on the allegations. The […]

Abiy Ahmed: The man changing Ethiopia

The pace of change in Ethiopia has been so fast since Abiy Ahmed became prime minister in April that it is almost like observing a different country. The reforms he has introduced were unthinkable not so long ago. The government seemed impervious to criticism from human rights groups that the state stifled free expression, sidelined […]

The city where men are scared to wear red

We live in fear and are traumatised by the fighting in Bamenda. This once peaceful and lively city in Cameroon has become a battleground between government forces and rebels demanding an independent state for the central African nation’s English-speaking minority. More than half the city’s population of about 400,000 have fled their homes in the […]