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Women win half of Ethiopia’s cabinet roles in reshuffle.

Women win half of Ethiopia’s cabinet roles in reshuffle.

Ethiopia’s prime minister has appointed women to half the posts in his cabinet and created a new ministry of peace in a sweeping reshuffle that will reinforce the momentum of his radical reform programme in the vast, strategically significant African country. Abiy Ahmed has turned the region’s politics on its head with a string of [&hellip

Museveni visits mudslides district.

Museveni visits mudslides district.

President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday visited eastern Uganda’s Bududa District where dozens of residents lost their lives in mudslides following heavy downpour. The president was flanked by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda and Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees minister Hillary Onek. His visit came just hours after the government delivered relief items to the victims. The [&hellip

Death toll from Nigeria pipeline explosion rises to 60.

Death toll from Nigeria pipeline explosion rises to 60.

The death from a pipeline explosion in Abia State in southern Nigeria has risen to 60, according to an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday. NEMA gave the figure after an on-the-spot assessment of the incident in Osisioma local government area of Abia on Oct. 12. Evans Ugoh, coordinator of the [&hellip

Video shows bus hit by Saudi jets littered with groceries.

Video shows bus hit by Saudi jets littered with groceries.

The Saudi planes targeted two buses that were carrying civilians fleeing the port city of Hudaydah on Saturday, killing at least 17 civilians and wounding 20 others. Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement released the video footage on Sunday as a proof that the passengers were civilians. According to Yemenis sources, many women and children were among [&hellip

At least 16 killed in Somalia bombings.

At least 16 killed in Somalia bombings.

At least 16 people have been killed in Somalia in bombings that targeted a restaurant and a coffee shop, police say. The blasts took place in the southwestern city of Baidoa, where the bombers walked into the two locations and detonated their vests within minutes of each other, according to witnesses. “The number of the [&hellip

Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest.

Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest.

Palestinian health officials say Israeli forces have shot dead six Palestinians, four of them in a single incident, in one of the deadliest days in months of mass protests along the security fence separating Gaza and Israel. Gaza’s Health Ministry said Friday that four were killed in one location, where the Israeli military said it [&hellip

UN hails release of 833 children from anti-Boko Haram force in Nigeria.

UN hails release of 833 children from anti-Boko Haram force in Nigeria.

The United Nations has welcomed as an “important milestone” the release of 833 children in Northeast Nigeria by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF). The CJTF is a group formed in 2013 to protect communities and support Nigerian security forces against Boko Haram extremists. “This is an important development for boys and girls of Northeast [&hellip

Uganda landslide’s death toll rises to 35

Uganda landslide’s death toll rises to 35

The death toll in the eastern Uganda landslide disaster has reached 35, police said on Friday. Sowed Mansur, Elgon region Police spokesperson, said that police has recovered 35 bodies. He added that the injured were more than 30 and were receiving treatment at Bududa Health Centre and Bukalasi Health Centre. Torrential rains on Thursday triggered [&hellip

Burundi arrests aid workers for flouting foreign NGO ban.

Burundi arrests aid workers for flouting foreign NGO ban.

Three aid workers have been arrested in Burundi for defying a government ban on foreign relief agencies announced this month, authorities said on Thursday. A Burundian and two Congolese, reportedly employed by the US-based International Rescue Committee (IRC), were arrested Wednesday in the west of the country for violating a ban imposed on October 1. [&hellip

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed does press-ups with protesting soldiers.

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed does press-ups with protesting soldiers.

Ethiopia’s prime minister has done press-ups with dozens of protesting soldiers, who had marched into his office in the capital, Addis Ababa. Abiy Ahmed was unhappy that soldiers had brought weapons and ordered them to do 10 press-ups. They were among several hundred protesting soldiers who entered his office grounds to demand a pay rise. [&hellip