Blinken calls for speedy negotiations over Ethiopia military escalation

27 November 2021, 8:58 AM
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is greatly concerned about Ethiopia's military escalation and called for urgent negotiations over the crisis, a US State Department spokesperson said.
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UN air operation disperses Central African Republic militia 27 February 2017, 6:25 AM

A UN operation with an attack helicopter dispersed heavily armed militiamen in the remote Central African Republic town of Bambari town on Sunday, the peacekeeping mission said in a statement.

Frail Mugabe still not ready to name successor at 93 26 February 2017, 5:54 PM

An emotional Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with thousands of his supporters from all over the country on Saturday.  

World Bank pledges $60 mln to help fill Gambia’s empty coffers 26 February 2017, 3:24 PM

The World Bank's Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, said on Saturday he had agreed to give Gambia $60 million in budget support.

Morocco king urges UN measures on Western Sahara 25 February 2017, 9:28 PM

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has called on the United Nations to take "urgent measures" following months of tensions with the Polisario independence movement.

FIDH lauds Gambia and South Africa for remaining in ICC 25 February 2017, 4:07 PM

International human rights organisation FIDH has lauded the decision by South Africa and Gambia to remain in the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Angola laments Portugal’s decision to charge vice president 25 February 2017, 8:35 AM

Angola said that Portugal's decision to charge its Vice President Manuel Vicente with corruption and money laundering was a "serious attack" that threatened relations between the two states.

Bodies of 27 migrants recovered in west Libya 24 February 2017, 3:53 PM

The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container.

Tight security ahead of Lesotho’s parliament re-opening 24 February 2017, 8:15 AM

Security is very tight at the Lesotho National Assembly as the country sees it’s most anticipated reopening of Parliament.

Nigerian protesters vandalise MTN head office in Abuja 23 February 2017, 6:01 PM

Nigerian protesters attacked and vandalised the head office of South African mobile phone giant MTN in Abuja on Thursday.

UN urgently seeks $4 bln aid to avert famine for 20 mln in Africa 23 February 2017, 2:01 PM

More than $4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the United Nations says.

Kenyan prisoners to vote in August elections 22 February 2017, 8:43 PM

The Electoral Commission in Kenya is registering prisoners to vote in time for this year’s General elections due in August.

Kiir grants aid agencies access to his country 22 February 2017, 7:39 PM

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir promised aid agencies safe access to hungerstricken civilians a day after his government declared a famine in parts of the war-ravaged country.

Africa air cargo continues to struggle, says experts 22 February 2017, 2:41 PM

The 4th edition of Air Cargo Africa trade and expo kicked off this week in Ekurhuleni.

Lesotho National Assembly reconvenes on Friday 21 February 2017, 9:21 PM

Fireworks are expected when the Lesotho national assembly reconvenes on Friday.

Life gets tougher for Nigerians and may stay that way 21 February 2017, 8:02 PM

Life is getting tougher for Nigerians. Inflation hit its highest level since 2005 in January, running at an unexpectedly high 18.7 percent.

As he turns 93, Mugabe dismisses corruption allegations 21 February 2017, 2:38 PM

As he celebrated his 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe brushed aside persistent allegations of corruption against senior officials.

Millions of African refugees face hunger 21 February 2017, 9:05 AM

Across Africa, some two million refugees are facing critical shortages in food assistance, the United Nations warns.

UN brands famine in South Sudan “man-made” 21 February 2017, 5:40 AM

The United Nations and its agencies have branded the famine declared in certain parts of South Sudan, man-made.

Political instability continues to cripple South Sudan 20 February 2017, 5:06 PM

The Lutheran World Federation says there is complete lack of International attention on the unfolding humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39 20 February 2017, 9:28 AM

Al Shabaab, the Islamist insurgent group that is fighting the UN-backed Somali government, did not immediately claim responsibility.

Mugabe to turn 93 years old 19 February 2017, 8:00 PM

Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, is turning 93 next Tuesday and he is still going strong.

Mozambique PM to visit victims of cyclone Dineo 19 February 2017, 1:43 PM

Mozambique's Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, will visit thousands of residents at Inhambane and Gaza provinces following the tropical cyclone Dineo.

Joint East African destination portal launched 19 February 2017, 12:19 PM

Three East African countries can now jointly market their tourism products on line with the launch of the first joint East African destination portal.

Gambia’s Barrow pledges economic reform 19 February 2017, 7:14 AM

Gambia's President Adama Barrow vowed to revive the country's faltering economy with sweeping reforms.

Several thousand protest in Burundi against fourth Arusha rendezvous 18 February 2017, 3:33 PM

Six civil society organisations believed to be close to the Burundi government regime organised protests in the capital Bujumbura and the second town Gitega on Saturday.

Gambia backtracks on decision to withdraw from ICC 18 February 2017, 6:39 AM

The United Nations has confirmed its receipt of a Gambian decision to rescind its withdrawal from the Rome Statute that governs membership of the international Criminal Court.

‘My husband is irreplaceable’: Grace Mugabe 17 February 2017, 4:00 PM

Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe says President Robert Mugabe, her husband, is irreplaceable and will continue to rule from the grave.

Aid agency seeks to minimise drought effects in Somalia 17 February 2017, 2:40 PM

The International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) says there is still a "window of opportunity' to avert a possible famine in Somalia.

Multiple suicide bombings target Nigerian refugees 17 February 2017, 2:12 PM

Seven suspected Boko Haram militants blew themselves on the outskirts of a northeast Nigerian city on Friday.

Rebels kill 32 people in Central African Republic town-HRW 17 February 2017, 8:53 AM

Rebels in Central African Republic killed at least 32 civilians after clashes with a rival armed group; Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.