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Algeria jails blogger for 10 years for interviewing Israeli diplomat

Algeria jails blogger for 10 years for interviewing Israeli diplomat

Merzoug Touati appeals prison term imposed for video interview with Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman; Reporters Without borders condemns sentence ALGIERS, Algeria — An Algerian blogger has appealed against a 10-year[Read More…]

by May 28, 2018 0 comments Politics
Algerian public figures call on Bouteflika not to run for fifth term

Algerian public figures call on Bouteflika not to run for fifth term

Fourteen Algerian figures have called on Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika in an open letter not to run for a fifth term. “Time has come for the nation to recover its[Read More…]

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British citizen Andy Tsege is pardoned by Ethiopia

British citizen Andy Tsege is pardoned by Ethiopia

After almost four years on death row in Ethiopia, British citizen Andy Tsege has  received a pardon from the Ethiopian Government. Andy Tsege was originally sentenced to death in his[Read More…]

by May 27, 2018 0 comments Politics
UN envoy urges dialogue with opposition after Burundi vote

UN envoy urges dialogue with opposition after Burundi vote

UNITED NATIONS –  The U.N. special envoy for Burundi urged the African nation’s government Thursday to quickly restart dialogue with the opposition following a referendum that will allow the president[Read More…]

by May 26, 2018 0 comments Politics
Canadian freed after 11 years in an Ethiopian jail calls for inquiry into Ottawa’s response

Canadian freed after 11 years in an Ethiopian jail calls for inquiry into Ottawa’s response

OTTAWA—A Canadian man who was jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years is calling for an investigation into the federal government’s handling of his case, which began as he fled war-ravaged[Read More…]

by May 23, 2018 0 comments Politics
Kenyans to get Visa-on-Arrival in South Africa

Kenyans to get Visa-on-Arrival in South Africa

Kenyans are among citizens from selected African countries that are set to be issued with Visas upon arrival in South Africa as the country revises its immigration policy. The review[Read More…]

by May 20, 2018 0 comments Politics
Saudi Arabia releases 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners

Saudi Arabia releases 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners

ADDIS ABABA – Saudi Arabia has agreed to release 1,000 Ethiopian nationals who have been in prison in the Gulf state for a variety of offences, Ethiopian state affiliated media[Read More…]

by May 20, 2018 0 comments Lifestyle, Politics
Burundi opposition rejects referendum result

Burundi opposition rejects referendum result

Opposition groups in Burundi say Thursday’s referendum on extending the president’s power was undemocratic as the country awaits the electoral commission’s announcement of the results. Opposition leader Agathon Rwasa says[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 0 comments Politics
Sri Lanka and Rwanda sign MoU on Defense

Sri Lanka and Rwanda sign MoU on Defense

May 18, Colombo: The State Minister of Defense, Ruwan Wijewardene, leading a delegation to Rwanda signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Rwanda on 15th[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Politics
At least 15 killed during Burundi referendum campaign

At least 15 killed during Burundi referendum campaign

Human Rights Watch says Burundi’s referendum to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to hold power up to 2034 took place “amid widespread abuse, fear and pressure.” At least 15 people were[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Politics