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Ethiopia: Tigray Youth Commited What Could Amount to War Crimes - Human Rights Commission

By Addis Standard from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[Addis Standard] The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has found that an atrocious massacre of civilians has been committed by an informal group of Tigrayan youth known as 'Samri', aided and abetted by members of what was then the local administration and security establishment in Maikadra, in Tigray Region's Western Zone, on November 9th, 2020.

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: UN warns of war crimes as deadline looms

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

The UN condemns "aggressive rhetoric" that could risk lives in the conflict-torn Tigray region.

Africa: Scheme to Stop 'Conflict Diamond' Sales Is Not Working - Report

By allAfrica from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The international scheme to prevent the sale of diamonds from funding violence and war appears to have become "increasingly dysfunctional and has lost credibility," says Human Rights Watch.

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Abiy Ultimatum to Tigray On the Table As Civilians Caught in Crossfire

By RFI from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[RFI] Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reiterated his ultimatum to forces in Tigray to surrender or be attacked by a tank battalion that is in position outside of the regional capital Mekele, as international groups have continued to call for a protecting civilians.

Africa: Coronavirus Pandemic Hurting Small-Scale Miners, Says Report

By allAfrica from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[allAfrica] The Covid-19 pandemic has hit small-scale mining hard, slashing incomes, exposing miners to greater risks and even increasing the use of child labour, says a new report issued on Tuesday.

Ethiopia: Central Bank Suspends Accounts Opened in Tigray State

By Addis Fortune from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[Addis Fortune] The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has ordered all bank accounts that have been opened in Tigray Regional State frozen. With the new procedure, an individual living in any part of the country cannot withdraw cash from a bank account that was opened in one of the towns of the Regional State.

South Africa: Refugees From UNHCR Protest Face Deportation

By GroundUp from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[GroundUp] "I cry everyday and worry about my first child's future. I may never see my husband again"

Kenya: State Gives Nod to Covid Drug Despite WHO's Warning

By Nation from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[Nation] The government has permitted hospitals to use a medicine found to speed up recovery of severely ill Covid-19 patients despite the global health body questioning its effectiveness.

Kenya: Health in Crisis as Yattani's No-Show Spoils Strike Talks

By Nation from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[Nation] Hopes of averting the looming strike by health workers have been dashed after a meeting convened in Nairobi to address their grievances hit a snag yesterday.

World Athletics Awards: Two Africans make final five for women's award

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

Ethiopia's Letsenbet Gidey and Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir are on the final list for the Female Athlete of the Year award for 2020.

Egypt singer Mohamed Ramadan faces lawsuit over photo with Israelis

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

Mohamed Ramadan is accused of "insulting the Egyptian people" with the images from a Dubai party.

South Africa: Malawi's Bushiri Wanted For Rape

By allAfrica from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority has issued three warrants of arrest against Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church founder Shepherd Bushiri for rape.

Nigeria: UK Parliamentarians Propose Sanctions Against Violators of Protesters' Rights

By This Day from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[This Day] Lagos and Abuja -- The United Kingdom parliamentarians yesterday recommended sanctions against government officials and security agents who abused the rights of #EndSARS demonstrators last month.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Son-In-Law Back in Court

By The Herald from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[The Herald] Former Air Zimbabwe chief operations officer and the late former President Mugabe's son-in-law Simba Chikore has been summoned back in court to answer to allegations of hiring security services from Safeguard Security company in 2017 without following proper tender procedures.

Namibia: Geingob's 'White' Comments Unified Nation - Ombudsman

By Namibian from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[Namibian] OMBUDSMAN John Walters says the remarks Swapo president Hage Geingob made at a Swapo rally on the number of white Namibians registering to vote were unifying.

Skin condition: 'Psoriasis has made me a stronger person'

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

A Nigerian student who struggled with psoriasis for years has written a book about her experience.

Nigeria: Govt to Ban Fish Importation in Two Years

By This Day from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[This Day] Abuja -- The federal government has announced plans to end fish importation in the next two years as it asked fish importers to consider producing fish locally.

Kenya: Growing Demand for Fish Swim Bladder Threatening Species in Lake Victoria

By Nation from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[Nation] A thriving trade in fish swim bladder is threatening the existence of the Nile Perch (mbuta) in Lake Victoria.

Nigeria: The Perils of Mixing Music and Politics

By The Conversation Africa from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[The Conversation Africa] Musicians play a prominent role in Nigeria's dynamic political landscape, especially since the country became a democracy. Politics and music have always enjoyed a symbiotic relationship, even during austere military regimes. For example, in 1995, the late dictator, General Sani Abacha (1993-1998) commissioned highlife maestro, King Oliver de Coque to record an album titled Democracy. The project was designed to launder his image, and position him as an aspiring democratic president.

Tanzania: Rights Groups Want Court to Lift Ban on Teen Mothers' Education

By Nation from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[Nation] Regional women rights advocates want the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights to lift Tanzania's ban on learning and school re-entry of teen mothers and pregnant girls.

Africa: Continent Urged to Remain Alert Over Coronavirus Into Holiday Season

By East African from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[East African] Nearly 20 African countries have reported a 20 per cent increase in new cases in the past one month according to the World Health Organisation. The agency issued a warning of a possible surge in Covid-19 cases as families plan end-of-year festivities.

Tanzania: Brace for Harder Times, Lissu Tells Opposition

By East African from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[East African] Tundu Lissu has warned the opposition in Tanzania to brace for hard times ahead as President John Magufuli's administration has nothing to lose and the crackdown on opposition is likely to intensify in the next five years of its rule.

Kenya: Covid-19 Invades Banks, Slows Down Earnings

By East African from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[East African] Absa Bank Kenya PLC has joined top-tier banks reporting huge declines in profits as a result of the higher provisioning for bad loans.

Uganda: Besigye Adds Kyagulanyi Protest Killings to Hague Court Petition

By East African from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[East African] As Uganda descended into violent protests that swept the capital Kampala and several towns across the country, former opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been compiling the "ongoing atrocities" to present before the International Criminal Court. This week's protests had, by Thursday, reportedly claimed the lives of 37, shot by security forces.

Uganda: Opposition Leaders Speak in One Voice After Release of Bobi Wine

By East African from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[East African] Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was on Friday released on a Ush1 million ($270) bail, ending three days of tension in Kampala. His arrest on Wednesday triggered protests in the city and major towns, and were crushed by Uganda's security forces.

Congo-Kinshasa: Ex-Militia Leader Handed Life Sentence for War Crimes

By DW from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[DW] A former DRC militia leader, Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, has been sentenced to life in prison for crimes including mass rape and recruitment of child soldiers. The UN has hailed the verdict as giving "immense hope" to victims.

Liberia: Rising Fear and Insecurity Ahead of Polls

By DW from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[DW] Liberians are worried about growing insecurity in the country on the eve of important senatorial elections. Is the government of President George Weah instigating fear for political reasons?

Uganda: Protests a Sign that People are Tired of Museveni

By DW from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[DW] The latest protests in Uganda are an indication that people are sick and tired of President Yoweri Museveni's insatiable appetite for power. But the ex-guerilla fighter is not going anywhere, writes DW's Daniel Gakuba.

Africa: Why the Oxford Astrazeneca Vaccine Is a Global Game Changer

By The Conversation Africa from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[The Conversation Africa] In the long dark tunnel that has been 2020, November stands out as the month that light appeared. Some might see it as a bright light, others as a faint light - but it is unmistakably a light.

East Africa: The One Country That Could Mediate in Ethiopia

By African Arguments from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[African Arguments] South Sudan is not seen as a threat by any of the warring parties and has close personal relationships with leaders in Addis, Mek'ele, and Asmara.

Ethiopia: A Look at Some of Country's Other Flashpoints

By The New Humanitarian from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[The New Humanitarian] Geneva -- Analysts fear the conflict in Tigray could fuel violence in other parts of the country.

Kenya: How Trees and Fences Make Spring Water More Accessible to All

By Thomson Reuters Foundation from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bomet, Kenya -- Community conservation programme includes planting trees, erecting fences and adding taps to keep spring waters free of contamination and make them easier to access

Zimbabwe: Three Years After Mugabe, New Dawn Remains Elusive

By East African from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[East African] Three years after a coup that unseated long-time ruler Robert Mugabe, Zimbabweans are losing hope of a new dawn as President Emmerson Mnangagwa tightens his grip on power while the promised economic turnaround remains elusive.

Zimbabwe: How to Fix the Turmoil in Gold Mining Sector - Report

By allAfrica from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Nov 24, 2020.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Expanding gold mining in Zimbabwe is key to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's plans to revitalise the country's economy, especially at a time when the price of the metal is soaring on world markets.

Ntabo Ntaberi: DR Congo militia leader jailed for crimes against humanity

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 23, 2020.

A military court jails Ntabo Ntaberi for life after a two-year trial that saw 178 victims testify.

Seun Kuti: ‘Nigeria has even failed the unborn’

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 23, 2020.

Seun Kuti, the son of legendary musician Fela Kuti, has thrown his support behind the #EndSARS movement.

Life after al-Shabab: Driving a school bus instead of an armed pickup truck

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 23, 2020.

The Somali government retrains defectors from the al-Shabab militant group as barbers, drivers, mechanics and tailors.

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Debretsion Gebremichael, the man at the heart of the conflict

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 22, 2020.

War veteran and ex-minister Debretsion Gebremichael now leads the struggle against the government.

Tigray crisis: Three consequences of the crisis in Ethiopia

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 20, 2020.

Three consequences of the ongoing crisis in Tigray.

Nigerian Precious Achiuwa talks about being snapped up by Miami Heat from the NBA draft.

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 20, 2020.

Nigerian Precious Achiuwa talks about being snapped up by Miami Heat from the NBA draft.

Ibrahim Omer: Former Eritrean refugee who's New Zealand's first African MP

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 20, 2020.

Ibrahim Omer fled Eritrea as a refugee making his way to New Zealand and becoming the country's first African MP.

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Fact-checking misleading images

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 20, 2020.

Manipulated and false images with no relation to the crisis in Ethiopia are being shared online.

Tigray: Ethiopia denies Mekelle strikes targeted civilians

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 18, 2020.

Ethiopia's federal authorities deny reports that civilians were targeted during airstrikes in Mekelle.

The loyalty oath keeping Rwandans abroad in check

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 18, 2020.

Leaked footage fuels allegations of an aggressive crackdown on Rwandan "critics" in the diaspora.

Ethiopia Tigray crisis: 'We came with the clothes on our backs'

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 17, 2020.

The on-going conflict in northern Ethiopia has forced civilians from the Tigray region to flee to eastern Sudan.

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: The long, medium, and short story

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 17, 2020.

A conflict in the Tigray region is threatening to destabilise East Africa. This is why.

Zimbabwe water shortage: The community that gets water from a cemetery

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 17, 2020.

As some wells dry up, the residents of Hopley, Zimbabwe, now draw water in a nearby graveyard.

Africa basks in Booker boost for female writers

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 17, 2020.

Maaza Mengiste and Tsitsi Dangarembga's shortlisting for a major prize is a boost for Africa's literary scene.

Tigray crisis viewpoint: Why Ethiopia is spiralling out of control

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 15, 2020.

The warring sides in Tigray see history very differently, and that could cost tens of thousands of lives.

Nollywood producer Mo Abudu: ‘Our lives matter, our stories matter’

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 15, 2020.

EbonyLife media CEO Mo Abudu explains why African filmmakers need to be the ones to tell African stories.

Letter from Africa: Culture clash over Nigeria's rival alphabets

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 15, 2020.

A court case of the use of Arabic script on the local currency reveals deep cultural and religious divides.

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: How the conflict could destabilise its neighbours

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 14, 2020.

With accusations of Eritrean involvement and thousands fleeing, the Tigray conflict could have serious repercussions.

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: 'My little brother needs medicine'

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Nov 13, 2020.

A BBC journalist on the fears for her family in Ethiopia's Tigray region following an outbreak of fighting.