al-Shabab
A concerted push by al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab to expand from Somalia into Ethiopia appears to have been “largely contained,” according to a senior U.S. military official, though he cautioned that the terror group was likely planning more such attacks in coming months. Almost 500 al-Shabab fighters first crossed into eastern Ethiopia...
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara held a rare meeting on Thursday with his predecessors and longtime rivals Laurent Gbagbo and Henri Konan Bedie to reconcile the West African nation ahead of elections in 2025. The three men have dominated Ivory Coast's fractious political scene since the 1990s. Bedie was president...
insurgent
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has vowed to defeat the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), an insurgent group he is blaming for two massacres in the past three weeks. Addressing parliament Thursday, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed condemned two recent massacres targeting members of the Amhara ethnic group as “inhumane acts...
The United Nations said Thursday it will broker new talks between rival institutions from war-torn Libya next week to try to break a deadlock on the rules for long-awaited elections. " Aguila Saleh and President of the High Council of State Khaled Al-Mishri have accepted my invitation to meet at...
Abiy Ahmed
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday the federal government had formed a committee to negotiate with the northern Tigray region's forces. Fighting erupted in Tigray in November 2020 and spilt over into the neighbouring regions of Afar and Amhara last year, but it has eased since the federal...
Gunmen
Gunmen have released 11 passengers who were abducted during a train attack in northern Nigeria at the end of March, a government minister said, though dozens of others are thought to remain in captivity. Gbemisola Saraki, the minister of state for transportation, said in a statement late on Saturday that...
Adesina
Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank, AFDB, is concerned about the war's effects on the African continent. He pointed out to African Leadership Magazine's Nairobi office during a wrap-up media briefing that the AFDB Bank had no leverage when it comes to conflict. His voice, on the...
Morocco’s High Commissioner for Planning Ahmed Lahlimi Alami on Monday held talks with visiting Libyan Planning Council Chairman Meftah Abdelwahed on prospects for promoting cooperation in the field of strategic planning. The meeting, attended by the Libyan Ambassador to Morocco Ibrahim Ataweel, discussed the importance of planning in economic development. Speaking...
Botswana‘s prosecuting authority says it is considering requesting the extradition of former President Ian Khama from South Africa. It should be recalled that Khama had previously failed to appear in court for the second time on Monday for his trial on firearms charges. He has been in self-imposed exile in South...
congo
Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least 15 civilians in a village in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the militant group said on an affiliated Telegram channel. A rights group and a local official said on Monday that fighters believed to...