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Ethiopia extends state of emergency

By at March 30, 2017 | 11:03 pm | 0 Comment

Ethiopia extends state of emergency

Ethiopia has extended a nationwide state of emergency, imposed in October to curb an unprecedented wave of anti-government protests, by four months, the state-linked Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reports . Defence Minster Siraj Fegessa is quoted as saying that the extension is needed because there are still "some people who occasionally strive to disrupt peace and more...

Africa , International

Can Chinese migrants integrate in Africa?

By at March 30, 2017 | 10:56 pm | 0 Comment

Can Chinese migrants integrate in Africa?

Most of her friends at her business college in Lusaka are from Zambia. Perched on a bench in the college grounds, she plays the guitar with her friends. At home her instrument of choice is the guzheng, a Chinese harp. But for an older generation of Chinese migrant, the ease of transitioning between cultures is a lot harder. It's been seven years since Lu Cheng's more...

Africa , International

Uganda ‘arrests’ Chinese migrants

By at March 30, 2017 | 10:48 pm | 0 Comment

Ugandan immigration officials have raided the premises of a Chinese-owned construction company, arresting 28 Chinese nationals for allegedly living and working illegally in the East African state, Uganda's New Vision newspaper has reported . Some of the Chinese nationals locked themselves in their rooms, as they feared being arrested, it added. About 16 were more...

Africa , News , Politics

South Africa’s President Zuma ‘sacks’ finance minister

By at March 30, 2017 | 10:35 pm | 0 Comment

South Africa’s President Zuma ‘sacks’ finance minister

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan after days of speculation that rocked the country's markets, reports say. Local media report that several other ministers have been fired in what is seen as a major cabinet reshuffle. Earlier this week, President Zuma recalled Mr Gordhan from planned events in the UK and US. Mr Zuma is more...

Africa , Politics , Spotlight

Mohammed Anas: Ghana’s viral footballer denies having girlfriend

By at March 21, 2017 | 10:36 pm | 0 Comment

Mohammed Anas: Ghana’s viral footballer denies having girlfriend

A footballer whose post-match interview went viral after he thanked his wife and girlfriend has denied being unfaithful. Ghanaian Mohammed Anas, of South Africa's Free State Stars, told the BBC he was referring to his daughter. "My family knows that I call my daughter my girlfriend. That's what I was talking about. I don't have a girlfriend," he said. Anas said he was more...

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