Russia’s government resigned in a shock announcement on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin proposed a shake-up of the constitution. The announcement by Putin’s long-time ally Dmitry Medvedev came after the president used his annual state of the nation address to call for a nationwide vote on a package of constitutional […]

CNN) — It’s official, Akon has his own city in Senegal. Known as “Akon City,” the rapper and entrepreneur tweeted Monday that he had finalized the agreement for the new city. “Looking forward to hosting you there in the future,” his tweet read. Akon, who is of Senegalese descent, originally […]

It’s worrying just how many airports there are in the world that are considered, for one reason or another, to be dangerous. Some of these airports are obviously dangerous because they have been built on a mountain and the runway ends at a cliff edge. Then there are those airports […]

The International Organization for Migration, IOM, has assisted 700 South Sudanese refugees with onward transportation to the Gore-Shembola and Tsore refugee camps in Assosa situated in Benishangul Gumuz Regional State, some 800 kilometers from Pamdong reception centre in Gambella where they had been holed up. With severe food insecurity and […]

Ethiopia’s electoral board on Wednesday proposed holding landmark national polls in August, at the height of the rainy season, a schedule that immediately drew criticism from at least two political parties. The elections are a critical step in the political transition being managed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was […]

Human rights reforms implemented by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during his first year in office were threatened in 2019 by communal, including ethnic, conflict and breakdowns in law and order. The June 22 assassinations of several high-level government officials, which the government linked to an alleged coup attempt in the […]