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Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah examines racism, prejudice and stereotypes in new thought provoking film, ‘Luce’.

Nigerian-American filmmaker explores racism in Hollywood film ‘Luce’

Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah examines racism, prejudice and stereotypes in new thought provoking film, ‘Luce’.
Mary Robinson

Ex-Irish president decry abuse of veto powers in UN Security Council

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, on Wednesday said the United Nations Security Council had “failed to live up to its responsibilities” in conflict prevention.
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Ethiopian commits to Asmara route, despite $6 million locked in Eritrea

A number of African countries are holding up funds by airline operators as a result of foreign exchange crunch, the International Air Transport Association, IATA, has disclosed. Amongst them are Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Angola and Algeria.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: AfCTA will go on without Nigeria

A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said on Monday that the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCTA) Agreement will not be hindered by Nigeria’s reluctance to sign up to the process.

Social media shut in Eritrea

Social media services have been blocked in Eritrea, with people now sending messages via VPN.
Albert Muchanga

African Union begs Nigeria to join new trade zone

The African Union has urged Nigeria, the continent’s biggest economy, to join a new pan-African trade zone before the agreement comes into effect at the end of the month.
The board of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) has commended the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for giving employment to badminton players who are doing the country proud.

Badminton federation names players for All Africa Senior Championships

No fewer than 18 players have been selected to represent Nigeria at the All Africa Senior Badminton Championships which comes up from April 22- to April 28 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The board of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) has commended the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for giving employment to badminton players who are doing the country proud.

Badminton: Rivers hosts African countries

No fewer than 18 countries have registered for the All Africa Senior Badminton Championships holding at the Alfred Diete Spiff Centre, Port Harcourt in Rivers.

UN chief sees ‘wind of hope’ in African peace deals, elections

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday that a slew of peaceful elections and truces in Africa were signs of a "wind of hope" on the continent.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame (L) and Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde (R) attend the “Africa leadership meeting, investing in health”, ahead of an African Union summit in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on February 9, 2019. SIMON MAINA / AFP

As Paul Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN: Losing climate change race a ‘disaster for Africa’

The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and "this can be a disaster for Africa" and beyond.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir says border with Eritrea shut for a year reopens

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday said his country was reopening its border with Eritrea which had been shut since Jan. 6, 2018.

Ethiopia bans street begging by Syrians in growing numbers

Ethiopia is banning street begging by Syrian nationals who have startled people by showing up in growing numbers in recent months in major cities around hotels and mosques.
Abiy Ahmed - Ethiopia - AP

Ethiopia premier in Rome on official visit, heads to Davos for WEF

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday arrived in Rome, Italy, his first stop on an European tour that will see him attend the upcoming World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland.
A picture taken on January 15, 2019 shows anti-government demonstrators in the Sudanese capital Khartoum’s southern business district of El-Kalakla. – Sudanese police fired tear gas tioday at crowds of protesters chanting “Peace, justice, freedom” in the capital, witnesses said, after organisers of anti-government demonstrations pressed on with new rallies. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Sudan police tear gas anti-government protest in Kassala

Sudanese police Wednesday fired tear gas at crowds of anti-government protesters in Kassala, witnesses said, in the first such demonstration held in the eastern town bordering Eritrea.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres: World still on ‘red alert’ but there’s hope

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has restated the “red alert” he issued on January 1, 2018, over a range of dangers confronting the world, which “still persist” as 2019 looms.

Eritrea unilaterally shuts border with Ethiopia

Eritrea has blocked entry for Ethiopians at one of the border crossings that opened this year after the neighbours ended a long military standoff and restored relations, an Ethiopian official and people who live near the crossing said on Friday.

Ethiopia creates reconciliation council to tackle ethnic violence

Ethiopia's parliament on Tuesday approved the creation of a reconciliation commission as the government seeks to end intercommunal ethnic violence, state-affiliated Fana radio said.

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