Category Archives: General

Mourners Pay Last Respects to Former Ghana President on Wednesday

Ghanaians will pay their last respects to former President Jerry Rawlings Wednesday in the capital, Accra, where his funeral is being held.

Rawlings, who was 73-years old, died in November of last year, but his cause of death has not …

US Says Eritrean Forces Should Leave Tigray Immediately

NAIROBI – The United States says all soldiers from Eritrea should leave Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region “immediately.”

A State Department spokesperson in an email to The Associated Press late Tuesday cited “credible reports of looting, sexual violence, assaults in refugee …

Departing US Envoy Warns Ethiopia Against Violence

ADDIS ABABA – Calling Ethiopia “the critical actor in Horn of Africa stability,” outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor voiced confidence in a strengthened bilateral relationship but warned that violence – especially in the northern Tigray region – threatens …

Turkey: No Word from Pirates Who Seized Sailors off Nigeria

ANKARA – Pirates who seized 15 sailors when they stormed a Turkish-crewed container ship in the Gulf of Guinea two days ago have not yet made contact with authorities, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Monday.

An Azeri sailor was killed …

Women Referees Make African Football History at CHAN

LIMBE, CAMEROON – Three women referees created history Saturday at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarterfinals.

Ethiopian referee Lidya Tafesse and her assistants, Malawian Bernadettar Kwimbira and Nigerian Mimisen Iyorhe, became the first women to control a match at a …

WHO Warns of Diseases Spreading in Tigray Because of Conflict

GENEVA – The World Health Organization is warning that conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray province and the consequent disruption of health services could lead to the spread of deadly diseases there.

Ethiopia’s November military assault on Tigray has caused a …