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02 November 2018 10:59 AM Ethiopia appoints first woman to head supreme court

Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday appointed the country's first female supreme court chief, the latest post in a trend of elevating women to high offices, a top official said. Meaza Ashenafi's appointment as president of the highest court followed Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's moves last month to designate a woman in the ceremonial role of president and also to name a 20-person 65

01 November 2018 6:57 PM US calls for investigation into Shiite deaths in Nigeria

The United States embassy in Nigeria said on Thursday it was "concerned" and called for an investigation after supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric were killed in clashes with security forces. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said 49 of its members were killed this week after the army and police fired live bullets at crowds who marched near and in the capital 69

30 October 2018 7:26 PM Over 100 000 missing people is a global crisis

Over 100 000 people around the world are missing, which has created a global "crisis", the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Monday. Agnes Coutou, the organisation's protection adviser, told the UN General Assembly's human rights committee that "this is the highest number we have ever had". "We know that this is the tip of the iceberg 82

29 October 2018 7:03 PM Three dead in Nigeria after Shiites and army clash

Three supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric were killed over the weekend in the Nigerian capital Abuja after clashes with the army, a military spokesperson said. According to Nigeria's military, soldiers transporting weapons and ammunition were "attacked" by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) at the Zuba Bridge on Saturday afternoon 58

28 October 2018 7:01 PM 1 dead in Sri Lanka shooting as constitutional crisis escalates

Colombo - A constitutional crisis gripping Sri Lanka since the president's shock dismissal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe erupted into violence on Sunday, with a man shot dead and two others injured in Colombo. Police said bodyguards for a Sri Lankan cabinet minister allied to Wickremesinghe opened fire inside a government ministry as a mob loyal 74

25 October 2018 3:27 PM BREAKING: Transnet treasurer Phetolo Ramosebudi resigns amid 'inside job' allegations

Transnet Group Treasurer Phetolo Ramosebudi has resigned with immediate effect, the entity has confirmed. "Please be advised that Transnet’s Group Treasurer, Mr. Phetolo Ramosebudi has tendered his resignation with immediate effect after being served with a notice of intent to suspend him," Transnet said in a statement on Thursday afternoon. "The notice 57

23 October 2018 3:46 PM How Ethiopia's new cabinet fits into Ahmed's reform agenda

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has re-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as its chairman. This means that Ahmed will continue as prime minister until the next party congress. It is with this certainty that he has taken the opportunity to reassemble his cabinet for the second time this year. The latest reshuffle has downsized cabinet departments from 28 to 20. Ten of the new ministerial 62

22 October 2018 8:08 PM Sri Lanka arrests cricket official over $5.5m fraud

Colombo - Sri Lankan police arrested a top cricket board official Monday over a $5.5 million fraud involving the sale of television rights for the ongoing England tour of the island, a spokesman said. Ruwan Gunasekera said the chief financial officer at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Nandika Dissanayake, was taken into custody as the main suspect in the bank fraud 38

22 October 2018 1:16 PM Nairobi's slum residents pay a high price for low quality services

In Kenya, settlements are classified into two types: informal (or, slum) and formal (or, regular) settlements. Informal settlements are areas with insecure residential status and those in Nairobi are quite dismal. They’re very overcrowded, housing is made of poor quality building materials – like mud or metal sheets – and they often lack basic amenities 69

16 October 2018 4:26 PM 30 killed over two months in fighting in CAR diamond hub: UN

At least 30 civilians were killed in August and September by armed groups in and around Bria, the diamond hub of the restive Central African Republic, the UN said, adding that some of the killings could constitute crimes against humanity. The militias have been battling one another ever since the 2013 overthrow of long-time leader Francois Bozize, a Christian 64