Saturday, December 4, 2021

North Africa

Gunmen attack 4 Libyan election centers -official

By Theodore Jones - Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC), announced on Thursday, that a squad of gunmen had attacked four of its election centers. In a statement, Said Al-Qasabi, the head of the HNEC's main operations chamber, said that gunmen...

Cruise line launched between Libya, Turkey

by Theodore Jones - Libyan Minister of Transportation Mohamed al-Shohobi launched the first tourist cruise line between Libya and Turkey on Wednesday, the first trip of its kind in Libya in over 20 years, according to a statement from the...

Ethiopia launches taskforce to address violations in Tigray war

By Theodore Jones - Ethiopian government has established a taskforce to address human rights issues in Tigray. The rights infractions were previously documented in a joint investigation report by local and UN rights bodies earlier this year. In a statement released on...

Anti-military protesters to march on Sudan’s presidential palace

By Theodore Jones - Protesters plan to march across Sudan on the presidential palace, on Tuesday, in the latest anti-military protest since the coup last month. Despite an accord last week that returned civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and saw the...

Japan urges citizens to leave Ethiopia amid mounting tensions

By Theodore Jones - Japan's Foreign Minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, has urged Japanese citizens in Ethiopia to evacuate due to escalating military tensions, but says there have been no reports of Japanese casualties so far. "It is true that Japan's Foreign Ministry...

Africa’s civil society advocates raise alarm on ‘looming Ethiopia genocide’

By Theodore Jones - Coalition of African civil society advocates has urged the United Nations (UN) to intervene quickly to avoid Ethiopia's impending genocide. In a joint statement signed by 34 civil organizations and 31 activists from around Africa, they cautioned...

Egypt halts direct flights to nations in South Africa due to new COVID-19 variant

By Theodore Jones - Egyptian government has stopped direct flights with a number of southern African countries due to worries over the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. According to a cabinet statement, the decision was made late Friday during a meeting of...

Sudanese prime minister dismisses his deputy, police chief

By Theodore Jones - Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Saturday he dismissed the chief of police, Lieutenant-General Khaled Mahdi Ibrahim Al-Emam, and his deputy. Lt.-Gen. Anan Hamed Mohammed Omar was appointed as the new police chief and Maj.-Gen. Muddathir...

Libyan gov’t condemns attack on court processing candidacy issue of Gaddafi’s son

The Libyan Interior Ministry on Friday condemned the attack against a court in the country's southern city of Sebha. "The Interior Ministry condemns the attack on Sebha Appeal Court by an armed military group," said a statement issued by the...

Gunmen attack court stopping Gaddafi son’s appeal

By Theodore Jones - Libya's government has condemned an attack on a court ahead of an appeal by Moamer Gaddafi's son against his presidential election campaign being rejected. The votes are being held on December 24 as Libya tries to put...


Buhari appoints Adeyeye as  new NAFDAC DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Prof. Moji Adeyeye as the new Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Prof....