His big mistake was to push through an amendment to the constitution, making him president for life. “We saw the coup coming,” said Sebastian Spio-Garbrah of Eurasia group. “Tandja had pissed off everybody in the way he had been carrying on. Read more
A Ukrainian weapons company has been shipping arms to rebels fighting in Sudan’s Western region of Darfur, according to a Russian newspaper. The report if true would be a violation to UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1556 and 1591 adopted in 2004 and 2005 respectively which prohibited the sale or supply of arms and military equipment to all warring parties... Read More
The Ethiopian government has invited the European Union to send an observation mission for the upcoming national elections. Ambassador Dino Sinigallia, head of the EU delegation to Ethiopia, told The Reporter that the Ethiopian government had invited the EU to carry out preparatory measures for a full-fledged European Observation Mission (EOM). Ambassador Sinigallia said a technical mission will be visiting... Read More
BLANTYRE — Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika Thursday said his election as the head of the African Union would not spell riches for the poor southern African nation. “There won’t be any chunk of money flowing into the country because we have assumed the chairmanship of the AU,” said Mutharika, who on Sunday took over the presidency of the continental... Read More
An Ethiopian-flagged vessel fought off a pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden earlier this week, the multi-national anti-piracy task force said Thursday.Click here for more inforamation.