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Commonwealth Leaders Ponder Future as Britain Prepares to Exit Europe

Heads of state from across the world are gathered in London this week for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. The organization emerged from the breakdown of the British Empire in the last century, and critics say it has failed to shake off it…

Switzerland or Swaziland? Be Confused No More

JOHANNESBURG — Breathe easy, Switzerland: The tiny African kingdom of Swaziland is changing its name.King Mswati III announced it during celebrations of the 50th anniversary of independence and his 50th birthday. It appears to be as easy as that, …

Striking Zimbabwe Nurses Vow Legal Challenge to Dismissal

HARARE, ZIMBABWE — The organization representing more than 15,000 striking nurses in Zimbabwe vowed a legal battle unless the government reverses its order to fire strikers from state-run hospitals.”We are forced to approach the courts to interven…

Villages Burn as Cameroon Troops Clash With Separatists

KOM, CAMEROON — In Cameroon, officials say eight villages in the English-speaking northwest have been torched and hundreds of residents have fled amid clashes this week between security forces and separatist rebels.Terence Fukah, a 33-year-old pig…

As Commonwealth Leaders Meet, Questions Over Purpose, Leadership

LONDON — Leaders from around the world are gathered in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.Questions linger over the Commonwealth’s future: what is it for, and what role should the former imperial power Britain play? In her ope…

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Ethiopia PM to announce new cabinet on Thursday, parliament to replace speaker- Africanews

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed will on Thursday present his new ministerial cabinet, in his first appearance in parliament since he was sworn in. The parliament whose members are all from the ruling EPRDF […]

Qatar crisis washes up on Somalia’s shores – The National

It was 1991 when Somali President Siad Barre was ousted, catapulting the country into disarray and prompting emboldened warlords to cleave the country apart. Although an internationally-backed government was established in 2012 following interventions by […]

Ethiopia’s new prime minister names new cabinet – Reuters

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s new prime minister named a cabinet on Thursday that includes the former mining minister as defense minister and retains the finance and foreign ministers from his predecessor’s cabinet. Abiy Ahmed, […]

Somali religious leaders warn against Kin Jama’s concert in Mogadishu – HOL

The Somali Clerical and Religious Association has warned against Music concert scheduled to be performed by Kin Jama on the 20th of this month in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The chairman of the Association, Sheik […]

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