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Turkey opens its largest overseas military base in Africa

Turkish military officers parade during the opening ceremony of a Turkish military base in Mogadishu, Somalia September 30, 2017 © Feisal Omar / ReutersTurkey has launched a major military base in Somalia. The $50 million facility is designed to provide support and training to troops of the war-torn country which is struggling to rebuild its…

Selam bus might suspend operations in the Amhara region

  Selam Bus Line Share Company, one of the largest long distance bus companies in Ethiopia, with close ties to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front might suspend its operations in the Amhara region because of growing boycott, according to insiders. The 51 seater buses render service from Addis Ababa to    Dessie, Bahir Dar and…

Where is Nambia? President Trump ‘invents’ African country

“Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” said US President Donald Trump at a lunch with African leaders in New York on Wednesday, reeling off a list of their nations’ achievements. But no such country exists. Could the US leader have been referring to Namibia? Zambia? Or perhaps, The Gambia? Social media users wasted no time…

Somalia parliament opens probe into handover of citizen to Ethiopia

Somalia’s parliament, the House of the People, has instituted a body to investigate the government’s decision to handover a Somali national to neighbouring Ethiopia. Their position was contained in a press release issued on Monday September 18, 2017 from the office of the Speaker of the House. It comprises 15 persons whose mandate is to…

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