Lillian Mutiso, 11:40 am AFKI Original
In November 2015, protest broke out Oromia state, one of the largest provinces in Ethiopia. Earlier in the protest university students in Oromia clashed with ant-riot police as they rejected plans by the government to expand the capital city Addis Ababa into the state. The protest quickly turned violent as more people joined the students in the riots. Human Rights Watch (HRW), a global rights agency, estimated that hundreds of people have been killed during the on-and-off protests
Lillian Mutiso, 3:58 am AFKI Original
Obesity is a health condition where a person has high levels of cholesterol, sugar or salt and insufficient nutrients. Poor dieting regimes, genetics or lack of physical exercises are major causes of the condition. In Africa, obesity has been on the rise in recent years due to a rapidly growing urban population across the continent. The continent accounts for nearly 25 percent of the global population of 41 million children under five years who are obese.
Lillian Mutiso, 6:19 am AFKI Original
Jean Ping is the opposition leader in Gabon. He lost to President Ali Ondimba Bongo in the presidential election held on August 27, 2016, whose results were hotly disputed. The dispute threw the West African nation into violence that started with the burning of the National Assembly building in Libreville, the capital city. Below are things you need to know about Ping.
Lillian Mutiso, 10:38 am AFKI Original
Ali Bongo was re-elected as the president of Gabon on Saturday, 27 August 2016. The results were disputed by Jean Ping, his closest rival who had declared himself the winner before the result announcement. Post election violence has since erupted in the West-African nation of about 1.5 million people as opposition supporters clash with security forces. Below are 12 things to know about Ali Bongo.
Lillian Mutiso, 6:32 am AFKI Original
Ghana is one of the most stable democracies in Africa, since attaining independence in 1957. It has a population of 25.5 million people. Gold, cocoa and oil are the country’s main exports. Since the start of 2016, inflation, energy crisis and a spiraling debt level have hit its economy. Below are 12 things to know before investing in the West African nation.
Lillian Mutiso, 7:50 am AFKI Original
The Arab Spring was a series of anti-government protests that rocked Middle East and the North African nations of Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. It started on December 18, 2010 in Tunis, Tunisia. The revolution led to the fall of long standing regimes in the region. In Libya, various factions sprang up, trying to seize control of the nation. Most parts of the country are still relatively unstable
Lillian Mutiso, 3:46 am AFKI Original
Africa has one of the world’s poorest distribution of electricity. About 600 million people lack access to electricity. As part of the efforts to help the continent’s population get access to energy and drive their economic lives, several power projects have been initiated. They mainly include alternative sources such as wind, biomass and solar energy. Below are 12 wind projects that will help breathe new life into Africa’s energy economy.
Lillian Mutiso, 7:07 am AFKI Original
Mmusi Maimane is the ever first black leader of Democratic Alliance (DA), South Africa’s biggest opposition party, that is widely considered a white peoples party. Maimane was elected to lead the party on May 10, 2016, succeeding Hellen Zille, one of the nation’s legendary politicians. Maimane does not shy from making politically fiery statements. In the run-up to the Municipal Elections in August 2016, he told his supporters that voting for the ruling ANC means supporting corruption
Lillian Mutiso, 2:45 am AFKI Original
Treason includes acts that are geared towards overthrowing a legitimately elected government or endangering state security. In most countries, this offense attracts the death penalty. In Africa, most governments have used treason allegations to trump up charges against their political rivals in order to silence them or force them out of politics. Here are some of African leaders that have been charged with treason in recent years;
Lillian Mutiso, 6:16 am AFKI Original
African Union is a Pan-African body responsible for leading the continent to political and social-economic prosperity. It was formed in 2002 as a successor to the defunct Organization of African Union. The continental body has 54 members and has its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. European Union is the continental body of 27 countries in Europe bringing the nations together for peace and prosperity. It was formed in 1993 and is headquartered the Netherlands.