Wax, Gold, and ‘Ethiopianness’

[AfricaFocus] The appointment of Abiy Ahmed as prime minister of Ethiopia on April 2 was met with relief and with high expectations by Ethiopians as well as internationally. Although he is a leader of one of the parties in the ruling coalition, he is y…

[AfricaFocus] The appointment of Abiy Ahmed as prime minister of Ethiopia on April 2 was met with relief and with high expectations by Ethiopians as well as internationally. Although he is a leader of one of the parties in the ruling coalition, he is young (he turns 41 today) and has a reputation as someone open to inclusion and diverse views. Yet the structural problems he and the country face are profound. Ethiopians as well as other informed observers are cautious about predicting to what extent promises will meet ex

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Has Socialite Vera Sidika Found a New Squeeze?

[Nairobi News] Socialite Vera Sidika is never shy to spill the beans about her sex life, but her intimate pictures with musician Otile Brown are leaving more questions than answers.

[Nairobi News] Socialite Vera Sidika is never shy to spill the beans about her sex life, but her intimate pictures with musician Otile Brown are leaving more questions than answers.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Political Parties Battle for 16 Ward Elections

Political parties will have an opportunity to test their likability to the electorate when they contest the 16 ward elections that are underway. Campaigns have been going on with the intensity in some areas giving an impression of higher stakes … Continued

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Political parties will have an opportunity to test their likability to the electorate when they contest the 16 ward elections that are underway. Campaigns have been going on with the intensity in some areas giving an impression of higher stakes despite being a local government contest. The ruling Patriotic Front will be testing whether its dominance still holds ahead of its competitors while their bitterest rival the UPND also are hot their heels. It is the newly formed National Democratic Congress (NDC) that will be in the spotlight with their inaugural baptism in electioneering on the cards. The NDC has done all the talking and will now have to walk their talk to see if their message has sunk with the electorate. Elections will be held in Luapula, Kansuswa, Chiweza, Chiwuyu, Ntumbachushi, Munwa, Nampundwe, Mikunku, Kalebe, Kakoma, Kanongo, Mushima, Kalilele, Mudyanyama, Mwanza East and Lealui Lower wards. The post Political Parties Battle for 16 Ward Elections appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports