News – Federal Court Hands Six More Months in Contempt of Court Against High Profile Opposition Party Defendants

[Addis Standard] The federal high court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced four defendants in the file name of Gurmesa Ayano et.al to six more months in jail in “contempt of court”. This is the second time the court has handed a six month senten…

[Addis Standard] The federal high court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced four defendants in the file name of Gurmesa Ayano et.al to six more months in jail in "contempt of court". This is the second time the court has handed a six month sentencing against the four defendants: Gurmesa Ayano, Gurmesa Ayano, Dejene Taffa, Addisu Bulala and Bekele Gerba (seen in the above picture). All the four will be serving 12 months in total for contempt of court.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Bekele Gerba Risks Losing Sight in Left Eye, His Distraught Daughter Says

[Addis Standard] Bontu Bekele, the daughter of imprisoned opposition leader Bekele Gerba, first secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), told Addis Standard that her father risks “losing his left eye vision due to lack of ac…

[Addis Standard] Bontu Bekele, the daughter of imprisoned opposition leader Bekele Gerba, first secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), told Addis Standard that her father risks "losing his left eye vision due to lack of access to proper medical treatment."

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

South Africa – the Rise and Fall of the ANC

[Deutsche Welle] The ANC was once seen as a beacon of hope in post-apartheid South Africa. But more than two decades on, the party has been mired in countless corruption scandals and infighting. What went wrong?

[Deutsche Welle] The ANC was once seen as a beacon of hope in post-apartheid South Africa. But more than two decades on, the party has been mired in countless corruption scandals and infighting. What went wrong?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Zuma’s Removal Was a Masterstroke – Can It Be Repeated for the Economy?

[The Conversation Africa] The removal of South African president Jacob Zuma will be remembered for several reasons. One may be the gap between reality and what reporters, commentators and those who shape the national debate say happened.

[The Conversation Africa] The removal of South African president Jacob Zuma will be remembered for several reasons. One may be the gap between reality and what reporters, commentators and those who shape the national debate say happened.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Black Panther’ – What the Movie Industry Does to Races It Doesn’t Understand

[Nation] Today is the worldwide premiere of Black Panther, quite possibly the most anticipated film of 2018, and also quite possibly already the best movie of the first quarter. Already breaking records in terms of sheer hype and pre-premiere ticket sa…

[Nation] Today is the worldwide premiere of Black Panther, quite possibly the most anticipated film of 2018, and also quite possibly already the best movie of the first quarter. Already breaking records in terms of sheer hype and pre-premiere ticket sales, the movie is revolutionary not just by its existence, but by its acceptance as well.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Options for Multichioce to Remain in Nigeria

[Guardian] Multichoice Nigeria, is facing an uncertain future in in Nigeria, thanks to the recent federal government notice to the pay-tv giant that it will not renew its license because it was not in line with Digital Switch Over (DSO) White Paper.

[Guardian] Multichoice Nigeria, is facing an uncertain future in in Nigeria, thanks to the recent federal government notice to the pay-tv giant that it will not renew its license because it was not in line with Digital Switch Over (DSO) White Paper.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Central Bank Savings Bonds Raise U.S.$165 Million

[Financial Gazette] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has raised $165 million through the issuance of savings bonds aimed at mopping up excess liquidity in the market, the central bank governor indicated last week.

[Financial Gazette] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has raised $165 million through the issuance of savings bonds aimed at mopping up excess liquidity in the market, the central bank governor indicated last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Rise of the Bots

[This Day] Bots are set to take over the global financial system and the United Bank for Africa seems to have taken the lead in harnessing their powers to revolutionise banking in Nigeria.

[This Day] Bots are set to take over the global financial system and the United Bank for Africa seems to have taken the lead in harnessing their powers to revolutionise banking in Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Buhari Inaugurates Locally Made Drone, Visits Katsina

[Guardian] Katsina -President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Kaduna inaugurated a new drone developed by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) for intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance.

[Guardian] Katsina -President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Kaduna inaugurated a new drone developed by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) for intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria