Top Trump Administration Diplomat Addresses Africa’s Toughest Issues

[allAfrica] The current U.S. administration’s top diplomat on African affairs, Acting Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, recently completed a 10-day trip to Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda which included talks on a wide range of issues with the Afri…

[allAfrica] The current U.S. administration's top diplomat on African affairs, Acting Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, recently completed a 10-day trip to Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda which included talks on a wide range of issues with the African Union. Upon his return to Washington, D.C., he was questioned by African journalists in a telephone news conference. Excerpts:

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

President Calls for Transforming Financial Sector

[Ethiopian Herald] President Dr. Mulatu Teshome stressed the need to get off the hook from conventional and traditional financial system to meet the continuous demand of the economy as the Second East African Finance Summit was launched here at the Eco…

[Ethiopian Herald] President Dr. Mulatu Teshome stressed the need to get off the hook from conventional and traditional financial system to meet the continuous demand of the economy as the Second East African Finance Summit was launched here at the Economic Commission for Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Cosatu Fully Supports the Striking SABC Workers

[COSATU] The Minister of Communications and the SABC Board need to intervene and make sure that the reasonable demands of the workers are met by the management. For years these workers have been the only shining light at SABC; they are the ones, who ha…

[COSATU] The Minister of Communications and the SABC Board need to intervene and make sure that the reasonable demands of the workers are met by the management. For years these workers have been the only shining light at SABC; they are the ones, who have kept the lights on when the politicians and their deployees were looting and collapsing the institution. They deserve better than this shabby treatment that they are getting from the management.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

A Standing Out Airliner for African Economic Integration, Unity

[Ethiopian Herald] Since commencing international flights in 1951, the Ethiopian Airlines has remained the monumental figure in Africa’s aviation industry and it has invaluable role in the inception and foundation of the Organization of African Unity(O…

[Ethiopian Herald] Since commencing international flights in 1951, the Ethiopian Airlines has remained the monumental figure in Africa's aviation industry and it has invaluable role in the inception and foundation of the Organization of African Unity(OAU). The Airline issued a motto 'Bringing Africa Together' in the 1960s to demonstrate its ambition of bringing the continent closer in the immediate post-colonial period.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Devastating Tide of Intolerance

[Ethiopian Herald] In a world of diversity, tolerance is a means to sustain development endeavors. Tolerance is about respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of cultures, languages, traditional values and norms, expressions and ways …

[Ethiopian Herald] In a world of diversity, tolerance is a means to sustain development endeavors. Tolerance is about respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of cultures, languages, traditional values and norms, expressions and ways of being human.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Kenya Airways Sends 115 Engineers On Forced Leave

[East African] National carrier Kenya Airways Tuesday sent 115 of its engineers and technicians on compulsory leave, rebuffing the High Court’s Monday order requiring their immediate reinstatement after nearly a month in the cold.

[East African] National carrier Kenya Airways Tuesday sent 115 of its engineers and technicians on compulsory leave, rebuffing the High Court's Monday order requiring their immediate reinstatement after nearly a month in the cold.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Uganda Losing Customs Revenues As Bulk of Imports Are Zero-Rated

[East African] Uganda is losing more revenue on Customs-related taxes than any other East African Community country following the liberation of trade in the region, according to a draft EAC trade report.

[East African] Uganda is losing more revenue on Customs-related taxes than any other East African Community country following the liberation of trade in the region, according to a draft EAC trade report.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda