What Bibi’s Africa visit means for Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute

What Bibi’s Africa visit means for Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute

During the first official visit by an Israeli prime minister to the African continent since Yitzhak Shamir’s in 1987, Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on a tour beginning July 4 with a visit to Uganda, followed by Kenya and Rwanda, and concluding with Ethiopia. He was accompanied by a delegation of 80 officials representing more than 50 Israeli companies. Please follow and like us:

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Africa Starts Its Own Disease Control Agency

Africa Starts Its Own Disease Control Agency

Flashing dots on a computer screen caught the eye of Kesete Admasu when he was touring the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta in 2012. The lights were blinking over a satellite image of eastern Africa, and Admasu, Ethiopia’s minister of health, asked what they represented. It was an outbreak of hepatitis E in South Sudan, a country that shares a border with Ethiopia. Admasu wasn’t aware of an outbreak so close to home, not even one that had sickened almost 4,000 people. “Why do I have…

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Kenyans using social media to manage problematic road traffic

Kenyans using social media to manage problematic road traffic

Social media is increasingly taking its place in the modern society as a core tool, not only in information and communication, but also in being a more efficient way to offer support and help to masses. In various ways, Facebook and Twitter have helped users to tackle some problems they face in their daily lives, ranging from crime watch to traffic alerts. In Kenya for instance, a concerned road user came up with a faster and trendy way of sending out traffic alerts to Nairobi’s road users, majorly relying on…

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Egypt launches inquiry into “slaves and dogs” comment during Kenya meeting

Egypt launches inquiry into “slaves and dogs” comment during Kenya meeting

Egypt’s foreign ministry has said it will launch an investigation into claims that one of its diplomats publicly referred to sub-Saharan Africans as “slaves and dogs” during a United Nations meeting held last week in Nairobi. The controversy comes as a setback for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at a time when his administration is courting closer political and business ties with the African continent. Uncivilised, undiplomatic, irresponsible, degrading and insulting behaviour This year Egypt returned to the Pan-African Parliament, the African Union’s legislative body, after a three-year absence. Cairo…

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