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Government ready to implement national human rights action plan –Dr. Negeri

Walta Information Center (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
The government is exerting efforts to implement the national human rights action plan, which is approved by the council ministers, Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) minister, Dr, Negeri Lencho, said.

Blame Castro for Cuba's poverty, but the US blockade didn't help either

Business Insider - ‎1 hour ago‎
Alongside his depiction as a “brutal dictator”, negative reflections on Fidel Castro since his death on November 25 have focused on his “mismanagement” of the Cuban economy and the consequent “extremes of poverty” suffered by ordinary Cubans.

Gambia's president concedes defeat after election loss

Daily Mail - ‎12 hours ago‎
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) - Gambia's president of 22 years acknowledged his election defeat on state television Friday night, vowing to step down hours after news of the results prompted thousands to celebrate in the streets in an unprecedented display of ...

FEATURE: Visually impaired professor to light way forward on UN disability agenda

UN News Centre - ‎11 hours ago‎
Jun Ishikawa delivers a statement at the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews

Daily Mail - ‎11 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and others struggle to balance their personal regard for the individuals he's choosing with a broader worry about an increased ...

AIDS Vaccine Trial Begins in South Africa

Voice of America - ‎5 hours ago‎
Pharmacist Mary Chindanyika labels a fridge containing a trial vaccine against HIV on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, Nov. 30, 2016.

Unity in diversity is foundation for renaissance-GCAO

Walta Information Center (blog) - ‎6 minutes ago‎
The Government Communication Affairs Office said that the constitution that the Ethiopian nations, nationalities and people have endorsed is a foundation to realize the country's renaissance.

Discontent grows louder in Ethiopia as regime fights for survival

Financial Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Angered by the arrest of Merera Gudina, his party leader, hours earlier for allegedly “making contact with terrorist groups”, a senior figure in Ethiopia's opposition said he was willing to commit a crime under the country's strict state of emergency ...

An Ethiopian photographer captures the hope and resolve inside the country's oldest university

Quartz - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Samrawit Asmer says the dust and dirt around the campus is “very demoralizing.” (Wongel Abebe). Share. Written by. Abdi Latif Dahir.

Pretoria High School for Girls found guilty of racial practices on black pupils

Eyewitness News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The MEC has announced several recommendations including that the school's code of conduct be reviewed. FILE: Parents and University students gathered outside Pretoria High School for Girls on 29 August.

IPOB taunts Buhari, others, says they are ignorant about Biafra, Nigeria

Vanguard - ‎34 minutes ago‎
ENUGU-INDIGENOUS People of Biafra, IPOB, who are bent on actualising a sovereign state for the people of Biafra, have resorted to mockery as they now taunt President Buhari and his advisers who they say are ignorant and have lost the realities on ...

Ghana's Vaunted Electoral Process Under Stress

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - ‎14 hours ago‎
Summary: Troubling political developments in the run-up to Ghana's December elections have shed light on the limits of its democratic gains.

Nigeria: Revealed - How Saraki's Man, Bolaji Abdullahi, Emerged APC Spokesperson

AllAfrica.com - ‎Dec 1, 2016‎
Former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, emerged the new spokesperson of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday through a unanimous decision of the executive committee of the north-central geo-political zone.

Iran Considers Renewal of US Sanctions a Violation of Nuclear Deal

Voice of America - ‎20 hours ago‎
FILE - Bahram Ghasemi, arrives for a dinner held by the Italian government to mark the end of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan, in Rome Nov. 2, 2005.

Ethiopian Economic Growth Slower this Year - BBC

Ezega - ‎5 hours ago‎
Ethiopian-Growth Ethiopia's economic growth has slowed down to 8% in 2015/2016 fiscal year, marking its slowest growth in nearly a decade.

OnePlus 3T First Impressions

NDTV - ‎4 hours ago‎
Despite its limited product portfolio, OnePlus has managed to make a mark on the smartphone industry. The Chinese company launched with the OnePlus One (Review) in 2014 and earned positive reactions from users worldwide.

European Mars mission funding approved even after test lander's crash

Business Insider - ‎3 hours ago‎
LUCERNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - European space agency (ESA) member states have approved another 450 million euros ($479 million) in funding for the ExoMars mission to the Red Planet, even after a test lander that was part of the program crashed in ...

Apple Warned iPhones Have A Serious Problem

Forbes - ‎15 hours ago‎
Apple may be famed for its Reality Distortion Field but, as increasing numbers of iPhones fall victim to a serious battery problem I first reported last week, the Chinese government has dismissed Apple's attempts to downplay the situation and attacked ...

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin recovering in New Zealand hospital

New York Daily News - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Buzz Aldrin's manager Christina Korp poses with the astronaut at a hospital in Christ Church, New Zealand. (Christina Korp via Twitter).

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick get back together

East Bay Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian attend the “Party Under the Stars” benefit in New York in August 2014. By Tony Hicks | thicks@bayareanewsgroup.

'Sprint King' Usain Bolt scoops record sixth IAAF Athlete of Year award

Economic Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
MONACO: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who is set to retire after the World Championships in London next year, has been named the IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year, thereby lifting the coveted prize for a record sixth time.

Nico Rosberg retires: Martin Brundle and Ted Kravitz in shock after world champion's F1 exit

SkySports - ‎7 hours ago‎
Ted Kravitz and Martin Brundle give their reaction to the news of Nico Rosberg's retirement from Formula 1. Sky F1 pundits Martin Brundle and Ted Kravitz have expressed their disbelief at Nico Rosberg's retirement from Formula 1. Less than a week after ...

Australian schoolchildren make expensive HIV drug for a dime

Times of India - ‎5 hours ago‎
SYDNEY: A group of Australian schoolchildren working on a shoestring budget have recreated the HIV drug whose price was controversially jacked up 5000% by a former hedge fund manager.

Drinking plenty of fluids when ill may do more harm than good

Medical News Today - ‎16 hours ago‎
Doctors have always advised patients to drink plenty of water if unwell. A new case study reports the risks of drinking too much water and highlights the need for more research to support this traditional advice.

Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Opens Its Doors in Johannesburg

Latin American Herald Tribune - ‎8 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG - Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital opened its doors in Johannesburg on Friday and one of the last dreams of the former South African president has finally been realized.
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