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Ethiopia Restructures Military, Set To Revive Navy

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia has restructured its army, the Ethiopian National Defense Force, ENDF, state affiliated media FBCreported on Thursday. According to the report, under the new measure, the ENDF’s regional command had been cut down to four from six. The new commands are Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Commands.

South African Police Issues Arrest Warrant For Grace Mugabe

AFRICANGLOBE - South African police said Wednesday that an arrest warrant had been issued for former Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, wife of Zimbabwe’s founding president Robert Mugabe, after she allegedly assaulted a model in Johannesburg in 2017.

Rwanda Unveils New Chinese-Made Weaponry

AFRICANGLOBE - Rwanda’s military is now operating Chinese PCL-09 self-propelled howitzers and Red Arrow 9A anti-tank missiles. These were displayed for the first time at the annual combined arms exercise at the Gabiro Combat Training Centre on 11 December. The Hard Punch III exercise was attended by President Paul Kagame. 

Ghana Removes Statue Of Notorious Racist Gandhi

ARICANGLOBE - A statue of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the famed Indian independence leader, has been removed from a university campus in Ghana's capital, Accra. University of Ghana lecturers began a petition for its removal shortly after it was unveiled in 2016 by India's former President Pranab Mukherjee. The petition said Gandhi was "racist" and African heroes should be put first. In the wake of the row, Ghana's government at the time said the statue would be relocated.

After Making Peace, Ethiopia And Eritrea Now Focus On Development

AFRICANGLOBE - President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sign the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Eritrea and Ethiopia on 9 July 2018. The winds of change are blowing across the Horn of Africa following the signing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, of the 17 September peace agreement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.

Ethiopia Wants To Blast Economy Forward With Satellite Launch

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia plans next year to join an exclusive club of African nations: those with their own national satellites. The country's first satellite, due to be launched in September with China's help and backing, is being put in place in part to track environmental concerns, said the head of the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI).

Free To Plunder: Prince Charles Praise Gambians For Removing Yahya Jammeh

AFRICANGLOBE - Britain’s Prince Charles is applauding Gambians for overturning the two decade rule of former president Yahya Jammeh during his first stop on a West African tour. On Thursday, Prince Charles called the regime change that ousted longtime leader Yahya Jammeh an “important milestone.”

United States Reopens Embassy In Somalia

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States renewed a “permanent diplomatic presence” in Somalia, the State Department said, nearly 30 years after the US embassy closed as a civil war raged in the Horn of Africa country. 

Zimbabwe Begins Construction Of New Parliament

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday laid the foundation stone for a huge new parliament. The building which is to be located on farmland north-west of the capital, Harare, will have a total floor area of 33,000 square metres.

Egypt, France Begin War Games In Red Sea

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt and France began a joint military drill in the Red Sea on Sunday, according to the Egyptian military. In a statement, the army said naval forces from both countries carried out a naval training in the Red Sea with the participation of a French warship and a number of Egyptian navy vessels. 

Kenya To Ban Pornographic Websites

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya's government plans to restrict access to online pornographic sites in a bid to reduce pregnancies among schoolchildren, Information Minister Joseph Mucheru told reporters.

Ethiopia To Establish Navy, Space And Cyber Forces As Part Of...

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia's Councils of Ministry have agreed on a new draft bill to reestablish a navy and to set up a cybersecurity and space force as part of the ongoing reforms in Defense Force structure.

A Year After: Are Some Zimbabweans Regretting The Removal Of Mugabe?

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwean businessman Munya Chihota's face lights up when he recalls taking part in a march last year with tens of thousands of people calling for then-president Robert Mugabe to step down. 

South Africa To Invest $1bn In South Sudan’s Oil Sector

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan's oil minister says South Africa will invest $1 billion into the war-torn country's oil sector in what would be the largest investment in the east African country's history. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth confirmed Friday's signing of the memorandum of understanding with South Africa's energy minister, Jeff Radebe. Radebe tells state broadcaster SABC that both countries would benefit.

Ghana Bestows National Honour On Prince Charles

AFRICANGLOBE - The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, has been decorated with the Companion of the Order of the Star of Ghana (honorary division) by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. At a state banquet held in honour of the visiting Prince, President Akufo-Addo bestowed the coveted award on behalf of the people of Ghana.

Sudan’s Suakin Island Reveal Turkey’s Second Military Base In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Necessary studies were carried out for the establishment of the Turkish military base on the island and the planned location was chosen. The TSK is expected to form a base on the island as a naval base, including land and air.