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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.

New Zimbabwean Govt Wants To Compensate White Farmers

AFRICANGLOBE - The Zimbabwean government has set aside US$53 million towards compensation of former white farmers affected during the Land Reform Programme, Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has said.

Africa Could Learn From China

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe and China enjoy strong bilateral relations honed since the liberation struggle, in modern times. History suggests that contact between the two peoples — directly or indirectly — may have come much earlier, perhaps seven millennia ago.

Ethiopia To Launch First Satellite In 2019

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia is set to launch its first earth observatory satellite in September 2019, joining a list of few African countries that have put the devices into orbit. There are 20 Ethiopian aerospace engineers involved in the satellite project. About 60 masters and PhD students are also taking part in research and training at the space institute as well as the

Ethiopia: Former Deputy Intelligence Chief Arrested

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia’s former deputy intelligence chief was arrested, Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said, the latest move targeting security officials for human rights abuses and corruption. 

Ethiopia Marks The 121st Anniversary Of The Victory Over Colonization

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopians held a colorful event to mark the country’s victory on March 2nd, 1896 against European colonial powers (Italy) that made them become the only African country to defeat a colonial power and avoid colonization. ‘‘Our ancestors have made huge sacrifices to safeguard the sovereignty of the country and pass it on to existing generations,’ said Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome during an event in the capital, Addis Ababa.
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