Can Ethiopia and Egypt agree on the Nile?

RelatedAfter conflicting reports, Ethiopia says it is not deliberately filling Blue Nile mega dam, points to heavy rainfall.Development comes as latest round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on contentious dam ended with no agreement.Ethiopia argues the dam will bring electricity to more than 65 million people who currently ‘live in complete darkness’.

Challenges in Iraq mount a 365 days after anti-gov’t protests erupted

In October 2019, unprecedented protests demanded the fall of Iraq’s ruling class. One year on, with a new government in place and nearly 600 protesters killed, little to nothing has changed. The nationwide, leader-less demonstrations which broke out on October 1, 2019, spiralled into a decentralised movement slamming unemployment, poor public services, endemic corruption and…

UAE publicizes candidacy for UN Security Council seat

In June next year, the UN General Assembly will elect five member states to serve on the council.The United Arab Emirates has announced its candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2022-2023 term, state media has said. In June 2021, the UN General Assembly will elect five member…

Nigeria turns 60: Hope no matter infuriate over corruption, poverty

It was just after midnight in Lagos, on a horse-racing track turned square, when Nigeria’s new white and green flag was hoisted officially for the first time, replacing Britain’s Union Jack. Several hours later, on the morning of October 1, 1960, a representative of Queen Elizabeth II handed Nigeria’s constitution over to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa,…

WHO to probe intercourse abuse by aid workers in DRC amid...

The World Health Organization (WHO) has promised to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by people identified as health and aid officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the global body is trying to stop the spread of the Ebola virus. The WHO said it is “outraged” and promised the charges will be…

First Shaded Muslim pageant to launch amid anti-racism uprising

Amid a global anti-racist movement following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Na’ima B Robert hosted an online conversation about what it means to be Black and Muslim. “A lot of the people who were at that conversation continued to come back … and as we had these weekly conversations, I woke up one…