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Ethiopia appoints its first female president

Sahle-Work, 69, has served since June as the United Nation's special representative to the African Union as an under-secretary-general. She also has held top diplomatic posts representing Ethiopia in France and Djibouti.Sahle-Work replaces Mulatu Teshome, who resigned the presidency Wednesday."In a patriarchal society such as ours, the appointment of a female head of
Africa

Ethiopia appoints its first female president

Sahle-Work, 69, has served since June as the United Nation's special representative to the African Union as an under-secretary-general. She also has held top diplomatic posts representing Ethiopia in France and Djibouti.Sahle-Work replaces Mulatu Teshome, who resigned the presidency Wednesday."In a patriarchal society such as ours, the appointment of a female head of
Africa

Cameroon’s Paul Biya wins seventh term in office

The 85-year-old president won 71.3 percent of the vote, beating nine other candidates in an election marred by violence and low voter turnout.Biya was announced the winner of the tensely-contested election amid high-security presence in Yaounde and other major cities.Riot police and security personnel were deployed to major streets in Douala ahead of the
Africa

Cameroon’s Paul Biya wins seventh term in office

The 85-year-old president won 71.3 percent of the vote, beating nine other candidates in an election marred by violence and low voter turnout.Biya was announced the winner of the tensely-contested election amid high-security presence in Yaounde and other major cities.Riot police and security personnel were deployed to major streets in Douala ahead of the
Africa

At least 55 people killed in Nigeria’s communal violence

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said special security forces have been deployed to hotspots in the state's capital to restore calm. Buhari said he found the frequent outbreaks of bloodshed in the country "worrisome.""The disregard for the sanctity of human life is unacceptable. Violence is an ill-wind that blows nobody any good," Buhari said in a
Africa

At least 55 people killed in Nigeria’s communal violence

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said special security forces have been deployed to hotspots in the state's capital to restore calm. Buhari said he found the frequent outbreaks of bloodshed in the country "worrisome.""The disregard for the sanctity of human life is unacceptable. Violence is an ill-wind that blows nobody any good," Buhari said in a
Africa

At least 55 people killed in Nigeria’s communal violence

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said special security forces have been deployed to hotspots in the state's capital to restore calm. Buhari said he found the frequent outbreaks of bloodshed in the country "worrisome.""The disregard for the sanctity of human life is unacceptable. Violence is an ill-wind that blows nobody any good," Buhari said in a
Africa

At least 55 people killed in Nigeria’s communal violence

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said special security forces have been deployed to hotspots in the state's capital to restore calm. Buhari said he found the frequent outbreaks of bloodshed in the country "worrisome.""The disregard for the sanctity of human life is unacceptable. Violence is an ill-wind that blows nobody any good," Buhari said in a
Africa

Cameroon’s Paul Biya wins seventh term in office

The 85-year-old president won 71.3 percent of the vote, beating nine other candidates in an election marred by violence and low voter turnout.Biya was announced the winner of the tensely-contested election amid high-security presence in Yaounde and other major cities.Riot police and security personnel were deployed to major streets in Douala ahead of the