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A Day In The Digital Life Of Africa

A Day In The Digital Life Of Africa

Africa is in the throes of a technological revolution, leapfrogging computers in favour of internet connections through mobile phones. A fifth of the continent now have access to a broadband connection, a figure predicted to triple in the next five years. But how are phones and the internet changing the lives of ordinary Africans? And […]

Human Rights Watch Says More Than 400 Killed in Ethiopia Protests

Human Rights Watch Says More Than 400 Killed in Ethiopia Protests

Ethiopian security forces killed more than 400 people in their bid to quell protests that wracked the Horn of Africa country’s vast Oromiya province since November, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. Plans to allocate farmland in Ethiopia’s largest region surrounding the capital for development sparked fierce demonstrations in November and spread for months, in […]

Food Aid to Run Out in Ethiopia Unless Donors Step in, Says Charity

Food Aid to Run Out in Ethiopia Unless Donors Step in, Says Charity

“The international community has just three weeks to provide $245 million in emergency food aid to help prevent a potentially catastrophic escalation in severe acute malnutrition (SAM) cases…” it said in a statement. “If these emergency funds do not arrive in time, there is no question that there will be a critical fracture in the […]