Voters in Guinea went to the polls Sunday to cast ballots for a president, as incumbent Alpha Conde seeks a controversial third term. Conde, a member of the Rally of the Guinean People party, was the country’s first democratically elected leader since the country’s liberation from France in 1958. He came to power in 2010. Conde faces opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo, who served as prime minister under authoritarian leader Lansana Conte. In March, President…"Conde Seeks Controversial Third Term in Guinea Elections"
KAMPALA, UGANDA – The women grappled with each other inside the vehicle. The driver jerked to ease the grip around her neck, then turned to elbow her attacker in the back seat. She flung the door open to make her escape, ending the simulated attack. “This one is too strong for me,” the attacker said, smiling and shaking her head. Then it was another woman’s turn in the exercise to prepare drivers for Uganda’s new…"Uganda’s ‘Taxi Divas’ Rise From Covid-19’s Economic Gloom"
Addis Ababa Ethiopia has aspired to achieve industrial progress to lead the industrial sector in Africa by 2025, according to Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC). Ethiopian Investment Commissioner, Lelise Neme told the media that the country’s vision will be realized through the development and expansion of industrial zones that have reached 13 industrial zones. She further stated that Ethiopia is witnessing a growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) to many foreign countries, while China tops the…"Ethiopia Aspires to Lead African Industry in the Next 5 years"
Addis Ababa The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) will hold its 6th year, first extraordinary session on Monday, October 19, 2020. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will attend the special meeting, said the House in a statement sent to ENA. The meeting is anticipated to approve a motion in support of the 2020/21 government’s plan presented by President Sahlework Zewdie during the joint session of the two Houses early on October. Source: Ethiopia News Agency"House to Hold its First Extraordinary Session Tomorrow"
Addis Ababa The African Union (AU) COVID-19 Response Fund has set to launch 300 million U.S. dollars fundraising to help curb the pandemic. In a press statement issued by the African Union Commission (AUC), the continental organ in collaboration with various institutions is set to raise 300 million USD, needed to ease the socio-economic an humanitarian impacts posed by Coronavirus in African countries. Established in March, the AU COVID-19 Response Fund has an upcoming fundraiser…"AU to Raise 300 mln USD Fund for COVID-19 Response"