WASHINGTON – Algeria approved constitutional amendments on Sunday that experts call an ambitious move to answer public demands after months of protests and to safeguard its borders against violent extremism spillover from Libya and other troubled neighbors. Since its independence from France in 1962, the North African country’s constitution has stipulated that the army’s mission is to defend Algeria’s borders and sovereignty without breaching other nations’ sovereignty. That changed in the Nov. 1 referendum when…"Algeria Eyes Cross-Border Missions as Fear of Militant Spillover Grows"
WASHINGTON/MINNESOTA – Oballa Oballa’s trek to Election Day was a long and improbable one. He grew up in the Gambella region of Ethiopia, where he witnessed mass killings that took the life of his uncle and hundreds of others. He survived a two-week trek across treacherous terrain to reach a refugee camp in Kenya. He spent 10 years in camps where he often didn’t have enough to eat. Now he has been elected to the…"From Refugee to Representative, US Candidates Celebrate Election Victories"
Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed congratulated the United States of America President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their historic White House victory. Abiy twitted that “my congratulations to US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President- elect Kamala Harris on your historic elections 2020 win. Ethiopia looks forward to working closely with you.” Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States, defeating President Donald Trump and capturing the White House…"PM Abiy Congratulates US President-elect Bides, Vice President Harris"
Addis Ababa Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed six government officials today. Accordingly, the following are appointed at various capacities with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Army Chief of Staff and Commissioner. 1. Demeke Mekonnin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs 2. General Brhanu Jula, Chief of Staff for the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) 3. Lt. General Abebaw Tadesse, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Ethiopian National Defense Force…"PM Abiy Appoints Six Gov’t Officials"
Addis Ababa, Agegnehu Teshager, former chairman of the Amhara Prosperity Party, has been appointed head of the Amhara Regional State. His appointment as the Head of Amhara Regional State comes after his predecessor, Temesgen Tiruneh, assigned as Director-General for National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). Agegnehu’s appointment was endorsed by the Amhara Regional Council on Sunday. Source: Ethiopia News Agency"Agegnehu Teshager Named as Head of Amhara Regional State"