Month: November 2016

Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the Oromo

Gada is a traditional system of governance used by the Oromo people in Ethiopia developed from knowledge gained by community experience over generations. The system regulates political, economic, social and religious activities of the community dealing with issues such as conflict resolution, reparation and protecting women’s rights. It serves as […]

Addis Ababa one of the 27 cities with the worst quality of life in the world

The cities with the worst quality of life in the world tend to have the toxic mix of political stability, crime, as well as low standards of living. Every year, Mercer, one of the world’s largest HR consultancy firms, releases its Quality of Living Index, which looks at the cities […]

Ethiopia says foiled Eritrea-backed terror attack, kill 15

Ethiopia authorities said they foiled an Eritrean backed terrorist attack, killed as well as detained dozens of Eritrean mercenaries. Ethiopian Ministry of Defense said the terrorist attack was thwarted after Ginbot 7, an opposition movement branded by Addis Ababa as terrorist entity attempted to deploy dozens of its armed fighters […]

Inside a Trump Chinese shoe factory: 100,000 pairs of footwear branded with Ivanka’s name have been made at huge facility (but now it’s moving to Africa!)

  Donald Trump has railed at politicians for allowing US manufacturing jobs to be moved abroad to China But 100,000 pairs of shoes bearing his daughter Ivanka’s name have been made in Dongguan, China The Huajian company is now moving production to Africa because labor there is evencheaper It can […]

Brazil football team Chapecoense in Colombia plane crash

A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia, officials say. Reports say there are six survivors. The plane reported electrical problems. The chartered aircraft, flying from Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense football team, […]

Catholic Church Finally Apologizes for Its Role in the Deaths of Over 800K During Rwandan Genocide

The Catholic Church in Rwanda has apologized for its role in the 1994 genocide, saying it regrets the actions of those who participated in the massacres. A church statement acknowledged on Sunday that its members planned, aided and executed the genocide, in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate […]