I write about Africa for @WSJ. @FCAEA vice chair. Greek immigrant, migration geek matina.stevis@wsj.com

Ethiopia says protesting Olympian Feyisa Lilesa will be safe

bdlive.co.za — NAIROBI - Ethiopia said Olympic marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa would receive a hero's welcome home and didn't need to fear for his safety despite the silver medalist's public act of protest against a government crackdown in his home region.

Kerry Threatens to Cut Aid to South Sudan if Peace Isn’t Restored

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. U.S. Secretary of State called situation 'tragic and reprehensible' but stopped short of singling out government forces for alleged atrocities against civilians NAIROBI, Kenya-U.S.

Olympic Medalist Feyisa Lilesa Fears For His Life on Return to Ethiopia

wsj.com — In a rare act of defiance, an Ethiopian distance runner who finished second in Sunday's Olympic marathon made a symbolic protest against his government's crackdown on Oromos, the country's largest tribe. In a news conference following his silver medal performance, Feyisa Lilesa told reporters that if he returned to Ethiopia, he feared for his life.

U.N. Accuses South Sudan Soldiers, Rebel Fighters of Mass Rape

wsj.com — South Sudanese army soldiers and opposition rebel fighters raped hundreds of women and girls last month during fighting, the United Nations said Thursday, as the world's youngest nation teetered on the brink of political collapse and another round of civil war. The U.N.

U.K. Regulator Scrutinizes Credit Suisse, VTB Over Mozambique Debt

wsj.com — MAPUTO, Mozambique-U.K. regulators are making inquiries into Credit Suisse Group AG's and Russian bank VTB Group's handling of hundreds of millions of dollars of debt the banks arranged for the purchase of boats and military equipment for state-backed companies in Mozambique, people familiar with the matter said.

East Africa’s gas-fired hopes for prosperity recede

bdlive.co.za — ALONG Africa's resource-rich eastern coast, the promise of gas-fired prosperity is wafting into an uncertain future. Five years ago, Tanzania and Mozambique were hailed as two of the world's most promising natural-gas frontiers, perfectly positioned to fuel Asia's industrial boom.

Gas Slump Defers Eastern African Nations’ Transformation

wsj.com — Along Africa's resource-rich eastern coast, the promise of gas-fired prosperity is wafting into an uncertain future. Half a decade ago, Tanzania and Mozambique were hailed as two of the world's most promising natural-gas frontiers, perfectly positioned to fuel Asia's industrial boom. Today, these poor nations are paying the price for...

Dubai’s DP World Agrees to Manage Port in Somaliland for 30 Years

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The global ports operator gains alternative hub to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa Dubai's DP World has agreed to manage the Somaliland port of Berbera in a landmark deal this month that opens a new point of access to the Red Sea and gives the global ports operator an alternative hub to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.

Barclays sells stake in African unit

efinancialnews.com — Barclays on Thursday said it had raised £603 million ($874.1 million) by selling a 12.2% stake in its African unit to an array of investors, as the British bank pushes ahead with its retreat from the continent.

IMF Sees sub-Saharan Africa Growth at 16-Year Low

wsj.com — NAIROBI, Kenya-sub-Saharan African economies will grow at the slowest pace in 16 years and lower than the global average this year, reversing a trend that saw the region elevated to one of the fastest-expanding global frontiers in previous years, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.
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RT @ajplus: #BREAKING: France's top court has suspended the burqini ban after some Muslim women were ordered to remove clothing on French beaches.

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