AFCON 2019 updates: Egypt join Nigeria in knockout stage
The African Cup of Nations, AFCON, the continent’s biggest football showpiece is underway in Egypt. It kicked off on June 21 after a spectacular opening ceremony. Hosts, Egypt, went on to beat Zimbabwe by a lone goal in the first game of the tournament. Matches continue to played across the six groups and Africanews is keeping you up to date with the very latest. GROUP A: Egypt – DR Congo – Uganda – Zimbabwe GROUP B: Nigeria – Guinea – Madagascar – Burundi GROUP C: Senegal
COMMENTARY: AFTER A BLOODY SATURDAY OF 22 JUNE ETHIOPIA NEEDS A NEW NATIONAL CONSENSUS, URGENTLY
From left: General Seare Mekonnen, Chief of staff of the National defense force of Ethiopia, Migbaru Kebede, the Attorney General of Amhara regional state Ambachew Mekonnen (PhD), President of Amhara regional state, and Azeze Wasse, Amhara regional state administration’s public organization advisor all in their respective coffins ready for burial 26/2019 -Like millions of my fellow country women and men, I am shocked and saddened by the events of Ethiopia’s bloody Saturday. Y
Herman Cohen’s Second “Coup” in Ethiopia? We Demand an Apology!
Editor’s note: In 2016, Mr. Herman Cohen, former assistant secretary of state for Africa, blamed Tigrian domination, fake federalism for the crisis in Ethiopia. On June 24, 2019, he recklessly tweeted ( his twitter handle is @CohenOnAfrica): “Failed coup in #Ethiopia‘s Amhara state was an attempt by ethnic nationalists to restore Amhara hegemony over all of Ethiopia that existed for several centuries prior to 1991. That dream is now permanently dead,” as a remark to what has