Ethiopia once said it wanted to become the “China of Africa” — that is, a manufacturing hub — with the help of its industrial parks. But the global economic downturn and the country’s ongoing conflict have prompted companies to leave the parks and lay …Read More
Day: September 10, 2022
What’s Behind the Violence in Ethiopia’s ‘Other’ Conflict?
In Ethiopia’s Gambella region, a June attack on the capital by a rebel group, the Oromo Liberation Army, has raised fears of more civil war spreading in the country. VOA spoke to local officials and analysts about what’s behind the violence and what it…Read More
Somali Military Kills Senior Al-Shabab Figures, Frees Hostages
Somalia says the country’s elite military unit has killed a senior al-Shabab commander in an operation in the Lower Shabelle region. Federal police say civilian hostages were freed during the operation.Somali police spokesman Sadiq Adan Ali Doodishe sa…Read More
Swiatek Defeats Jabeur to Clinch US Open Crown
World No. 1 Iga Swiatek defeated Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur to win her second Grand Slam title of the year with a straight sets victory in the U.S. Open final on Saturday.Polish star Swiatek overcame a spirited second set from fifth seed Jabeur to win 6-2, 7…Read More