Sunday, April 30, 2017
Wardheer News

Saudi entertainment chief sees cinemas returning, eventually

A full house at the opening ceremony of the fourth Saudi Film Festival (AN photos) RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will one day open cinemas and build a world-class opera house, the man spearheading the kingdom’s entertainment reforms said on Thursday, downplaying … Continued

Ethiopia drought creates food crisis for 7.7 million

The number of people in need of food aid in Ethiopia’s drought-hit regions has surged to 7.7 million, over two million more than an estimate earlier this year, state media reported Friday. The National Disaster Risk Management Commission said in … Continued

Indonesia foils smuggling of Somali refugees from Malaysia

An immigration officer arranges passports confiscated during a foreigner-surveillance operation at the West Jakarta Immigration Office in January 2016. An Indonesian Navy patrol has thwarted an attempt to smuggle eight Somali citizens on an Indonesian boat in North Sumatra on … Continued

Somalia: imminent execution of two children must be stopped

Shocking reports that five boys tortured to confess to crime were executed on 8 April and a further two face execution at any moment Amnesty International is urgently calling on authorities in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region to immediately halt plans … Continued

Black Immigrants Fight Mass Deportation of Haitians, Somalis

Haitians refugees wait to cross the U.S.-Mexican border | Photo: Reuters Approximately 50,000 Haitians and 4,000 Somalis are now at risk of being deported. The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, BAJI, is calling on lawmakers to halt the mass deportation of … Continued


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia says two men accused of trying to establish a cell of the al-Shabab extremist group inside the country have been sentenced to six years in prison. The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate on Friday reported … Continued

Kenya: Election Violence Dampening Prospects of Economic Growth

By Peter Warutere The violence that has hit the primaries of Jubilee and Nasa is sending disturbing signals that are likely to dampen economic prospects. The political climate has diverted capital and labour, from productive engagement to political campaigns. Perception … Continued