Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned. State media FBCreported Mr Desalegn tendered his letter to the House of People’s Representatives resigning from his position as premier of the country and chairman of the ruling coalition. According to the FBC, Desalegn said he had done what he was able to do to solve the problem in the country. His resignation comes as the country struggles to contain a political crisis with unrest in the restive Oromia region.Political prisoners including opposition figures have recently been released to ease tensions.
Jacob Zuma has officially resigned from his position as the State President of South Africa. Addressing the nation on Wednesday evening, Zuma has said that while he felt compelled to resign, he remains committed to, and will continue to serve the ANC. His address comes after the African National Congress National Executive Committee affirmed its decision to recall him. Earlier on Wednesday, ANC Treasurer General Paul Mashatile told the media in Parliament that they would table a motion of no confidence in Zuma on Thursday should he not resign as Head of State by the end of Wednesday. This follows mounting pressure from internal structures of the ANC and opposition parties calling him to step down. The new President is expected to be announced by Friday with the State of the Nation Address now scheduled for the evening of the same day.
É com enorme satisfação que o Centro Brasileiro de Estudos Africanos (CEBRAFRICA) anuncia a publicação do quarto número da Revista Brasileira de Estudos Africanos (RBEA). A RBEA é uma publicação semestral, em formato digital e impresso, bilíngue (português/inglês), dedicada à pesquisa, à reflexão e à difusão de estudos sobre temas africanos. Publica artigos científicos inéditos com ênfase nas análises de Relações Internacionais, Organizações de Integração, Segurança e Defesa, Sistemas Políticos, História, Geografia, Desenvolvimento Econômico, Estruturas Sociais e Correntes de Pensamento.