Ethiopia appoints its First Female President

ADDIS ABABA —  Ethiopia’s parliament has appointed the country’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde on Thursday. Sahle-Work replaces Mulatu Teshome, who resigned the presidency Wednesday. She has served since June as the United Nation’s special representative to the African Union as an under-secretary-general. Sahle – Work  also has held top diplomatic posts representing Ethiopia in France…

Cameroon’s Paul Biya wins seventh term in office

CAMEROON (Africa) — On Monday, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has been re-elected for a seventh term — extending his 36-year rule over the nation. The 85-year-old president won 71.3 percent of the vote, beating nine other candidates. Cameroon's President Paul Biya wins seventh term https://t.co/VfnoMGGwi2 — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) 22 oktober 2018

Canada legalizes recreational Marijuana

CANADA — Justin Trudeau promised to legalize marijuana in Canada when he campaigned to become prime minister. Wednesday, the Cannabis Act became law, as Canada becomes the first G7 Nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Canada became the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. Medical marijuana has been legal in…

President Trump nominates Kenneth A. Howery to be U.S. Ambassador of Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Kenneth A. Howery of Texas, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Sweden. Mr. Howery is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur specializing in creating and funding technology companies. He is a co-founder of…

Pierre Kompany becomes first black mayor in Belgium

BRUSSELS, Belgium — 71-year-old Pierre Kompany, who arrived in Belgium as refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1975, became the first black elected mayor in Belgium. He won 28.38% of the vote to top the polls in the municipality of Ganshoren, in north-west Brussels. Pierre Kompany, is the father of Belgian international soccer…

Stefan Lofven Given Task To Form Sweden’s Government

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — On Monday, acting Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven (Social Democratic Party) was given two weeks to form a government by Speaker Andreas Norlén. “I’m doing everything I can to make the process as short as possible,” Norlen said. “With the deadlock we have it would be a pretty fast process if one…

Ex Ivorian Footballer Bonaventure Kalou Elected Mayor

VAVOUA, Ivory Coast — Last Saturday, former Ivorian international Bonaventure Kalou was elected mayor of Vavoua — a city located in central part of the country. The former Paris Saint Germain, PSG, Auxerre and Feyenoord player was victorious after running as an independent candidate. Visa det här inlägget på Instagram L'amour un sentiment difficile à…

Kanye West meets with President Trump

WASHINGTON D.C. — Kanye West sat down with President Donald Trump alongside of Jim Brown for a meeting at the White House on Thursday. Sporting his red “Make America Great Again,” Kanye discussed topics including prison reform, mental health, the 13th Amendment, and his love for the president. With Brown and senior adviser Jared Kushner…