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Should Israel be given an observer member status in the African Union?
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Politics and Society Should Israel be given an observer member status in the African Union?

Ghana is the latest African country to support Israel’s push to rejoin the African Union as an observer member. Palestine is currently an observer member, and Israel’s questionable history with the continent, including installing Idi Amin as president, and other historical legacies could be major obstacles.

Ethiopia appoints Meaza Ashenafi as first woman Federal Supreme Court President
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Africans rising Ethiopia appoints Meaza Ashenafi as first woman Federal Supreme Court President

Ethiopia is certainly leading the way in terms of gender parity and inclusivity. The dust has hardly settled since the recent appointment of a new Cabinet that is half female and the first female president. Ethiopia has followed that up with the unanimous endorsement by parliament of prominent women rights defender, Meaza Ashenafi as the first woman Federal Supreme Court President.