What’s Going on in Africa Today?

Ethiopian Rebels Deny Helping Somali Islamists
An Ethiopian rebel group denied on Tuesday it is helping Islamist militants in neighboring Somalia who are waging a violent rebellion against the country’s U.N.-backed government.

IMF Unveils $21.5 Million Comoros Package to Support Growth
The International Monetary Fund has unveiled a three-year $21.5 million package for the Comoros to help consolidate economic gains as the archipelago implements far reaching reforms.

UNESCO Split Over Egyptian’s Leadership Bid
The United Nations agency for culture and education was divided on Monday over the leadership bid of Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni, who said last year he would burn Israeli books. Half the members of UNESCO’s 58-strong executive board voted for Hosni, who is backed by the African Union and the League of Arab States, while the other 29 chose Bulgaria’s Irina Gueorguieva Bokova in a fourth round of voting.

Congo-Kinshasa: End Resource War, Urge Congolese Activists
One hundred years ago, a global outrage surrounding the death of an estimated ten million Congolese resulted in the end the rule of King Leopold II of Belgium over the Congo. Ordinary people around the world from all walks of life stood at the side of the Congolese and demanded the end of the first recorded Congolese holocaust. A century later, the world finds itself facing the same issue where the Congolese people are subjected to unimaginable suffering.