According to McKinsey 7 Company’s report ‘Lions on the Move: The Progress and Potential of African economies’, Africa’s combined Gross Domestic Product will be $2.6 trillion by 2020.
By the same year, its own consumer spending by 128 million households with discretionary income is expected to be around $1.4 trillion.
Below, we take a look at the fastest-growing economies in Africa.
April 21, 2016 (JUBA) – A senior army general in South Sudan’s government has accused Boma state government of being behind the recent massacre of over 200 ethnic Nuer citizens in Ethiopia when ethnic Murle militia group crossed the borders and attacked villages inside Ethiopia.
Lt. General David Yau Yau, also a member of the Murle ethnic group which carried out the brutal attack, revealed that the attackers are an organized group armed by the current governor of the Boma state, Baba Medan.
Ethiopian troops were operating in South Sudan on Thursday after crossing the border to rescue about 125 Ethiopian children who were kidnapped during a bloody cattle raid, and top officials from both countries sought to coordinate their efforts.
Peter Bashir Gbandi, acting South Sudanese foreign affairs minister, said South Sudan Chief of Staff Paul Malong would go to Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, as soon as Friday to coordinate. Bashir told The Associated Press that South Sudan doesn't want Ethiopian troops to go deeper into South Sudan. He said the South Sudanese army has no forces in the area but has put troops on standby.
The acting minister of foreign affairs has denied any involvement of his government's forces in the attack on Gambella, Ethiopia which killed over 140 people as well as 60 attackers.
Gbandi told reporters said the authorities in Ethiopia confirmed the government in South Sudan was not responsible for the attack, which further included over 100 children abducted.
Ethiopian authorities have accused elements of the Murle tribe from South Sudan of carrying out the attack, though there are still questions of which group of Murle were involved and if other elements participated as well.
"Although this attack has been attributed to some elements which are inside South Sudan, I am happy that this has been confirmed by the authorities in Ethiopia that the government in South Sudan has no hand in that," Gbandi said. "These were bandits and it is our responsibility as a government of South Sudan to fight whoever are bandits."
"We defiintely work very hard to rescue these children, these abducted children and return them, even the cattle, this is our responsiblity," he added.
Gbandi said the Chief of Staff of the SPLA has been in contact with Ethiopia's military chief and that South Sudanese President Salva Kiir yesterday called Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to express his condelences.
"I want to extend our condolences as the government of South Sudan for this unfortunate massacre which has happened in Ethiopia, and our hearts are with them," Gbandi said.
He said the government of South Sudan will in no way allow any criminals to go and misbehave in any other country, and said they are cooperating with the Ethiopians in hopes of monitoring the border jointly to minimize any future incidents.
Gbandi did not specifically say who was responsible for the attack from South Sudan, but noted that proliferation of small arms and cattle rustling is common and that civilians must be disarmed by the upcoming transitional government.
He also said the attackers have been "terrorizing our people" in South Sudan prior to the latest attack.
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The people locked up in the stadium in this picturesque port town have an extraordinary story of tragedy and survival.
"My wife and my baby drowned in front of me," is the first thing Muaz from Ethiopia tells me, before insisting that at least 500 others died when a badlyovercrowded wooden boat capsized.
It is often hard to get accurate information from people who have witnessed what must have been a terrifying and chaotic event. But these survivors, who appear to be in their 20s and 30s, are in no doubt about the scale of this disaster.
Ethiopian defense force continue attacking south Sudan gang groups .It is reported that Ethiopian defense force surround the gangs in all directions. and the gangs are asked to release them without any preconditions.
If things goes as planned the innocent kidnapped Ethiopian people will be released soon.
Top 20 Most Richest Footballers In The World 2016 List, 2 African Players Make The List
The world’s most popular sport football or soccer is much more serious than ever. There are more than 3.5 billion football fans worldwide. For many of them, football is not just a game, it is like a religion. Top professional football players are earning more than other pro-athletes. The wealthiest soccer players are all playing in Europe. Spain, England, Italy, Germany and France are ranked as being the greatest league on Earth. All of them are competitive enough that they consistently capture the best talent. Premier League footballers earn an average of £2.3 million a year each, making it the best paying league in the world.