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Economic fears as Africa escalates coronavirus response

Dakar, Senegal | AFP |  African nations have ordered curfews and lockdowns in response to the growing coronavirus epidemic, raising fears of turmoil for low-income workers and cash-strapped governments across the continent. Cases have risen across the world’s poorest continent over the past week to a total of 2,137 and 62 …

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Nigeria, South Africa step up fight against virus in Africa

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  African countries led by Nigeria and South Africa have ramped up action against the coronavirus after the continent recorded its first fatality. Nigeria said Thursday it would shut schools and limit religious meetings in its economic hub Lagos and capital Abuja, while South Africa, the continent’s …

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Pressured at home, Ethiopia PM picks up Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo, Norway | AFP |  Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Tuesday, but as ethnic violence rises at home he has kept festivities to a minimum and refused media requests. Hailed as a modern, reformist leader, Ahmed’s decision to skip all events with the …

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Meteoric rise of Abiy Ahmed trying to remould Ethiopia

  Meteoric rise of Abiy Ahmed trying to remould Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  Abiy Ahmed, the son of poor villagers who became a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa’s fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia’s neighbours, has seen an unpredictable and …

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Eritreans wait in vain for change after peace with Ethiopia

Asmara, Eritrea | AFP |  Eritrean taxi driver Mihreteab recalls brimming with hope in July 2018 when his country reached a peace agreement with neighbour and longtime foe Ethiopia. But a year and a half later, that hope has given way to disenchantment. “I don’t see any changes so far. People …

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed

He has won the Nobel Peace Prize but not everyone is excited NEWS ANALYSISI | THE INDEPENDENT | Since he became Prime Minister in April 2018, Abiy Ahmed has brought a breeze of happy air to Ethiopia and the Horn of East Africa region. Under him, most Ethiopians started to …

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