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Somalia and breakaway state Somaliland hold talks

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  The leaders of Somalia and breakaway state Somaliland are meeting for talks Sunday in a renewed effort to mediate strained ties between the two, Mogadishu said in a statement. The talks are taking place in Djibouti, chaired by the country’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh, while Ethiopian Prime …

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A pledge for Africa

  To overcome the current global public-health and economic crisis, rich countries must support Africa COMMENT | ABIY AHMED | The world will not be free of the COVID-19 pandemic until all countries are free of the coronavirus that causes it. This simple fact underscored the urgent need for the …

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Sudan rejects Ethiopia’s proposal to fill mega-dam

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan on Tuesday rejected an Ethiopian proposal to sign an initial agreement greenlighting the filling of a controversial mega-dam it is building. “I cannot accept the signing of a draft agreement to the first phase (filling the dam) because it poses legal and technical problems that must be addressed,” Sudanese …

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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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