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African Union marks 27 years of Rwanda genocide

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A number of diplomats from the African Union and Western countries are meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to mark the 27th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide. April 7, is dedicated as a day of remembrance of the victims of the 1994 genocide …

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Museveni urges warring factions in Ethiopia to negotiate peace

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called on the government of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia headed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to negotiate with the Tigray regional government in order to restore peace in Ethiopia.  Speaking today at Gulu State Lodge to a delegation headed …

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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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