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Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders meet in Asmara

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed was warmly greeted by Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki in the capital Asmara on Sunday at the start of a meeting to repair relations between the neighbours. Eritrean state television showed footage of the two men embracing while Abiy’s chief …

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BBC launches Ethiopian and Eritrean radio services

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The BBC on Monday launched new daily radio services producing news, current affairs, features and English language training for Ethiopians and Eritreans. The BBC World Service programmes will be broadcast from Monday to Friday in the Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya languages and will …

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Israel plans to force out thousands of African migrants

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israel plans to force tens of thousands of African migrants to leave over the next three months by threatening to arrest those who stay, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday. Under the plan, some 38,000 migrants who entered Israel illegally, mainly Eritreans and Sudanese, will …

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Ethiopia warns Eritrea after border clash

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Arch-rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea traded blame Tuesday for one of the fiercest border clashes since a 1998-2000 war, with Addis Ababa warning any further conflict is “up to Asmara.” The neighbours are bitter enemies, with tens of thousands of troops dug into trenches eyeing …

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