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Admin Administrator - May 8, 2019
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Former British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson has said that reports alleging he wanted to "invade Africa" were leaked to discredit him, writes The Guardian.

According to 

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Admin Administrator - January 3, 2019
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Ethiopia will start energy production at the Grand Renaissance dam in December 2020, Reuters reported the water and energy minister saying today.

Ethiopia’s $4 billion dam project on the River Nile, which has been beset by construction delays and criticism from Egypt, will start initial operations in December 2020, the water and energy minister said on Thursday.

The planned 6,000-megawatt Grand Renaissance Dam is the centrepiece of Ethiopia’s bid to become Africa’s biggest power exporter, but until this week progress had been unclear after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed last ...

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Admin Administrator - April 5, 2018
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LONDON — Treasures taken by British troops 150 years ago could be returned to Ethiopia on a long-term loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the institution’s director said. 

A crown, a chalice, a wedding dress and a selection of jewelry are among the items in the museum’s collection that are included in a new exhibition, “Maqdala 1868,” set to open Thursday.

Ahead of the exhibition, which has been 

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Admin Administrator - January 29, 2018
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The controls are strict to enter this building where ministers and heads of state meet twice a year to discuss the major issues of the continent. There is, however, an invisible security threat ignored by most leaders and diplomats, but one that is of utmost concern to some senior AU officials.

In January 2017, the small computer unit of the AU discovered that its servers were strangely saturated between midnight and 2 am. The offices were empty, the activity was dormant, but data transfers were at a peak. A zealous computer scientist then looked into this anomaly and realized that the ...

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Admin Administrator - January 28, 2018
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30th African Union Summit kicks off Sunday in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa and Libya's crisis will be one of the most important issues to be discussed by the attendees, especially illegal immigration.

Diplomatic sources said that other crises in Africa will also be a priority for the Head of the African Union Commission Moussa Faqih, with the illegal immigration issues and its report from the Council of African Peace placed on top as of high importance.

The spokesman of Arab League's Secretary ...

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Admin Administrator - January 26, 2018
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President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday evening for an African Union summit on governance.

He is there for the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly and a number of associated meetings.

These include a session on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) which will be hosted at the Ethiopian capital at the weekend.

The President arrived in Ethiopia after announcing a major shake-up of his ...

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Admin Administrator - January 26, 2018
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Political Science and Public Policy Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Jean-Germain Gros, has said that in order to end the exploitation of Africa’s natural resources to sustain the economies of their former colonies, African leaders must come together to build African-centric economies.

He explained that an effective Africa-centric economy would require that raw materials such as cocoa, minerals and wood be processed into finished products in Africa rather than sold in raw forms at generally low prices to the continent’s detriment.

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Admin Administrator - January 19, 2018
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has relayed “extreme concern” to Ethiopia’s visiting prime minister over the lack of progress in talks on a controversial dam, which may reportedly reduce Egypt’s vital share of the Nile River and which also concerns Sudan.

In a joint news conference with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday, Sisi warned that Egypt’s share of the Nile — which provides nearly all of its freshwater — was a red line.

But he reassured Ethiopia and Sudan that Egypt has no intention of going to war over the matter.

“I expressed our extreme concern over ...

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Admin Administrator - November 29, 2017
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Addis Ababa, November 29, 2017 (FBC) -The World Bank Group on Tuesday unveiled its strategic plan for Ethiopia, which will guide the Bank's operational plan and support to the east African country for the coming five years.

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Admin Administrator - November 27, 2017
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Ethiopia’s Water, Irrigation and Electricity Minister Sileshi Bekele said Saturday that his country will not stop constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) despite Egypt’s protestations, the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) reported.

During a press briefing on Saturday, the minister responded to a question on whether Ethiopia would stop building the dam due to Egypt’s current stance on its impact on downstream countries, ...

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