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UNMISS Boss Sacking: Kenya Withdraws all Troops

Kenya on Wednesday said it is shocked at the decision of the UN secretary-general to sack the Kenyan commander of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan, UNMISS. The Kenyan presidency condemned the decision to dismiss Lt. Gen. Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki as unfair and said it would withdraw its troops from the UN mission […]

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Morocco’s Mohammed VI Postpones Ethiopia Visit to after COP22

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has put off his visit to Ethiopia till after the conference on climate change COP22, to be held in Marrakesh on November 7-18. The decision to postpone the visit has been made in consultation with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn, the Royal Office said in a statement. The […]

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Ethiopians Have Turned their Back, Al-Shabab Delighted

Al-Shabab Governor in central Somalia, Hassan Yaqoub on Monday said withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from Somalia bases is linked to the domestic crisis in the Horn African nation and that al Shabaab was delighted at the withdrawals. Ethiopian Communication Minister Getachew Reda has earlier explained at a news conference in the capital Addis Ababa that […]

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King Mohammed VI South-South Policy Changing Lives in Africa

Despite its limited resources, Morocco has become a real game-changer in Africa under the stewardship of King Mohammed VI who has earned worldwide recognition and praise for his efforts deployed for the sake of the African people’s prosperity, peace and security. Since his enthronement in July 1999, King Mohammed VI showed growing interest in Africa, […]

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King Mohammed VI Starts New African Tour, Expands Morocco’s Influence

King Mohammed VI started this Tuesday a new African tour that will lead the Sovereign to Rwanda, Ethiopia and Tanzania, three English speaking African countries. This new trip comes after the North African Kingdom enhanced its presence and economic ties with West African countries and especially with French speaking nations. In Rwanda, the royal visit […]

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Migration Tops Agenda of Idriss Deby’s Visit in Germany

Chad president Idriss Deby on Wednesday urged the European Union to seek a deal with countries across Africa’s desert Sahel region if it wants to curb the influx of migrants. “We can only resolve the issue if we involve the G5 frontline states –Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali and Niger– not through country by country […]

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People killed in Ethiopia Protests Could Exceed 500 – PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Desalegn Hailemariam, said the number of people killed in the anti-government protests in the country could exceed 500. He made the statement during a joint press conference in Addis Ababa Monday with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel who was on an official visit in the Horn of Africa nation. Hailemariam reiterated the […]

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Ethiopia Declares 6-Month State of Emergency

Ethiopia’s government has declared a 6-month state of emergency on Sunday citing deteriorating security situation in Oromia regional state. Anti-government protesters in Oromia, the country’s most populated region, attacked trucks, factories and farms, and burned down government buildings. Major towns and cities across Ethiopia’s Oromia region are experiencing unrest and widespread violent protests of people […]

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Ethiopia: Inter-Religious Council Calls for Peace

Inter-religious Council of Ethiopia has appealed for calm and a national dialogue as the country plunged into continuing protests and targeting of businesses in the country. The move comes after a group protesting the death of about 55 people in a stampede that occurred in the Oromia region of Ethiopia have attacked a Dangote cement […]

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Ethiopia Connects Djibouti with Africa’s First Electric Rail

Ethiopia on Tuesday launched a 750-km railway line linking Addis Ababa and the Red Sea state of Djibouti. The new line was built at a cost of $4 billion by China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) and China Civil Engineering Construction (CCECC). It will cut the journey time to about eight hours, create new manufacturing industries, […]

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