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Fertilizer industry: Zambia seeks to attract Moroccan investors

Zambia, which remains a net importer of fertilizers, has called on Moroccan operators to invest in the fertilizer industry, to help curb the high cost of crop production. The call was launched by Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya at a meeting in Lusaka Monday with a Moroccan delegation, led by Secretary of State for Foreign […]

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South Sudan: UN concerned about civilians fleeing clashes in Upper Nile

The UN has expressed concern about what is already the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, as thousands of South Sudanese civilians are fleeing to neighboring Ethiopia. The mass exodus is taking place as Government troops advance on a rebel stronghold in the Upper Nile region. Reports from the UN International Organization on Migration (IOM) “suggest […]

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Ethiopia: Call for probe on protests crackdown

Thirty-eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Monday, called on the European Union to take action on the protest crackdown reported in three states of Ethiopia in 2016. The MEPs of the continental bloc have also asked for action on ‘‘the continuing systematic sexual violence against ethnic minority women across the country, as well […]

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AU secures $150 mln to boost Africa’s geothermal energy

The African Union has mobilized about $150 million in geothermal energy development in East Africa, Chinese News Agency Xinhua reported. According to Rashid Ali Abdallah, Principal Energy officer at the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the AU, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda and Kenya are the countries initially targeted by the funds. “East Africa alone […]

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AU Summit: Morocco proposes ways to tackle youth problems

Six months after it officially returned to the African Union, Morocco is participating for the first time at the AU summit as a full-fledged member since Monday. The African Union re-admitted Morocco as a member in January this year, more than three decades after Rabat withdrew from the bloc’s predecessor, the Organization of African Unity, […]

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Ethiopia shuts down internet to prevent exam leaks

The Ethiopian government has announced a total internet shutdown as means of blocking the leakage of papers for the country’s grade 10 examinations. About 1.2 million students are taking the grade 10 national exams in the Horn of Africa nation, with another 288,000 are preparing for grade 12 exams to enter university. Last year, the […]

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Ethiopia: Turkish charity sends tons of food items to 1,500 families

Turkish authorities have delivered 40 tons of foods items to 1,500 families in Ethiopia’s north-eastern Afar regional state for the holy month of Ramadan, local media reported. The donation was made by the Turkey Diyanet Foundation (TDV), which will set during the holy month Iftar tents in several villages of the region facing famine due […]

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An African at the helm of WHO, a Première

After a tough election campaign and three rounds of voting, the General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected Tuesday Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director-General. He thus becomes the first African to hold the position. “Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on […]

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AU Commission backs African candidate for WHO top position

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the continent’s richest man, Aliko Dangote on Monday took to Twitter to endorse Ethiopia’s former health and foreign affairs minister, who is a front-runner to become Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Africa, Europe and South Asia are vying for the top […]

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Chinese firm to build 120-MW wind farm in Ethiopia

China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation will build a 120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Ethiopia’s Somali regional state, Chinese state-run news agency reported on Thursday. According to PR and Communication Director of the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Bizuneh Tolcha, the project will be launched by the coming July. “The wind farm project is expected to […]

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