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Ethiopian FM stresses longstanding Ethiopia-Egypt relations, amid Nile tension

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:03
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs Workneh Gebeyehu on Wednesday asserted that the partnership between Ethiopia and Egypt is longstanding, which is beyond the Nile River that the two countries share. Gebeyehu made the remarks during his discussion with ...
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Ethiopia frees opposition leader jailed in 2015

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:03
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia freed a senior opposition leader on Wednesday, advancing efforts to calm political turmoil following violence and mass protests that shook the country in 2015 and 2016. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party waves to his supporters after his ...
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Ethiopia frees prominent opposition leader

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:56
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported. In his first reported comments after his release, Merera urged the ...
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In Tanzania, mothers learn how to teach the facts of life

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:45
On a warm Saturday in October, a dozen women in the neighborhood of Mbagala Charambe in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, sat together in the open-air waiting area at Samaria Health Center. On most weekends, women gather here to learn how to talk with their pre-teen and teen daughters about puberty, ...
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EU Suspends Kenya Water Conservation Funding After Tribesman Killed

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:22
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The European Union has shelved a 3.6 billion shilling ($35 million) water conservation assistance scheme to Kenya after forest guards killed a member of a community indigenous to one of the forests involved in the project. The program was helping Kenya plant trees, restore ...
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Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:32
BURAYU, Ethiopia (AP) - Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to release detained politicians and "widen the democratic space for all." Merara Gudina led the Oromo Federalist Congress party and was ...
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Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:16
BURAYU, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to free detained politicians and "widen the democratic space for all." Merara Gudina led the Oromo Federalist Congress party and was ...
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Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:11
Opposition leader Merara Gudina, centre, walks with his supporters after his release, in Burayu, Ethiopia, Wednesday, Jan. 17 2018. Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to free detained politicians ...
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Ethiopia releases opposition leader Merera Gudina from prison

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:03
Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was among hundreds of prisoners released from jail on Wednesday as the first step in a government campaign to quell more than two years of anti-regime protests. Getachew Ambaye, the attorney-general, said the government would initially drop charges ...
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Egypt, Ethiopia FMs meet over dam-building dispute

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:03
CAIRO, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian and Ethiopian foreign ministers discussed here on Wednesday the negotiations on Ethiopia's dam building on the shared Nile River, Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The talks between Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Ethiopian ...
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Ethiopia: Release of hundreds of detainees must lead to freedom for all remaining prisoners of ...

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:52
The release of opposition politician Merera Gudina and hundreds of other detainees in Ethiopia today must only be a first step towards freedom for all prisoners of conscience, in the east African country, said Amnesty International today as 528 detainees were set free from several jails. “While by all ...
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Djibouti: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - January 16, 2018

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:52
Overall, the 2017 rainy seasons in Djibouti performed well, supporting pasture regeneration, increasing water availability and leading to near-average vegetation conditions. While the ongoing October-to-February rains are slightly below average to date, most households are experiencing improved food ...
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Kenya ranked the fifth most attractive economy for investment in Africa

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:41
Kenya has been ranked the fifth most attractive economy for investment. This emerged during the launch of the Barclays Africa group financial markets index. Kenya was placed at the top five with 50 per cent whereas South Africa led the pack with 92 per cent. The index is meant to discuss the openness ...
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Kenya Open Golf Championships gets more lucrative, as players roll sleeves

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:30
The 2018 Kenya Open Golf Championship is set to be the most lucrative and perhaps flamboyant after its kitty was increased from Euros 220,000 of last year to Euros 500,000 (62.5M) of this calendar year. It is an increase that is representative of 127% and will be targeting adding the value of the game, ...
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Ethiopia releases opposition leader Merera Gudina

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:56
The chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Merera Gudina was released on Wednesday morning after more than a year in detention. Äthiopien Dr Mererra & Medrek (DW/Yohannes G. Egziabher). The release of Merera had been a key demand of protesters from Ethiopia's largest ...
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Kenya Open among the richest golf events

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:22
Aaron Rai from England, winner of the 2017 Barclays Kenya Open tournament, receives his trophy from President Uhuru Kenyatta at Muthaiga Golf club on March 26, 2017. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
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Africa: Kenya's Financial Markets Ranked Fifth in Africa

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:00
The Kenya financial market has been ranked fifth in Africa with a score of 59 percent in the Africa Financial Markets Index. South Africa, with a score of 92 percent is first in the index followed by Mauritius, Botswana and Namibia. The index by Barclays Africa and the Official Monetary and Financial ...
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Presidential term limit debate put to rest in Tanzania [The Morning Call]

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:48
Tanzanian President John Magufuli will not seek to extend presidential terms in the East African country. Giving clarity on the subject, his party the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) said in a statement that. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Magufuli does not plan to make the change “at any time ...
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Kenya's Telkom women hockey team vows to defend continental title

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:37
NAIROBI, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's women representative to the 2018 African Cup for Clubs and defending champions, Telkom, have vowed to defend the continental title that they have won cumulatively nine times with the last five being consecutive wins. The Kenyan side, which changed their name ...
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Ethiopia releases opposition leader Merera Gudina

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:22
Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. Merera becomes the first 'political prisoner' to be released since Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced on 3 January that the government will pardon several convicted politicians and those with ...
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