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Kenya's Kamworor eyes fast time in World Half Marathon in Valencia

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:22
NAIROBI, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Double World half Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya on Wednesday warned his colleagues he intends to run a fast time at this year's event, but failed short to confirm if he will attack the world record. Kamworor, 25, is eying to be third time lucky to win the ...
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Kenya: Indigenous person killed in the name of conservation

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:11
A man from the Sengwer tribe was killed yesterday by guards working for the Kenya Forestry Service (KFS). Another man was wounded. This brutal attack follows several recent violent operations to evict Sengwer tribespeople from their land. Dozens of armed security officers burned people's homes, ...
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Ethiopia has released a handful of prisoners - but nothing else has changed

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:00
Two weeks after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn pledged to release jailed politicians, Ethiopia on Wednesday pardoned 115 federal inmates, including top opposition leader, Merera Gudina. Merera's release comes as a welcome relief for a country gripped by three years of escalating protests ...
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Ethiopia frees opposition leader Merera Gudina

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:48
Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been released from prison after more than a year in detention, according to local media. The move on Wednesday came two weeks after Prime Minister Desalegn Hailemariam had announced that jailed "politicians" would have their cases ...
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[Photos] Oromia erupts as Ethiopia govt frees Merera Gudina

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:48
People in Ethiopia's Oromia regional state flooded the streets as they welcomed the release from detention of Merera Gudina, a leading opposition voice in the country. Thousands of people clad in apparels that bore Gudina's picture lined the streets leading to his residence where the authorities sent ...
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'Fiery soldier of justice': Ken Wafula's bold moves in Ford Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:37
Ford Kenya official Charles Waningilo, activist Ken wafula and Sorophine Masakari after Wafula was discharged from Cherangany Nursing Home following an attack in Kitalein 2017. /Nicholas Wamalwa. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Human rights activists Ken Wafula will be ...
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Chinese tech to assist with Ethiopia's national population census

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:26
ADDIA ABABA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency (CSA) on Wednesday said that close to 180,000 tablets have purchased from Chinese technology giants, Huawei and Lenovo, to conduct Ethiopia's Fourth National Housing and Population Census. The CSA revealed on ...
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WHO pledges support for Chikungunya fight in Kenya's coast

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:26
NAIROBI, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday pledged to partner with Kenya's Ministry of Health to help contain the highly infectious and mosquito-borne Chikungunya disease in the coastal city of Mombasa. WHO said a partnership with the ministry of health and ...
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Chair of G77 and China in Geneva passes from Tanzania to Pakistan

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:15
unctad.org | Chair of G77 and China in Geneva passes from Tanzania to Pakistan ...
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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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