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Japan, Ethiopia eye new areas of cooperation

State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Aklilu Hailemikael met with Japanese Delegation led by Mr. Shinchi Saida, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia, at his offices today. (March 27, 2017) and the two sides discussed on industrial parks development, a new area of engagement in the bilateral ties.

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UN Head of Peace-keeping emphasizes need for a political solution in South Sudan

The out-going UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, said on Tuesday that the security situation in South Sudan was “very worrisome.”

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IGAD emergency summit on the status of 1 million Somali refugees to meet in Nairobi this weekend

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is convening an international summit on Saturday (March 25), to discuss the status of nearly 1 million Somali refugees displaced by two decades of civil strife and prolonged humanitarian crises.

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An emergency loan to FAO for Somali relief

The United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund on Tuesday (March 21) released an emergency loan of $22 million to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for use for Somalia.

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Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi to visit Kenya on Thursday

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is making his first State visit to Kenya on Thursday this week (March 23) ahead of a special IGAD summit to discuss the Somali refugee situation on Saturday.

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The inaugural meeting of the African Economic Platform was held in Mauritius this week

The inaugural meeting of the African Economic Platform was held this week in Port Louis, Mauritius, (March 20-22).

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Nigeria invites Ethiopian to help re-establish its national airline

In an interview with Aviation International News, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the Nigerian government recently asked to forge a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines to re-establish its national airline, which ceased operation in 2012.

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Sudan preparing to take further action over the Halayeb triangle

Sudan’s Foreign Ministry has set up a committee to look into possible options concerning the disputed area of Halayeb triangle and the related area of Shalateen.

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World Bank announces $57 billion in financing for Africa

The World Bank has announced $57 billion in financing for sub-Saharan Africa over the next three fiscal years. Of that total, $45 billion will come from the International Development Association, the World Bank fund that provides grants and interest-free loans for the world's poorest countries and this new financing will target 448 projects that are already underway.

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Ugandan leader calls for talks to end South Sudan conflict

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni said the conflict in South Sudan would only come to an end if the parties at war return to the negotiating table.

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