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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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Dr Workneh in Geneva, Opens a Panel on “Doing Business in Ethiopia”

Foreign Minister Dr Workneh Gebeyehu who is in Switzerland, Geneva to attend the Fifth Africa CEO forum opened the Panel on “Doing Business in Ethiopia,” a key sideline event on Tuesday (March 21, 2017).

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Dr Workneh addresses Fifth Africa CEO forum in Geneva.

African CEO’s meet in Switzerland, Geneva today (March 20) to deliberate on themes of Industrialization in Africa, Strengthening financial institutions and Economic growth, where over 40 African companies, Banks, representatives of Investors; CEO’s and Executive bodies in politics attended the forum.

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President Guelleh of Djibouti in Addis for a three-day official visit

President of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh arrived in Addis Ababa today (March 16) for a three-day official visit.

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Dr. Workneh: “The relationship between Ethiopia and UK is strategic and exemplary”

While meeting the visiting UK’s Secretary of State, Boris Johnson in his office today (March 16, 2017), Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh described the relationship between Ethiopia and the United Kingdom as strategic and exemplary.

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