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Foreign Minster Dr. Tedros receives a courtesy visit from JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka (Nov 27, 2015)

The newly appointed President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday (November 27 and held talks with Foreign Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom.

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Election consultations continue in Somalia (Nov 26, 2015)

Last week, a number of consultative fora were held around Somalia to discuss the possible options for the 2016 elections in Somalia. The National Consultative Forum, the body tasked with identifying the best possible option for election of Members of Parliament, has proposed four options:

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AUHIP suspends security talks, announces pre-dialogue meeting for December (Nov 26, 2015)

The Head of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), Thabo Mbeki, on Tuesday (November 24) suspended talks between the Sudanese government and rebel delegations on a cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access.

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UN says over 7 million people are food insecure in South Sudan (Nov 26, 2015)

The United Nations has warned that the deteriorating humanitarian situation in war-ravaged South Sudan means that over 7 million people are at risk of starvation, that is almost 70% of the country’s overall population.

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Al-Shabaab Official threatens Pro-Islamic State fighters (Nov 26, 2015)

The head of Al-Shabaab in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, Abu Abdalla, has issued a strong warning to Al-Shabaab members that those who try to leave Al-Shabaab and join ISIS “will be beheaded even if you have a big beard."

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President Omar al-Bashir says U.S. sanctions are hurting Sudanese economy (Nov 26, 2015)

Sudan’s President Omer Hassan al-Bashir reiterated on Monday (November 23) that U.S. sanctions represented a barrier to Sudan's dealing with international institutions. The US imposed economic sanctions on Sudan in 1997.

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Border demarcation between Sudan and Ethiopia to resume next month (Nov 26, 2015)

Sudan Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman in Ethiopia for recent meeting of the Joint Sudanese- Ethiopian Higher Committee (JSEHC) also met with Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn on Monday (November 23).

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The 3rd Ethio-Sudan Joint Steering Committee Meeting in Addis Ababa (Nov 26, 2015)

The 3rd Ethio-Sudan Joint Steering Committee Meeting took place in Addis Ababa on Monday (November 23). The Ethiopia delegation was headed by Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, Coordinator of the Finance and Economic Cluster with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Communication and Information Technology and included Ambassador Abadi Zemo, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Sudan, Dr. Mebrahatu Melese, State Minister of Industry and Fitsum Arega, Director General of the Ethiopian Investment Commission.

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Africa Industrialization Day 2015 workshop held in Addis Ababa (Nov 26, 2015)

The Silver Jubilee of Africa Industrialization Day (AID) was celebrated in Ethiopia at a country level with a workshop on Tuesday (November 24) in Addis Ababa entitled “Sharing experiences on the development of industrial parks in Ethiopia”.

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African Development Bank President calls for careful financial management (Nov 26, 2015)

Akinwumi Adesina, the new President of the African Development Bank, who took up his job in September this year, has warned African countries to manage their finances carefully to repay dollar debts raised in recent years.

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