Ethiopia accepts peace deal with longtime rival Eritrea

Ethiopia has announced it will fully accept the terms of a peace agreement with neighboring Eritrea in a major step toward calming deadly tensions with its decades-long rival. The development Tuesday night came as the ruling party also announced that the East African nation, one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, will open up parts of state-owned enterprises in sectors such as energy, aviation and telecoms to private investment.

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Full Transcript: Secretary of State John Kerry’s Comments to the Press in Ethiopia

New York (TADIAS) –Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the following remarks during a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today where he begun a three country tour of Africa that also includes stops in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.

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Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall kills 32 in Ethiopia – Update

Ethiopia’s state-affiliated broadcaster reports that a landslide triggered by heavy rains has killed 23 people in the country’s Oromia region. Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported that the landslide happened Saturday evening after hours of heavy rains in the area. The report said 16 of the fatalities were women. It said six others were injured and taken to health centers after sustaining heavy bodily injuries. Ethiopia is receiving heavy seasonal rains which sometimes cause severe landslides in some parts of the country. Close to 50 people died in a similar landslide in May 2016 after heavy rains caused flooding and landslides. Source: AP

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Ethiopian Premier, UAE Crown Prince discuss bilateral ties, global issues

Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed yesterday met with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The Ethiopian Premier arrived in the United Arab Emirates after concluding his two-day state visit to Saudi Arabia.

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Royal fans make friends as they wait for wedding

Meghan is made first EVER Duchess of Sussex! The Queen’s wedding gift to Harry and his bride as she gives them titles that haven’t been used since 1843 Sara, 66, an Italian-Ethiopian who has been in Britain for six years working for the Lawn Tennis Association, was one of the first to arrive. ‘I camped all night outside Westminster Abbey for William and Kate’s wedding and I wanted to do it again, she said.

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Why Mike Pompeo should mediate the conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia

Mahmoud Farouk, a program associate at Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED). Attorney, former executive director for Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS), and recipient for Civil Society Leadership Award. Last week the new U.S. secretary …

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UNHCR Sudan suspends resettlement programme over alleged corruption

UN refugee agency, UNHCR, Thursday announced a temporary suspension of its refugee resettlement programme from Sudan following reports about alleged corruption in UN resettlement process. The suspension comes as the UNHCR independent Inspector General’s Office has launched an investigation into claims about corrupt practices by some staff members of HCR Sudan demand money to advance the resettlement applications of the refugees from Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Sudan.

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