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    • Kenyatta leads tribute to fallen Kenyan multiparty icon

      APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday led Kenyans in paying emotional tributes to Kenneth Matiba, a revered icon of the fight for multiparty democracy in what became known as the se...

    • Big diamond discovered in Botswana

      APA-Gaborone(Botswana) — Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp late Thursday announced the recovery of a 472 carat, top light brown gem diamond, the third largest diamond ever discovered from its 100% owned Ka...

    • SADC picks Chissano as Madagascar crisis mediator

      APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The 15-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) has picked Mozambique's former president-cum diplomat Joaquim Chissano to mediate in Madagascar’s political crisis.


    26-Apr-2018 to 13:05

    Ethiopia’s Human Rights Commission ‘not independent’ - UN

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zied Raad Al Hussien has said the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is seen as not independent by the human rights community in Geneva.

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    26-Apr-2018 to 12:26

    Ethiopia’s state of emergency ‘would be lifted’ - UN

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zied Raad Al Hussien, has hinted that the ongoing state of emergency in Ethiopia could be lifted in the context of reforms being undertaken by the country’s new Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed.

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    25-Apr-2018 to 14:21

    Ethiopia honours former PM with highest national award

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed has honoured his predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn, with the country’s highest national award.

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    25-Apr-2018 to 08:56

    UN, AU to enhance strategic partnership on human rights

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The UN Human Rights Office and the African Union on Tuesday agreed to enhance their strategic partnership to prevent and address human rights abuses and violations on the African continent, before they grow into full-fledged crises.

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    19-Apr-2018 to 17:04

    Ethiopian PM draws red line on corruption as new cabinet named

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — In an extraordinary meeting on Thursday, the Ethiopian parliament approved the appointment of 16 members of a new cabinet being formed by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed who has sent a strong warning that corruption will not be tolerated in his administration.

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    18-Apr-2018 to 12:54

    Overall situation in Libya ‘most alarming’ – AUC Chief

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has said the overall situation in Libya is “most alarming” and called for more sustained action.

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    18-Apr-2018 to 09:15

    Ethiopia’s economy to grow fastest in Africa-Report

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The World Economic Outlook report released on Wednesday by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington estimates Ethiopia’s economy to grow quickest in Africa this year.

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