Ethiopia:Talks Underway After Violence Leaves Trail of Casualties, Destruction

[Addis Standard] Talks that started on Sunday b/n federal & Somali regional state authorities are underway and may lead to an “amicable settlement”, a government source told Addis Standard. The talks involve both regional & federal administrative, military, security & intelligence authorities, according to our source.

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Ethiopia:Barrier-Busting Leader Recruits Ethiopian Diaspora in U.S.

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Ethiopia’s energetic, headline-making prime minister, will visit the United States this week “with the sole purpose of engaging #Ethiopia’s large Diaspora community,” according to a Tweet early today from Fitsum Arega, his chief of staff.

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South Sudan:Security Council Imposes Arms Embargo On South Sudan

[UN News] The Security Council on Friday narrowly passed a measure aimed at stopping the flow of weapons to armed groups in South Sudan, with those Members in favour saying it would protect civilians, while abstainers voiced concerns that it would undermine the ongoing peace process in the world’s youngest country.

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East Africa:Ethiopia and Eritrea – Longtime Foes to Come to the Table

[Reporter] Almost twenty years under “no war, no peace” situation, the subsequent governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea are finally coming to the negotiation table to resolve their difference and implement the longstanding Algiers Agreement that has put a stop to the 1998-2000 boarder clash.

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