Ethiopia:Reasserting Nation’s Diplomatic Clout

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia’s relations with world organizations counts decades and in fact it is one of the very first countries in the world to join or be a founding member of these organizations. History remembers how the late Emperor Haileselassie counted on the power and influence of the world body, then the League of Nations, and joined it considering it a guarantee for the common security and sovereignty of nations, particularly the smaller ones. History also recalls how he was betrayed by it as it failed to do anythi

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Ethiopia:Govt Is Investigating Foreign Bank Accounts Held By Senior Officials – Report

[Addis Standard] In a meeting with senior government officials including members of his cabinet, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the government was investigating foreign bank accounts held by senior government officials, a source who attended the meeting told Addis Standard.

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Ethiopia:Dangote Cement Plant Manager, Two Ethiopians Killed in Attack

[Addis Standard] Sources with the knowledge told Addis Standard that Deep Kamara, the country manager of Dangote Cement Ethiopia, and two more Ethiopians, a driver and a secretary, were shot dead by unidentified men today. Beakal, the secretary is a mother of three, the youngest of whom is only one years old.

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Africa:Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

[Economic Commission for Africa] The fifty-first session of the Economic Commission for Africa and the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa from 11 to 15 May 2018. The ministerial segment will be preceded by a preparatory meeting of the Committee of Experts, which will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, 11 May 2018.

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Uganda:Malaria Kills 200 People Every Day

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Malaria figures in Uganda are alarming; with 2017 Ministry of Health statistics showing the disease still claims about 80,000 lives per year, equivalent to an average of 200 people every day – enough to fill 14 taxi vans that seat 14 passengers each.

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Somalia:Nation’s Continuing Crisis Worsens With UAE Dispute

[Atlantic Council] The recent statement from the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) that American forces had carried out an airstrike destroying an al-Shabaab truck bomb near Jana Cadalle in southern Somalia on April 11 was the third time this month that the US military is reported to have hit the terrorist group in the East African country.

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