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Burundi ruling party militia forcing citizens to fund 2020 vote - rights group

06 Dec 2019

NAIROBI Burundi's ruling party youth league is forcing citizens to donate money to fund next year's election, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as fears of abuses and renewed violence grow ahead of the vote.

Ethiopian Nobel Peace Prize winner ruffles feathers at home

11 Oct 2019

NAIROBI Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for ending 20 years of hostility with neighbouring Eritrea, can arouse strong reactions at home.

Ethiopian Nobel Peace Prize winner ruffles feathers at home

11 Oct 2019

NAIROBI Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for ending 20 years of hostility with neighboring Eritrea, can arouse strong reactions at home.

Ethiopia's peacemaking prime minister emerges as a Nobel favourite

10 Oct 2019

(This removes reference to Jawar Mohammed as an informal adviser to Abiy in October 9 story.)

Kenya struggles to cope with growing number of heroin users

07 Oct 2019

KIAMBU, Kenya, Oct 7 In a discreet clinic just outside the Kenyan capital, a recovering heroin addict named Peter holds the hand of his two-year-old daughter as he drinks a dose of methadone.

UPDATE 1-Families meet with U.S. transport chief after 737 MAX crashes

10 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/ADDIS ABABA, Sept 10 Relatives of some victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for about two hours on Tuesday, six months after the plane crashed into farmland outside the capital Addis Ababa.

CORRECTED-Ethiopia grants first financial services licence to foreign firm

13 Aug 2019

NAIROBI, Aug 8 Ethiopia's central bank granted a financial services licence to a foreign-owned company for the first time on Thursday, as the government begins to open up the economy of Africa's second most populous nation.

African nations, Western partners strive to combat IED threat

02 Aug 2019

NAIROBI A U.S.-trained Kenyan bomb disposal technician stood in a field showing colleagues from more than 20 countries how to collect evidence after the detonation of a roadside explosive.

Ethiopia to issue two telecom licenses, minority stake in monopoly: official

05 Jul 2019

NAIROBI Ethiopia will award two telecoms licenses to multinational mobile companies, a senior official said on Friday, in the first detailed announcement of the government's plans for opening one of the world's last major closed telecom markets.

Ethiopia faces more conflict with ethnic group's push for region

04 Jul 2019

NAIROBI Ethiopia's destabilising regional frictions may worsen this month if the small Sidama ethnic group carries out a threat to unilaterally declare a new semi-autonomous region in defiance of the federal government, a global think-tank said on Thursday.

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