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Isaias Afwerki, the Eritrean president is due to return to Ethiopia, for an official visit to the Amhara region, state-run Fana broadcasting corporate reported on Friday citing head of the regional state’s communication bureau, Nigusu Tilahun. The visit will be the second time in two months that Afwerki is travelling to Ethiopia. He reciprocated a visit by Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed to Asmara in July 2018 after the two nations ended two decades of hostilities. An exact date has yet...

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International rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW) have called on the Ethiopian government to arrest a rising spate of insecurity in the country. Maria Burnett, HRW’s director for East Africa and the Horn, said ethnically and religiously-charged killings particularly in the Oromia and Somali regional states were a huge cause for worry. In a statementtitled: ‘Ethiopia Violence A Concern Despite Reform Promises,’ she stressed that the only way Ethiopians could genuinely benefit from Prime Minister Abiy’s bold agenda...

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Feyisa Lilesa, Ethiopian long distance runner who took the country’s famed anti-government protest gesture to the Olympics has confirmed that he is now ready to return home. Lilesa crossed his hand above his head after crossing the line in his race at Rio Olympics two years ago. He went into self-imposed exile after the games. Whiles other athletes returned to Addis Ababa, he went to the United States and has since been residing in Arizona with his family – who...

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Days after staging a revolt in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State, troops engaged in Boko Haram combat have been tasked to remain discipline and to channel their grievances via the right quarters. The call was made by current Theater Commander for the anti-insurgency combat ‘Operation Lafiya Doole.’ According to Major General Abba Dikko, the Boko Haram combat could easily scuttle in the face of indiscipline. General Dikko gave the charge today in his address to troops during an operational visit...

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Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo is in Djibouti on an official visit. The visit comes amid recent tensions of Somalia’s position on Eritrean sanctions. The presidency, Villa Somalia, tweeted photos of president Farmaajo’s arrival in Djibouti together with his delegation. They were met at the airport by the Djiboutian Prime Minister Abdoukader Kamil and some high-ranking members of cabinet. Villa Somalia said partnership was key to stability, progress and prosperity of the two brotherly nations. Farmaajo is...

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