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Mnangagwa Arrives In Ethiopia for AU Summit

[The Herald] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -President Mnangagwa arrived here yesterday afternoon for the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU). He is accompanied by First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa and Government officials, including the Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Mr George Charamba. (AllAfrica)

Postponement of the 37th Session of the AUDA-NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee

[35Nord] Addis Ababa, February 8, 2019 -- The 37th Session of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC), scheduled to take place on 9th February in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the margins of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union has been postponed. (AllAfrica)

President Cyril Ramaphosa to Lead Delegation to AU Summit in Addis Ababa

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, to lead a high-level South African delegation at the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government, scheduled to take place from 10 to 11 February 2018. The AU Assembly is to be preceded by the 34th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council that will take place from 7 to 8 February 2019. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Fighting to Reclaim Rights to Indigenous Food Staple

[This is Africa] According to the European Patent Office, teff flour and associated food products were "invented" by a Dutch man named Jans Roosjen in 2003. This is despite the fact that teff has been an integral part of Ethiopian traditional food and culture for millennia. (AllAfrica)

Leaked Letter Alleges Cronyism by African Union Boss - Report

[allAfrica] The deputy chairperson of the African Union Commission has launched an unprecedented attack on his boss, chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, South Africa's Mail & Guardian newspaper reports. (AllAfrica)

Clashes in Central Gonder Zone Claim Lives, Damage to Properties

[Addis Standard] According to Asemahegn the clashes, in particular in Dembiya Woreda of central Gonder, have claimed lives and resulted in destruction to properties. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia, Guinea Sign Strategic Partnership Deal

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia and the Republic of Guinea have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to elevate their relations into strategic partnership. (AllAfrica)

Premier Abiy Meets Guinean President Alpha Condé

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received President Alpha Condé of Guinea at his office today. (AllAfrica)

Lasting Response Required for the Growing Crisis of IDPs

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Renewed will of all leaders is required to find a lasting response to the issues of forced internally displaced persons (IDPs), said AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Embassy Launches Ethiopia Debates!

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -The U.S. Embassy in Addis Abeba launched Ethiopia Debates!, "a nationwide program that creates an interactive platform for university students to engage in a series of debate competitions, during which they learn public speaking skills, and constructive dialogue and debate techniques on a variety of cross-cutting issues." (AllAfrica)

Commission Supporting Technological Advancements, Youth Initiatives

[ENA] Addis Ababa -African Union Human Resources, Science and Technology Commission has been supporting technological strategies and youth initiatives for integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, the commissioner said. (AllAfrica)

China Committed to Enhance China-Africa Cooperation, Says Assistant Foreign Minister

[ENA] Addis Ababa -China is actively involved in hot spot issues in Africa and supports the people of the continent in resolving African issues in African way, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodog said. (AllAfrica)

Civil Societies Calls On AU, Member Countries to Find Lasting Solutions for IDPs

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Civil Societies have urged the African Union and member states to find long-lasting solutions for internally displaced persons (IDPs). (AllAfrica)

Joint Port Dev't Agreement Not Moving At Desired Pace

[ENA] Addis Ababa -the joint port development initiative proposed by Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed during his first foreign visit to Djibouti is not moving at the desired pace. (AllAfrica)

Govt Urged to Take Measures That Curb Illegal Financial Flows

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The government needs to take a number of measures to reduce the effects of illegal financial transactions that have been eroding the national economy, a scholar told ENA. (AllAfrica)

An Africa in search of growth cannot afford the luxury of camps of unproductivity, says Songwe

[Economic Commission for Africa] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 7, 2019 (ECA) - The 34th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union opened in Addis Ababa Thursday with the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, imploring African leaders to collectively address issues affecting its youth, in particular those living as refugees and as internally displaced persons. (AllAfrica)

The 34th Ordinary Session of AU Executive Council Kicks Off

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The 34th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) has kicked off today at the AU Headquarter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Somali Region President Says Charges Against Him 'Coordinated Lies'

[Addis Standard] Former Somali regional state president Abdi Muhamud Omer, a.k.a, Abdi Iley, has today told judges at the federal high court fourth criminal bench in the capital Addis Abeba that the multiple criminal charges brought against him were "deliberately coordinated lies." (AllAfrica)

How Russia Is Growing Its Strategic Influence in Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Much has been made about China's role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia's contemporary presence and profile in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Gets Its Teff Back

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Ethiopian government is celebrating a major victory in a long-running dispute over who owns the patent for products made from teff - an ancient grain that forms the basis of Ethiopia's staple food, injera. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Somali Region President Now Reads Malice By Government in Charges Against Him

[Dalsan Radio] Former Somali regional state president Abdi Muhamud Omer, a.k.a, Abdi Iley, has told a high court in Addis Ababa that cases against him were "deliberately coordinated lies." (AllAfrica)

What Is Female Genital Mutilation and Where Does It Happen?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -FGM is practised in at least 30 countries, mostly in Africa but also in pockets of the Middle East and Asia (AllAfrica)

With Fruits and Green Shoots, Tigray Swaps Image of Famine for Resilience

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ruwa Feleg, Ethiopia -The lack of conflict and Ethiopia's strong economic growth helped the arid and mountainous Tigray, home to nearly 6 million people, during the 2016 drought (AllAfrica)

State Minister Hirut Receives Credentials From Two New Ambassadors

[ENA] Addis Ababa -State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hirut Zemene received today credentials from two new ambassadors to Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

House Approves Proclamation to Re-Establish ENA

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The House of Peoples Representatives, on its third extraordinary session today, has approved the proclamation to re-establish the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA). (AllAfrica)

AAU Confers Professorship On 6 Scholars

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Addis Ababa University (AAU) has conferred professorship on six lecturers. (AllAfrica)

Foreign Minister Urges Ambassadors to Be Sharp Towards Global Trends

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu urged newly appointed ambassadors to be sharp towards global trends, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (AllAfrica)

Ethio Telecom Slated to Be First Company to Be Privatized

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethio Telecom will be the first company to be privatized partially from among the four state-owned companies the government has decided to privatize. (AllAfrica)

Society Supporting Govt Commitment for Betterment of Women, Girls Health

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) is striving to support the effort of the government in decreasing mortality caused by gynecologic cancer. (AllAfrica)

HPR Approves Members of Newly Established Commissions

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The House of People's Representatives (HPR) has approved today the membership of the newly established Reconciliation Commission and Administrative Boundary and Identity Issues Commission. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia, Mali Report Zero Human Cases of Guinea Worm

[Carter Center] Atlanta -Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million human cases annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. (AllAfrica)