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Rome, 18 February 2016, Italy - IFAD Headquarters, 39th Session of IFAD's Governing Council - IFAD lecture series: Private sector, good governance and rural development: Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Moderator: Babita SharmaRome, 18 February 2016, Italy - IFAD Headquarters, 39th Session of IFAD's Governing Council - IFAD lecture series: Private sector, good governance and rural development: Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Moderator: Babita Sharma
Addis Abeba Dec 08/2016 – Africa is a world leader in poverty and hunger due to a lack of committed leadership and rampant corruption, said Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in his address at the House of Lords yesterday.

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Opinion  Hamaa Loolaa Addis Abeba Dec. 07/2016 – It is now more than a year since the Oromo Protest for justice and democracy began in Ethiopia. It reverberated throughout Oromia and exposed the regime’s use of brutality to suppress and silence dissenting voices. But instead of waning, the struggle gained …

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Addis Abeba Dec. 1/2016 – Security forces implementing Ethiopia’s six-month State of Emergency have last night detained prominent opposition party leader Dr. Merera Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), upon his arrival at Bole International Airport.  

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 Mohamed Shire for Addis Standard In the past weeks or months, Somali political discourse was dominated by the 2016 parliamentary elections and whether the country will be able to pull this off at all.  Large segments of the society and some key stakeholders were sceptical of the election taking place, …

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Experts will discuss issues ranging from research to policy into action toward ending unsafe abortion in Africa Addis Abeba Nov. 29/2016 – The Africa Regional Conference on Abortion: From Research to Policy will be held from today to Friday, December 2, 2016, in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. According to organizers, the Guttmacher …

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Addis Abeba, November 24/2016 – Ethiopian prosecutors have charged at least 38 inmates for “causing fire and beating 23 prisoners and making them burn” at Qilinto prison, a maximum security prison located in the southern outskirt of the capital Addis Abeba.  A fire at the Qilinto prison on September 3, …

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Zecharias Zelalem, Special to Addis Standard An eternal slogan unapologetically shouted out loud with defiance and determination at rallies as much as it is mumbled at quiet prayers under one’s breath is a term Ethiopia Lezelalem Tinur, loosely translated as “long live Ethiopia.” It is a statement that seemingly foretells …

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Addis Abeba Nov. 21/2016 – A project to build a mega fertilizer production facility has been launched by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and King Mohammed VI of Morocco on November 19. An agreement for the building of the plant was signed by Morocco’s state-owned phosphate mining company OCP-SA and the …

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Addis Abeba Nov. 18/2016 – The Federal High court 19th criminal bench has yesterday sentenced three of the five university students, who were arrested in April-May 2014 during the first #OromoProtests, to various terms in jail.

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Trump loyalists said the media focused on interpreting Mr. Trumps’ toxic rhetoric too literally rather than taking him seriously.  Despite polling data that indicated a Clinton victory, voters agreed and seem to have taken Mr. Trump seriously and not literally.  America now has its’ strongman and the world is anxiously …
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