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The European Union (EU) signed an agreement with the African Union (AU) Commission providing €124 million to the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for the period of June to December 2013. The latest funding brings the overall EU contribution to AMISOM to approximately €600 million since March 2007.

 Children receive uniforms and books for back-to-school  Qatar Airways celebrated the launch of its new route to Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa by providing school uniforms and books for school-age children participating in the Our Father’s Kitchen program. 

The Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival at the end of August dedicated a concert to the music of Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guèbru, the Ethiopian born composer acclaimed as “one of Africa’s most important composers ever”. Ran HaCohen (PhD), our Middle East Correspondent, was at the event Famous in Ethiopia, Emahoy, who has …