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      Ethiopia, Somalia leaders engage in phone call with Qatar’s Emir on ‘shared regional and international interests’

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      Rights groups challenge CBE’s ‘name and shame’ policy, describe it as a ‘violation of privacy law’

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      Ethiopian coffee booms despite looming EU regulation

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