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The European Union (EU) expressed its frustrations over “lack of progress” in South Sudan peaces process. In a statement released yesterday, the EU said: “Despite considerable efforts by the IGAD mediation and the apparently successful outcome of the Arusha talks between SPLM factions, the agreement signed in Addis Ababa on 2 February between President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar has made little significant progress towards a comprehensive peace agreement in South Sudan.”

The government in Ethiopia and industry leaders gathered to brief the media yesterday on the African Hotel Investment Forum 2015 (AHIF), which will take place at the same location on 30th September and 1st October, as a platform to stimulate and attract much needed foreign hotel investment in Ethiopia.

Oxfam International called for a multi-million dollar post-Ebola Marshall Plan to put the three West Africa countries hit by the crisis back on their feet. The agency said that the world cannot dither on putting the countries’ economies on an inclusive growth plan as it did on the Ebola response. Key to the success of any recovery package will be addressing three areas of acute need: immediate cash to millions of families affected by the crisis, investment in jobs and budget support for essential services such as health, education, water and
sanitation.