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On the margins of the first German-African Business Summit, the German Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met on September 8 with leaders of four African Regional Organizations; Southern African Development Community (SADC), African Union (AU), East African Community (EAC) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). They discussed German cooperation with regional organization in African, peace and security as well as migration issues.

A young, upcoming author tackles Ethiopia’s old, foreboding myth on the skin color dark


Mahlet Fasil

The title story in Hiwot Emishaw’s enjoyable first collection of essays and short stories, Baricho, muses on a subject that is far less common in discussions amongst Ethiopians than it is in actuality: the power of skin color tones over our sociological and psychological makeup.