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The countdown to the 2014 African Media Leaders’ Forum (AMLF) has begun with the launch in Johannesburg today of a campaign against hate speech. The campaign will be carried out online and on a full range of media platforms, and will be the main theme of the 2014 AMLF, which is scheduled to take place from November 12 – 14 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

There has been no recent FAA warning for flights in or out of Ethiopia.  The FAA flight prohibition (SFAR 87 of May 162000) pertaining to Northern Ethiopia predates the June 18, 2000 cessation of hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea and has not been updated subsequently.  The FAA advisory (KFDC A0012/97) pertaining to Ethiopia/Kenya dates to 2002, a statement from the US embassy in Addis Abeba said.