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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.”

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By Chris Patten

London – I used to be considered a pretty good forecaster of British and other countries’ elections. I was, after all, once a party chairman.

I can now confess my method. It was not based on any novel political insight. I did not have a magic algorithm relating economic factors to voting intentions – though I do think that there is some correlation between net disposable income and how people normally vote. But my own technique, which I still use, has proved more reliable than even poring over the political entrails in every constituency.

HEINEKEN officially inaugurated its new brewery at a greenfield site in Kilinto on the outskirts of Addis Abeba on Jan. 15th. The state of the art brewery was unveiled in a ceremony attended by 300 guests including Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and Mrs Charlene de Carvalho of Heineken, and hosted by Jean-François van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of HEINEKEN. Guests were invited to tour the site and to hear opening addresses from the Prime Minister, Mr. Van Boxmeer and Johan Doyer, Managing Director of HEINEKEN Ethiopia.