Tag Archives: Ethiopia

11May/17

UK’s May meets with African leaders on sideline of Somalia conference

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 11, 2017) (UK POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (May 11) met with African leaders on the sideline of an international conference on Somalia in London.
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07May/17

Kenyan marathoner Kipchoge just seconds away from breaking 2-hour human barrier

China Central Television (CCTV) – Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge was on Saturday just 25 seconds shy of clocking human races’ first sub-two hour marathon. But his finish-time of two hours 25 seconds is still a fabulous feat in itself.
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13Apr/17

Russia blocks U.N. condemnation of Syria attack

Russia blocks a Western-led effort at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday (April 12) to condemn last week’s deadly gas attack in Syria. Pascale Davies reports.
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30Jan/17

Chad’s foreign minister secures top post at African Union

African Union leaders choose Chad’s candidate, Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat, to chair the 54-nation body.

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30Jan/17

U.S. travel ban heralds “turbulent times” for Africa, says AU chief

African Union head says U.S. travel ban on seven muslim-majority countries including three in Africa heralds turbulent times for the continent.

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19Dec/16

Ethiopia opens 1800-megawatt GIBE III Dam

Ethiopia has officially opened the Gibe III Dam, the third largest hydroelectric plant in Africa. This is part of Addis Ababa’s plan to raise power output to 17,346 megawatts from a current capacity of just over 2,200 from hydropower, wind and geothermal sources, part of which the government wants to export to neighbouring countries.

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10Dec/16

African Union holds historic first ever debate for chairperson candidates

The first ever public debate is held in Ethiopia between the candidates for chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.

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15Mar/16

Mother Teresa to be made Roman Catholic saint Sept. 4 – pope

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on Sept. 4, Pope Francis announces.

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