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  1. Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe named new African Union chairmanRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | Daily Monitor

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe took over the post of African Union chairman on Friday, replacing Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Mugabe, Africa's oldest president aged 90, shook hands with Abel Aziz in front of fellow leaders to applause at the AU summit in the Ethiopian capital.

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  2. Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 90, becomes African Union chairmanRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | Reuters

    Ninety-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's most divisive figures, ascended to the rotating chairmanship of the African Union on Friday, casting a shadow over the continental body's relations with the West. The only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain in 1980 assumed the largely ceremonial role when he was handed the AU flag and gavel at a summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

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  3. Personal journey from corporate world to Habitat for HumanityRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | The Chronicle Herald

    ... after I finished, this job came up," Ashworth said. Ashworth spoke just hours before she was to leave on a trip to Ethiopia, where she will help build houses for people living in poverty in the village of Debre Birhan. The non-profit organization ...

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  4. Controversial Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 90, becomes African Union chairmanRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | The Straits Times

    Ninety-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's most divisive figures, ascended to the rotating chairmanship of the African Union on Friday, casting a shadow over the continental body's relations with the West. The only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain in 1980 assumed the largely ceremonial role when he was handed the AU flag and gavel at a summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

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  5. African Union calls for 7,500-strong force to fight Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Daily Star

    ... near Maiduguri, the epicenter of the Islamist group's six-year insurgency. AFP PHOTO/ TUNJI OMIRIN ADDIS ADABA, Ethiopia: The African Union called Friday for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the "horrendous" rise of Nigeria's ...

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  6. AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops planRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | BBC News

    The African Union has backed plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants. AU commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the threat posed by the Islamist group required a "collective, effective and decisive response".

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  7. African Union Summit opens in Ethiopia todayRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Monitor

    President Yoweri Museveni has joined other regional leaders for the 24th African Union and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development Summits that opens today. The summit to be hosted by the African Union Commission chairperson Dr Dlamini Zuma will held in the Ethiopian capital Addis-Ababa.

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  8. AU calls for 7,500-strong force to fight Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | New Vision

    A Nigerian refugee listens to the radio at a United Nations High Commission for Refugees camp in Baga Sola. The refugees arrived in the camp after the attack by Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Baga.

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  9. Sisi heads home after Sinai violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomes Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Addis Ababa for the AU summit. Al-Sisi has cut short his trip after the deadly violence in Sinai.

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  10. Two different groups, same mischievous outlookRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    They are obsessed with money to the point of selling their own country and people - the two BANDAS. Their actions and the comments they made at various times from their Asmara headquarters says everything about their sellout personalities - 'OLF' and 'Ginbot 7'.... ... During the reign of Mohammad Morsi, we can recall the embarrassing antics the people of 'OLF', who breathe through the lung of Ato Isaias, which includes their opposition to the construction of then Grand Renaissance Dam and their demonstration at the front gate of Ethiopia's embassy in Cairo, saying they're Oromos and not Ethiopians.

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  11. African leaders gather for conflict, Ebola talksRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    African leaders meet Friday for their annual summit with conflict topping the agenda, especially Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgents, as well as efforts to stem Ebola. While the official theme of the African Union meeting will be women's empowerment, leaders from the 54-member bloc will once again be beset by a string of crises across the continent.

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  12. Nigeria stalls on Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Mail & Guardian

    Mission impossible: The United Nations is backing several peacekeeping operations in countries such as Mali and is unlikely to take on the battle against Boko Haram. It is also not expecting much to emanate from discussions by the African Union in Addis Ababa this week on new regional initiatives to tackle the Islamist group that is wreaking havoc in northeastern Nigeria and threatening the stability of neighbouring countries.

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  13. Egypt, Ethiopia to draft 'principles' to tackle Cairo's dam concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | TurkishPress.com

    ... told reporters late Thursday. He said the Ethiopian Premier has renewed invitation to President al-Sisi to visit Ethiopia and address the Ethiopian parliament. Ethiopia and Egypt are trying to narrow their differences over the former's ...

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  14. Nigeria fighter jets bomb town held by Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Nigerian fighter jets have bombed the northeast town of Malam Fatori, controlled by Boko Haram Islamists, the military said Thursday. Witnesses and some media reports said troops and airforce planes from neighbouring Chad were involved in the operation on Nigerian soil but Abuja neither confirmed nor denied the claim.

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  15. South Sudan rivals meet for peace talks in EthiopiaRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Vallejo News

    War in South Sudan is worsening with "extreme violence" and growing hunger, rights groups warned on December 15, 2014, one year since the start of conflict in which tens of thousands have died South Sudan's president and rebel leader met Thursday for the latest round of peace talks mediated by East African leaders aimed at ending their 13-month-old civil war. President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, whose rival armies continue to clash met face-to-face, met alongside presidents from the East African regional IGAD bloc in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

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  16. Over 38,000 Somali children 'facing starvation'Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | New Vision

    Over 38,000 Somali children are at "high risk" from dying from starvation despite hunger levels improving by almost a third across the war-torn nation, UN experts said Thursday. The grim assessment, based on the latest data collected by the UN, comes just over three years since intense drought and war sparked famine in the Horn of Africa nation, killing more than a quarter of a million people.

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  17. IGAD summit on South Sudan conflict postponed as talks break downRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Sudan Tribune

    Leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development have postponed a summit scheduled to take place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, until Saturday. Negotiators at South Sudan peace talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, review a draft cessation of hostilities agreement on 13 January 2014 South Sudanese president Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar resumed direct talks on Thursday, which are being hosted by Ethiopian prime minister and current IGAD chairperson Hailemariam Desalegn along with the IGAD mediation team.

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  18. High school for Ethiopians begins to take shape in WindsorRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Windsor Star

    On a snowy winter's night in Windsor Thursday, a high school for a poverty-stricken town in Ethiopia began to take shape. About 80 people gathered at the Rock Bottom Bar and Grill to raise money for Voice for Hope, a charity started by Beyene Haile, a native of Debre Berhan, in northern Ethiopia.

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  19. A global perspective on agricultureRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Dalhousie News

    ... rural communities. The Faculty of Agriculture has established a successful relationship with Jimma University in Ethiopia that began in 2005 with the "Agricultural Sustainability" project and continued through 2010. This project solidified the ...

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  20. Tears as suspects in clerics' murder return to jail...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | New Vision

    THE air was apprehensive, tempers very delicate, as Nakawa Magistrates Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of Sheikh Muhammad Yunus Kamoga, leader of the Tabliq sect in Uganda, and 17 others arrested in connection with the murders of two Muslim clerics in December last year. From as early as 8:00am, before Court even opened at 9: 40am, there were a significantly high number of people outside the Court premises, many in veils and the traditional Muslim wear, the turban, eagerly waiting for the hearing.

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