UPDATE 1-UK to boost jobs and trade for world’s poorest with new aid plan
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UPDATE 1-UK to boost jobs and trade for world’s poorest with new aid plan

As more than a billion young people will need jobs over the next decade, mainly in Asia and Africa, focusing aid on economic development will help the poorest…

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African leaders cautiously back strategy to quit global court
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African leaders cautiously back strategy to quit global court

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA Feb 1 (Reuters) – African leaders have backed a “strategy of collective withdrawal” from the International Criminal Court (ICC), but it came with…

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Early action, more funds key to avoid famine in Somalia
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Early action, more funds key to avoid famine in Somalia

ROME, Feb 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Drought-ridden Somalia is at risk of a repeat of the famine that killed nearly 260,000 people in 2011 if aid is…

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UPDATE 2-Troops and court needed fast to avert South Sudan genocide -UN
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UPDATE 2-Troops and court needed fast to avert South Sudan genocide -UN

GENEVA, Dec 14 (Reuters) – World powers can stop a “Rwanda-like” genocide in South Sudan if they immediately deploy a 4,000-strong protection force across the country and set…

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Hatred spills beyond South Sudan along with refugees
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Hatred spills beyond South Sudan along with refugees

They are going in all directions, including Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan, but Uganda, directly south, has received the most – 600,000 refugees so far.  …

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RPT-Hatred spills beyond South Sudan along with refugees
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RPT-Hatred spills beyond South Sudan along with refugees

BIDI BIDI, Uganda, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Besides bags, blankets and tales of horror, some of the thousands of refugees fleeing South Sudan’s civil war each day carry…

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BRIEF-Chongqing Sansheng Industrial plans JV in Ethiopia
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BRIEF-Chongqing Sansheng Industrial plans JV in Ethiopia

Dec 28 (Reuters) – Chongqing Sansheng Industrial Co Ltd * Says it scraps plan announced in Nov to invest in building material project in Ethiopia * Says it…

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INTERVIEW-Athletics-Ethiopia to impose lifetime bans on drug cheats
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INTERVIEW-Athletics-Ethiopia to impose lifetime bans on drug cheats

ADDIS ABABA Dec 28 (Reuters) – Ethiopia, one of five countries the IAAF says is in “critical care” over its drug-testing systems, will impose lifetime bans on drug…

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African Development Bank lends $159 mln to Ethiopian Airlines
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African Development Bank lends $159 mln to Ethiopian Airlines

ADDIS ABABA Dec 15 (Reuters) – Ethiopian Airlines will get a $159 million loan from the African Development Bank to help finance an expansion plan that includes doubling…

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Ethiopia completes 1.5 billion euro power plant, seen doubling power output
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Ethiopia completes 1.5 billion euro power plant, seen doubling power output

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA Dec 16 (Reuters) – Ethiopia inaugurated on Friday a 1.5-billion-euro ($1.57 billion) hydropower plant along the Omo River in the country’s south that…

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