04 March 20

EU pledges €100 to support ‘democratic transition’ in Sudan

The European Union (EU) has pledged €100 million to support Sudan’s civilian-led government in its ongoing transition towards a democratic system.

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27 February 20

Ethiopia will not attend dam talks in US with Egypt, Sundan

Ethiopia’s water ministry says it will not attend talks held in the US this week over its disputed Nile dam project.

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21 February 20

Ethiopia: Stolen 18th-century crown returns from Netherlands

The Dutch government returned an 18-century ceremonial crown to Ethiopia on Thursday, which was stolen from the East African nation 21 years ago.

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05 February 20

Ethiopia to spend $5 billion on Africa’s largest airport

Ethiopia has announced plans to build Africa’s largest airport in a project that will cost $5 billion.

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27 January 20

Tanzania: Calls for World Bank to scrap $500m loan over rights concerns

Activists in Tanzania are calling for the World Bank to scrap plans for a $500 million loan to the country over human rights concerns.

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24 January 20

Somalia, South Sudan named world’s most corrupt countries

Somalia has been named as the world’s most corrupt country in Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

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21 January 20

Djibouti rejects court ruling over handing terminal to DP World

Djibouti has publicly rejected the ruling of a UK court that requires the country to hand back control of a container terminal to Dubai-based port operator DP World.

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30 December 19

Ethiopia sets $200,000 minimum spend for foreign investors

Ethiopia has set a minimum threshold of $200,000 for foreigners looking to invest in local businesses and infrastructure projects. The move comes as part of the East African nation’s privatisation plans for the year ahead, part of which welcomes foreign
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23 December 19

Ethiopia launches first satellite – with a lot of help fro China

Ethiopia joined the space race on Friday with the launch of the East African nation’s first satellite.

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12 December 19

Rwanda: Qatar Airways set for 60% stake in new airport

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60 percent stake in a new $1.3 billion international airport set to be built in the Bugesera district, roughly 25km southeast of the capital, Kigali.

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