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  • Egypt's Sisi and South Sudan's Kiir strike 'dirty deal' that could affect the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

    South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has met with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo to discuss strengthening ties between the two African nations.

    Kiir thanked the Egyptian president on Tuesday for backing his government and said a peace deal signed to end his country's civil war was alive and being implemented, Egyptian state media reported.

    Kiir said he had rejected attempts by unnamed parties to renegotiate the August 2015 deal, adding that he and his number two - First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai - were working "very closely" together.

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  • Bishangari Lodge Put on Fire by Protesters

    Fire continues to gut down Bishangari Lodge after angry mob set it on fire following social unrest in Oromio region. The Lodge is located 200km from the capital city at the shores of Lake Langano. The arrests have persisted close to one year now.

    According to Addis Fortune On Sunday, over 50 people lost their lives following spirited protests which took place at a religious festival. According to sources, some who died were shot by police while others were trampled on by others after a stampede ensued.

    However, the regional government has promised to restore peace and order in the area. 


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  • Ethiopia’s gov’t spokesman decried the election of Trump to lead the U.S

    Ethiopia’s newly sworn in government spokesman, Negeri Lencho, said the election of Donald Trump is not good both for his country and for the African continent as a whole and has described him as ‘an extremely neo- liberalist.’ According to him, Trump is ‘always inward looking’ with less care for the rest of the world.

    “I don’t think the election of Trump will benefit Africa,” Negeri said adding that he was wishing Secretary Hillary Clinton could win the 2016 US election. “First, he is only interested in trade deals that only benefit the United States. Second, his immigration policy could affect thousands of Ethiopians who live in the United States. And finally, his political tactics are dangerous.”

    According to Negeri, Tump may change some of his hard- line policies once he occupies the White House in January. He has described the current U.S- Ethiopian relations as ‘very good’ and ‘longstanding.’

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  • Artist Mesfin Abebe Dies


    The renowned teacher and musician, artist Mesfin Abebe has died on yesterday morning.  According to FBC the artist was a father of one daughter.

    He has produced more than 20 music albums among which his “Yazilign Ketero” is most known and has earned him love and admiration.

     His burial ceremony will be held today at St. Petros we Paulos church.


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