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As China’s investment strategies shift, African partners face risks

Salem Solomon When the China-financed Nairobi-Mombasa Railway opened in May 2017, it became Kenya’s largest infrastructure project and a high-profile achievement for President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of his successful bid for re-election. The 440-kilometer line cuts travel time in half and promises to make goods drastically cheaper to ship. But by August, widespread administrative issues,

Ethiopia, Eritrea declare end of war

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed a declaration saying that the state of war between the two countries is over. A peace deal ending the 1998-2000 border conflict has never been fully implemented and there has been tension between the neighbours ever since. The countries have also agreed to re-establish

Like Zuma, Ethiopian prime minister resigns amid political turmoil

Hailemariam Desalegn's resignation comes amid political crisis and lingering unrest in the Horn of Africa country. Hailemariam Desalegn says he has submitted his resignation as both Ethiopia's prime minister and chairman of the country's ruling coalition. Hailemariam's announcement comes amid a political crisis and lingering unrest in the Horn of Africa country, which

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan dicuss Nile dam dispute

The leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met on Monday in a bid to break a deadlock in negotiations over a hydroelectric dam Addis Ababa is building along its share of the Nile river, two official sources said on Sunday. Cairo - solely dependent on the Nile for its water -

Revealed: the 10 worst countries for girls to get an education

South Sudan has been named as the toughest nation in the world for girls to receive an education, with nearly three-quarters failing to attend even primary school, according to an index published this week. Central African Republic, where there is only one teacher for every 80 students, and Niger, where just 17%

As doors close to refugees, Ethiopia’s stay open – ISS Africa

Protecting refugees is a common human responsibility, and yet developing countries shoulder the burden. Over 65.6 million people around the world were forcibly displaced by the end of 2016 – the highest level ever recorded. Of these, 84% were hosted in developing countries. This contrasts with the media’s focus of the

Ethiopia Voted the World’s Most Welcoming Country

The Land of Origins, Ethiopia has been voted the World’s Most Welcoming Country by global followers of Rough Guides; one of the leading travel publishers known for its “tell it like it is” review; providing traveller’s up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing. According to the review, digital followers of Rough Guides