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Dina Mufti, Kuma Demeksa et al appointed for diplomatic missions

President Mulatu Teshome appointed veteran politician Kuma Demeksa and long-familiar figure Samiya Zekaria along with four other prominent figures to be envoys in various countries.   Along with Bereket Simon and Abay Tsehaye, Kuma Demeksa was appointed as the premier’s senior advisor for policy research under a ministerial portfolio. Following …

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In Ethiopia’s Capital, a Resurgent Jazz Scene

On a recent Sunday evening, a stylish audience in their 20s packed Mama’s Kitchen, a wood-and-glass lounge on the fourth floor of an otherwise closed shopping center near the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. They were there to hear an adventurous young pianist, Samuel Yirga, as he …

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Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia agree on mega projects on River Dawa

Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia have agreed to construct a multipurpose dam and a hydro power station on River Dawa in Mandera County, which is aimed at harnessing and promoting sustainable use of the resource. The three countries also proposed construction of a bridge to link Kenya and Ethiopia on the …

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