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Ethiopians up in arms against gay conference

Map of EthiopiaReligious leaders on Tuesday denounced the holding of a gay rights meeting scheduled for Saturday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, a day ahead of an international Aids gathering.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2011 18:32

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Army in Uganda alerted against Al Shabab

President Yoweri Museveni has directed soldiers to remain on alert and stay in army barracks until after the Christmas holidays/Photo/ReutersThe Ugandan army in has been placed on high alert following reports that Somali militants, Al shabab threatened an assault on the country during the forthcoming Christmas period.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 18:20

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Ethiopia likely to send troops to Somalia after Kenya

Ethiopian troops were first deployed in 2007 after the former Union of Islamic Courts declared a holy war/Photo/ReutersEthiopia is likely to officially send its troops to Somalia to help the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) almost a month after Kenya joined the assault against Al Shabab Islamic militants.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2011 12:03

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Clearing South Sudan of deadly landmines

South Sudan government says 1,653 dangerous areas have been identified/Photo / Tim McKulka - UNIntensive UN-led efforts are ongoing in newly independent South Sudan to remove landmines. As a result lives are being saved and the huge costs of transportation are going down

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 November 2011 12:14

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Ethiopia: Tackling poverty through microfinance

Some studies have recommended that the government allow foreign investors to provide microcredit in Ethiopia/Photo/Sophia Paris - UNUnder a novel microfinance arrangement in Ethiopia, tiny bits of cash get to the rural poor leading to a steady alleviation of poverty

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 November 2011 12:16

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Sudan, South Sudan resume negotiations

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, Sudan President Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir. South Sudan became an independent state on the 9th of July, 2011/Photo/ReutersSudan and South Sudan this week resumed negations on several issues that include the sharing of oil revenues and  trade  as well as  demarcation of borders.



Last Updated on Friday, 25 November 2011 16:09

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