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BORANA UNIVERSITY: UPDATES 

By Boku Tache Dida On February 25, 2017, the cornerstone was laid for Borana University. The event raised both hope and scepticism in the mind of the public. In October 2018, however, the first phase of Borana University’s Construction Project saw a concrete kick-off, clearing the initial scepticism. With the good …

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Safaricom group taps Sh55bn loan for Ethiopia entry

Safaricom and its partners have signed an agreement to borrow up to $500 million (Sh55.7 billion) from America’s sovereign wealth fund US International Development Finance Corporation to fund expansion into Ethiopia’s telecommunications market. Safaricom and its parent companies Vodafone Group Plc and Vodacom Group Limited have formed a joint venture …

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We are responsible for the Dusit attack, Al-Shabaab militia confirm in a video (Watch)

Al-Shabaab confirms being responsible for the attack at Dusit, attackers displayed in a video Terror group Al-Shabaab has for the first time released a video displaying the names and faces of five assailants who attacked the DusitD2 complex in Nairobi last year. The images of the assailants were displayed in a 2-minute video …

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Somalia wouldn’t be the first or the last to be dismembered

By Makau Mutua Several weeks ago, I opined on Twitter that Somalia, the most dysfunctional state in Africa, must either be dismembered, disaggregated, re-aggregated, or abolished altogether. LEGAL FICTIONS I immediately received flak and opprobrium from all manner of pedestrian commenters. Much of the commentary was emotionally charged without any …

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed lands in Moyale, Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday arrived at Moyale in Marsabit County for the opening of the One-Stop Border Post. Mr Abiy inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) after which he toured the facility along with his host Mr Kenyatta. …

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Uhuru, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy to open Moyale border post

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to receive Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday. Uhuru will receive Abiy in Moyale, Marsabit County, at the start of the Ethiopian leader’s two-day official visit to Kenya. In Moyale, the president and the prime minister will tour and officially open the Moyale One-Stop …

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Tanzania’s Magufuli unveils his Cabinet 30 days after taking Oath

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania’s President John Magufuli on Saturday announced the appointment of 21 new ministers and 23 deputy ministers. John Kijazi, the chief secretary, said in a statement that the President has also formed a new Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to be headed by Faustine Ndugulile. Mr …

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Rise and fall of Ethiopia’s TPLF – from rebels to rulers and back

The bloody offensive aims to eliminate Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which dominated for nearly 30 years By John Burke- Africa Correspondent- The Guardian In the centre of Mekelle, the highland capital of Tigray, is a complex of memorials and museums. Under the hot sun, old armoured vehicles, jets and helicopters …

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Somalia expels Kenyan envoy Lucas Tumbo over ‘poll interference’

Somalia has expelled Kenyan Ambassador to Mogadishu Lt. General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo over alleged interference in the upcoming elections. Its envoy to Kenya Ahmed Nuur Tarzan has also been summoned ‘for consultations’. “The Federal Government of Somalia notes the Kenyan Government’s attempt to infringe upon the sovereignty, territorial integrity. political …

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OROMOS LIVING IN PERPETUAL DILEMMA

By Golicha T. Dima Oromo cannot forever live under perpetual fear of Northerners, the Amhara and Tigray yet combined Amhara and Tigray population is less than that of Oromo. Apart from being the single most populous nation in Ethiopia, Oromos are centrally located in Ethiopia. Oromo has the most fertile …

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