AFRICA

Abiy Ahmed Elected as Ethiopia’s New Prime Minister

Dr. Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has elected a new leader in the person of Dr. Abiy Ahmed. He will eventually become Prime Minister of the country. State-affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported late Tuesday that the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) had elected Abiy as its chairperson. His rise to become …

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Djibouti President Named World Leader of Tourism

President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh

The Office of the President of European Council on Tourism and Trade announced that President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh has been selected as a World Leader of Tourism and a member of European Tourism Academy for his “recognition of the role and significance of tourism on the world stage.” …

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DP World: Djibouti Incident Could Hurt Africa Investment

DUBAI – Port operator DP World said on Thursday that Djibouti’s decision to seize control of a terminal project could hurt African efforts to attract investment. The Dubai state-owned port operator is facing twin political challenges in Africa. Djibouti abruptly ended its contract to run the Doraleh Container Terminal last …

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China May Push U.S. Out of Djibouti

By Jack Wood A United States general warns that China could soon take control of one of Africa’s most strategic ports. A crucial port in the African nation of Djibouti was owned and operated by a company called DP World for the past 10 years. This is no longer the …

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Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency after PM Quits

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency, a day after the country’s prime minister abruptly resigned. The measure was announced on Friday by the Council of Ministers, the Ethiopian government’s cabinet, according to state broadcaster EBC. Local media said the measure is effective as of Friday, but it was not immediately …

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Resigns Amid Political Turmoil

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

By Paul Schemm ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Ethio­pian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn submitted his resignation in a televised announcement on Thursday amid political turmoil in Africa’s fastest-growing economy. The announcement came just after the government released hundreds of political prisoners, including some of the most prominent opposition members in the …

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