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Kenya sees ‘possible’ ceasefire in Ethiopia, US urges inclusive dialogue

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday said Ethiopia’s warring parties should be welcomed to the negotiating table, in what could easily irk...

US warns pilots of weapon fire as war nears Ethiopia’s capital

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The United States has warned pilots that planes operating at one of Africa’s busiest airports could be “directly or indirectly exposed to ground weapons...

Elections

US considers sanctions on Ethiopia’s military commanders and commercial entities

Nearly a year since fighting broke out in Ethiopia's Tigray region, the US is weighing sanctions on the country’s government, warring factions and commercial...

Sports

Africa at the Football World Cup: 10 defining moments

Growing up in Sirisia on the slopes of Mount Elgon in Bungoma, Western Kenya, soccer was and remains a major pastime for young boys,...

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USA

Biden blasts Trump plan to push for Supreme Court nominee ahead of election

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden urged Senate Republicans not to vote on any candidate nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court as the November election...

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Opinion

Is Ethiopia on the verge of state collapse?

On Nov. 2, the Ethiopian government imposed a nationwide state of emergency as rebels from the northern Tigray state made military gains in the ongoing conflict...

The US is hindering the journey to peace in Ethiopia

The suffering experienced by Ethiopians in Tigray, Amhara, and Afar weighs heavy on our minds. As we go about our normal lives here in...

Yusuf Haji, the man with a chequered past who became known as a statesman and peacemaker

One of Kenya’s best known government administrators, Mohamed Yusuf Haji, died recently aged 88, still actively engaged in public service as both senator and...

Why the African Union’s decision on a top post is being seen as a litmus test

The 34th summit of the African Union (AU) which is currently underway has a particularly significant job to do: it will be electing six...

Higher quality seeds can help beat Africa’s ‘hunger pandemic

Vaccination efforts across the globe encourage hope of an imminent end to the COVID-19 health crisis. But the food security crisis that the pandemic has deepened cannot be...

Politics

Kenya insists solution to Ethiopia crisis will be found during Blinken visit

Kenya says a political solution will be found in Ethiopia’s crisis pitting the government and Tigray fighters. Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo said they believe...

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