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Ethiopia’s change of guard is fueling an exiled marathoner’s hope for the future | Quartz

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Barbara Bush, Republican matriarch and former first lady, dies at 92 | CNN

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Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her husband’s office. She was 92. Only the second woman in American history to have had a husband and a son elected President (Abigail Adams was the first), Bush was seen as a plainspoken public figure who was instantly recognizable with her signature white hair and pearl necklaces and earrings. She became a major political figure as her husband, George H.W. Bush, rose to become vice president and president. After they left the White House, she was a potent spokeswoman for two of her sons — George W. and Jeb — as they campaigned for office.

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Abiy Ahmed has a chance to lift the lid on freedoms in Ethiopia | Financial Times

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Abiy Ahmed has one of the most precarious balancing acts to perform of any leader in Africa. He was sworn in as Ethiopia’s prime minister on April 2 after the surprise resignation of his predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegne, two months earlier. Mr Abiy’s ascendancy owes much to a crisis that has been brewing in the country for the past three years. The government needed to present a new face to confront a revolt that threatens to upend the 27-year rule of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front.

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Bomb blast in Ethiopia kills 3, Oromia region blames Ethio-Somali militia

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A grenade explosion in the Ethiopian town of Moyale, has killed three persons and left scores wounded. Local media portals confirmed that the attack occured near a bus station. Moyale is located in the Oromia regional state whose administrative & security bureau confirmed the incident and subsequently blamed it on security forces armed by the adjoining Ethio-Somali regional state.

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IMF Sees Ethiopia Beating Ghana as Fastest-Growing Africa Economy | Bloomberg

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Ghana has lost its mantle as the African economy likely to grow the quickest this year to Ethiopia, which has held the position for most of the past decade, International Monetary Fund data showed. West Africa’s second-biggest economy should expand 6.3 percent this year, the IMF said in its World Economic Outlook released Tuesday. That’s lower than the 8.9 percent forecast in October, and is also less than the raised 7.4 percent estimate for Ivory Coast and the prediction for Ethiopia, which was held at 8.5 percent.

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Ethiopian foreign exchange shortage will last years- new premier | Reuters

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Abiy Ahmed, who was sworn in on April 2, addressed the local business community at a session of more than two hours in a hotel in the Ethiopian capital. His paraphrased remarks were later broadcast by state-owned Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation. “The crisis with hard currency will not be solved today, nor will it in the next 15 or 20 years. There is an urgent need for more cooperation with the private sector to find a solution,” Abiy was reported as saying, adding that remittances from Ethiopia’s diaspora communities had also fallen for political reasons.

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Ethiopian Jew participating in Bible Quiz gets Israeli citizenship

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Interior Ministry initially ordered contestant Sintayehu Shafrao, representing the Falashmura, to pay financial guarantee he would leave the country after contest. In a change of fortune, a Jewish teenager from Ethiopia participating in the International Bible Quiz in Israel was granted full Israeli citizenship, a week after he was reportedly asked to deposit thousands of shekels as a guarantee that he would leave Israel when the contest was over.

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ETHIOPIA – Russia accuses U K of staging fake chemical attack in Syria

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ETHIOPIA – Russia accuses U K of staging fake chemical attack in Syria | ”በሶሪያ ደረሰ የተባለው የኬሚካል መሳሪያ ጥቃት በብሪቴን የተቀነባበረ ውሸት ነው”_ራሽያ. ETHIOPIA – Russia accuses U K of staging fake chemical attack in Syria | ”በሶሪያ ደረሰ የተባለው የኬሚካል መሳሪያ ጥቃት በብሪቴን የተቀነባበረ ውሸት ነው”_ራሽያ. ETHIOPIA – Russia accuses U K of staging fake chemical attack in Syria | ”በሶሪያ ደረሰ የተባለው የኬሚካል መሳሪያ ጥቃት በብሪቴን የተቀነባበረ ውሸት ነው”_ራሽያ.