A coffee a day A handsome city spread out over gently rolling hills at an average elevation of 9000 feet above sea level, Addis Ababa is a bustling metropolis that has become the diplomatic capital of the continent thanks to the headquarters of the African Union being located here. The Chinese government is erecting a spectacular new building for the AU but the signs of construction visible in virtually every part of the city are testimony to the fact that Ethiopia is one of Africa's fastest growing economies. The temperature rarely rises above the mid-20s and when it does, a shower promptly cools the city. The only drawback is the pollution. Many of the cars and buses on the streets are second hand imports that are well past their prime. Though lacking the Italianate art deco architecture of Asmara, Addis Ababa has benefited from its brief encounter with European imperialism in one tangible way: a superb espresso, pulled from ageing Italian machines, can be had on virtually every … [Read more...] about Manmohan invokes flour and power in pitch to Ethiopia
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Abiy took office in 2018 after nearly three decades of TPLF-led government. He began opening up a closed economy and repressive political system, won a Nobel Peace Prize for a pact with Eritrea, and took action over corruption and rights abuses. But the trials of senior Tigrayan officials for torture, murder and corruption irked the TPLF, who said the arrests were politically motivated. Abiy`s government has also jailed thousands of citizens following bouts of violent unrest. … [Read more...] about Ethiopia sees war ending, EU complains of partisan aid access
A common interest Al-Bashir was toppled in April 2019, and Sudan has since been ruled by a joint body of civilians and military staff, the Sovereignty Council. The military is the stronger partner, Khair said. Russia kept its contacts in Khartoum thanks to Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, more commonly known in Sudan as Hemeti. The general is the deputy chairman of the Sovereignty Council and, Khair said, "the most influential man in the country." … [Read more...] about With Sudan naval base, Russia may have a ‘key to Africa’
In fact, several rival population centers merged into the new central state,' says Morenz. Royal estates, known as domains, were founded on the periphery of the empire in order to consolidate the pharaonic empire.' … [Read more...] about ‘Domain of the Horus King Scorpion’ carved on a wadi in Sudan 5,000 years ago is revealed to be the oldest place name in the world
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