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Ethiopia - Coffee ceremony

In Search for Power, Ethiopia Turns to Growing Sugar

Eating and drinking in Ethiopia involves a lot of sugar, from the quintessentially Ethiopian buna (coffee) ceremony to the fare in pastry shops. But it’s expensive to import.

Somalia - Dahabshiil sign in Somalia (Independent)

US Senate gives Somalia money line a new lifeline

Millions of Somalis will find it easier to receive money from relatives abroad after the US Senate approved the Money Remittances Improvement Act earlier this month.

A UN Mi-8 helicopter very similar to this was involved in the alleged shooting which claimed the lives of three Russian nationals. (AP)

3 dead in UN helicopter crash in South Sudan

Three people were killed and another injured when a helicopter belonging to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) crashed on Tuesday.

African Cup of Nations (FIFA)

Ethiopia, Kenya & Ghana bid to host 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana have announced their interest in bidding to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following Libya’s withdrawal as the host nation.

Uganda - Kampala at rush hour (Reuters)

Uganda on Ebola alert

“It is most likely that we are going to enter the third wave of the disease, which is even deadlier because we missed out on the first opportunity,” Wayengera said then.

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