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U.K. updates Ethiopia travel advice citing business visa processes – FCO

The United Kingdom has updated its Foreign travel advice in respect of Ethiopia. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in its latest release of Thursday November 2, 2017 cited visa requirements as basis for the update. “Entry requirements section (Visas) – to obtain a business visa for Ethiopia you may …

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Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants at sea

Libya’s coastguard has rescued nearly 300 migrants including dozens of women and children from unseaworthy boats as they tried to reach Europe, a navy official said Wednesday. The 299 migrants, who included 40 women and 19 children, were picked up early on Tuesday in Mediterranean waters off the western city …

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Indian Plane with 122 Passengers is Diverted Following Threat Call

A passenger plane with 122 people on board destined to New Delhi was on Monday diverted midway following a threat call, local media reports said. The Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Delhi was diverted to Ahmedabad early on Monday after a security threat was reported on board. Reports said …

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U.S. issues sixth Ethiopia ‘security message’ in 3 months after Ambo clashes

The United States embassy in Ethiopia has issued a ‘security message’ citing renewed clashes in Oromia region. The clashes in Ambo and two other areas led to deaths and injuries blamed on special federal forces, the ‘Agazis.’ The Thursday October 26, 2017 release becomes the sixth such message in a …

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South Sudan to receive 200 peacekeepers from Ethiopia

Ethiopia has sent 200 peacekeepers to neighbouring South Sudan to help with the restive security situation in the country, the Sudan Tribune reports citing an Ethiopian official. South Sudan’s Foreign Minister was also quoted as stating that the Ethiopian deployment was in line with a United Nations resolution to stabilize …

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Kenya: President Kenyatta’s Private Helicopter Crashes into Lake Nakuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s private helicopter crashed into Lake Nakuru Saturday morning after what is reported as a technical hitch. The plane, according to, with tail number 5Y-NMJ and Aérospatiale 350B3e Ecureuil model was reportedly flying a team of political staff close to Nakuru senator Susan Kihika to Narok. Among those …

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