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Rights body and UN say Eritrea detains ex-minister who wrote critical books

KAMPALA, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Eritrea has arrested a former
minister who wrote books critical of the country’s leader, a
rights group and a U.N. official said.

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Campaigners demand anti-FGM law as girls bleed to death in Somalia

NAIROBI, Sept 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A spate of
deaths of young girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) has
renewed calls for Somalia to outlaw the tradition, one of six
FGM-practising nations in Africa yet to criminalise it.

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Ethiopian police detain 200 people over violence

NAIROBI, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Ethiopian police have detained
200 people in connection with violence on the outskirts of
capital on Saturday that left 23 dead, state affiliated Fana
Broadcasting said on Monday.

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UPDATE 4-At least 23 die in weekend of Ethiopia ethnic violence

* Steered country away from hardline security policy
(Updates with revised number of those detained in 8th
paragraph)

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At least 23 die in weekend of Ethiopia ethnic violence

Sept 17 (Reuters) – At least 23 people were killed in a
weekend of violence targeting minorities in the ethnic Oromo
heartland near the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, a police
source said.

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Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders sign peace agreement in Jeddah

JEDDAH, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy
Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace
agreement in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the second peace deal
reached since July between the once warring African countries.

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UPDATE 4-Athletics-Kenyan Kipchoge shatters marathon world record in Berlin

* Cements place among all-time greats (Updates with Kenyan president congratulations)

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Exiled leader of Ethiopian rebel group returns home amid reforms

ADDIS ABABA, Sept 15 (Reuters) – The exiled leadership of
the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), which had previously been
declared a terrorist movement by the Ethiopian government,
returned home on Saturday, marking another step in political
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African countries urged to toughen laws on female genital mutilation

LONDON, Sept 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Millions of
girls in Africa are at risk of female genital mutilation because
their governments are failing to enforce laws banning the
internationally condemned practice, campaigners said on
Thursday.

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U.S. diplomat says Eritrea human rights record is still a concern

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The top U.S. diplomat for
Africa welcomed a rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea
ending two decades of hostility but said concerns over Eritrea’s
human rights record hindered cooperation with Washington.

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