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16 Jul 2014 description
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Philip Aleu Last updated on: July 15, 2014 6:28 PM

JUBA —U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, Anne Richard, on Tuesday called the violence in South Sudan a tragic chapter in the country's short history and pleaded with the warring sides to make peace.

26 Apr 2012 description
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The United States is providing an additional $120 million in aid to the Horn of Africa, where a lack of rain is again threatening food supplies.

This is the second time this month the United States has announced major humanitarian aid to the Horn, following a $50-million contribution April 5.

The White House says the new aid is designed to prevent the food crisis from escalating in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. It says poor rains in the region “are expected to have a significant negative impact on crop production.”

10 Feb 2012 description
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Phillip Walter Wellman | Addis Ababa

Ethiopia, one of Africa's poorest countries, is among the few on track to achieve the goal of universal primary education by 2015. Our correspondent in Addis Ababa, reports on how, according to analysts, an otherwise repressive government is winning praise for its campaign to bring learning to the people.

“I can say we made [an] education revolution in the history of this country," said Petros Woldegiorgis.