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Kenyan Lawrence Cherono sprinted past Ethiopian Dejene Debela to win the men’s race at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono wins men’s race at Chicago marathon

Kenyan Lawrence Cherono sprinted past Ethiopian Dejene Debela to win the men’s race at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.
Kenyan runner Brigid Kosgei has broken a long-standing world record by winning the women's event of the Chicago Marathon in two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds.

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei breaks women’s world marathon record

Kenyan runner Brigid Kosgei has broken a long-standing world record by winning the women's event of the Chicago Marathon in two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds.
A statue of Alfred Nobel at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The Nobel Memorial economics prizewinner will be announced on Monday. Jonathan Nackstrand-AFP-Getty Images

Nobel season wraps up, Economics prize to be announced today

This year’s Nobel season has only honoured one woman — Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk in Literature — with just one prize left to be announced on Monday: the Economics Prize, which has only once gone to a woman in its 50 years of existence.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was declared winner of 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, on Friday in Oslo, Norway.

President Buhari congratulates Ethiopian premier for winning Nobel Peace Prize

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was declared winner of 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, on Friday in Oslo, Norway.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Ethiopian premier wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

This year’s prize went on Friday to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.

Abiy Ahmed: Meteoric rise of the man trying to remould Ethiopia

The son of poor villagers, a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa's fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia's neighbours, Abiy Ahmed, has seen an unpredictable and peril-strewn rise to fame.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Ethiopian premier wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Former President Obasanjo urges DRC to use agriculture to reduce food import bill

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to invest in agriculture, particularly cassava, soybean, cowpea and plantain to help Africa cut down annual food imports estimated at $50billion.
Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres warns UN may not have enough money to pay staff next month

The United Nations may not have enough money for staff salaries next month if member states don’t pay what they owe, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday.
South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar (C) arrives to Juba international airport with his wife to attend a peace ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, on October 31, 2018. - South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba for the first time in more than two years to take part in a peace ceremony. (Photo by Akuot CHOL / AFP)

US wants Riek Machar in South Sudan unity government

The US has warned it will not accept any transitional unity government in Juba that excludes Dr Riek Machar, the leader of the main rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement Army-in opposition (SPLM/A-IO).
Arkebe Oqubay

Ethiopian official urges African countries to benefit from ties with China

An Ethiopian official Tuesday called on African countries to develop their own strategies on how to benefit from the enormous opportunities arising from ties with China.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Leather industry has potential to boost foreign earnings – minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said the Nigerian leather industry has the potential to increase the nation’s foreign earnings.
The Oromos, who make up about a third of Ethiopia's population of more than 100 million, have long complained of being marginalised during decades of authoritarian rule by governments led by politicians from other smaller ethnic groups [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]

Ethiopia’s Oromos celebrate Irreecha festival — in pictures

Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopia's largest ethnic group on Saturday celebrated in capital Addis Ababa at the start of an annual thanksgiving festival.
Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa has won the men's midnight marathon in a sprint finish at the world athletics championships in Qatar, ending an 18-year-wait for a world title over the long distance for his country.

Doha 2019: Lelisa Desisa wins men’s marathon

Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa has won the men's midnight marathon in a sprint finish at the world athletics championships in Qatar, ending an 18-year-wait for a world title over the long distance for his country.
An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

Boeing crash victims’ lawyer to seek testimony from 737 MAX whistleblower

An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

World Bank put Nigeria’s external debt at $46.238 billion by 2018

The World Bank on Wednesday put Nigeria’s total external debt value at $46.238 billion as at the end of 2018.
Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele crosses the finish line to win the Berlin Marathon on September 29, 2019 in Berlin. John MACDOUGALL - AFP

Berlin marathon: Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele emerges winner

Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele has won his second Berlin Marathon, crossing the line in a time of two hours one minute and 41 seconds, just two seconds short of the world record.

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