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The failure of last week’s high-stakes diplomatic meetings to resolve escalating tensions over Ukraine has put Russia, the United States and its European allies

Kenya is one of the world’s leading exporter of avocados. (Photo:AFP)

Kenya's avocado sector has become so lucrative that organised criminal gangs have begun to target growers.

Sudan’s PM Abdalla Hamdok and Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed arrive together to attend a meeting of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his freshly resigned Sudanese counterpart, Abdalla Hamdok, are arguably the most pro-US leaders in the Horn of Africa (HoA)—if not the entire continent.

Selemon Barega 2020 Olympic Tokyo. (Photo/AP/Charlie Riedel)

Selemon Barega won the first track and field gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday and claimed the 10,000 meter title back for Ethiopia after nearly a decade of dominance by Mo Farah.

WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Photo: WHO)

Ethiopia has asked the UN health agency to investigate its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for "harmful misinformation" and "misconduct", accusing him of backing rebels in his native war-torn Tigray region.

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