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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gestures as they pose for a photo prior to their talks at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Ethiopia PM asks South Africa leader to help in dam dispute

Jan. 12, 2020 8:50 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister has asked South Africa's president to intervene in his country's dispute with Egypt over a massive dam project on the Nile River, set to be Africa’s largest hydraulic dam. During a visit to South Africa on Sunday, Abiy Ahmed said President Cyril...

Newly elected President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, right, walks with Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize winning Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, left, as they meet at the Prime Minister's office in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The new European Commission president says she chose Africa as her first visit outside Europe as it has some of the world's fastest-growing economies and some of its biggest challenges including climate change. (AP Photo)

New European leader chooses Africa as 1st overseas visit

Dec. 7, 2019 7:53 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The new European Commission president says she chose Africa as her first visit outside Europe as it has some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and some of its biggest challenges, including climate change. Ursula von der Leyen spoke after meeting with...