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  • Tanzania’s Yamoto band in Kenya for a collaboration with Ethiopia’s Lij Michael

    East Africa’s  fast rising group Yamoto Band are in the country for their debut Coke Studio recording season 4 alongside renowned Ethiopian artist  Lij Michael.

    Yamoto Band comprising of four young talented Tanzanian artistes  Dogo Aslay, Maromboso, Enock Bella and Beka famed for Yamoto and Nitajuta hit songs will be joining Lij Michael - another first timer famed for the song Zaraye yehun nege.

    Speaking to SDE on their grand debut, Enock Bella of Yamoto Band said: “I appreciate Coke Studio Africa for believing in us by giving us an opportunity to feature on the show, and showcase our music at this early stage of our musical career. We are ecstatic to work with Lij Michael and looking forward to fusing bongo flava with genres from Ethiopia.”

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  • Ethiopia’s Rio team arrives back home

    An Ethiopia delegation who travelled to Brazil to participate at the Rio Olympics arrived back home yesterday. The delegation was received by senior government officials, including Redwan Hussein, Minister of Youth and Sports, at Bole International Airport.

    Ethiopia participated in cycling, swimming and athletics events at the 31st Rio Olympics.

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  • Kenya Supports Tedros Adhanom’s Campaign for WHO Leadership

    Kenya appears to have thrown its weight behind Ethiopia's candidate for the position of executive director of the World Health Organisation. Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the only African vying to head the WHO.

    On Monday, Health CS Cleopa Mailu held private discussions with Tedros in Addis Ababa during the just-ended WHO's regional meeting on implementation of the universal health coverage. Tedros said if appointed, he will work closely with Kenya to learn how homegrown solutions have transformed healthcare in Kenya and how they can be replicated in the rest of the region.
    He also promised to make Africa his priority.

    “As the former Minster of Health in Ethiopia he understands the regions diseases burden,” said a statement from Kenya's Ministry of Health. Mailu told Tedros to help African countries gain more control of their health agenda through domestic financing. Tedros would be the first African to head the global health body.

    In January, the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government endorsed him as the sole candidate from Africa.

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