Addis Ababa: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

June 7: World Food Safety Day

Published: June 6, 2020

Every year, on June 7, the World Food Safety Day is celebrated. This World Food Safety Day being celebrated on June 7, 2020 is the second World Food Safety Day. Highlights The World Food Safety Day was launched by the United Nations in 2019. The day is celebrated to reinforce the call made by the ..

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African Union suspends Sudan, demanding end to Military Rule

Published: June 8, 2019

The African Union (AU) suspended Sudan until establishment of a civilian-led transition to democracy and also demanded to resolve an entrenched and bloody crisis. The decision was taken at AU’s peace and Security Council meet in Addis Ababa, (Ethiopia’s capital). Key Highlights Background: Since December 2018 Sudan has been rocked with anger over increasing bread ..

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World Press Freedom Day observed on 3 May

Published: May 3, 2019

The World Press Freedom Day 2019 is observed on 3 May 2019. It is being jointly organized by UNESCO, African Union Commission and Government of Ethiopia. The year 2019 marks 26th celebration of WPFD. The main event is being held at African Union Headquarters at Addis Ababa. The World Press Freedom Day It is observed ..

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2019 edition of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD)

Published: May 3, 2019

The World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) is observed every year on 3rd May as an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press freedom throughout the world, defend the media from attacks on their independence, and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of ..

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China promises $ 20 Billion Loan to Africa

Published: July 24, 2012

China has promised to provide $ 20 billion loan to African countries over the next three years. The announcement was made by the Chinese President Hu Jin Tao at the opening session of the 5th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing. China had already pledged $10 billion loans at the previous China-Africa summit in 2009. ..

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