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Summary

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Live Reporting

By Farouk Chothia

All times stated are UK

  1. BreakingHorn of Africa leaders officially end war

    Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea's President Isaias Afewerki have signed a "joint declaration of peace and friendship", Eritrea's information minister has said.

    It specified that the "state of war" between the two nations was over, Yemane Gebremeskel tweeted:

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  2. African leaders congratulate Ethiopia and Eritrea

    African heads of state have been welcoming Sunday's meeting between Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afewerki.

    The two agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations after decades of tension that began with a border war in 1998.

    On Twitter, Rwanda's president praised the men's courage:

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    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said "we are together with you".

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    And the African Union's commissioner for peace, Smail Chergiui, has called the meeting historic:

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  3. Ethiopia's PM leaves Eritrea after historic visit

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    A plane carrying Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has flown out of Asmara International Airport at the end of a historic two-day visit to Eritrea, Eritrean state TV has reported.

    Live footage showed Mr Abiy being escorted to the plane by Eritrea's President Isaias Afewerki and several officials.

    As he boarded the Ethiopia Airlines plane, Mr Abiy waved. The plane taxied and took off minutes later.

    Ethiopia’s state-run ETV relayed live the broadcast by Eritrea's EriTV.

    Scene at airport

    In talks, the two leaders announced that they will re-open embassies in each other’s capitals.

    Landlocked Ethiopia will now start using Eritrea’s ports on the Red Sea to bring in imports.

    Relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia have been strained since they fought a 1998-2000 border war in which at least 70,000 people died.

    When he took office in April, Mr Abiy promised to mend ties with Eritrea.

  4. Horn of Africa rivals in 'mesmerising' dinner

    The atmosphere at the state dinner hosted by Eritrea's President Isaias Afewerki for Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday was "mesmerising", Eritrea's information minister has tweeted:

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    This is the latest sign of rapprochement between Ethiopia and Ethiopia to end about two decades of hostility.

    Relations were severed following a border dispute which killed tens of thousands of people in the late 1990s.

    Mr Afewerki praised Mr Abiy for his "bold political choice" and promised him that "we are with you", the information minister tweeted:

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    Earlier, Mr Abiy said the two nations were embarking on a chapter of peace and had "enough of war", the information minister tweeted:

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  5. Kenya school dorms set on fire

    Dormitories at three schools in Kenya have been set ablaze, in the latest unrest to hit schools in the East African state, the local Daily Nation newspaper reports.

    The fires swept through St Mary's Girls School, Kathera Boys Secondary School, and Kandiege Mixed Secondary School in three different counties.

    No-one was injured, but students lost all their belongings in the blaze at the dormitory of Kandiege Mixed Secondary School in eastern Meru county, the Daily Nation reports.

    Police said the cause of the fires have not yet been established.

    On Saturday, the Daily Nation reported that schools had been hit by strikes in protest against the introduction of tough measures aimed at curbing cheating in examinations scheduled to start in three months.

    Burnt school book
    Image caption: More than 100 schools were set alight in 2016
  6. Zuma's son charged with corruption in ankle chains

    One of South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma's sons has been charged in court with corruption.

    Duduzane Zuma was chained by the ankles as he arrived in court in the main city, Johannesburg, a journalist has tweeted from the scene:

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    Duduzane Zuma has been charged with corruption in connection with a 600m rand ($44.6m; £36.2m) bribe his business partner Ajay Gupta allegedly offered to then-Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas in 2015.

    Duduzane Zuma and Mr Gupta have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. Mr Gupta has not been charged over the alleged bribe.

    Duduzane Zuma was released on bail of 100,000 rand and ordered to surrender his passport.

    The case has been postponed to 24 January 2019 for further investigations.

    Duduzane Zuma's lawyer said he believed the prosecution had a weak case.

  7. Today's wise words

    Our African proverb of the day:

    Quote Message: A bad cook also has to eat a share of the bad food." from Sent by Mohamud Osman, Wajir, Kenya.
    Sent by Mohamud Osman, Wajir, Kenya.

    Click here to send us your African proverbs.

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