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Visit comes amidst possible new sanctions by the EU and the US against Russia over its military engagement in Ukraine 

In what could be seen as Russia’s diplomatic effort to win Africa’s favor to its contested military role in eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s is expected to pay a second visit Ethiopia in Mid September, Russian Ambassador to Ethiopia Vsevolod Tkachenko said told state news agency ENA. This would be the second time for Lavrov to visit Ethiopia. PM Lavrov first visited Ethiopia in 2006.

“African leaders to identify investments and actions needed to ensure smallholder farmers are prepared for new challenges to African food security posed by climate change.”

With African leaders promising unprecedented action to energize the continent’s crucially important but often neglected agriculture sector, the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) begins today in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, offering an opportunity for all involved—African civil society, governments and businesses—to build a new consensus for transforming food production.

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is offering Ethiopian travellers up to 25% discount on Business Class and Economy Class fares to a range of exciting destinations around the world, the company said.

The special fares will apply when booked between August 27th and September 6th 2014 for travel period starting August 27th until December 3rd, 2014.