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Ethiopia hosts ‘Freedom From Slavery Forum’

The ‘Freedom From Slavery Forum’ was held inside the UNECA headquarters this week. The gathering had leading anti-human trafficking and modern slavery activists and civil society leaders and has discussed a wide range of issues to combat human trafficking and modern slavery.

Revamping an iconic Hall

Pursuant to an agreement signed between the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to renovate the symbolic Africa Hall, the government of Ethiopia has granted an additional plot of 3,100 square meters of land to incorporate the renovation and preservation of the Africa Hall together with the ongoing Beautifying Sheger Project.

Another real-estate controversy

Fearing foreclosure on properties they bought as far back as 14 year ago, dozens of people, clients of O–LOGO PLC, a real-estate company owned by an Ethiopian-Italian, are in desperate mode and are asking for government intervention as the company that sold them their properties lost a court battle at the Civil Bench of the Federal High Court, Lideta Division on Thursday, where he tried to transfer some of its debts to a new sister company, O-LOGO Construction.