Ethiopian embassy in Kenya among 30 to be closed

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

In this file photo taken on April 2, 2018 Abiy Ahmed, newly elected Prime Minister of Ethiopia, addresses the house of Parliament in Addis Ababa, after the swearing in ceremony. 

Photo credit: Zacharias Abubeker | Pool | AFP

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  • Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the country will shut down several embassies, including one in Kenya, to manage costs, with most diplomats working as non-resident ambassadors.

Ethiopia on Monday announced plans to cut the number of embassies it has in other countries by at least half in a bid to save costs.

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