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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on a trip to Ethiopia, said she would make Africa a priority for Germany's G20 presidency next year and outlined plans for a conference in Berlin.

The Ethiopian government on Sunday declared a six-month nationwide state of emergency following months of anti-government protests.

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