Top news items in Ethiopia's major media outlets

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ADDIS ABABA, June 8 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Ethiopia's major media outlets on Saturday.

-- Finance ministers and senior officials from the Horn of African countries met in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Friday.

The meeting is aimed at developing a shared vision to advance economic integration in the region, according to the Ministry of Finance. (Fana Broadcasting Corporate/FBC)

-- Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde has called for more investment to promote women and girls participation in sport.

The President made the call at the inaugural FIFA Women's Football Convention 2019 in Paris, France on Friday. (FBC)

-- All sub-regions of Africa recorded a growth rate of 3.2 percent in 2018, while the fastest growing sub-region, East Africa, registered 6.2 percent, according to the Economic Report on Africa in 2019.

The report by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) released on Friday stated that the fastest growing sub-region in Africa, with growth rising from 6.1 percent in 2017 to 6.2 percent in 2018, is driven by strong public spending on infrastructure and rising domestic demand. (Ethiopian News Agency/ENA)

-- As part of mediation efforts, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday met and held talks with Sudanese stakeholders in Khartoum.

The Premier has held talks with the Chief of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC), Lt. Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. He has also held discussions separately with members of the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, a coalition of opposition political parties. (FBC) Enditem

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