Ahmed Abiy hosts glitzy fundraising dinner for the elite

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has hosted a fundraising dinner to help secure $1bn (£750m) for infrastructure projects in the capital.
The dinner, dubbed “the most expensive in the country”, saw 200 business people and representatives gather in the capital Addis Ababa.
Guests paid $173,00 (£136,000) to dine at the palace of the former emperor Menelik.
Since coming to power last year, Mr Abiy has pushed for wide-scale economic reform in Ethiopia.

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The glitzy event was held to help pay for the regeneration of an area in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Beautifying Sheger, as the project is called, involves cleaning the rivers and building recreational parks in the capital.

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