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PM Abiy Ahmed’s first month in office

On May 2, the first month of the official settlement of Abiy Ahmed Ali was held at the helm of the Ethiopian executive. Thirty intense…
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Pizza Hut is the first Western fast-food chain in Ethiopia

It was a solemn moment, the US Ambassador gave a similar speech, the invited guests applauded, the uninvited joined the queue to grab a piece…
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Overfishing threatens Ethiopia’s aquaculture

Overfishing at one of Ethiopia’s biggest lakes, Hawassa Lake, is threatening the future of aquaculture in a landlocked country that depends on its abundant number…
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You’d Be Remiss to Not Try Ethiopian Food in DC

If you’re looking for great Ethiopian food, D.C. is the spot. Amazingly, the city is home to the largest Ethiopian community outside of Africa. The…
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Ethiopian Development Bank Sells Over $6 Million Worth of Grand Renaissance Dam Bonds

Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporation The Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) said it has sold Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) bonds worth $6.4 million in the…
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Ethiopian Journalist Claims the Government Wants to Murder Him

Source: IBTimes UK Jawar Mohammed, political analyst and executive director of the Oromia Media Network (OMN), believes the Ethiopian government would kill him, should he…
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Swiss Police Arrest Ethiopian Imam for Calling for the Killing of Muslims who Didn’t Pray at His Mosque

Source: Associated Press Swiss police raided a mosque in a northern city on Wednesday, detaining eight people including an Ethiopian imam who allegedly called for…
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Ethiopia has ‘Evidence’ of Egypt and Eritrea Sponsoring Opposition Groups Responsible for Unrest

Ethiopia has once again accused Egypt and Eritrea of sponsoring armed opposition groups which Addis Ababa claims are responsible for the recent unrest in the…
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Ethiopian Government Appoints Oromo Ministers in Cabinet Shakeup After Months of Protests

Source: BBC News Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has dropped or moved several of his key allies in the cabinet, including the minister of foreign…
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Ethiopia Frees 2,000 People Arrested During State of Emergency, Retrieves 1,500 Weapons

Ethiopian authorities have released about 2,000 individuals who were detained after a state of emergency was declared in the country earlier this month in response…
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Ethiopian Government Looking to Hold National Elections in 2020, Says Unrest Will not Force Early Voting

Source: Voice of America News The Ethiopian government has ruled out holding new nationwide elections to address the grievances behind nearly a year of deadly…
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Ethiopia Denies Withdrawing its Troops From Somalia Over Amhara and Oromo Protests

Islamic insurgency group al-Shabab has taken over a strategic town in war-torn Somalia on Wednesday after Ethiopian troops withdrew from their positions on Wednesday. Ethiopia,…
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Ethiopian Government Woos Tourists Amid State of Emergency and US Travel Ban

Ethiopian authorities have said that tourists are excluded from the country’s state of emergency which require foreign diplomats to seek permission before taking long trips…
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Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry Accuses HRW of Inciting Violent Protests with False Reportage

Source: Africa News Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has slammed Human Rights Watch (HRW) for its reportage of the ongoing unrest…
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Eritrean Traffickers in Calais Camp Lynch Sudanese Immigrant for Attempting to Travel Alone

Source: Daily Mail UK An asylum seeker has been stabbed to death by a lynch mob of people traffickers near Calais after he tried to…
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US Demands the Release of Ethiopian High-Profile Female Prisoner Blen Mesfin

The United States has called on the Ethiopian government to release a high-profile female prisoner and to stop its crackdown on peaceful opposition. On Monday,…
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Ethiopia Accuses 7 People for Planning Terror Attacks and Joining an Opposition Group

Ethiopia has accused seven people of joining a banned opposition group and planning to conduct terror attacks in the country grappling with widespread anti-government protests.…
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Ethiopia Arrests 1,000 People for Recent Anti-Government Violence in Oromia

About 1,000 Ethiopians suspected of attacking and destroying the properties of foreign companies in the Oromia region have been arrested. The suspects were detained on…
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Ethiopian Anti-Government Protesters Cause Spike in Price of Beans and Vegetables in Netherlands

Source:Fruitnet.com Dutch suppliers have halted imports and production at their Ethiopian operations after anti-government protesters damaged their facilities. Prices have spiked in the Netherlands for…
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Danish Ambassador Says Ethiopia’s Internet Shutdown is Indefinite

Source: Africanews.com The Danish ambassador to Ethiopia, Mette Thygesen, has revealed that the Ethiopian government has failed to give concrete promises on when mobile internet…
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US Warns Ethiopian Government not to Silence Critics With State of Emergency

The U.S. has warned Ethiopian authorities not to use the newly imposed state of emergency to silence opposition voices. On Tuesday, US State Department spokesman…
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Egypt Denies Funding Groups Responsible for Ethiopia’s Violent Anti-Government Protests

Egypt has dismissed allegations that it funds and trains members of Ethiopian opposition groups responsible for the ongoing violent anti-government protests in the East African…
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TPLF declares marshal law – video

The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency over widespread anti-government protests raging in the country’s Amhara and Oromia region. The protests, which started…
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Oromo Anti-Government Protesters Attack and Destroy Aliko Dangote’s Cement Factory in Ethiopia

Anti-government protesters in Ethiopia’s Oromia region have attacked a cement factory belonging to Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa. The demonstrators were protesting…
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Ethiopia Sets Three-Day Mourning Period for Oromo Stampede Victims, Blames Troublemakers for Violence

Ethiopian authorities have announced a three-day national mourning period for scores of people who died on Sunday from a stampede which ensued after police clashed…
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US Police Shoot Mentally ill Ugandan Refugee Dead for After Mistaking e-Cigarette for Gun

Source: BBC News. Police in California say they shot a Ugandan refugee dead when he pulled an object that turned out to be an e-cigarette…
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Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana’s Rio Olympic Record 10,000 Meter Win Gets IAAF Ratification

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has ratified Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana’s record-breaking 10,000-meter run which claimed Africa’s first gold medal at the just ended…
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Ethiopian Actor Seeks Asylum in America After Fleeing due to Repeated Harassment

Source: BBC News Ethiopian actor Znah-Bzu Tsegaye has on Monday sought asylum in the US after leaving Ethiopia about two months ago, Voice of America…
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Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele Wins 2016 Berlin Marathon After Rio Olympic Snub

Ethiopia’s 5,000m and 10,000m world record holder Kenenisa Bekele, who was left out of the country’s Rio Olympic athletic team, has won the 2016 Berlin…
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Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn Blames US-Based Opposition Groups for Olympic Medalist Feyisa Lilesa’s Oromo Protest

Addis Ababa has blamed Ethiopian opposition groups in the United States for encouraging long distance runner Feyisa Lilesa to protest against the government at the…
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Somali Community in Minnesota Condemns Somali-Kenyan Born Man for Mall Knife Attack

Source: CBS News Authorities are investigating the stabbing of nine people at a Minnesota mall as a potential act of terrorism — a finding that…
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Ethiopian Officials Apologize for Textbooks Placing the Ras Dashen Mountain in Tigray Region

Ethiopian authorities have apologized for publishing school textbooks which mistakenly assigned Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in the country, to the Tigray region instead of…
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Ethiopia to Raise $58 Million for the Construction of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam

Ethiopian authorities have announced plans to raise 1.8 billion Birr (about $58 million) for the construction of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD). The Office…
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Says EU Should Turn Migrant Boats Back to the Mediterranean

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called for the European Union (EU) Navy patrolling the Mediterranean sea to turn boats packed with migrants back to…
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Ethiopian Paralympic Athlete to Seek Asylum in the U.S. After Making Oromo Protest Sign at Rio Summer Olympics

Source: Newsweek.com Ethiopian Paralympian Tamiru Demisse showed solidarity with Oromia protesters—who have clashed with the country’s government—as he claimed a silver medal, following a protest…
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Feyisa Lilesa Arrives in U.S. on Expedited Visa 3 Weeks After Rio Anti-Government Protest

Ethiopia’s long distance runner, who refused to return home after protesting against the Ethiopian government at the just-ended Rio Olympic Games, has arrived in the…
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Ethiopian Musicians Cancel New Year Eve Shows Over Amhara and Oromia Protests

Ethiopian musicians scheduled to perform in the country’s upcoming New Year celebrations have canceled their performances due to the ongoing anti-government protests. About 17 musicians…
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Facebook Suspends Popular Ethiopian News Page Over Coverage of Protests in Amhara and Oromo Regions of Ethiopia

Facebook has suspended the account of popular Ethiopian online news platform Mereja.com for “violating its policies.” Mereja’s Facebook page was suspended on Thursday for “misleading”…
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Ethiopia Wins Seychelles 2-1 in Crucial 2017 African Cup Qualifier

Source: BBC News Ethiopia’s national football team kept their faint hopes alive of qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Seychelles 2-1…
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Amhara Anti-Government Protesters Attack Foreign Flower Plants, Israel Issues Travel Advisory for Ethiopia

Protesters in Ethiopia’s Amhara region on Thursday attacked a series of foreign-owned flower plantations resulting in damages worth millions amid widespread anti-government demonstrations. Belgian, Dutch,…
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Israel’s Police Chief Faces Backlash After Saying Ethiopian Jews and Arabs are More Likely to be Criminals

Ethiopian Jews are calling for Israel’s police commissioner to be sacked after he said it is “natural” for security officials to suspect citizens of Ethiopian…
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Amhara and Oromo Anti-Government Protesters Shave Heads in Mourning

Source: VOA News As protests continued to engulf parts of Ethiopia’s Amhara and Oromia regions this month, citizens are shaving their heads as a sign…
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Ethiopian Athletics Leaders Asked to Resign After Poor Rio Olympic Performance

The leaders of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF), who have been blamed for the country’s mediocre performance at the just ended Rio Olympic Games, have…
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Cashier Robs $530,000 from Somalia’s Central Bank and Flees

Somali authorities on Thursday announced that about $530,000 has been stolen from the country’s central bank. The government confirmed reports of the theft via Twitter.…
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Ethiopian Athlete to Seek Asylum After Staging Anti-Government Protest During Rio Olympics

An Ethiopian athlete, who won the silver medal in the men’s marathon at the just ended Rio Olympic Games, is set to seek asylum after…
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Gebo Burka, Ethiopian Winner of 2016 Houston Marathon, Banned for Doping

U.S. anti-doping authorities have banned the Ethiopian winner of the 2016 Houston Marathon for 18 months after he tested positive for steroids. The United States…
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U.S. Issues Travel Alert for Ethiopia, Warns That Anti-Government Protests Could Continue and Spread

The U.S. has issued a travel alert for its citizens in Ethiopia due to a series of violent anti-government protests that has engulfed several regions…
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South Sudanese Refugees Charged With Killing 10 Ethiopian Civilians Using Shovels and Sticks

Twenty-three South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia have been charged with the premeditated murder of 10 Ethiopian civilians in the Gambella region. On Monday, an Ethiopian…
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Ethiopian Musician Working as Taxi Driver in Los Angeles Dies After Fight With Passenger Over Fare

Asfawosen Alemseged, a musician of Ethiopian descent who also worked as a taxi driver in California, has died of injuries he sustained during an altercation…
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Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana Wins 10,000 Meters Race and Sets World Record in Rio

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana has set a new 10,000 meters world record to claim the first gold medal for Africa at the ongoing Rio 2016 Summer…
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Ethiopia Rejects UN Request for Observers to Probe Reports About Killings of Amhara and Oromo Protesters

Ethiopia has denied a United Nations (UN) request to send international observers to investigate reports that many people have been left dead in parts of…
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UN Urges Ethiopia to Allow Observers to Probe Reports of Killings of Amhara and Oromo Protesters

The United Nations (UN) has asked Ethiopia to allow international observers into parts of the East African country rocked by violent anti-government protests. Weekend protests…
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Ethiopia Installs Two Turbines in 50 Percent Complete Grand Renaissance Dam

Ethiopian officials announced on Tuesday that two turbines have been installed at the Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD). The turbines would allow the dam to generate…
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Protesters Clash With Ethiopian Police During Amhara Protests in Gondar

A second wave of mass protests against a controversial government decision broke out on Friday in Gondar, a city in Ethiopia’s Amhara region. Demonstrators reportedly…
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Egypt Denies Asking Israel to Help Resolve Grand Renaissance Dam Dispute With Ethiopia

Egypt on Monday denied requesting for Israel’s help to resolve its ongoing dispute with Ethiopia over the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD). Egypt’s…
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Thousands of Amhara People Protest Against Ethiopian Government’s Policies in Gondar

Thousands of people in Gondar, a city in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, gathered on Sunday to protest against a government decision to place an Amhara district…
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Eritrean Refugee Arrested for Allegedly Raping 79-Year-Old German Woman in Cemetery

Police in Germany have arrested a 40-year-old Eritrean refugee accused of raping a 79-year-old woman in a cemetery. The suspect, who has been living in…
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Ethiopian Man Stabbed to Death at Calais Migrant Camp as African and Afghan Groups Clash

An Ethiopian migrant was stabbed to death on Tuesday morning in France’s Calais migrant camp during violent clashes between groups from Africa and Afghanistan. The…
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Ethiopia Stops Imports From 11 Egyptian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers for not Meeting Health Standards

Ethiopia has suspended the importation of medicines from 11 Egyptian pharmaceutical manufacturers after they failed to meet the country’s health criteria. Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health…
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Poultry Odor Could be new Weapon in the Fight Against Malaria and Zika Virus

The odor of live chickens has been found to be an effective way to repel mosquitoes and could be the next weapon in the fight…
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Kenenisa Bekele Says Ethiopian Athletics Federation Knows Nothing About Athletics After Rio Olympic Snub

Ethiopia’s 5,000m and 10,000m world record holder, Kenenisa Bekele, who was not included in the country’s team for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has…
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Jama Aden, Coach of 1500 Champion Genzebe Dibaba, Claims Innocence After Arrest on Doping Charges

The coach of Ethiopia’s 1500m world champion Genzebe Dibaba, who was arrested in Spain last month during an anti-doping investigation, has said he is innocent.…
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Eritreans Among 60 Migrants Found in Switzerland Aboard Train From Italy

Police in Switzerland have detained about 60 migrants found aboard a train heading in from Milan, Italy. The discovery of the migrants in southern Switzerland…
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U.S. Temporarily Bans Travel to Ethiopia’s Gondar City Amid Violent Ethnic Unrest

U.S. officials have issued a temporary travel ban on Gondar, an Ethiopian city in Amhara state, which has been experiencing violent protests. The U.S. Embassy…
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Civil uprising in Gondar, Ethiopia, prompts Israel to fly its diplomatic staff out – Jerusalem Post

Israel’s embassy in Addis Ababa, as well as the Jewish Agency, are working on plans to fly a group of Israelis holed up in a…
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Ethiopia Blocks Social Media Sites to Prevent Students From Being Distracted During Exams

Ethiopia has restricted access to all social media sites across the country. The shutdown, which began on Saturday, is scheduled to last until Wednesday when…
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Eritrean migrant found inside a luggage in a train headed for Switzerland

An Eritrean migrant was caught hiding inside a suitcase after terrified train passengers heard moans coming from the bag as it entered Switzerland. The six-foot…
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Ethiopians and Eritreans Among 38 Busted in Italy for Trafficking Migrants, Human Organs, and Drugs

Police in Italy have busted 38 suspected members of an international trafficking ring that deals in smuggling arms, drugs, human organs, and migrants from Africa…
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12 Ethiopian Jews Arrested During Mass Protest Against Alleged Israeli Police Brutality and Discrimination

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Sunday to protest against alleged brutality and discrimination by the Israeli police against Ethiopian…
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Ethiopia Olympic Trials: Almaz Ayana Defeats Tirunesh Dibaba in Record-Breaking 10,000-Meter Debut

Ethiopia’s world 5,000m champion Almaz Ayana has won her first career 10,000-meter race in Hengelo, Netherlands during Ethiopia’s Olympic trials. Ayana made history on Wednesday…
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Winning Numbers of Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam Lottery Announced in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian officials have announced the winners of the Grand Renaissance Dam Lottery, which was created to allow Ethiopian nationals to contribute to the construction of…
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Ethiopian Court Adjourns Case Against 22 Opposition Members Charged With Terrorism

An Ethiopian court has adjourned the case against 22 high-ranking opposition members including Bekele Gerba, who face terrorism charges under the controversial Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP).…
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Ethiopian Athletics Clarifies Ties With James Aden, Coach of Genzebe Dibaba, After His Arrest Over Doping

Ethiopian Athletics Federation has released a statement distancing itself from James Aden, the coach of Ethiopia’s 1500m world champion Genzebe Dibaba,, following his arrest in…
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Eritreans in Europe Protest in Support of UN Report Accusing Eritrean Leaders of Committing Crimes Against Humanity

Eritreans in Europe have gathered in Switzerland to protest in support a new United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) report that accuses Asmara of committing…
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14 Charged With Defrauding Ethiopian Shipping Lines & Logistics Services Enterprise of 19 Million Birr

A former employee of the Ethiopian Shipping Lines & Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) has been charged with masterminding a scheme to defraud the company of…
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Australian Protester Charged with Assaulting High-Ranking Ethiopian Government Official

Australia has charged a man with assaulting a high-ranking member of an Ethiopian government delegation visiting the country. The incident reportedly happened last week Friday…
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Spanish Police Arrest Jama Aden, Coach of 1500m Champion Genzebe Dibaba, in Anti-Doping Raid

The coach of Ethiopia’s 1500m world champion Genzebe Dibaba has been arrested in Spain as part of a long-running anti-doping investigation. Jama Aden, a Somali…
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The new perforated concrete shopping mall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A behemoth new concrete market has risen in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and it manages to be both imposing and ethereal. Designed by Barcelona-based firm Vilalta…
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Eritrea Accuses America of Arming Ethiopia and Orchestrating Recent Border Clash

Eritrea has accused the United States of orchestrating its June 12 clash with Ethiopia in the disputed Tsorona area. The clash, which occurred at a…
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Congo Border Guards Intercept Zambian Truck Smuggling 95 Ethiopians, Find 19 Dead of Suffocation

Authorities in Congo have discovered the bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who died of suffocation in the back of a Zambian registered truck used for…
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Angry Ugandan Soldier Kills 7 People in Kampala After Fight With Wife

An angry Ugandan soldier went on a shooting spree on Thursday killing seven people at a military barracks in Kampala, the capital. The soldier, who…
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Kenyan Politicians Exchange Punches During Inquiry Into Misappropriation of Funds

The Governor and the Senator of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, engaged in a fist fight after a heated argument during a Senate Public Accounts Committee session…
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Ethiopia Denies Starting Border Clash with Eritrea, Claims Army Neutralized Eritrean Attack

Addis Ababa on Monday denied Eritrea’s claims that Ethiopian forces mounted an attack in a contested border region over the weekend. Instead, Ethiopia’s Information Minister…
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Eritrea Accuses Ethiopia of Attacking Border Region at the Center of 1998 War

Eritrea has accused Ethiopia of attacking a contested border region which the two East African neighbors fought a bloody war over between 1998 and 2000.…
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Ethiopia Denies al-Shabab Killed its Soldiers in Somalia; Claims Army Killed 101 Terrorists During Attack

Addis Ababa on Friday denied claims that al-Shabab killed Ethiopian soldiers during an attack on the African Union (AU) base in Somalia. On Thursday, the…
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Eritrean Refugee Wrongly Arrested and Extradited to Europe on Mass Human Trafficking Charges

Police in Britain and Italy are currently investigating the possibility that a suspected Eritrean human smuggler, who was extradited to Europe this week from Sudan,…
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al-Shabab Attacks Ethiopian Base in Somalia, Claims to Have Killed Over 40 Soldiers

Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab claims to have killed over 40 Ethiopian soldiers during an attack on the African Union (AU) peacekeeping base on Thursday.…
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Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele Lead More Than 100 Athletes in Protest Against Ethiopian Athletics Federation

A group of Ethiopian runners are protesting against the country’s athletics federation. The athletes are unhappy about the federation’s process of selecting a team for…
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Ethiopian Lawmakers Approve the Country’s First Cyber Crime Law

Ethiopian lawmakers on Tuesday passed the country’s first ever cybercrime bill. The bill was presented to parliament in April by the Ministry of Science and…
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Unknown Assailants Kill 42 People in Ethiopia’s Somali Region

About 42 people have reportedly been killed in Gashaamo, in the Somali region of Ethiopia. According to Somali media outlets, the incident happened on Monday.…
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Boxing legend Mohammed Ali passed away

American boxing legend Mohamed Ali, 74, passed away in a Phoenix, Arizona, hospital on Friday, June 3rd, according to NBC News. Ali, 74, died after…
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Ethiopia Records 22 Cases of Yellow Fever

Ethiopia is the latest African nation to record cases of yellow fever cases following an outbreak of the disease in Angola last year. According to…
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Uber Launches Operations in Uganda’s Erratic Transport Market

Uber has launched its online transport network service in Uganda following its success in other African countries. Kampala is the 10th city in Africa where…
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Britain Secures Andargachew Tsege’s Prison Transfer and Access to Independent Legal Council

Britain has received assurances from Addis Ababa that Andargachew Tsege, a British man who has been imprisoned in Ethiopia for 22 months, will have access…
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UK Foreign Secretary assigns lawyer for British citizen detained in Ethiopia

Philip Hammond pressed for progress when he met both the Ethiopian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. The Foreign Secretary secured assurances from the Ethiopian Government…
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Al Amoudi’s oil refinery in Morocco taken over by the government – Reuters

Morocco’s Casablanca appeals court upheld a ruling placing the country’s sole oil refinery Samir into liquidation, the lawyer of the holding company that controls Samir…
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Eritrea Blames International Conspiracy for Mass Migration of Citizens

Eritrea’s government has blamed the mass migration of its citizens on a politically-sponsored conspiracy designed to destabilize and isolate the country by tarnishing its image.…
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Ethiopia Cancels University Entrance Exam After Oromo Activists Leak Paper Online

Ethiopian officials have canceled a national university entrance examination scheduled to begin on Monday, May 30 after one of the papers was leaked online. Pictures…
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Ethiopian Minister’s Comments on the Completion of the Grand Renaissance Dam Offends Egypt

Egyptian officials are outraged by remarks by Ethiopia’s communication minister that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is about 70 percent complete. Minister Getachew Reda…
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9-Year-Old Girl Sues Britain Over Father’s Arrest and Imprisonment in Ethiopia

The 9-year-old daughter of a British man, who was arrested in Yemen and transported to Ethiopia, where he has been imprisoned for 22 months, is…
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Ethiopian Maid Sues Former U.S. Diplomat for Sexual Abuse and Human Trafficking

An Ethiopian woman in Washington, D.C. is suing a former U.S. diplomat and her late husband’s estate for sexual abuses suffered while she worked for…
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Eritrea Celebrates 25th Independence Anniversary Amid Immigration Crisis

Eritreans across the globe are celebrating 25 years since their country attained independence. Thousands in the diaspora are expected to travel to Asmara for the…
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9 Filipino Fishermen Caught Fishing in Eritrean Waters Released After 9 Months in Detention

Eritrea has released nine Filipino fishermen who were arrested in February for illegally fishing in the waters of the East African country. The Filipino fishermen…
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Kuwait Seeks to Ban Ethiopian Maids in 2 Years After Report of Premeditated Murders Targeting Employers

Kuwaiti officials are pursuing a proposal for the government not to renew the work and residence permits of all Ethiopian maids as a short-term approach…
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Debris From Missing EgyptAir Flight 804 Found in Alexandria

Debris from EgyptAir Flight 804 has been found in Alexandria on Friday. The Airbus 320, which was heading to Cairo from Paris, crashed into the…
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Climate Change and Aggressive Farming Could Cripple Ethiopia’s Coffee Production by 2100, Study Warns

A new study has revealed that climate change and aggressive farming may make growing coffee impossible by the end of the century. The study, complied…
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Trial of Somali Man Charged With Murdering Pregnant Ethiopian Wife to Begin in June in Britain

The trial of a 22-year-old Somali illegal immigrant charged with murdering his pregnant Ethiopian wife in Britain is scheduled to begin next month. The suspect,…
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Ethiopia’s Legendary Athletics Coach Dr. Woldemeskel Kostre Dies at 69

Ethiopia’s legendary long distance coach Dr. Woldemeskel Kostre has died on Monday at the age of 69. The exact cause of his death has not…
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Murder of Man Suspected of Killing an Ethiopian Shop Owner Sparks Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

Up to eight immigrant-owned business in South Africa’s Eastern Cape have been attacked and looted by a mob following two murders. The xenophobic attacks occurred…
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Eritrean-Backed Gunmen Allegedly Kill 20 Soldiers in Arba Minch, Ethiopia

A group of gunmen, suspected to be from Eritrea, have attacked and killed over 20 Ethiopian soldiers in the southern region of Arba Minch. The…
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Eritrean Migrant Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old Swedish Girl

An Eritrean migrant, claiming to be 15 years old, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Swedish girl, whose family had agreed to…
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Landslides Caused by Heavy Rains Kill Over 40 People in Ethiopia

Over 40 people have been killed by a series of landslides that struck Kindo Didaye, one of the woredas (or districts) in the Southern Nations,…
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Swiss Court Orders Ethiopian Pilot to Receive Mandatory Psychiatric Treatment for Hijacking Plane

A Swiss court on Monday sentenced an Ethiopian pilot who hijacked his own plane in 2014 with 202 passengers aboard to receive supervised psychiatric treatment.…
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Massive Brawl Breaks out Between Pro- and Anti-Government Supporters During Eritrean Independence Celebrations in Israel

Violence erupted in Tel Aviv this weekend as thousands of Eritrean migrants gathered to celebrate the east African country’s 25th independence anniversary. The massive brawl…
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Ethiopia Hosts Another Tripartite Meeting Over Grand Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia hosted another tripartite meeting over the technical studies of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Addis Ababa this week. The irrigation and foreign…
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Ethiopian Politician Charged With Inciting Violence After Facebook Post About Protests in Oromia

A former spokesman for Ethiopia’s main opposition group the Blue Party has been charged with inciting violence after his Facebook post critical of the government’s…
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Ethiopia’s Historical Consumption of Coffee Threatened by Export Ambitions

Ethiopian coffee farmers are in a tug-of-war with the government over the amount and quality of coffee beans to be exported and consumed locally. The…
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Somali Migrant in Critical Condition After Setting Herself Ablaze in Protest in Australian Detention Center

A 21-year-old Somali migrant to Australia, identified as Hadon Yasin, is recovering from burns after she set herself on fire on Tuesday in an apparent…
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Kenyan Rescuers Find Baby Unharmed in Rubble of Building 3 Days after Collapse

Kenyan rescuers have found a one-year-old girl hidden in a bucket in the rubble of a residential building that collapsed in Nairobi on Friday. Rescue…
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US Voices Concern After Ethiopia Charges 22 Opposition Members with Terrorism

The United States (US) has expressed concern over Ethiopia’s indictment of prominent opposition figure Bekele Gerba and 21 others on terrorism charges under its much…
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Ethiopia Fires National Football Team Coach Yohannes Sahle and Entire Technical Staff

The head coach of Ethiopia’s national football team Yohannes Sahle and his entire technical staff have been sacked. Shale’s dismissal has not been officially confirmed…
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Ethiopia’s Zone 9 Bloggers Nominated for 2016 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders

Ethiopia’s Zone 9 bloggers were on Wednesday nominated for the 2016 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The Ethiopian blogging group shared the nominations…
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Norway Offers Asylum Seekers Over $3,000 to Leave Voluntarily

Norway has offered to pay asylum seekers about $3680.61 to voluntarily leave and return to their home countries. The offer which begins this Monday was…
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Ethiopia: 14 Dead, UN and Humanitarian Aid Organization Attacked in Bloody Ethnic Clash

Ethnic violence has claimed 14 lives in Gambella, western Ethiopia this weekend after the car of a non-governmental organization (NGO) struck and killed two Nuer…
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Kenya and Tanzania in Diplomatic Spat Over 74 Ethiopian Ex-Convicts

Kenya has condemned Tanzania’s decision to drop-off 74 Ethiopian ex-convicts at the Kenyan side of the Taveta border. Tanzania reportedly transported the Ethiopians, who had…
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Ethiopia’s Boston Marathon Winner Honors First Woman to Run the Race With Trophy

Atsede Baysa, the Ethiopian winner of the 2016 Boston Marathon, has given her trophy to Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to finish the prestigious annual…
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Ethiopian Athletes Dominate 2016 Boston Marathon

Ethiopian athletes won the 120th edition of the annual Boston Marathon on Monday after dominating both the men’s and women’s division. Ethiopia claimed the top…
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Ethiopia: Murle Attack Death Toll Rises from 104 to 208, 102 Children Abducted

The death toll from Friday’s attack on members of the Nuer ethnic group in Ethiopia’s Gambella province has been increased from 140 to 208. The…
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South Sudanese Armed Groups Kill Over 100 Ethiopian Civilians

Armed groups from South Sudan have attacked and killed over 100 Ethiopian members of the Nuer ethnic group. The deadly attack reportedly happened on Friday…
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Racial Profiling: Eritrean Passenger Ejected off Flight Considers Legal Action Against EasyJet

A 34-year-old man of Eritrean descent is considering legal action after being sent off an EasyJet flight by armed guards because a fellow passenger did…
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Ethiopian Man Shot Dead While Asleep in His Kentucky Home

An Ethiopian man in his 30s has been found dead from gunshot wounds in his Chickasaw, West Louisville home on Tuesday morning following an overnight…
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Ethiopia Denies Restricting Internet Access to Oromia Region Over Protests

Ethiopia has denied claims that the government deliberately cut Internet access to the Oromia region which has been affected by months of bloody protests. Bloomberg…
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2 Chinese Workers Return Ethiopian Tourists’ Bag Containing $356,000

Three Ethiopian tourists knelt in gratitude before two Chinese construction workers who found and returned their lost briefcase containing $356,000 on Friday in China’s Guangdong…
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Italian Financial Firm to Fund Construction of 2,000 MW Dam in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has announced the construction of a 2,000 MW capacity dam, which would be funded by an Italian credit firm. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn…
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Over 28 People Killed in Flooding in Ethiopia’s Afar and Jigjiga Regions

More than 28 people in Ethiopia have been killed by severe flooding after a river overran its banks on Sunday. According to Ethiopia’s Broadcasting Corporation,…
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Ethiopia Enlists Drones to Combat Tsetse Fly Pandemic

Drones are set to deliver thousands of sterilized flies to Ethiopia in a revolutionary bid to combat the spread of Trypanosomiasis – a disease caused…
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Turkey Bans Elvan Abeylegesse for 2 Years for Doping After Tests

Turkey’s Athletics Federation (TAF) has banned suspended Ethiopian-born Turkish middle and long distance runner Elvan Abeylegesse for two years. The TAF’s disciplinary committee announced Abeylegesse’s…
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Ethiopia, Algeria Draw 3-3 in Thrilling 2017 African Nations Cup Qualifier Game

Ethiopia and Algeria drew 3-3 on Tuesday in a dramatic 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match. Host Ethiopia started the game with fervor;…
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Suspended Turkish-Ethiopian Athlete Sues IAAF for Technical Mistakes in Doping Tests

A suspended Turkish-Ethiopian athlete has sued the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for technical lapses during the analysis of her urine samples. Elvan Abeylegesse…
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Eritrea Releases 4 Djiboutian Prisoners of War After 8 Years of Incarceration

The African Union (AU) on Monday praised Eritrea’s decision to release of four Djiboutian prisoners of war who had been imprisoned since 2008 after a…
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Escaped Lion Attacks 63-Year-Old Man in Kenya’s Capital

Kenya’s Wildlife Service (KWS) on Friday captured a lion which attacked a 63-year-old man after straying from Nairobi’s National Park. The lion named Cheru reportedly…
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Egypt Questions Ethiopia Over Construction of New 2000 MW Dam

Egypt has questions for Ethiopia regarding the construction of a new 2,000-megawatt dam which was announced by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn during a speech in…
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Ethiopia Accused of Extra-Judicial Killings and Widespread Human Rights Abuses During Oromia Protests

An Ethiopian rights group on Monday accused the government of mass human rights abuses during the recently ended protests in the Oromia region. A report…
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Ethiopian Airlines Nose Gear Collapse Accident Caused by Human Error: Investigations Reveals

An investigation to discover why the nose gear of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-800 aircraft collapsed before takeoff last week, has revealed that the accident…
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Ethiopia Ordered to Pay $150,000 Compensation to Girl Abducted and Raped 15 Years Ago

The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights has ordered the Ethiopian government to pay $150,000 in compensation to a woman, who was raped 15…
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Ethiopian Stowaway Seeks Asylum in Sweden After Surviving 10-Hour Flight From Addis Ababa

Police in Sweden have revealed that a 27-year-old stowaway was found alive on Monday aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Stockholm. The…
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9 Ethiopian Athletes Under Investigation for Doping After Failing Tests

Ethiopia’s Anti-Doping Agency has announced that nine athletes are being investigated for doping after they tested positive for banned substances. Solomon Meaza, the general secretary…
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Kenya Denies Imminent Airborne Terror Attacks After Leaked Intelligence Memo Warning Goes Viral

Kenya’s Aviation Authority (KAA) on Monday dismissed claims of imminent terror attacks targeting major airports in the country after a leaked intelligence memo, warning airport…
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Eritrea to Maintain Controversial Conscription Policy Despite Mass Migration of Citizens

Eritrea has reiterated its commitment to maintaining its controversial conscription policy, which analysts say is one of the main reasons why Eritreans make up a…
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Human Trafficking Rings Affiliated With Eritrean Diplomats Control Mass Migration Into Europe: IGAD Report

A new report commissioned by the governments of Ethiopia and Sudan has revealed that sophisticated international criminal syndicates involved in human trafficking and smuggling have…
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Leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan Sign Cooperation Agreement During Meeting on Renaissance Dam

The Presidents of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agreed to join forces on Saturday after a meeting regarding updates on the construction of the Ethiopia Grand…
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Lions on the Loose in Kenya Spotted in Heavily Populated Areas

Authorities in Kenya have warned people living close to Nairobi’s National Park to stay indoors after six lions escaped the electric fenced area on Friday.…
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Ethiopian Runner Genzebe Dibaba Breaks 26-Year-Old Indoor Women’s Record

Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba broke the women’s world indoor mile record on Wednesday in Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe Arena, where she has set three consecutive world records.…
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Ethiopian Opposition Activists Released From Prison Months After Being Acquitted of Terrorism Charges

Two leading Ethiopian opposition figures charged with terrorism were on Tuesday released from prison following their acquittal last year. Abraham Solomon and Habtamu Ayalew, both…
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Kenya Police Investigate Athlete Doping Claims Amid Reports of International Ban

Police in Kenya on Sunday began investigating claims of doping and bribery among athletes after reports of an international ban that could see the East…
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Ethiopian Maid Attempts Suicide After Killing Sleeping Kuwaiti Woman

An Ethiopian maid is facing manslaughter charges in Kuwait for allegedly killing the daughter of her sponsor by slitting her throat while the victim was…
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Kenyan Mob Stones Tanzanian Gambler to Death for Killing 2 Casino Employees

A Tanzanian gambler was on Monday stoned to death in Kenya after going on a rampage and killing two employees of a casino where he…
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Egypt Withdraws from East African Power Pool Over GERD Dam Concerns

Egypt has pulled away from the East African Power Pool (EAPP) after refusing to sign a regional energy master plan due to concerns over the…
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Somali Man Sentenced to 15-Years for Stabbing Woman in Britain and Fleeing to Ethiopia

A Somali man, who fled to Ethiopia after stabbing a young woman in Britain, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail. Mahad Aden, 33,…
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Blast in Somalia Commercial Plane Bores Hole in Fuselage, Killing One Passenger

Somali aviation authorities are investigating the cause of a blast that tore a hole in a passenger plane moments after it took off from Mogadishu’s…
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Ethiopia: Scores Suspected Dead in Gambella Region as Anuak- Nuer Ethnic Clashes Intensify

Ethnic clashes between the Anuak and Nuer peoples in Ethiopia’s western region of Gambella has left a number of people dead. The violent conflict had…
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Ethiopians Arrested in Saudi Arabia for Hiding Liquor Bottles in Graves

Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested several Ethiopian nationals who hid dozens of homemade hard liquor in a cemetery to avoid suspicion. According to Emirates…
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Burundi Arrests British and French Journalist with Armed Opposition Members

Two foreign journalists have been arrested in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, while reporting on an armed group that opposes the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza. According…
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American Volunteer Acquitted of Sexually Abusing Kenyan Children

A 21-year-old American man, accused of sexually abusing children at a Kenyan orphanage where he volunteered, has been acquitted of some charges. In June, Matthew…
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Kenya Denies Withdrawing Troops from Somalia, Reaffirms Commitment to Defeat al-Shabab

Kenya has reiterated its support for the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) amid reports that Kenyan troops are withdrawing from some towns in…
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10,000-Year-Old Mass Grave Found Near Kenya’s Lake Turkana May be Evidence of Oldest Human War

Archaeologists say a 10,000 year-old mass grave discovered in East Africa may be the oldest evidence of human warfare. According to a study published in…
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Ethiopia Airlines to Resume Addis Ababa-New York Flight After 12-Year Hiatus

Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans of resuming its operations in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after a 12-year hiatus. The multi-award winning airliner…
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Thousands of Ethiopian and Somali Migrants Head to War-Torn Yemen Despite Dangers

Thousands of Ethiopian and Somali migrants continue traveling to Yemen via rickety boats despite the ongoing conflict in the country. The Office of the United…
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UN Seeks $50 Million to Combat Effects of Worsening Ethiopian Drought

The ongoing El-Niño induced drought — the worst Ethiopia has experienced in three decades — is worsening and has left about 400,000 children suffering from…
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Al-Shabab Claims to Have Killed 63 Kenyan Peacekeepers During Attack on AU Base in Somalia

Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab claims to have killed over 60 Kenyan soldiers during a brazen attack on an African Union (AU) peacekeeping base in…
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Suspected Ethiopian Raiders Kill Kenyan Police Officer in Conflict-Prone Border Town

Authorities in Kenya are investigating the death of a police reserve officer, who was shot by gunmen in Karare, Marsabit County. The incident reportedly happened…
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Saudi Arabia Executes Ethiopian Woman Convicted of Killing Employer

An Ethiopian woman has been executed in Saudi Arabia after being found guilty of murdering her employer with an axe. Jinat Farid was executed on…
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Uganda Urges Burundi to Accept African Union Peacekeepers as Peace Talks Hit Deadlock

Ugandan mediators in the on-going Burundi crisis have cautioned President Pierre Nkurunziza’s administration to accept African Union (AU) peacekeeping troops. Uganda’s Minister of Defense Crispus…
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Chinese Firm to Build New Ethiopian National Stadium in 3 Years

Ethiopia has announced the construction of a state-of-the-art 60,000 capacity stadium in Addis Ababa. The new national stadium will meet both FIFA and IAAF requirements,…
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U.S. Closes Ethiopian Drone Base Amid Rising Terror Threats

The United States has shut down its drone base in southern Ethiopia as demand for the technology soars in other regions of the continent seething…
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al-Shabaab Features Donald Trump in Terror Recruitment Video

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has released a 51-minute recruitment video featuring controversial statements by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The video, which was…
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Ethiopian Security Officers Allegedly Abduct 2 Kenyans and Steal Firearms from Police in Border Town

Ethiopian security officials have allegedly abducted two Kenyan civilians and stole two firearms from police reservists in northeast Kenya’s Marsabit County. The incident reportedly happened…
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Grenade Attack Kills 2 Students in Southern Ethiopia University

A hand grenade attack at a university campus in southern Ethiopia has killed two students and injured six others. The deadly incident happened on Thursday…
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UN Security Council to Visit Burundi after Nkurunziza Threatens Attack on AU Peacekeepers

The United Nations (UN) Security Council is awaiting an official invitation from Burundi’s embattled government to visit the country this month. The United States initially…
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United States Urges Ethiopia to Release Imprisoned Journalists Amid Violent Protests

The United States has expressed concern over the recent arrest of journalists in Ethiopia amid deadly protests over a government plan to extend the capital…
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Viral Amateur Video Shows Plight of Ethiopian Women in Kuwaiti Prison

An amateur video showing the plight of a group of Ethiopian women in a Kuwaiti prison has gone viral, leading to calls for their release.…
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Burundi’s Government and Opposition Resume Peace Talks in Uganda

Burundi’s rival sects resumed peace talks in Uganda on Monday amid fears of a return to civil war after months of widespread violence. Representatives of…
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Muslims Protect Christian Passengers at Gunpoint in Kenya Bus Terrorist Attack

An ambush on a bus traveling through Kenya‘s northeast border with Somalia by gunmen suspected to be al-Shabab militants is making headlines around world. The…
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U.S. Calls for Dialogue to Address ‘Legitimate’ Oromo Grievances Following Violent Protests

The United States has called for dialogue in Ethiopia’s Oromia region after student protests against a government expansion plan turned fatal. According to Human Rights…
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Air France Makes Emergency Landing in Kenya After Suspected Bomb is Found Aboard

An Air France flight from Mauritius was forced to make an emergency landing in Mombasa, Kenya on Sunday after a device suspected to be a…
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AU Gives Burundi 96 Hours to Accept 5,000 Peacekeepers

The African Union (AU) has authorized the deployment of a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force to Burundi amid widespread violence and rising threats of a reversion to…
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Burundi: United Nation and African Union Condemn Escalating Violence

The African Union (AU) has expressed concerns over the rising levels of violence and human rights abuses in Burundi after reports of widespread arbitrary arrests,…
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Protests Against Addis Ababa Expansion Plan Degenerates into Ethnic Clashes between Oromo and Amhara

Ethiopia has confirmed that protests against a government plan to extend the capital city Addis Ababa into Oromia, the largest region in the country, has…
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Several Injured After Grenade Explodes in Addis Ababa’s Biggest Mosque

Over a dozen people sustained injuries on Friday after a grenade was thrown into the biggest mosque in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The hand grenade…
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Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to Hold Tenth Meeting About Grand Renaissance Dam This Weekend

Sudan’s capital Khartoum will on Friday host a tripartite meeting involving Egypt and Ethiopia. The meeting, which was postponed last Saturday, a day before it…
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Oromo Students Killed in Fresh Protests Against Plan to Expand Addis Ababa into Oromia

Police in Ethiopia have responded violently to students protesting a government plan to extend the capital city Addis Ababa into Oromia, the largest region in…
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3 Dead, 16 Injured After Bus Smuggling 21 Ethiopian Migrants to South Africa Crashes in Zimbabwe

A bus trafficking 21 Ethiopians illegally to South Africa crashed on a highway in Zimbabwe’s second largest city Bulawayo on Tuesday. Three people were killed…
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3 Men Arrested for Poisoning Famous Pride of Lions in Kenya Face Life Imprisonment or Huge Fines

Police in Kenya have arrested three Maasai herdsmen for poisoning a famous pride of lions in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The men reportedly poisoned…
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Kenya and Ethiopia Sign $200 Million Trade Deal to End Border Conflicts

Kenya and Ethiopia have signed a $200 million trade agreement aimed at ensuring peace and increasing security along conflict prone border regions. The deal was…
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Ethiopia’s Supreme Court Rules for Andargachew Tsige to Testify in Terror Trial

The Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia has dismissed an appeal seeking to prevent Andargachew Tsige from appearing before court as a defense witness. The ruling…
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Ethiopian Man Acquitted of Killing D.C. Correctional Officer After Insanity Plea

An Ethiopian man charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 slaying of a high-ranking District of Columbia Correctional official has been acquitted after his insanity…
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Uganda and Rwanda to Face-off in Cecafa Finals after Defeating Ethiopia and Sudan

The Cranes of Uganda qualified for the finals of the 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup on Thursday after defeating host Ethiopia 5-3 on penalties. The…
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Ethiopian Woman Beats Kuwaiti Man who Offered Her Money for Sex

Police in Kuwait have arrested a 22-year-old man who was beaten by an Ethiopian woman after he offered her money for sex. According to Kuwait…
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AU General Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cash into US from Ethiopia

An African Union (AU) general, who also served as the transitional president of Guinea, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to charges of smuggling over $50,000 in…
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Ethiopia Struggles with Frequent Power Cuts After Failed Rains

Ethiopia is experiencing power cuts and this may become a frequent phenomenon as low rainfall has left dams with depleting water levels. This week, there…
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