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UK Police Investigating the Murder of Ethiopian Man Found With Multiple Stab Wounds in Bristol on Christmas Eve

Source: Bath Chronicle UK The body of a 31-year-old man found in a rural village on the fringes of Bristol could have lain there for…
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Ethiopia’s Tourism Suffers Decline After Year of Widespread Anti-Government Protests

Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporate Following the violence that occurred in some parts of the country earlier in this Ethiopian fiscal year (2016/17), tourist flow and…
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Ethiopia’s Road Accident Epidemic Claims 14 More Lives in Addis Ababa

Source: ESAT News A minibus full of passengers collided with a dump truck in Bora, 100 miles south of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, resulting in…
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Ethiopia Listed Among the Poorest, Unhappiest and Unhealthiest Countries in the World

Source: The Independent UK The Legatum Institute, a London-based research institute, released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the most…
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Ugandan Captain Arrested for Masterminding Plot to Kill, Rob Eritrean Businessman of 2 Million Euros

Source: Geeska Afrika A Ugandan soldier has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of an Eritrean businessman with the intention of stealing…
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Popular YouTube Star Accuses Delta Airlines Ejecting Him Off a Flight for Speaking Arabic to His Mother

Source: Independent. UK A man has claimed he was thrown off a Delta Airlines flight for speaking to his mother in Arabic. YouTube star and…
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Ethiopian Couple in the US Fined, Sentenced to 2 Years Probation for Tax Fraud and Arranged Marriage

Source: Associated Press An Ethiopian husband and wife living as legal permanent residents of the U.S. have received two years probation for arranging a sham…
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Tupac Shakur to Join Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2017

Source: Huffington Post Tupac Shakur just earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, becoming the sixth hip-hop artist to be inducted,…
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Saudi Arabia Denies Investing in Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam After Egypt’s Outcry

Source: Middle East Monitor The head of the Middle East Centre for Strategic and Legal Studies, Anwar Eshki, has denied media reports claiming that Saudi…
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Egypt Expresses Disappointment After Saudi Officials Visit Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam

Source: Middle East Eye Egyptian media lashed out at Saudi Arabia following a high-level Saudi delegation’s visit to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) during…
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British Government Questioned for Giving Ethiopian Pop Girl Band £5.2 million in Foreign Aid

British officials have been questioned for giving an Ethiopian girl band £5.2 million in foreign aid amid criticisms of the program which the government hopes…
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Ethiopian to Release Over 9,000 People Arrested During State of Emergency

Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporate About 9,800 suspects, who were arrested under the State of Emergency, will be released next Wednesday, said the Command Post established…
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Ghost Shark Older Than Dinosaurs Caught on Video for the First Time

Source: National Geographic Australia Also called chimaeras, ghost sharks are dead-eyed, wing-finned fish rarely seen by people. Relatives of sharks and rays, these deep-sea denizens…
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FBI Director Supports CIA’s Claims That Russia Helped Trump Win

Source: The Washington Post FBI Director James B. Comey and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. are in agreement with a CIA assessment…
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Kenyan Tech Engineer Dies of Meningitis in Ethiopian Prison After Arrest for Telecommunication Fraud in 2015

A Kenyan tech engineer, who had been imprisoned in Ethiopia since 2015 when he was arrested on charges of telecommunication fraud, has died in prison.…
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2 Ethiopian Shopkeepers Killed in South Africa During Robbery, Suspects Arrested

Source: Times Live. Three Basotho nationals aged 27‚ 32, and 33, have been arrested by police in Bloemfontein‚ Free State‚ for two counts of murder…
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Ethiopian Government Questioned Over Whereabouts of Popular Journalist Detained Since 2014

Source: Associated Press Human rights groups are asking the Ethiopian government to immediately disclose the whereabouts of a popular local journalist who has been behind…
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Ethiopia’s Buzunesh Deba Named Winner of 2014 Boston Marathon After Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo is Stripped of Title for Doping

Source: AP Blood, sweat, and tears stained the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon, so the next year’s running of America’s most famous footrace was understandably all…
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Ethiopia Lost $9 Million due to Internet Shutdown Between 2015/2016

Ethiopia’s burgeoning economy has lost millions of dollars due to the government’s decision to shutdown Internet and mobile services. Ethiopia has been lauded as one…
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Israel Cancels Law Barring Ethiopian-Jews, Homosexual, and Bisexual Men from Donating Blood

Israeli authorities have canceled a law which barred Ethiopian-Jews from donating blood. The change in policy was announced on Thursday by Israeli health officials, Haaretz…
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US Renews Travel Warning on Ethiopia Despite Some European Nations Dropping Advisory

Source: Africa News The United States Department of State has extended its travel warning for Ethiopia citing the potential for civil unrest related to sporadic…
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Oromo Refugees Stuck in Egypt Accuse UNHCR of Systematic Rejection

Source: Reuters In Egypt, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been the target of bitter criticism and even violent protests this year.…
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EU Urges Ethiopia to Announce Charges Against Opposition Leader Arrested After Brussels Speech

Source: Africa News The European Union (EU) is disturbed over the arrest of a leading opposition leader by the Ethiopian government. The EU has subsequently…
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Ethiopia Finally Restores Mobile Internet Services After Months of Shut-Down

Source: Africa News Ethiopia has restored mobile Internet services after the service was blocked for over two months. The blockage was connected with anti-government protests…
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Merera Gudina: Leader of Oromo People’s Congress (OPC) Arrested in Addis Ababa After Arrival From EU Parliament

Ethiopian authorities have arrested high-ranking opposition leader Merera Gudina at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport on Wednesday after his arrival from Europe where he gave…
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Abdul Razak Ali Artan: 18-Year-Old Somali Refugee Identified as Ohio State University Attacker

Source: BBC News A man who injured 11 people, one critically, in a rampage at Ohio State University was of Somali descent and a student…
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Swedish Surgeon Imprisoned in Ethiopia Could Get More Years After Qilinto Prison Fire Connection

Source: Radio Sweden A Swedish cardiac surgeon who has been imprisoned in Ethiopia since 2013 could face more time in prison. The cardiac surgeon from…
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Qilinto Prison Fire: 28 Inmates Charged With Setting Fire to the Prison With High-Profile Political Prisoners

Ethiopian authorities have charged 38 inmates of a prison in Addis Ababa, where high-profile political prisoners are reportedly being held, with setting the facility on…
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Belgium Changes Ethiopian Travel Advisory due to Growing Stability Under State of Emergency

Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporation Belgium has modified its travel advice on Ethiopia from warning to caution. Last week, Germany lifted its warning for German tourists…
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Ants in Forests Surrounding Ethiopian Orthodox Churches Could Spread, Invade the World

Source: UPI Scientists have observed signs of dominance among populations of an infamous ant species, Lepisiota canescens, in Ethiopia. The species has begun organizing into…
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Ethiopia Announces Bid to Host 2025 African Cup of Nations (AFCON)

Source: Geeska Africa Ethiopia will bid to hosting of 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The plan to host the continental competition was revealed on…
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Ethiopia Detains South Sudan Rebel Leader Riek Machar at Airport; Force Him Back to South Africa

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar was arrested in Ethiopia on Monday after his arrival at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa from South…
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Drunk ‘Trump Supporter’ Attacks Ethiopian Taxi Driver Over Fare in Michigan

Source: Arab American News Police in Michigan are looking for several witnesses to a possible hate crime against a taxi cab driver in downtown Grand…
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Ethiopia to Inspect Treatment of People Detained During State Ongoing State of Emergency

Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporate The Ethiopian State of Emergency Inquiry Board has begun inspecting the handling of individuals detained under the state of emergency. The…
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Somali Singer Releases Song Calling on Somali-Americans not to Fear US President-Elect Donald Trump

Source: BBC African News A female Somali musician has released a song titled “Donald Trump,” urging the president-elect to accept the Somali-American community. Prior to…
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Germany Cancels Travel Ban on Ethiopia Amid State of Emergency

Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporation Germany has lifted a travel warning that restricted its citizens from traveling to Ethiopia. The warning was lifted as peace and…
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Ethiopian Journalist Found Guilty of Defaming Orthodox Church Leaders Sentenced to One Year in Prison

Source: Africa News A court in Ethiopia has sentenced a journalist to a year in prison on charges of defaming senior clergy members of the…
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22 Ethiopians Charged with Inciting Violence and Being Members of a Banned Opposition Group

Ethiopian authorities have charged 22 individuals with inciting violence, causing damages to government property and being members of a banned opposition group. On Monday, the…
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Ethiopian Zone 9 Blogger Rearrested Over Comments on State of Emergency

Source: ENCA Ethiopian police have re-arrested a blogger and human rights activist who criticized the government, especially its handling of the ongoing protests in the…
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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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Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency Over Raging Anti-Government Protests

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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Ethiopian Jew Waiting to be Transported to Israel Killed Amid Amhara Protests

An Ethiopian Jew has been killed during unrest in Gondar, a city in Ethiopia’s Amhara region hosting thousands of Jews waiting to be transported to…
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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

Civil uprising in Gondar July 13, 2016 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

Eritrean migrant found inside a luggage in 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

Lideta Market, 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

Medhanie Yehdego MeredPolice 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

RESTORE HOPESomalia-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

Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele 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

11114154806_1e01da4b71_zEthiopian 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

10012438_636043659800894_3914093501145896909_nAbout 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

160318142107-01-angola-yellow-fever-outbreak-exlarge-169Ethiopia 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

MG_3003Uber 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

130502-M-EV637-524Britain 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

Samir Oil 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

osman_sergeyEritrea’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

shiferaw_shiguteEthiopian 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

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance DamEgyptian 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

Andargachew TsegeThe 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

2C04479900000578-3223986-image-a-2_1441576730402An 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

Eritrean Toronto FestivalEritreans 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

Filipino fishermen wave from a fishing boat bound to fish near Scarborough Shoal in MasinlocEritrea 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

137586309Kuwaiti 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

indexDebris 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

coffee-cherries_3196092bA 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_photo_of_Amal_released_by_her_familyThe 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

IAAF World Athletics Gala AwardsEthiopia’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

HumansdorpShops-20150512-JosephChirume_largeUp 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

1e4dbe582b6848de918933e085ce1b61_18A 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

Ensamkommande-flyktingbarn-Sexuellt-ofredandeAn 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

2000px-Southern_Nations,_Nationalities,_and_People's_Region_in_Ethiopia.svgOver 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

 Heilemedehin Abera TagegnA 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

Eritrean-22nd-I-Day-Event-in-Israel-Report-5951Violence 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

Yonatan-Tesfaye-Photo-The-ReporterA 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

4188485745_ac18ba9290_zEthiopian 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

160503115653-somali-refugee-large-169A 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

Death toll raises to 16 after a building collapased in NairobiKenyan 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

inside-3-300x225The 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

Yohannes-Sahle-BurundiThe 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

All_members_of_Zone9_2Ethiopia’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

56ec3c83c3618854698b4618Norway 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

refugee-camp-in-Ethiopias-014Ethnic 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

signKenya 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 of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the women?s division of the 120th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, MassachusettsAtsede 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

&NCS_modified=20150123191358&MaxW=640&imageVersion=default&AR-150129582Ethiopian 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

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Hailemariam Desalegn visits EgyptThe 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

Ethiopian troops ride on a military truck in Somali's capital MogadishuArmed 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

Easyjet_a319_interior_in_flight_arpA 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

police-tape-crime-sceneAn 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, Amhara Region, holy city of Lalibela, cyber cafeEthiopia 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

512px-Guangzhou_Baiyun_International_Airport_-_Departure_LobbyThree 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

126864-004-702CCFBBEthiopia 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

ethiopia-flood-2006More 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

1458839046745697Drones 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

1439466357713Turkey’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

ethiofansEthiopia 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

elvan_abeylegesse_turk_bayragiA 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

CPS.RSY71.070409213032.photo00.photo.default-512x341The 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

tour-picKenya’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

Water Resources and Irrigation minister Hossam MoghazyEgypt 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

oromia-ethiopia-protestsAn 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

Ethiopian_Airlines_Boeing_767-300ERAn 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

fo/ethiopiaThe 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

Ethiopian_Airlines_Boeing_777-200LR_ET-ANR_(7861050552)_(2)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

Abeba+Aregawi+Olympics+Day+10+Athletics+D_SpwEujDp-lEthiopia’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

170430392_8a4212d9fc_zKenya’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

swissleaksEritrea 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

4140db6c-99ec-47a7-884b-c632e525cbff-2060x1236A 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

nile-three-leaders_3242723bThe 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

article-0-178086BD000005DC-721_634x460Authorities 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

dt.common.streams.StreamServer.clsEthiopia’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

CVpOQ_kW4AASrzaTwo 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

imagePolice 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

137586309An 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

police-tape-crime-sceneA 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

b4787a4a5d6711adf08fa27fc1cba139_XLEgypt 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

_70187602_mahadaden2A 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

3a48c47e946cd2f804f2cf58da204b8e98033396Somali 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

MSB7860Ethnic 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

799px-Alcohol_bottles_photographed_while_drunkPolice 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

1129739-jean-philippe-remy-gauche-philTwo 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

2983E40A00000578-3117771-image-a-4_1433960788797A 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

8049965577_f5400a5808_zKenya 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

3061B16B00000578-3408654-The_remains_of_a_group_of_at_least_27_men_women_and_children_hav-a-12_1453314022582Archaeologists 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

7976148956_96840c076a_zEthiopian 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

migrants-boatThousands 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

eth-640x426The 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

88032128Somalia-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

sololopxAuthorities 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

indexAn 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

Crispus-KiyongaUgandan 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

addis-ababa-football-stadium-10Ethiopia 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

indexThe 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

Donald_Trump_by_Gage_Skidmore_2Somali 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

moy-picEthiopian 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

662dadd0-d050-4e8a-9c32-df8d3779d0f3A 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

pierre-nkurunziza.president-burundi1The 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

10012438_636043659800894_3914093501145896909_nThe 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

MDG--Ethiopian-worker-rep-008An 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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