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South Sudan rebels retake strategic town along Ethiopia border

August 12, 2017 10:30 pm
South Sudan rebels retake strategic town along Ethiopia border

South Sudanese rebels hold weapons near their base at the rebel-held village of Thonyor in Leer County on April 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) South Sudan’s rebels say they have retaken control of their stronghold town of Pagak near the border with Ethiopia from government forces. “We took control of […]

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South Sudan army captures rebels’ main bastion along Ethiopia border

August 7, 2017 10:30 pm
South Sudan army captures rebels’ main bastion along Ethiopia border

File photo shows South Sudanese government forces. The army of South Sudan says it has managed to recapture the main bastion of the country’s rebels following weeks of clashes. Military spokesman Dickson Gatluak said Monday that government forces took control of Pagak near the Ethiopian border after forces loyal to […]

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Emergency food will run out in drought-hit Ethiopia by next month, warn aid agencies

June 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Emergency food will run out in drought-hit Ethiopia by next month, warn aid agencies

This picture taken on June 9, 2017, in Wender shows a child carrying a bag in a camp for displaced people. (Photo by AFP) International aid agencies have warned that Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid by next month for nearly eight million people hit by severe drought. The agencies […]

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African, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus of Ethiopia emerges as new WHO Director General despite protests

May 24, 2017 4:58 am
African, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus of Ethiopia emerges as new WHO Director General despite protests

*Pledges reforms For the first time ever, an African, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus of Ethiopia, has emerged as the new Director General of the apex health body, the World Health Organisation (WHO). Despite protests on Monday against his candidature at the opening ceremony of the ongoing 70th World Health Assembly […]

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Ethiopian Airlines defends deportation charges from Nigerian passengers

May 23, 2017 9:33 am
Ethiopian Airlines defends deportation charges from Nigerian passengers

The airlines’ General Manager in Nigeria, Solomon Begashaw denied the claims that the charges were “unauthorised fees” and an attempt to exploit Nigerians. PHOTO: TWITTER/FAAN Ethiopian Airlines yesterday defended its “refundable deportation fees” being collected from Nigerian passengers. The airlines’ General Manager in Nigeria, Solomon Begashaw denied the claims that […]

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Death toll from Ethiopia landslide rises to 82

March 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Death toll from Ethiopia landslide rises to 82

People move their belongings on March 12, 2017, after dwellings built near the main landfill of Addis Ababa on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital were damaged in a landslide that left at least 30 people dead. (Photo by AFP) The death toll from a landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish […]

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46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

March 13, 2017 3:47 am
46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

Police officers secure the perimeter at the scene of a garbage landslide, as excavators aid rescue efforts, on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Photo / AP A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 46 […]

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At least 46 people killed as landslide hits landfill in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, at the Koshe Garbage Landfill

March 12, 2017 7:30 pm
At least 46 people killed as landslide hits landfill in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, at the Koshe Garbage Landfill

Police officers secure the perimeter at the scene of a garbage landslide, as excavators aid rescue efforts on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 12, 2017. (Photo by AP) At least 46 people have lost their lives and several dozen others gone missing in Ethiopia after a landslide swept […]

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Egyptian activists challenge government deal on Ethiopia’s Nile dam

January 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Egyptian activists challenge government deal on Ethiopia’s Nile dam

Egyptian lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali (C) celebrates amid street crowds on January 16, 2017 after a top court ruled against a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. (Photo by AFP) A group of Egyptian lawyers and political activists are preparing a […]

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Ethiopian authorities has arrested over 11,000 protesters since October: Official

November 12, 2016 8:30 pm
Ethiopian authorities  has arrested over 11,000 protesters since October: Official

Residents of Bishoftu cross their wrists above their heads as a symbol for the Oromo anti-government movement during the Oromo new year holiday Irreechaa in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, October 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Ethiopian authorities have arrested over 11,000 people since Addis Ababa declared a state of emergency in early […]

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African Union leaders gather in Ethiopia for peace in Libya

November 8, 2016 10:30 pm
African Union leaders gather in Ethiopia for peace in Libya

The file photo shows a meeting of the African Union leaders. African Union (AU) leaders have gathered in Ethiopia to push for a solution to the conflict in Libya. Seven AU leaders from Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Niger, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda met on Tuesday at the bloc’s headquarters in […]

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Ethiopia’s government limits diplomats’ movements, media access

October 17, 2016 7:00 pm
Ethiopia’s government limits diplomats’ movements, media access

This file photo taken on October 2, 2016 shows ethnic Oromo taking part in an anti-government protest in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. (Photo by AFP) Just over a week after declaring a state of emergency, Ethiopia’s government has introduced a new set of restrictions. The government declared the six-month state of emergency eight […]

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Ethiopian government blames foreign groups for violence

October 10, 2016 6:30 pm
Ethiopian government blames foreign groups for violence

This photo taken on Oct. 2, 2016 in Bishoftu shows Ethiopian soldiers looking on as protesters take part in an anti-government demo. (By AP) The Ethiopian government has accused elements based in other countries of stoking violence in Ethiopia. Government spokesman Getachew Reda told reporters on Monday that elements causing […]

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Ethiopian government imposes state of emergency to end riots

October 9, 2016 7:30 pm
Ethiopian government imposes state of emergency to end riots

This October 2, 2016 photo shows residents of the Ethiopian town of Bishoftu crossing their wrists above their heads as a symbol of the Oromo anti-government protest movement during the Oromo new year holiday Irreechaa. (AFP photo) The Ethiopian government has declared a nationwide state of emergency following days of […]

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Dozens killed in Ethiopia after police use tear gas on protest at festival

October 3, 2016 7:34 pm
Dozens killed in Ethiopia after police use tear gas on protest at festival

People march during an annual religious festival in Bishoftu, a town southeast of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Photo / AP Dozens of people died Sunday at a festival after security forces fired tear gas into a crowd during a political protest and provoked a stampede. There is no official toll, […]

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