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Ethiopia: 6 kidnapped children killed after families fail to pay ransoms

2019-12-31 19:42

Six children who were kidnapped in northern Ethiopia have been shot dead by their captors after their families failed to come up with ransom money, a state-affiliated media outlet says.

Ethiopia tensions could force election delay: report

2019-12-16 09:45

Ethnic violence and mounting rancour among political elites could force Ethiopia to postpone landmark elections set for May, according to a report released Monday by conflict analysis and prevention group ICG.

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia resume talks over disputed Nile dam

2019-12-02 21:06

The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have met in Cairo for a new round of talks aimed at resolving a dispute over a multi-billion dam being built by the Ethiopian government.

Trump calls Egypt's Sisi, backs talks on disputed dam on Nile

2019-11-05 16:37

President Donald Trump backs talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resolve the ongoing dam dispute between the three African countries, the White House says.

Ethiopia's Abiy says protests' death toll rises to 86

2019-11-04 22:51

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said the death toll from protests last month stands at 86, calling on citizens to resist "forces" threatening to impede progress in the country

Ethiopia arrests 400 as govt defends response to deadly ethnic violence

2019-11-02 10:38

More than 400 people have been arrested in Ethiopia during investigations into ethnic and religious violence that left 78 people dead last week, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Thursday.

Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader issues warning over dam

2019-10-22 22:34

Ethiopia's prime minister has warned that if there's a need to go to war over a dam project disputed with Egypt his country could ready millions of people, but he said only negotiation can resolve a current deadlock.

Ethiopian Airlines denies it tampered with flight records after crash

2019-10-09 13:19

Ethiopian Airlines denied whistleblower accusations that it tampered with the maintenance records of the Boeing 737 MAX jet which crashed in March, killing all 157 people on board.

Ethiopian Airlines will weigh stake in debt-ridden SAA

2019-10-06 13:00

While the ruling African National Congress has said it would consider selling equity in the South African Airways, there's been no visible strategy for such a plan, said Tewolde Gebre Mariam, the chief executive officer of Ethiopian Airlines.

WATCH | Go inside the hip youth culture of pimped-out VW Beetles in Ethiopia

2019-09-16 14:39

When Robel Wolde bought a beat-up 1967 Volkswagen Beetle from a friend for 50 000 Ethiopian birr (about $1700), it marked the start of an extensive restoration he'd plotted for years.

 

Ethiopia celebrates launch of first satellite

2019-12-20 14:23

Ethiopia launched its first satellite on Friday, a landmark achievement for the country's space programme that caps a banner year for the African space industry.

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed picks up Nobel Peace Prize as pressure mounts back home

2019-12-10 12:16

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, but as ethnic violence rises at home, he has kept festivities to a minimum and refused media requests.

Ethiopia PM praises referendum for new state as votes tallied

2019-11-21 18:21

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has praised the conduct of a referendum in the ethnic Sidama region, that many expect will approve the creation of a new federal state.

Crowdfunding set up for an Ethiopian woman fighting for dialysis

2019-11-05 13:50

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has started an urgent three-day fundraising campaign for Alem Bazabe Ereselo, an Ethiopian asylum seeker who is being denied life-saving treatment because she does not have valid papers.

East Africa reels from deadly floods in extreme weather

2019-11-02 10:38

A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa -- and scientists say worse could be coming.

Ethiopia PM Abiy warns ethnic violence could worsen

2019-10-27 14:46

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed warned on Saturday of further instability and vowed to bring to justice those responsible for violence that left at least 67 people dead this week.

WATCH | Ethiopian PM wins Nobel Peace Prize

2019-10-11 11:13

The son of poor villagers, a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa's fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia's neighbours, Abiy Ahmed has seen an unpredictable and peril-strewn rise to fame.

Ethiopian Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Dakar: official

2019-10-08 19:40

An Ethiopian Airlines jet made an emergency landing in Dakar with one of its engines on fire, though all 90 passengers and crew were unharmed, airport and airline officials said.

Ethiopia's largest ethnic group marks thanksgiving festival

2019-10-06 11:44

Members of Ethiopia's largest ethnic group chanted and waved flags as they gathered for the first time to celebrate their thanksgiving festival in the capital - a city that prominent members of the group claim belongs to them.

Colombia plane crash | UK Lib Dems blame Cameron for Brexit: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-09-16 07:06

Colombia plane crash kills seven | Jo Swinson: David Cameron cannot be forgiven for calling Brexit referendum; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

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