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Addis Ababa: Capital of Ethiopia
Addis Ababa or Addis Abeba, also known as Finfinne , is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia. According to the 2007 census, the city has a population of 2,739,551 inhabitants.


Pompeo: Iran must be held accountable for Baghdad attacks

pompeo: iran must be held accountable for baghdad attacks
Addis Ababa: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said Iran must be held accountable for its proxies’ attacks on American forces in Baghdad, warning that such violence can’t become routine.”It..
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Chinese scientist awarded UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in Life Sciences

chinese scientist awarded unesco-equatorial guinea international prize for research in life sciences
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Nobel laureate Tu Youyou has been awarded the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences for her research into parasitic..
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U.S. takes swipe at China over Africa [Video]U.S. takes swipe at China over Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a thinly veiled attack on China's lending on the African continent, during his first official trip to Africa. Lucy Fielder reports.

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African Union: Leaders discuss Libya peace force [Video]African Union: Leaders discuss Libya peace force

Leaders attended the 33rd African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

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58.5 mln children in Africa suffering from stunting: AfDB President

58.5 mln children in africa suffering from stunting: afdb president
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua)-- Around 58.5 million children in Africa are suffering from stunting, creating an adverse impact on the continent's economic potential, the Africa Development Bank (AfDB)..
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AU expresses solidarity with virus-fighting China

au expresses solidarity with virus-fighting china
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The African Union (AU) on Saturday expressed solidarity with China in its fight against the novel coronavirus. "In the spirit of the strong relationship...
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Canada, Ethiopia starting talks towards investment agreement: Trudeau

canada, ethiopia starting talks towards investment agreement: trudeau
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and Ethiopia are preparing to start negotiations towards a foreign investment protection agreement. Trudeau is in Addis Ababa to meet..
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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan say final agreement on Blue Nile dam ready by next month

Ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan said on Friday a final agreement will be signed by the end of February on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam that sparked a years-long diplomatic crisis between..
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Thousands welcome Ethiopian leader after Nobel Peace Prize

thousands welcome ethiopian leader after nobel peace prize
Tens of thousands of Ethiopians on Thursday have lined the streets of the capital, Addis Ababa, to welcome Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed upon his return from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway..
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New European leader chooses Africa as 1st overseas visit

new european leader chooses africa as 1st overseas visit
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The new European Commission president says she chose Africa as her first visit outside Europe as it has some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and some of its...
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Ethiopia’s leader urges calm as key referendum begins

ethiopia’s leader urges calm as key referendum begins
ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister urged calm on Wednesday as millions of citizens hold a referendum on whether to create a new regional state along ethnic lines. The..
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Ethiopia PM Abiy warns ethnic violence could worsen

ethiopia pm abiy warns ethnic violence could worsen
ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed warned Saturday of further instability and vowed to bring to justice those responsible for violence that left at least 67 people dead this week. “The..
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AU calls for lifting of economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe

au calls for lifting of economic sanctions imposed on zimbabwe
ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. According to an AU..
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Hundreds gather outside house of Ethiopian activist after deadly day of protests

Hundreds of supporters of prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed set up camp around his house in Addis Ababa on Thursday one day after police fired gunshots and teargas to break up demonstrations..
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Nile dam dispute: Ethiopia and Egypt's war of words ahead of meeting

nile dam dispute: ethiopia and egypt's war of words ahead of meeting
A dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia over an upstream Nile dam has morphed into an ominously heated war of words after the East African nation’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister warned he..
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Protests spread after stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home

protests spread after stand-off at ethiopian activist's home
Addis Ababa: Police fired gunshots and teargas as thousands protested in Ethiopia on Wednesday over the treatment of a prominent activist, residents said, in a sign that the country's Nobel..
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In pictures: Ethiopia's Oromos celebrate spring

Huge crowds turn out for the Irreecha festival, in the capital Addis Ababa for the first time.
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Ethiopia's Oromo celebrate festival in Addis amid tight security

Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group celebrated in Addis Ababa on Saturday at the start of an annual thanksgiving festival which was marred by violence in 2016.
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Egypt resumes Nile dam talks with Ethiopia, Sudan

Egypt's foreign minister said Cairo had resumed talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a $4 billion dam Addis Ababa is building on the Nile which had been suspended for over a year.
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Families meet with U.S. transport chief after 737 MAX crashes

Relatives of some victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for about two hours on Tuesday, six months after the plane crashed into farmland outside..
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All remains from Ethiopian Airlines crash site now identified: police

The identification of human remains from the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 is complete, the head of Ethiopia's police said late on Monday, six months after the plane nosedived into farmland..
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Ethiopian Airlines to add flight frequencies to Chinese cities of Chengdu, Guangzhou

ethiopian airlines to add flight frequencies to chinese cities of chengdu, guangzhou
ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's national air carrier, Ethiopian Airlines is to increase its flight frequencies to the Chinese cities of Chengdu and Guangzhou, an Ethiopian official said on..
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Ethiopia averts confrontation as party delays plan for new region

A potentially bloody confrontation between Ethiopia's federal government and a minority community was averted on Thursday when a political party postponed plans to set up a new region for the Sidama..
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Nearly 250 arrested in Ethiopia after foiled coup: state TV

Nearly 250 people have been arrested in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa and the city of Bahir Dar since a coup attempt was foiled, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation reported on..
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Ethiopians Mourn Military Chief Slain in Coup Attempt

ethiopians mourn military chief slain in coup attempt
This report originated with VOA’s Amharic Service. Eskinder Firew reported from Addis Ababa and Mulugeta Atsbeha reported from Mekele, both in Ethiopia. Tsion Tadesse reported from VOA’s..
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At least 13 security personnel dead during failed coup in Ethiopia

at least 13 security personnel dead during failed coup in ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, June 25 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 security personnel working for opposing sides died from injuries during the failed coup attempt to overthrow the governance structure of Ethiopia's populous..
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Ethiopia mourns after army chief, top officials killed

ethiopia mourns after army chief, top officials killed
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took to national television dressed in military fatigues and described the situation in Amhara as an attempted coup Ethiopia held a day of mourning Monday, reeling..
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Ethiopia's chief of army staff was killed in Addis Ababa by bodyguard: PM's office

Ethiopia's army chief of staff was killed in his home in Addis Ababa by his bodyguard, the prime minister's office said on Sunday, linking the attack to Saturday's coup attempt in the northern state of..
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Ethiopia's PM says army chief of staff shot thwarting coup

Ethiopia's army chief of staff was shot while trying to thwart an attempted coup on Saturday in a federal state north of the capital Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.
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Sudan crisis: Egypt to chair African foreign ministers' meet in Ethiopia today in bid to facilitate direct dialogue between revolting parties

Egypt is all set to chair a meeting of foreign ministers from African nations on the Sudan crisis in Ethiopia's Adis Ababa on Thursday. 'The meeting called for by Egypt comes within its efforts to..
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Boeing 737 Max: Ethiopian Airlines boss rejects US blame on pilots

boeing 737 max: ethiopian airlines boss rejects us blame on pilots
The boss of Ethiopian Airlines has rejected American accusations that pilots were partly to blame for the fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max. Flight ET302 crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa..
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Sudan military rulers say they rejected proposal from Ethiopian PM to hold negotiations in Addis Ababa

Sudan's military rulers said on Thursday that Ethiopia's prime minister had suggested that negotiations between the rulers and the Sudanese opposition on a transition to democracy move to Addis Ababa.
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Ethiopia: Stop harassing Eskinder Nega for his opinions

ethiopia: stop harassing eskinder nega for his opinions
Police in Addis Ababa this morning prevented journalist and former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, Eskinder Nega, from holding a press conference to announce plans for his new TV station,..
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African Union suspends Sudan

african union suspends sudan
Addis Ababa: The African Union on Thursday suspended Sudan, demanding a civilian-led transition authority to resolve the crisis which has claimed over 100 lives. “The AU Peace and Security Council..
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