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Ethiopia: Country in East Africa
Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest. With over 109 million inhabitants as of 2019, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. The country has a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa, which lies a few miles west of the East African Rift that splits the country into the African and Somali tectonic plates. Ethiopian national identity is grounded in the historic and contemporary roles of Christianity and Islam, and the independence of Ethiopia from foreign rule, stemming from the various ancient Ethiopian kingdoms of antiquity.

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Ethiopia dam dispute: Concerns in Sudan's Blue Nile state [Video]

Ethiopia dam dispute: Concerns in Sudan's Blue Nile state

Al Jazeera reports on concerns about the impact of Ethiopia's giant dam on Blue Nile state in Sudan.

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Ethiopia says it needs Blue Nile water to help its people [Video]

Ethiopia says it needs Blue Nile water to help its people

Government says it needs to use more of the resource to help its people, but countries downstream see that as a problem.

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The politics behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam [Video]

The politics behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia says heavy rain has begun filling its controversial Blue Nile dam as the government continues to negotiate with its neighbours, Egypt and Sudan.

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Ethiopia begins filling reservoirs of Nile mega-dam [Video]

Ethiopia begins filling reservoirs of Nile mega-dam

Egypt and Sudan had requested the Grand Renaissance Dam not be filled until an agreement is reached.

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UN says migrants in Yemen stranded, abused amid coronavirus fears [Video]

UN says migrants in Yemen stranded, abused amid coronavirus fears

At least 14,500 African migrants, mostly Ethiopians, blamed for the coronavirus, rounded up and forcibly moved.

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Two dead as soldiers block mourners at Ethiopian singer's funeral [Video]

Two dead as soldiers block mourners at Ethiopian singer's funeral

Killing of Oromo singer and activist Haacaaluu Hundeessaa sparked two days of protests that left some 90 people dead.

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Ethiopia: Military deployed after more than 80 killed in protests [Video]

Ethiopia: Military deployed after more than 80 killed in protests

Oromia demonstrations broke out after assassination of well-known singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa.

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Hachalu Hundessa: Internet shutdown in Ethiopia amid unrest at singer's killing | #TheCube [Video]

Hachalu Hundessa: Internet shutdown in Ethiopia amid unrest at singer's killing | #TheCube

Hachalu Hundessa: Internet shutdown in Ethiopia amid unrest at singer's killing | #TheCube

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Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa shot dead in Addis Ababa [Video]

Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa shot dead in Addis Ababa

Killing of Hachalu Hundessa, a popular singer and ethnic Oromo activist, sparks unrest in Ethiopia's capital city.

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Indian businessman arranges chartered flight for Indians to return to Hong Kong [Video]

Indian businessman arranges chartered flight for Indians to return to Hong Kong

A Hong Kong-based Indian businessman organized flight for Indians amid coronavirus pandemic. Many Indian businessmen, who reside in Hong Kong, visit India every year during January-February but this..

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Singer's murder sparks Ethiopian unrest [Video]

Singer's murder sparks Ethiopian unrest

Thousands took to the streets of Addis Ababa on Tuesday to escort the body a popular protest singer to his home town. David Doyle reports.

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Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council [Video]

Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council

The UN Security Council holds a virtual session on Ethiopia's controversial dam project, which has caused a bitter dispute with Egypt and Sudan.

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Egypt calls on UN to intervene after impasse in Nile dam talks [Video]

Egypt calls on UN to intervene after impasse in Nile dam talks

Egypt appeals for UN Security Council help on Ethiopia's Nile dam after latest round of talks ended without a deal.

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Statue of famed Italian writer defaced [Video]

Statue of famed Italian writer defaced

A statue of famed Italian journalist Indro Montanelli, who defended colonialism, was smeared with red paint on Saturday (June 13) night in Milan, as protests against racism rage in many countries.

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Great Ethiopian Run fans join virtual event [Video]

Great Ethiopian Run fans join virtual event

It is Ethiopia's biggest running event, which attracts around 45,000 participants every year. But in light of the global lockdown, organizers this year turned to virtual running to keep the spirit of..

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