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Ethiopia: Country in Northeastern Africa
Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia and Somaliland, which is Internationally recognised to be an autonomous region of Somalia, to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest. With over 109 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent with 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 Nubian and Somali tectonic plates.

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Nile River dam row: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan make draft deal

nile river dam row: egypt, ethiopia and sudan make draft deal
Negotiators are presenting this as a win-win for both Egypt and Ethiopia. There have been fears the countries could be drawn into war if it is unresolved. According to the joint statement, filling the..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to finalize Blue Nile dam agreement this month

Ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed to reconvene in Washington later this month to finalize an agreement on a giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile that sparked a diplomatic crisis..
Reuters - Published

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Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon [Video]Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon

Distance stars Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele will go head to head in April's London Marathon

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:46Published

Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed receives Nobel Peace Prize [Video]Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed receives Nobel Peace Prize

He was recognised for his work in ending a two-decade-long conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published

Analysis: Ethiopia PM receives Nobel Peace Prize [Video]Analysis: Ethiopia PM receives Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has just received the Nobel peace prize for his efforts fostering peace with the country's neighbour, Eritrea.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:19Published

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed receives Nobel peace prize [Video]Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed receives Nobel peace prize

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has just received the Nobel peace prize for his efforts fostering peace with the country's neighbour, Eritrea.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:38Published

Why Eritrea's leader was left out of Ethiopia's Nobel peace prize [Video]Why Eritrea's leader was left out of Ethiopia's Nobel peace prize

Ethiopia's leader Abiy Ahmed will receive the Nobel peace prize for his efforts to resolve the conflict with Eritrea.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

A third of African tropical plants risk extinction: Study [Video]A third of African tropical plants risk extinction: Study

A new study from the journal Science Advances suggests that roughly 7,000 African plant species risk extinction.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:20Published

 

Ethiopia sets tentative August date for elections

Ethiopia's upcoming national vote will probably be held on Aug. 16, the electoral board said on Wednesday, the first poll under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who has eased political restrictions and opened..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopian PM Ahmed asks South Africa for help in talks on Nile dam construction

He won the Nobel Peace Prize for forging a deal to end a 20-year-old border dispute with neighbouring Eritrea, but Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is finding reaching an agreement with Egypt over..
France 24 - Published

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed responds to Trump's Nobel Prize complaint

The US president suggested he had been overlooked for the prize for his own efforts on Ethiopia.
BBC News - Published

Egypt-Ethiopia row: The trouble over a giant Nile dam

At the heart of the dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt is who has control over Africa's longest river.
BBC News - Published

Ethiopian PM Abiy expects parliamentary election in May or June

Ethiopia will hold a parliamentary election in May or June despite security and logistic concerns, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Trump says he deserves Nobel Peace Prize not Abiy Ahmed

He implied that he saved Ethiopia from war but Ethiopia's leader received the peace prize instead.
BBC News - Published

Ethnic eats in Columbus, Ohio: From Nepal to Somalia, it's all here

Columbus, Ohio's capital city and home to Ohio State, boasts an enviable variety of ethnic eateries, from Salvadoran to Somali, Indian to Ethiopian.
USATODAY.com - Published

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan deadlocked over giant Nile dam, look to Washington talks

(This Jan. 9 story corrects paragraph 12 to reflect options after Jan.15 deadline)
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia passes gun control law to tackle surge in violence

Ethiopia's parliament passed legislation on Thursday aimed at curbing gun ownership after a surge in regional ethnic violence blamed on a proliferation of small arms in private hands.
Reuters - Published

Ethiopian engineering graduate who cleans shoes for a living

Chekole Menberu supported himself up to university level, but ended up back in his old job.
BBC News - Published

Ethiopia Adopts New Version of Much-Criticized Terrorism Law

ethiopia adopts new version of much-criticized terrorism law
Ethiopian lawmakers have replaced anti-terrorism legislation that had drawn criticism from rights activists, although Amnesty International said the new version still had the potential to be used..
WorldNews - Published

Ethiopia relaxes curbs on political gatherings with new anti-terror law

Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday passed an anti-terrorism law that relaxed restrictions on political gatherings, broadening reforms introduced under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Reuters - Published

Global air crash deaths fell more than 50% in 2019

global air crash deaths fell more than 50% in 2019
The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes fell by more than 50% in 2019, despite a high-profile Boeing 737 Max crash in Ethiopia in March, a Dutch consulting firm said. Aviation..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

The man who spent 30 years caring for crocodiles in Ethiopia

Tomas Tama has spent 30 years protecting the reptiles in Ethiopia, despite once being bitten.
BBC News - Published

After Ethiopia crash, victims' relatives say they were hounded by U.S. law firms

Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S...
Reuters - Published

Five arrested in Ethiopia for arson attack on mosques: state government

Five people suspected of burning down four mosques in Ethiopia's Amhara region were arrested on Saturday, a regional spokesman said, as rising inter-communal and ethnic violence threatens political..
Reuters - Published

Did Ethiopia plant four billion trees this year?

The Ethiopian government set a target of planting four billion trees in three months this year. Did they succeed?
BBC News - Published

Ethiopia's surveillance network crumbles, meaning less fear and less control

DEBARK, Ethiopia - Rahmat Hussein once inspired fear and respect for the watchful eye she cast over her Ethiopian neighborhood, keeping files on residents and recommending who should get a loan or be..
Reuters - Published

New DNA evidence rejects incest claim but couple's visa nightmare goes on

An Ethiopian couple suspected of incest by the Australian government have been told their visa case cannot be reviewed despite fresh DNA evidence that scuttles the claim.
The Age - Published

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..
WorldNews - Published

Ethiopia deploys police in universities to stop ethnic violence

Ethiopia's federal police were deployed to universities across the country on Tuesday, the government said, as authorities sought to calm ethnic tensions which have claimed the lives of seven students..
Reuters - Published

Accepting Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed hails former foe Eritrea

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hailed the role played by ex-foe Eritrea in the Nobel Peace Prize he collected on Tuesday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict between the two..
France 24 - Published

Nobel peace laureate Abiy says militants, global powers threaten Horn of Africa

Militant groups and global military powers both pose a threat to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize..
Reuters - Published

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

ethiopian pm abiy ahmed picks up nobel peace prize as pressure mounts back home
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. ......
WorldNews - Published

African countries set meetings to resolve Nile dam dispute

african countries set meetings to resolve nile dam dispute
Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have agreed to hold two technical meetings in coming weeks in an effort to resolve a number of issues revolving around a $5 billion dam project on the..
WorldNews - Published

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed: Inside the mind of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has published a book outlining his philosophy of "medemer".
BBC News - Published

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...
WorldNews - Published

Twitter CEO Thinks Africa Is Bitcoin’s Next Frontier

twitter ceo thinks africa is bitcoin’s next frontier
Advertisment Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Square and Twitter, believes that Africa will “define” the future of cryptocurrencies after his visit to 3 African countries. Dorsey has been on an African tour..
WorldNews - Published

Ethiopia PM should talk to media when collecting Peace Prize: Nobel committee

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will not talk to the news media when he is in Oslo next week to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, drawing rare criticism from the award committee, which says a free and..
Reuters - Published

YouTube, Unsheltered, Built by Angels

Is YouTube doing enough to fight hate speech and conspiracy theories?; Then, why are more people in West Coast cities living in tents, cars and on the street?; And, inside Lalibela, the mysterious holy..
CBS News - Published

Inside Lalibela, the mysterious holy site

In the northern highlands of Ethiopia stand 11 churches that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church says were built by angels
CBS News - Published

Inside Lalibela, the mysterious holy site visited by 200,000 Ethiopian Christians on their annual pilgrimage

In the northern highlands of Ethiopia stand 11 churches that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church says were built by angels. Scott Pelley reports.
CBS News - Published

60 Minutes visits mysterious holy site Lalibela

The story of 11 Ethiopian churches, each carved from a single block of stone, with no brick, no mortar, nor wood, is a creation story you'll need to see to believe. 60 Minutes reports, Sunday
CBS News - Published

Lalibela: A place where faith, mystery and miracles coexist

The story of 11 Ethiopian churches, each carved from a single block of stone, with no brick, no mortar, nor wood, is a creation story you'll need to see to believe. 60 Minutes reports, Sunday
CBS News - Published

Ethiopia's Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous region

Ethiopia's Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many of the country's ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under sweeping reforms led by Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

'Tool of repression': Iran and regimes from Ethiopia to Venezuela limit Internet, go dark online

The Internet blackout in Iran is part of a trend where governments try to shut their citizens off from the world when it suits them.
USATODAY.com - Published

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed gets a new ruling party

Not everyone agrees with the plan to merge the ethnically-based parties in the governing coalition.
BBC News - Published

Ethiopia's ruling coalition agrees to form single party ahead of 2020 vote

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition on Thursday approved the merger of three of its four ethnic-based parties into a single national one ahead of the 2020 elections, part of the prime minister's efforts to..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopian leader praises referendum for new state as votes tallied

ethiopian leader praises referendum for new state as votes tallied
Hawassa, Ethiopia — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday praised the conduct of a referendum in the ethnic Sidama region, that many expect will approve the creation of a new federal state...
WorldNews - Published

A third of tropical African plants face extinction

An assessment shows rapid loss of trees, shrubs and herbs in countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.
BBC News - Published

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..
WorldNews - Published

'Born again' Ethiopian minority votes on autonomy

Members of Ethiopia's Sidama minority remembered loved ones lost in their long struggle for autonomy as they voted on Wednesday in a self-determination referendum that tests Ethiopia's ability to..
Reuters - Published

For one family, Ethiopian referendum reverberates through generations

Government forces displayed the severed heads of Yerusalem Kawiso's relatives in the market after the two men fought to carve out a state for Ethiopia's Sidama people. Forty years later, the Ethiopian..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia's Sidama vote on autonomy in test of nationalist passions

Members of Ethiopia's Sidama minority lined up before dawn to vote in a self-determination referendum on Wednesday, a test of Ethiopia's ability to peacefully manage ethnic demands and political change..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia referendum: Sidama poll could test Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

A referendum on the creation of a new region will see if ethnic rivalries can be solved at the ballot box.
BBC News - Published

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