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Explained: What did Nobel Peace winner Abiy Ahmed do to end 20-year-old Ethiopia-Eritrea war?

In July 2018, Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed held Eritrean President Afwerki in a warm and tight embrace, announcing to the world, that the 20-year war that killed at least 80,000 people in two of Africa’s poorest countries, had finally come to an end.

2019 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime foes who fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, restored relations in July 2018 after years of hostility.


Who is Abiy Ahmed Ali?

Born in 1976 in the Jimma region of western Ethiopia, Abiy is a son of a Muslim father and Christian mother. While still a teenager, Abiy was reportedly a part of the resistance movement against the "Red Terror" regime of Ethiopia's Mengistu Haile Mariam.

At least 17 people killed in Ethiopia during unrest over Sidama autonomy - local official

A local district official told Reuters on Saturday that at least 13 people were killed in a town near Hawassa city, 275 kms from the capital Addis Ababa, while hospital authorities said on Friday that four protesters had died of gunshot wounds in the city itself.

Ethiopia says coup attempt thwarted, military chief killed

The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military officer and others within the military on Saturday, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia's chief of staff killed in a coup attempt in Amhara state

Amhara's state president Ambachew Mekonnen and his advisor were also killed, according to state media, which named the region's security head, General Asamnew Tsige, as the orchestrator of the attempted coup.


Ethiopian leader Abiy arrives in Sudan to meet head of ruling military council in mediation bid

A diplomatic source said on Thursday that Ethiopia planned to meet members of both the ruling Transitional Military Council headed by Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the opposition.

Ethiopia: World Press Freedom Day events raise alarm on fake news

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Ethiopia currently has no journalists behind bars and new publications are flourishing on various platforms.  Since Abiy came to power the country has unblocked over 260 websites and journalists who had been banned returned home.

Ethiopia plane crash: Appeals by Indonesia victim's families to ground Boeing 737 Max went unheard

"I’m just looking for a type of justice. Whoever was at fault should claim their mistakes," Garima said.

Explained: The global safety rules behind Ethiopia jet crash probe

Under rules overseen by the United Nations' Montreal-based aviation agency, ICAO, Ethiopia must issue a preliminary report within 30 days of the disaster, meaning the deadline is April 9.

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Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Nairobi crashes, kills all 157 on board

A list of the dead released by Ethiopian Airlines included passengers from China, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Israel, India and Somalia. Kenya lost 32 citizens. Canada, 18. Several countries including the United States lost four or more people

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Crisis call for Ethiopia as food aid due to run out soon

The worst drought to hit Ethiopia in 50 years is about to become a crisis according to the charity Save the Children . It is warning that emergency food aid for 10 million Ethiopians will run out in April unless donors provide more funds by the end of this month. The El Nino weather phenomenon […]

Ethiopia drought puts 400,000 children's lives at risk

Save the Children is calling on the UN to do more as Ethiopia faces its worst drought in 50 years.