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Explained: What is the Danakil Depression?

November 05, 2019 7:14 am

Microbes are known to survive almost anywhere. Scientists now believe that this place is an exception.

67 killed in Ethiopia unrest, but Nobel-winning prime minister is quiet

October 26, 2019 8:06 pm

Abiy remained at a summit of African leaders in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Russia, when thousands of people took to the streets of the Ethiopian capital and several regional towns Wednesday.

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

October 11, 2019 10:48 pm

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.

Who is Abiy Ahmed Ali?

October 11, 2019 4:55 pm

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.

2019 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed

October 11, 2019 5:10 pm

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.

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

July 20, 2019 10:00 pm

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

June 25, 2019 1:40 pm

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

June 23, 2019 2:16 pm

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

June 07, 2019 4:00 pm

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

May 02, 2019 10:38 pm

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.

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

March 12, 2019 10:16 am

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