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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.


Can Ethiopia’s long love affair with Boeing survive the 737 Max crash?

Ethiopian Airlines is not just an airline. It is an emblem of a country whose self-esteem is high, whatever its daily struggles. And for Ethiopians, Boeing is synonymous with the jets roaring through the sky — and with Ethiopian Airlines, too.

Ethiopians hold mass funeral ceremony for crash victims

Family members confirmed they were given a 1 kilogram (2.2 pound) sack of scorched earth taken from the crash site. Many relatives already have gathered at the rural, dusty crash site outside Ethiopia's capital.

New evidence in Ethiopian crash points to connection to earlier disaster

The evidence, a piece of the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that crashed in Ethiopia last weekend killing 157 people, suggests that the plane’s stabilizers were tilted upward, according to two people with knowledge of the recovery operations.

Ethiopian Airlines plane crash: Six of NRI family with Gujarat roots were on Africa tour

Ethiopian Airlines plane crash: Virendra Dixit said that the entire family of his Toronto-based son, Prerit Dixit, his wife and two daughters, died in the crash. The parents of Prerit’s wife were also among the dead.

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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.