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News: Ethiopia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Ethiopia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Ethiopia: news

VIDEO: Ethiopia opens space observatory

Friday, June 26th 2015, 6:08

Ethiopia has begun operating the first space observatory in East Africa in an effort to promote astronomy.
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Ethiopia's ruling party wins every seat

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 17:11

Ethiopia's ruling party, the EPRDF, and its allies have won every single parliamentary seat in May's elections, official results show.
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US President Obama to visit Ethiopia

Friday, June 19th 2015, 17:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Barack Obama is to become the first sitting US president to visit Ethiopia, on the second leg of his third African tour, the White House says.
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'New species' of ancient human found

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 0:42

A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.
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Who are Israel’s Ethiopian Jews?

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 23:19
related countries: Israel Israel

The plight of Ethiopian Jews in Israel
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Ethiopia 'hostages' home from Libya

Friday, May 8th 2015, 9:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Libya Libya
related places: Addis Ababa

A group of 35 Ethiopians who had been held in Libya have flown into the capital, Addis Ababa, after being freed by Egyptian forces.
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Israel must eliminate racism - PM

Monday, May 4th 2015, 15:41
related countries: Israel Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says racism in Israel must be eliminated, after protests by Ethiopian Israelis against alleged discrimination.
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Clashes in Tel Aviv 'racism' protest

Monday, May 4th 2015, 9:11
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

Dozens of police and protesters are injured in clashes as a protest by Ethiopian Israelis against alleged police brutality turns violent in Tel Aviv.
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Kipchoge and Tufa win in London

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 13:16
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the men's London Marathon, with Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia victorious in the women's race.
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Ethiopian mass rally against IS

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 20:18
related places: Addis Ababa

Tens of thousands of Ethiopians attended a rally in the capital, Addis Ababa, condemning the murders of Ethiopians by Islamic State militants.
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Ethiopia mourns victims of IS killings

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 16:50
related countries: Libya Libya

Ethiopia starts three days of national mourning following the killing by Islamic State of more than 20 migrant workers in Libya.
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IS releases new 'killing' video

Monday, April 20th 2015, 4:37
related countries: Libya Libya

Islamic State militants release a video purportedly showing the killing of up to 30 Ethiopian Christians seized in Libya.
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Deal signed to end Nile dispute

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 15:26
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Three African leaders sign an initial deal to end a long-running dispute over the sharing of Nile waters and the building of Africa's biggest hydroelectric dam.
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Ethiopian ivory stockpile destroyed

Friday, March 20th 2015, 16:19

Ethiopia destroys its entire six-tonne stockpile of illegally poached ivory in an effort to curb poaching.
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Ethiopian cinema focuses on prostitution

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 1:49

Director tackles social issues in Ethiopia without shame
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VIDEO: Jawbone 'clue to first humans'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 19:08

A jawbone, thought to belong to one of the world's very first humans, has been found in Ethiopia.
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'First human' discovered in Ethiopia

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 18:01

Scientists working in Ethiopia have uncovered a jawbone fossil which may push the origin of humans back 400,000 years.
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VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's Ethiopian diva

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 0:11
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Ester Rada thrills with rich music inspired by Africa beats
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Mugabe takes over as AU chairman

Friday, January 30th 2015, 13:16
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Addis Ababa

African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa choose the continent's oldest head of state, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, as chairman of the AU for the coming year.
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South Sudan leader fit for summit

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 14:12
related places: Addis Ababa

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir shows up at a regional leaders' summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, after earlier concerns about his health.
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Ethiopia 'terror plotters' jailed

Friday, January 16th 2015, 10:08
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British citizens and a Somali man are jailed in Ethiopia for trying to establish an Islamic state, a radio affiliated to the government reports.
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The people pushed out of Ethiopia's fertile farmland

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 0:04

How the lip-plate people are being driven from their land
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VIDEO: Ethiopians enjoy melancholic music

Monday, December 29th 2014, 19:45

Ethiopia is experiencing something of a renaissance in Jazz and live music with a focus on traditional tunes.
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Yemen migrant boat sinks killing 70

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 20:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A boat carrying mostly Ethiopian migrants sinks off Yemen's western coast, killing 70 people, Yemeni officials say.
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