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Foolish prince

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 23:15

Ethiopian prince Lij Iyasu was deposed after fears he had converted to Islam. But it also put an end to the threat of Ethiopia entering into World War One, writes Martin Plaut.
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Refugee crisis: Plan to create 100,000 jobs in Ethiopia

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 20:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain, the European Union and the World Bank announce a $500m plan to build two industrial parks to help provide work for refugees.
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Feyisa Lilesa: Ethiopian protest runner lands in the US

Friday, September 9th 2016, 8:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio

Ethiopian Olympian Feyisa Lilesa, who said he wanted to seek asylum after staging an anti-government protest in Rio, arrives in the US.
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Ethiopia fire kills 23 at prison 'holding Oromo protesters'

Monday, September 5th 2016, 16:58
related places: Oromo

Ethiopia says 23 prisoners have died after a fire at a prison where prominent anti-government protesters are reportedly being held.
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Endurance test

Friday, August 26th 2016, 7:06

The BBC looks at the future of Ethiopian silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa after his daring anti-government protest at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
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Ethiopia 'hero' runner gets asylum donations after Oromo protest sign

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 15:43
related places: Oromo

A crowd-funding campaign raises more than $40,000 to help Ethiopia's Olympic marathon medallist seek asylum after his anti-government protest.
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Ethiopian runner makes protest sign as he crosses line in Rio

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 19:32
related places: Oromo

Feyisa Lilesa crosses his arms as he wins a silver medal - a gesture used by his Oromo people at home to protest against the government.
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Ethiopia protests: 'Nearly 100 killed' in Oromia and Amhara

Monday, August 8th 2016, 16:17

Nearly 100 people were killed in the weekend's protests in Ethiopia as demonstrators clashed with security forces, Amnesty International says.
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'Several killed' as Ethiopia police clash with protesters

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 15:55

Several people are feared dead in clashes in north-western Ethiopia between police with protesters, amid a wave of unrest across the country.
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Chicken odour 'prevents malaria' research in Ethiopia finds

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 11:05

The smell from a live chicken could help protect against malaria and work is beginning to find a new repellent, researchers say.
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Ethiopia blocks Facebook and other social media for exams

Monday, July 11th 2016, 11:08

The Ethiopian government blocks popular social networks after exam leaks - the first time such sites have been publicly blocked nationwide.
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Bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants repatriated

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 1:27
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who suffocated to death in a container in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been returned home.
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Honorary Ethiopian

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 0:26

Sylvia Pankhurst is well known for her links with the suffragette movement but she had strong ties with Ethiopia as well, as James Jeffrey reports.
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Ethiopia and Eritrea blame each other for border clash

Monday, June 13th 2016, 17:14
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Ethiopia and Eritrea exchange accusations over who started fighting at their heavily militarised border on Sunday.
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Ethiopia base in Somalia attacked by al-Shabab

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 16:45
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it has killed 60 Ethiopian soldiers in an attack on an African Union base in Somalia.
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Ethiopia base attacked in Somalia

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 7:56
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it has killed more than 40 Ethiopian soldiers in an attack on an African Union base in Somalia.
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VIDEO: The Ethiopian town famous for runners

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 21:47

You have probably never heard of Bekoji, but this small town in the highlands of Ethiopia has had a huge impact on athletics.
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The search for Ethiopia's abducted children

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 23:31

Ethiopia's rescue mission after cross-border kidnapping
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VIDEO: The first skate park in Ethiopia

Friday, May 20th 2016, 19:28
related places: Addis Ababa

Ethiopia's first skate park, Addis Skatepark, is attracting hundreds of young fans in Addis Ababa.
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Abducted Ethiopian children 'freed'

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 9:41
related countries: Sudan Sudan

At least 19 of more than 100 Ethiopian children held captive by an armed South Sudanese group for nearly a month are freed, Ethiopian state media reports.
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VIDEO: Ethiopian Jews' Israel migration hope

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 6:01
related countries: Israel Israel

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews are hoping that an announcement by the Israeli government will pave the way for a new life in the Middle East.
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Ethiopia army 'locates abducted children'

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 12:06

Ethiopia's army has surrounded the area in neighbouring South Sudan where it believes more than 100 abducted Ethiopian children are being held, local media report.
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Ethiopia army seeks to rescue children

Monday, April 18th 2016, 20:51

Ethiopia's army is trying to rescue more than 100 women and children abducted in a cross-border raid in the western Gambella region, the government says.
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Armed men 'kill 140' in Ethiopia

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 18:36

The Ethiopian government says armed men have killed 140 people and abducted 39 children in the west of the country, blaming attackers from South Sudan.
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VIDEO: Hunger in Ethiopia after drought

Monday, April 11th 2016, 4:56

Ethiopia is experiencing one of the worst droughts in almost 50 years, made worse by the El Nino phenomenon.
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