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Ethiopia's Merera Gudina detained after trip to Europe

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 12:56

An Ethiopia opposition leader is arrested under the state of emergency after he returns from Europe.
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Ethiopia detains vintage air rally pilots

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 15:10

A vintage plane rally across Africa is suspended after the aircraft are impounded in Ethiopia.
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Filling the void?

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 0:49

During a year of anti-government protests throughout Ethiopia, its global diaspora has been deeply involved.
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Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over 'lack of support'

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 15:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Ethiopia withdraws troops from Somalia, where they had been fighting Islamist militants, and blames a lack of international support.
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Ethiopia 'detains 1,600' under state of emergency

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 15:45

The Ethiopian authorities have detained more than 1,600 people as they try to boost security under the state of emergency, a government minister tells the BBC.
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Guns and gestures

Monday, October 17th 2016, 15:22

Ethiopia's government has issued a list of the restrictions under the six-month state of emergency that was announced last week.
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Poppy Delevingne meets the child brides of Ethiopia

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 7:02

A major report by Save the Children has found that one girl under the age of 15 is married every seven seconds.
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Ethiopia blames Egypt and Eritrea over unrest

Monday, October 10th 2016, 12:01

Ethiopia's information minister says Eritrea and Egypt are contributing to the unrest, which has led to a six-month state of emergency.
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Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid protests

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 11:32

Ethiopia declares a six-month state of emergency following months of anti-government protests by members of the two largest ethnic groups.
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Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 17:01
related countries: China China, Djibouti Djibouti
related places: Addis Ababa

A Chinese-built electric train service from Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, to the Red Sea port in Djibouti opens with a test run for passengers.
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Oromia: Three days of mourning after 52 die in Ethiopia

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 10:11

Ethiopia's government declares three days of mourning after at least 52 people are killed during a protest at a religious festival.
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Oromia: Stampede at Ethiopia protest leaves 52 dead

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 8:14

Fifty-two people were killed and many more injured in Ethiopia's Oromia region during a protest at a religious festival, the government says.
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Stampede at Ethiopia protest kills dozens

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 15:29

Dozens of people have been killed at a religious festival in Ethiopia's Oromia region after security forces confronted anti-government protesters.
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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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