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Anger still boils in northern Ethiopia after protest crackdown

- The demonstrations were crushed but anger remains in Bahir Dar, capital of Ethiopia's northern Amhara region, where a fortnight ago security forces killed at least 30 protesters, according to a human rights group."I would say at least 50 people!

7 dead as Ethiopian police and protesters clash: sources

Addis Ababa - At least seven people were killed during fresh clashes between police and anti-government protesters in western Ethiopia on Saturday, local sources said, while the ethnic unrest also reached the capital Addis Ababa for the first time.

Chicken scent offers hope for malaria prevention

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian scientists have discovered mosquitoes are repulsed by the smell of chicken, raising hopes for the development of a novel way to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands every year.

Sleeping with chickens protects you from mosquitoes

If you're worried about mosquito bites, or live in an area at risk from malaria, then sleeping with a chicken might be the answer. A point of scientific research are the compounds in chicken feathers.

Public smoking ban for Ethiopia's capital

Addis Ababa - A ban on smoking at public gatherings has been announced by the mayor of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, according to local media reports on Wednesday.

Floods following drought worsen Ethiopian hunger

- Stuck on a track in eastern Ethiopia, trucks carrying food for the starving are forced to turn back.After one of the worst droughts for decades, the rains have finally arrived, but now only add to the complication of the delivery of food aid.

Life on other planets? Scientists look to Ethiopia first

Scientists have been studying extreme conditions within the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia to see if the conditions there, which mimic conditions on other worlds, could predict life on certain planets.

Ethiopia ethnic violence kills 14, aid groups targeted

Gambela - Clashes between different ethnic groups in west Ethiopia have left 14 dead, while UN and MSF offices were targeted by angry protesters, local security service sources said.

South Sudan rebel chief misses deadline to return

Gambela - South Sudan's rebel chief Riek Machar missed an international deadline to return to Juba on Saturday to become vice-president under a peace deal hoped to end war, claiming the government denied permission.

Death toll tops 200 in cross-border Ethiopia raid

Addis Ababa - More than 200 people were killed and over 100 children abducted by armed men from South Sudan in a cross-border raid into Ethiopia, the country's leader said.

Gripped by drought, Ethiopia drills for water

- With Ethiopia in the grip of its worst drought in decades, the government has appealed for aid to help 10 million people living in Africa's second most-populous nation.

South Sudan gunmen kill 140 in raid into Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Armed men from South Sudan have killed around 140 people and kidnapped a number of others in a cross-border raid into Ethiopia, the Ethiopian government said Sunday.Ethnic Murle gunmen on Friday "attacked near Gambella and killed close to 140 people.

Fear stalks Ethiopia's Oromia region after brutal crackdown

Addis Ababa - Fear is so pervasive in Ethiopia's largest region Oromia, where the government is accused of killing scores in a crackdown, that people don't even like to give their names.

Ethiopian lions rediscovered in Alatash

Addis Ababa - Conservationists announced Monday the "amazing discovery" of a previously unknown lion population in a remote northwestern region of Ethiopia, confirming local reports with camera trap photographs for the first time.

South Sudan troops suffocated 50 people in container: Monitors

Addis Ababa - South Sudan government troops killed about 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors said in a report noting the latest atrocities in two years of war.

African Union buckles as Burundi force blocked by government refusal

Addis Ababa - African leaders failed on Sunday to authorise a proposed peacekeeping force to stem violence in Burundi in the face of vehement opposition from the government in Bujumbura.

UN backs Burundi force as Africa leaders debate troops

Addis Ababa - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned African leaders Saturday of the need for action in troubled Burundi at a summit aiming to end armed crises across the continent.

African Union threatens Burundi sanctions

Addis Ababa - The African Union on Wednesday threatened to sanction Burundi's rival factions if they failed to attend peace talks next month, as it pushes the government to accept a peacekeeping force.

Blood and terror in Ethiopia as protests sweep the streets

Kuyu - Two lifeless bodies lay on the ground as the terrified crowd, armed only with sticks against gun-toting Ethiopian security forces, fled the fierce crackdown on protesters.

African Union to send 5,000-strong force to troubled Burundi

Addis Ababa - The African Union will send a 5,000 strong force to stop violence in troubled Burundi, giving Bujumbura a four-day deadline to agree but warning it would send troops anyway.
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