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South Sudan rivals vow to end war under sanctions threat

Addis Ababa - East African nations have told South Sudan's government and rebels to halt immediately their nearly 11-month-old civil war or else face sanctions and even a regional intervention.

East Africa leaders push South Sudan peace

Addis Ababa - East African leaders met Thursday in Ethiopia to push warring South Sudanese rivals to end almost 11 months of conflict, amid renewed threats of UN sanctions.

African Union meets for Ebola crisis talks

Addis Ababa - African Union chiefs held an emergency meeting Monday to hammer out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic, which has killed over 2,000 people in west Africa.

Rights groups call for S. Sudan arms embargo to end 'atrocities'

Addis Ababa - South Sudanese rights groups demanded Thursday an international arms embargo for their conflict-wracked nation, as millions of dollars worth of newly-bought weapons fuel an almost nine-month long civil war.

AU hits back at 'skewed' world justice with African court

Addis Ababa - Complaining of bullying in the international justice arena, African leaders are forging ahead with plans to set up their own regional court -- and give themselves immunity in the process.

Ethiopian bloggers, journalists charged with 'terrorism'

Addis Ababa - A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said Friday.

South Sudan bishops slam warring parties for stalling talks

Addis Ababa - Religious leaders from South Sudan on Thursday accused warring factions of stalling peace talks to prolong fighting as the government and rebels continued to boycott negotiations.

Ethiopia's cauldron of electric blue fire

Paris-based photographer Olivier Grunewald has been documenting nature and wildlife for most of his career. In 1997, he began to focus on volcanoes. His images show the world some very unusual phenomena and beautiful and haunting volcanic landscapes

Warring S.Sudan rivals sign peace deal

Addis Ababa - South Sudan's president and rebel chief signed a ceasefire deal Friday vowing to end nearly five months of civil war, under international pressure to stem bloodshed and avert famine and genocide.

Warring S.Sudan rivals ready for peace talks

Addis Ababa - South Sudan's president and rebel chief prepared Friday to meet for the first time since brutal civil war broke out nearly five months ago, amid international pressure to stem bloodshed and avert famine and genocide.

Kerry warns war-torn South Sudan risks genocide, famine

Addis Ababa - US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Thursday of the risk of genocide and famine in South Sudan, brandishing the threat of sanctions against leaders of the country's warring factions.

Donald Sterling: Blacks 'treated like dogs' in Israel

In a newly-released audiotape of Donald Sterling's racist commentary, the disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner attempts to justify his bigotry by claiming black Jews in Israel are "treated like dogs."

Cultural clothing from Ethiopia in demand

Twenty-something female designers in Ethiopia are steadily weaving their way to the international retail platform. The budding entrepreneurs are garnering serious fashion recognition.

Maryknoll Sister’s work with Ethiopian TB patients Special

To help build support for groups fostering hope and healing among TB patients in Ethiopia, Maryknoll Sister Rosemarie Milazzo of Brooklyn, NY, recently traveled to Addis Ababa to work with Harvard University’s Global Medical Committee.

Regional leaders gather for South Sudan crisis summit

Addis Ababa - East African heads of state gathered in Addis Ababa Thursday in the latest push for peace in war-torn South Sudan, where almost three months of conflict has left thousands dead.

Regional leaders gather for South Sudan crisis summit

Addis Ababa - East African heads of state gathered Thursday in the latest push for peace in war-torn South Sudan, where almost three months of conflict has left thousands dead.

Boosting Ethiopia's economic growth with building boom

Addis Ababa - Above Addis Ababa's concrete skyline, cranes tower high amid blasts from nearby drills and diggers.

Rough seas uncover earliest human footprints outside of Africa

Happisburgh - Human footprints have been discovered on a beach on the Norfolk coastline in England, said to be more than 800,000 years old. The footprints are the oldest discovered outside the African continent.

South Sudan government, rebels sign ceasefire

Addis Ababa - South Sudan's government and rebels signed a ceasefire agreement, pledging to halt fighting within 24 hours and end five weeks of bitter conflict that has left thousands dead.

South Sudan draft deal urges ceasefire and pardons

Addis Ababa - East African mediators are urging South Sudan's warring parties to sign a ceasefire deal to end conflict and atrocities that have devastated the young nation, according to a draft accord.
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