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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.

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.

Israel pledge to admit Ethiopians defuses political row

Jerusalem - Israel is to admit hundreds more Ethiopian migrants with family in the Jewish state, the ruling party said, resolving a political crisis that had threatened to bring down the government.

Israel pledge to admit Ethiopians defuses political row

Jerusalem - Israel is to admit hundreds more Ethiopian migrants with family in the Jewish state, the ruling party said, resolving a political crisis that had threatened to bring down the government.

Israel pledge to admit Ethiopians defuses political row

Jerusalem - Israel is to admit hundreds more Ethiopian migrants with family in the Jewish state, the ruling party said, resolving a political crisis that had threatened to bring down the government.

Drought-hit Somalia at 'tipping point': UN

Nairobi - The United Nations' aid chief for Somalia begged for cash Thursday to stave off starvation amid intense drought affecting a million people and to pull the war-torn country "back from the tipping point.""Urgent action is required right now.

Jetliner stowaway seeks asylum in Sweden

Stockholm - Ground crew staff at Stockholm's Arlanda airport made a shocking discovery Monday when they found a stowaway hidden in a cargo container on a flight from Ethiopia, police said.

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.

Saudi executes Ethiopian woman for axe murder

Riyadh - Saudi authorities on Sunday executed an Ethiopian woman convicted of murdering a Saudi female with an axe, the 50th death sentence carried out in the kingdom this year, the interior ministry said.

Ethiopian forces 'kill 140' in land row over Addis Ababa expansion

Nairobi - At least 140 people have been killed in Ethiopia over the past two months in a crackdown on anti-government protests sparked by plans to expand the capital into farmland, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

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.

At least 75 killed in Ethiopia protests: HRW

Nairobi - At least 75 people have been killed during weeks of protests in Ethiopia which have seen soldiers and police firing on demonstrators, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.

Ethiopia mosque grenade attack leaves at least 17 injured

Addis Ababa - At least 17 people were injured when a grenade was thrown into the main mosque in the Ethiopia capital Addis Ababa after Friday prayers, a government spokesman said Saturday.

East Africa hunger to worsen as El Nino strikes: UN

Nairobi - Conflicts, floods and failed rains caused by El Nino have sparked a dramatic rise in the number of people going hungry in east Africa, especially in drought-hit Ethiopia, the United Nations said Thursday.

Ethiopia 'Zone 9' bloggers acquitted of terrorism

Addis Ababa - Four Ethiopian bloggers and journalists were acquitted of terrorism Friday after 18 months in jail, a case widely condemned by rights groups as an assault on press freedom.

Dream turns sour for Ethiopian migrants jailed in Malawi

Monkey Bay - The dream of a new life in South Africa has turned into a nightmare for hundreds of Ethiopian migrants held in overcrowded Malawian jails despite having served their sentences for illegal entry."This prison is hell on earth.

Online fossil hunters use drone photos to find ancient bones

Thanks to an online citizen science initiative, members of the public are now invited to help hunt for fossils in the Kenyan desert. Volunteers will have the chance to pore over one million images in an area known for fossils of early human ancestors.

Obama warns African leaders who refuse to step down

Addis Ababa - Barack Obama condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end "the cancer of corruption", in the first ever address to the African Union by a US president.

Obama challenges Ethiopia on democracy but praises Shebab fight

Addis Ababa - US President Barack Obama on Monday praised key African ally Ethiopia for its fight against Shebab militants in Somalia, but also challenged Addis Ababa on its democratic record.

Obama opens talks in Ethiopia, set to make South Sudan peace push

Addis Ababa - Barack Obama opened talks in Ethiopia on Monday during the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa's second-most populous nation and the seat of the African Union.

Obama begins Ethiopia, African Union visit

Addis Ababa - US President Barack Obama landed in Ethiopia on Sunday, beginning a two-day stay and becoming the first American leader to visit Africa's second most populous nation.

Obama to wade into South Sudan peace drive

Addis Ababa - US President Barack Obama will on Monday try to build African support for tough action against South Sudan's warring leaders if they reject an August peace ultimatum, US officials said.

Kenya 'homecoming' to cap Obama Africa charm offensive

Washington - Barack Obama will make a first US presidential pilgrimage to his father's homeland of Kenya this week, the capstone of a weeklong overture to Africa taking in three key nations.

Key global development summit to open in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - World leaders are meeting in Ethiopia's capital from Monday for a development financing summit presented as crucial for United Nations efforts to end global poverty and manage climate change by 2030.
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