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Ethiopians gather for religious festival marred by bloodshed

Bishoftu - A year ago Firommisa Darasa barely made it out of Ethiopia's Irreecha festival alive, managing to escape from a deep ditch where dozens perished.The tragedy happened after police fired tear gas at anti-government protesters, sparking a stampede.

'Hundreds' dead in Ethiopia ethnic clashes

Addis Ababa - Clashes that erupted in Ethiopia this month between two of the country's largest ethnic groups have killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands, the government said Monday.

At least 56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

Dibai - At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea.

6 dead, 13 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea

Dibai - Six migrants drowned and 13 went missing Thursday when smugglers forced 180 Ethiopian migrants off a boat bound for Yemen, a day after a similar incident left 50 dead, the International Organization for Migration said.

Ethiopia to issue IDs for Rastafarian community

Nairobi - Ethiopia's foreign ministry said Friday it will issue identification cards to Rastafarians, granting rights to a community that has long complained of living in limbo in their "promised land".

Eritreans pursue two-wheeled dreams in exile

Addis Ababa - After representing Eritrea in cycling tournaments across Africa, Daniel Teklay took a journey of a different sort last year when he escaped across his country's militarised border to a new life as a refugee.

Police break up clashes between African migrants in Calais

Lille - Riot police stepped in to break up clashes among some 100 African migrants armed with sticks and rocks in the northern French city of Calais on Saturday, local police said, following similar brawls the night before.

Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia

- The Somali people of Ethiopia's southeast have a name for the drought that has killed livestock, dried up wells and forced hundreds of thousands into camps: sima, which means "equalised".

Ethiopian band wins fans by melding rock with African sounds

Addis Ababa - At a hotel in Addis Ababa well-known for hosting jazz greats, thousands of fans lined up on a Saturday night to headbang along with what is still a rarity in Ethiopia's diverse music scene -- a rock band.

Kuwaiti woman held for filming maid attempting suicide

Kuwait City - Kuwaiti police have detained a woman for filming her Ethiopian maid falling from the seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt without trying to rescue her, media and a rights group said Friday.

Desperate choice of Ethiopia landslide survivor: run or die

Addis Ababa - One minute, Zemed Derib stood negotiating with her precocious siblings who had locked themselves inside their uncle's home as a prank.The next, the playful scene gave way to horror as the hillside of the rubbish dump above them collapsed.

Ethiopia rubbish dump landslide death toll soars to 113

Addis Ababa - The death toll from a landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump in the capital Addis Ababa climbed to 113 on Wednesday, among them many women and children.

Death toll from Ethiopia landslide reaches 72

Addis Ababa - The death toll from a landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump reached 72 on Tuesday as the country's parliament declared three days of national mourning, a government minister told AFP.

Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump kills at least 46

Addis Ababa - At least 46 people died and dozens more were hurt in a giant landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump outside Addis Ababa, a tragedy squatters living there blamed on a biogas plant being built nearby.

Ethiopian photographer seeks new portrayal of Africa

Addis Ababa - Surrounded by untidy stacks of paper and abandoned half-empty coffee cups, photographer Aida Muluneh chain smokes cigarettes in her Addis Ababa office and rails against the negative portrayals of Africa by foreigners.

Human ancestor Lucy spent much of her time in trees: study

Washington - Lucy, the ancient ancestor of modern humans, probably spent at least a third of her day nesting in trees, according to new research unveiled Wednesday. Our 3.

Without reform Ethiopia risks a deepening crisis

Addis Ababa - Faced with its most serious challenge yet, the Ethiopian regime, a crucial Western ally in the fight against terrorism, risks a deepening crisis if promised reforms do not come, researchers and analysts warn.

Shabaab 'takes Somali town' after Ethiopia troop pullout

Mugadishu - Fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group said Sunday they had retaken control of a town in central Somalia after hundreds of Ethiopian troops serving with the African Union's AMISOM force withdrew.

Dutch farmer on Ethiopia violence: 'I was terribly scared'

- When protesters torched a nearby Dutch-run farm in Ethiopia's Oromia region, Marc Driessen watched anxiously as smoke billowed above the horizon, fearing his own business would meet the same fate.

Ethiopia PM seeks to 'reform electoral system' after protests

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Tuesday his government wants to reform the country's electoral system, which has excluded the opposition and prompted months of bloody protests.

Ethiopia says 'enemies' Egypt, Eritrea fuelling unrest

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia on Monday blamed "enemies" from Egypt and neighbouring Eritrea for stoking an unprecedented wave of protests that has led the government to declare a six-month state of emergency.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia declared a six-month state of emergency on Sunday following months of violent anti-government protests, according to an official statement released on state media.

Ethiopia mourns more than 50 killed in festival stampede

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia was in mourning Monday after more than 50 people died in a stampede triggered when police clashed with protesters, the latest bloody episode in a wave of anger against the authoritarian government.

52 dead in Ethiopia festival stampede

Bishoftu - Fifty-two people died on Sunday at a religious festival in Ethiopia to celebrate the end of the rainy season after police fired tear gas at protesters triggering a stampede.

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!

Sudan issues flood warning as Nile rises

Khartoum - Sudanese authorities on Wednesday warned people living near the banks of the Nile to be wary of flooding, after two weeks of heavy rainfall killed dozens across the country.

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.

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.
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A child of Somali refugees  at a camp in Malkadiida  Ethiopia.
A child of Somali refugees, at a camp in Malkadiida, Ethiopia.
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Beginning of the Blue Nile River by its outlet from Lake Tana (Amhara Region  Ethiopia). Photo taken...
Beginning of the Blue Nile River by its outlet from Lake Tana (Amhara Region, Ethiopia). Photo taken: Feb. 1, 2009.
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Location of Ethiopia in orthographic map of Africa from the Africa orthographic projection project.
Location of Ethiopia in orthographic map of Africa from the Africa orthographic projection project.
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This is this excavation of “Kadanuumuu” in 2006. Team member Ahmed Elema is cleaning the excavat...
This is this excavation of “Kadanuumuu” in 2006. Team member Ahmed Elema is cleaning the excavation area with a push-broom before resuming excavation. Each yellow flag represents an excavated specimen
Photo courtesy: Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 2006
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Perspective image of the Afar Depression June 24, 2005
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OYSU stars entertaining participants during the Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention.
OYSU stars entertaining participants during the Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention.
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A scene from Movie "Difret"
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Mike Sullivan  the York South-Weston MP addressing the Convention.
Mike Sullivan, the York South-Weston MP addressing the Convention.
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Somali refugees sharing a meal in an Ethiopian tent
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Camels crossing the desert.
Camels crossing the desert.
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OYSU stars performing at the Convention.
OYSU stars performing at the Convention.
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This is not really blue lava. At night, the red-hot lava looks blue because of the burning sulfuric gases.
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The stallions of Burkina Faso, the 2013 African Cup of Nations finalists will feature in the CAF zone World Cup playoffs.
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The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.
The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.
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Omo River and surrounding fertile seasonal floodlands as seen from Karo village of Doose  Ethiopia.
Omo River and surrounding fertile seasonal floodlands as seen from Karo village of Doose, Ethiopia.
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Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie excavating one of the six rib bones found during the excavation. The use...
Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie excavating one of the six rib bones found during the excavation. The use of dental tools was absolutely necessary to extract these highly fragile bones.
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Teff is widely grown in Ethiopia.
Teff is widely grown in Ethiopia.
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An overview rendition of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
April 17  2011.
An overview rendition of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. April 17, 2011.
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