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Egypt signs up to Ethiopian Nile dam deal, citing trust

Khartoum - Egypt on Monday agreed to a preliminary deal with Ethiopia on a new dam project that Cairo feared would hamper the flow of the Nile, the river on which it depends.

Militarization and alternative biofuel drives Ethiopian land-grab

Ethiopia buys military weapons and claims advance on Millennium Goal objectives while India and others gain large scale alternative biofuel crops and claim advance on reduction of fossil fuel dependency.

Ethiopia 'decimates' free press: Rights group

Nairobi - The Ethiopian government is stepping up oppression of independent journalists ahead of national elections due in May, a leading rights group said in a report on Thursday.

21 bodies recovered after migrant shipwreck off Yemen: UN

Sanaa - The UN refugee agency said Monday 21 bodies have been recovered after Yemen reported dozens of Ethiopian migrants drowning when their boat sank near the entrance to the Red Sea.

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.

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.

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

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.

A thirst for fresh water in Saudi Arabia

Man has always assumed the water we drink, bathe in and use for our recreation is one of our unending natural resources. Where water has been available, cultures have flourished. But our global "footprint" is now affecting our critical watersheds.

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.

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.

Malaria on the move as temps warm

Washington - Malaria is on the march to higher elevations as temperatures warm due to climate change, a trend that could increase the number of people sickened by the disease, researchers said Thursday.The study in the US journal Science was based on records from h...

U.S. man sues Ethiopia for cyber snooping

San Francisco - A lawsuit filed on Tuesday accuses Ethiopia of infecting a U.S. man's computer with "spyware" as part of a campaign to gather intelligence about those critical of the government."We have clear evidence of a foreign government secretly infiltrating us."

Ethiopian co-pilot hijacks plane to seek Swiss asylum

Geneva - The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane hijacked his aircraft and forced it to land in Geneva so he could seek asylum, igniting what one passenger described as "pure fear".The Ethiopian locked himself in the cockpit when the captain went to the bat...

Swiss fighters grounded during hijacking as outside office hours

Geneva - No Swiss fighter jets were scrambled Monday when an Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked his own plane and forced it to land in Geneva, because it happened outside business hours, the Swiss airforce said.When the co-pilot on flight ET-702 from Addis Ab...

Ethiopian plane forced to Geneva, hijacker arrested

Geneva - An Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome was on Monday hijacked and forced to land in Geneva, where the hijacker has been arrested, police said.Flight ET-702 from Addis Ababa to Rome "was hijacked...

Jamaican Bobsleigh? No, Ethiopian ski team!

There is no precise word for 'snow' in the Amharic language of Ethiopia, but that did not stop the Teklemariam brothers from establishing the country's first ski association and opening the doors to winter sports f...

Somali Islamists vow to boost attacks as Ethiopia join AU force

Mogadishu - Somalia's Shebab insurgents called Saturday for renewed attacks against foreign forces, after arch-enemy Ethiopia joined the African Union force battling the extremists.

H&M sees great potential for textile sector in Africa

Stockholm - Swedish fashion giant H&M sees huge promise in Sub-Saharan Africa for the textile industry, chief executive Karl-Johan Persson said Wednesday.

South Sudan peace talks begin in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Peace talks between warring South Sudan factions began on Sunday in Ethiopia after a brief delay over the negotiation agenda.

Ethiopian man claims to be world's oldest man at 160-years-old

An Ethiopian farmer is apparently able to recount a century worth of African history which may help prove that he is the world's oldest man.

Ethiopia in FIFA World Cup playoffs

Toronto - Billed as one of the surprise packages in the World Cup qualifying rounds, the high flying Ethiopian national team lived up to its expectations beating the Central African Republic 2-1 in neutral Congo Brazzaville to secure a World Cup playoffs berth.

Review: Beauty and Whimsy at The Met's Latest Photography Exhibition Special

New York - Photography is front and center the Metropolitan Museum of Art right now, with a showing of the work of English photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, best-known for her portraits of Victorian figures including Charles Darwin and Thomas Carlyle.

The UK's harmful aid to Ethiopia

Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) is accused of failing to properly address allegations of human rights abuses in Ethiopia, one of its biggest aid recipients.

The historical significance of Operation Dove's Wings

Israel has initiated another airlift of Ethiopian Jews that is similar to previous ones it carried out in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Jailed journalist freed, Ethiopia’s government drops all charges

Addis Ababa - The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) has said it welcomes the decision by Ethiopia’s justice ministry to free Temesghen Desalegn, the editor of the country’s top independent weekly Feteh, and drop “all criminal charges.”

Rachel's last birthday wish was safe water for 60,000 Ethiopians

Rachel Beckwith wanted to raise $300 by her ninth birthday on June 12, 2011 for a New York-based non-profit organization charity:water, involved in projects to bring clean drinking water to people in impoverished developing countries.

Israel to deport Ethiopian and south Sudanese immigrants

Israeli officials have begun arresting what is expected to be tens of thousands of legitimate African refugees, and deporting them to detention camps.

Ethiopian blogger jailed for 18 years under anti-terrorism law

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian blogger's Eskinder Nega's crime was to publish material that criticized the arrest of other journalists. Nega was among 23 others who were found guilty of links to Ginbot Seven a group that Ethiopia classifies as a terrorist organisation.

Anchor Hassan 'Karate' slams media blockade in Ethiopia Special

Toronto - According to rights groups, the persistent persecution of journalists in Ethiopia is appalling as many journalists rot in jail while draconian laws muzzle free press and curtail political dissent.
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Dhaqaboa Ebba  reportedly 160-years-old
Dhaqaboa Ebba, reportedly 160-years-old
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Teff is widely grown in Ethiopia.
Teff is widely grown in Ethiopia.
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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
Anchor Hassan  Karate  of Ogaal Radio  88.9FM addressing the Annual Ogaden Diaspora Communities Conv...
Anchor Hassan "Karate" of Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM addressing the Annual Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention in Toronto, Canada.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Anchor Hassan  Karate  of Ogaal Radio addressing the annual Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention i...
Anchor Hassan "Karate" of Ogaal Radio addressing the annual Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention in Toronto.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
It is acceptable for two men to hold hands in Ethiopia as it is part of their culture.
It is acceptable for two men to hold hands in Ethiopia as it is part of their culture.
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Anchor Hassan  Karate  of Ogaal Radio  88.9FM  (second right)  with participants during the Conventi...
Anchor Hassan "Karate" of Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM, (second right), with participants during the Convention.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Ethiopian woman with child
Ethiopian woman with child
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Diagram with site of dam marked
Diagram with site of dam marked
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OYSU stars performing at the Convention.
OYSU stars performing at the Convention.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
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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Qat (aka chat  jaad  or khat)  is legal and widely popular in Ethiopia  the Horn of Africa  and Sout...
Qat (aka chat, jaad, or khat), is legal and widely popular in Ethiopia, the Horn of Africa, and Southern Arabia. Here, qat shrubs are growing between rows of corn.
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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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The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.
The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.
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Mike Sullivan  the York South-Weston MP addressing the Convention.
Mike Sullivan, the York South-Weston MP addressing the Convention.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Camels crossing the desert.
Camels crossing the desert.
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Mike Sullivan  the MP for York South-Weston addressing the Convention.
Mike Sullivan, the MP for York South-Weston addressing the Convention.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
This is not really blue lava. At night  the red-hot lava looks blue because of the burning sulfuric ...
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 zon...
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 boat was transporting what could be is sugar cane to the other side of the river while people in...
The boat was transporting what could be is sugar cane to the other side of the river while people in the background are cutting more. Nile River, Egypt. Photo taken: Sept. 29, 2004.
Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada