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Ethiopia unlocks one of the world's last closed telecoms markets

Addis Ababa - For delivery man Sisay Alebachew, the difference between a good and bad day depends on Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia's monopoly telecoms provider.

WHO chief Tedros in the eye of the storm

Geneva - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the first African to head the World Health Organization, faces the towering challenge of coordinating a global pandemic response increasingly complicated by US-China tensions.

Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

Apo - A slickly produced video from the office of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi showed crates of medical supplies -- stamped in English and Arabic with the words "from the Egyptian people to the American people" -- being loaded onto a military carg...

Ethiopian PM urges tolerance as anti-foreigner sentiment rises over virus

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday urged citizens not to discriminate against certain nationalities as virus cases rise, after reports of anti-foreigner sentiment in the country.

'Our wounds will never heal': Ethiopia marks one year since plane crash

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the crash of Flight 302, bringing together victims' families for a ceremony and six minutes of silence in memory of the time the jet took to go down.

Ethiopian Airlines marks one year since plane crash

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the crash of Flight 302 by bringing relatives of the dead together for a ceremony at the crash site southeast of the capital, Addis Ababa.

Boeing pilot training on 737 MAX 'inadequate': Ethiopia crash report

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's probe of last year's Ethiopian Airlines crash found that Boeing did not provide sufficient pilot training for the 737 MAX and that crucial flight software was flawed, according to an interim report published Monday.

Boeing training on 737 MAX 'inadequate': Ethiopia crash report

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's probe of last year's Ethiopian Airlines crash found that Boeing did not provide sufficient training for the 737 MAX and that crucial flight software was flawed, according to an interim report published Monday.

Ethiopians mourn Boeing MAX crash victims a year on from disaster

Hundreds gathered Sunday at the site where Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed last March, killing all 157 on board, for a ceremony symbolising the country's emergence from a year-long period of mourning.

A year after plane crash, Ethiopians mull how to honour the dead

- Gebru Ketema was outside tending cattle on the morning when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 plunged from the sky into a field near his village, killing all 157 people on board.

Ethiopian pilots band together one year after traumatic crash

Addis Ababa - Just hours after Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed southeast of Addis Ababa last March, mourners began flocking to a building down the road from where it took off: the headquarters of the country's independent pilots' association.

A year after Ethiopian crash, a new 'family' bonded by loss

New York - It is an unlikely friendship that grew out of grief and has become a source of support and activism in the aftermath of the Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines crash one year ago.

'Written in blood': bereaved engineer calls for reform after MAX deaths

Cambridge - After his sister died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX one year ago, Javier de Luis, an engineer who once designed software for space stations, became a crusader.

Ethiopia's Abiy faces outcry over crackdown on rebels

Addis Ababa - Desta Garuma, a 27-year-old rickshaw driver, never showed much interest in politics, so his family has no idea how soldiers concluded he was involved in a rebel movement active in Ethiopia's Oromia region.

Ethiopia to free dozens of opposition prisoners

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia announced Tuesday it would release dozens of high-profile prisoners from jail, including opposition activists held over an alleged coup and other high-ranking government critics.

Ethiopian-Israeli lawmaker says seeking equality, Netanyahu's ouster

Hadera - The first Ethiopian-born Jewish woman elected to Israel's parliament, who said she is fighting for racial equality, has become a key player in the effort to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Rare Ethiopian crown, hidden for 21 years in the Netherlands, returns home

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's government on Thursday assumed custody of a priceless 18th-century crown that a former refugee had kept hidden in his apartment in the Netherlands for two decades.

Ethiopia's once-dominant political party marks anniversary

Adigrat - The political party that dominated Ethiopian politics for nearly three decades staged massive anniversary celebrations Wednesday that highlighted rising tensions with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government and neighbouring Eritrea.

Pompeo to pay first visit to Africa

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, the State Department said Wednesday, putting a focus on a continent rarely prioritized by the Trump administration.

Three countries delay Ethiopia dam deadline but Trump sees deal

Washington - Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Friday pushed back their deadline to resolve a bitter row on a dam on the Nile until the end of February, but President Donald Trump voiced confidence that a deal was near.

Trump says deal on giant Ethiopian dam is near

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday voiced confidence a US-brokered deal will come soon on a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile that has fueled fears of conflict with Egypt and Sudan.

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Nairobi - Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts said Friday.

Ethiopians look for love during Orthodox epiphany celebration

Gondar - Getahun Fetana spent years admiring Emebet Melaku from a distance before plucking up the nerve to speak to her, taking advantage of a chance encounter during Timkat, the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of epiphany.

Ten killed in seating collapse at Ethiopian festival

Gondar - At least ten people were killed Monday and scores injured when a seating area collapsed during a major Orthodox Christian celebration in Ethiopia, with fears the death toll could rise.

Swarms of locusts threaten food security in Kenya: govt

Nairobi - Large swarms of desert locusts are spreading through Kenya, after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant threat to food security, the agriculture minister said Friday.

Power-starved Ethiopia rallies around Nile dam as Egypt dispute simmers

- Cell phone batteries constantly dying, health centres bereft of modern equipment, a dependence on flashlights after sundown -- Kafule Yigzaw experienced all these struggles and more growing up without electricity in rural Ethiopia.

Eritrean president vows to 'bolster cooperation' with Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki promised Thursday to boost cooperation with Ethiopia on the last day of his two-day visit that came as the peace process was seen as having lost momentum.

Abiy Ahmed: Meteoric rise of the man trying to remould Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Abiy Ahmed, the son of poor villagers who became a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa's fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia's neighbours, has seen an unpredictable and perilous rise to fame.

Pressured at home, Ethiopia PM picks up Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Tuesday, but as ethnic violence rises at home he has kept festivities and meetings with the media to a minimum.

Five questions on change and challenges in Abiy's Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is accepting the Nobel Peace Prize next week just as his country heads into what could be the most consequential year of its fraught political transition.
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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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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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Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis
Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis
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Teff is widely grown in Ethiopia.
Teff is widely grown in Ethiopia.
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The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.
The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.
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Explorer Jeremy Curl in the desert in Ethiopia.
Explorer Jeremy Curl in the desert in Ethiopia.
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Aksum is now a UNESCO site.
Aksum is now a UNESCO site.
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Location of Ethiopia in orthographic map of Africa from the Africa orthographic projection project.
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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.
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Anchor Hassan "Karate" of Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM, (second right), with participants during the Convention.
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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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A scene from Movie "Difret"
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The temple in Yeha  Tigray region  is dated back ca. 8th century BC and believed to be one of the ol...
The temple in Yeha, Tigray region, is dated back ca. 8th century BC and believed to be one of the oldest structures in 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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The East African region s hopes for a first-ever World Cup appearance now rest in the hands of the W...
The East African region's hopes for a first-ever World Cup appearance now rest in the hands of 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.
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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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Diagram with site of dam marked
Diagram with site of dam marked
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