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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.

Ethiopia: 30 years on from famine and Live Aid

- Three decades ago, the world looked on in horror at images of dying famine victims in Ethiopia, as musicians led the giant global fundraising concert, Live Aid.

European DNA comes from Egyptians who migrated out of Africa

"Walk like an Egyptian" say the words of the song, and it seems that Europeans and Asians did just that, when they migrated north from Africa tens of thousands of years ago.

Ethiopia votes with ruling party set to return

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia was Sunday holding its first general elections since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi in 2012, with his successor Hailemariam Desalegn all but certain to stay in power.Over 36.

Ethiopia readies for elections but outcome not in doubt

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, readied Saturday for the first general election since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi, whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is all but certain to stay in office.Over 36.

Israel pledges action on grievances of Ethiopian Jews

Jerusalem - Israel on Monday pledged to crack down on racism and discrimination against Ethiopian Jews as officials sought to ease tensions after a series of angry protests over police brutality.

Israel PM urges action on racism in talks with Ethiopian Jews

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a united front against racism after talks on Monday with leaders of the Ethiopian Jewish community.

Israeli PM to meet Ethiopian community after clashes

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet members of Israel's Ethiopian community Monday in a bid to ease tensions after clashes over allegations of police brutality and widespread discrimination.

Police fire stun grenades at Tel Aviv rally by Ethiopian Israelis

Telavi - Police fired stun grenades to disperse a rally by Ethiopian Israelis demonstrating in central Tel Aviv on Sunday against alleged police brutality and widespread discrimination.

Thousands of Ethiopians march in government rally over IS killings

Addis Ababa - Tens of thousands of Ethiopians marched through the capital Wednesday in a government-organised rally condemning the murder of a group of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic State militants in Libya.

U.S. anger over IS 'atrocity' against Christians in Libya

Tripoli - The United States condemned the "brutal mass murder" of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya following a video released by Islamic State militants purportedly showing their execution.

IS shows purported executions in Libya of Ethiopia Christians

Tripoli - The Islamic State group on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the execution of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya.

Top WHO official in Thailand denies maid slavery claims

Bangkok - The World Health Organization's top official in Thailand on Saturday denied beating his Ethiopian domestic helper and treating her like a modern day slave.

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.
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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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Dhaqaboa Ebba, reportedly 160-years-old
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In this Landsat photo, the White Nile is on the left, and the narrower Blue Nile is on the right. The two rivers join a few miles further north at the city of Khartoum, Sudan, home to one million of Sudan's 33 million people. The farming patterns in the middle of the picture resemble French long farms, whose long, rectangular shapes allow each individual plot access to water from irrigation canals along the narrow side.
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Somali refugees sharing a meal in an Ethiopian tent
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Mineral deposits color the otherwise barren landscape in the Danakil Depression. Photo taken: January 19 2014
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The Kwegu are one of the tribes of the Omo valley.
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The Kwegu are one of the tribes of the Omo valley. © Surviva
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A scene from Movie "Difret"
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Kerstin Lundell, the investigative Swedish journalist, speaking on the Tragedy of Oil in Ogaden during the Toronto Convention.
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Beginning of the Blue Nile River by its outlet from Lake Tana (Amhara Region, Ethiopia). Photo taken: Feb. 1, 2009.
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OYSU stars performing at the Convention.
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Anchor Hassan "Karate" of Ogaal Radio addressing the annual Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention in Toronto.
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Explorer Jeremy Curl in the desert in Ethiopia.
Explorer Jeremy Curl in the desert in Ethiopia.
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