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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.

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.
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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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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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Photo taken: Janua...
Mineral deposits color the otherwise barren landscape in the Danakil Depression. Photo taken: January 19 2014
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A scene from Movie "Difret"
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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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Camels crossing the desert.
Camels crossing the desert.
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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.
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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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Teff is widely grown in Ethiopia.
Teff is widely grown in Ethiopia.
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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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OYSU stars entertaining participants during the Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention.
OYSU stars entertaining participants during the Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention.
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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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Anchor Hassan  Karate  of Ogaal Radio  88.9FM addressing the Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention ...
Anchor Hassan "Karate" of Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM addressing the Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention in Toronto, Canada.
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Explorer Jeremy Curl in the desert in Ethiopia.
Explorer Jeremy Curl in the desert in Ethiopia.
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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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The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.
The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.
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OYSU stars performing at the Convention.
OYSU stars performing at the Convention.
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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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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.
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