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Ethiopia News

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.
In the Media by AFP

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
In the Media by Karen Graham

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.
In the Media by Nicolas Revise, Jenny Vaughan (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

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.
In the Media by Jenny Vaughan (AFP)

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...
In the Media by AFP

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."
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by Nina Larson, Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

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...
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by Ben Young (Reuters)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

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.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Farid Omar

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.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 3 comments

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.”
In the Media by Robin Okuthe - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Farid Omar - 2 comments

South Korea gives $80 million loan for Ethiopia-Sudan power plan

Addis Ababa - The South Korean government has approved an $80 million loan for Ethiopia that would finance the Ethiopia-Sudan electric power transmission line construction and expansion project. The deal is expected to be signed this week.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Ethiopian dam project worries neighbouring countries

Ethiopia is planning a huge hydro-electric dam which will collect the waters of the Blue Nile, but the project is causing concern for neighbouring countries Egypt and Sudan.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 3 comments

Op-Ed: How I spent Memorial Day in four African countries

My 13 year-old son has a social studies project that is due the Tuesday after the Memorial Day weekend, and the shot weekend offers little yield.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Heavy fighting hits Somalia

Fighting between al Shabaab rebels and Ethiopia backed Somali government forces on Saturday left dozens dead in some parts of the horn of Africa nation.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

Toronto protesters demand release of Canadian held in Ethiopia Special

Toronto - Hundreds of Somali-Canadians and members of the general public recently took to the streets in Toronto in a public demonstration aimed at voicing support for Bashir Makhtal, the Canadian citizen illegally held in Ethiopia for the last five years.
Digital Journal Report by Farid Omar
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Mike Sullivan  the MP for York South-Weston addressing the Convention.
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Mike Sullivan, the MP for York South-Weston addressing the Convention.
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Mike Sullivan  the York South-Weston MP addressing the Convention.
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Mike Sullivan, the York South-Weston MP addressing the Convention.
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Anchor Hassan  Karate  of Ogaal Radio addressing the annual Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention i...
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Anchor Hassan "Karate" of Ogaal Radio addressing the annual Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention in Toronto.
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The boat was transporting what could be is sugar cane to the other side of the river while people in...
Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada
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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Beginning of the Blue Nile River by its outlet from Lake Tana (Amhara Region  Ethiopia). Photo taken...
Ondřej Žváček
Beginning of the Blue Nile River by its outlet from Lake Tana (Amhara Region, Ethiopia). Photo taken: Feb. 1, 2009.
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Anchor Hassan  Karate  of Ogaal Radio  88.9FM addressing the Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention ...
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Anchor Hassan "Karate" of Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM addressing the Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention in Toronto, Canada.
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Ethiopia is proceeding undeterred with construction of the Grand renaissa...
CCTV Africa
Published on Apr 26, 2014 Ethiopia is proceeding undeterred with construction of the Grand renaissance dam regardless of warnings that this could stifle its economic growth.
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Mineral deposits color the otherwise barren landscape in the Danakil Depression.
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Ji-Elle
Mineral deposits color the otherwise barren landscape in the Danakil Depression. Photo taken: January 19 2014
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Dhaqaboa Ebba  reportedly 160-years-old
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Dhaqaboa Ebba, reportedly 160-years-old
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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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Explorer Jeremy Curl in the desert in Ethiopia.
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Explorer Jeremy Curl in the desert in Ethiopia.
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Kerstin Lundell  the investigative Swedish journalist  speaking on the Tragedy of Oil in Ogaden duri...
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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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Anchor Hassan  Karate  of Ogaal Radio  88.9FM addressing the Annual Ogaden Diaspora Communities Conv...
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Anchor Hassan "Karate" of Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM addressing the Annual Ogaden Diaspora Communities Convention in Toronto, Canada.
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Perspective image of the Afar Depression 
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Zyzzy
Perspective image of the Afar Depression June 24, 2005
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The Stallions of Burkina Faso  the 2013 African Cup of Nations finalists will feature in the CAF zon...
Fifa.com
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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Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie excavating one of the six rib bones found during the excavation. The use...
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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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