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Ethiopia: Country in East Africa
Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country in the northeastern part of Africa, known as the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, the de facto state of Somaliland and Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest. With over 102 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent with a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa, which lies a few miles west of the East African Rift that splits the country into the Nubian and Somali tectonic plates.

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Leaders of Egypt and Ethiopia to meet on Nile dam standoff: Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday he would meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Russia to discuss a dispute over a hydropower dam that the Horn of Africa country is building..
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A son and father reunited, like many under Nobel winner Abiy's Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal

For Samson Berhane, the news that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was deeply personal.
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Videos for Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali wins Nobel Peace Prize [Video]Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali wins Nobel Peace Prize

Abiy Ahmed gets the award amid cautions over 'far from done' reforms and unfinished diplomatic efforts.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:39Published

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize [Video]Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Abiy Ahmed has been recognised for ending the long-running conflict between his country and Eritrea.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:52Published

FAA failed to properly review 737 MAX: report [Video]FAA failed to properly review 737 MAX: report

A panel of international air safety regulators on Friday harshly criticized the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s review of a safety system on Boeing’s 737 MAX airliner that was later tied to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Ethiopia PM thanks Nobel committee for Peace Prize [Video]Ethiopia PM thanks Nobel committee for Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is "humbled and thrilled" at becoming the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, he said in a recorded phone call with the secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published

2019 Nobel Peace Prize goes to Ethiopian PM [Video]2019 Nobel Peace Prize goes to Ethiopian PM

The winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been announced, with the honour going to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize [Video]Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea. Megan Revell reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

World Athletics Championships: Lelisa Desisa wins men's marathon [Video]World Athletics Championships: Lelisa Desisa wins men's marathon

Desisa is first Ethiopian to lift world title since 2001, as 18 runners fail to finish race in Doha's intense heat.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Ethiopia's spring festival in capital after 150 years [Video]Ethiopia's spring festival in capital after 150 years

The last few years of Irreecha celebrations, held outside Addis Ababa, have been marred by protests following a stampede at the festival in 2016 where the government says 50 people were killed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:47Published

Ethiopia dam dispute: Talks in Khartoum over sharing the water [Video]Ethiopia dam dispute: Talks in Khartoum over sharing the water

A new dam in Ethiopia could threaten the water supply to neighbouring countries further downstream.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Boeing's offer to crash victims' kin slammed as 'publicity stunt' [Video]Boeing's offer to crash victims' kin slammed as 'publicity stunt'

About $140,000 is to be paid to each claimant after 346 people were killed in the 737 MAX disasters in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:04Published

Injera: A Bread That's A Plate [Video]Injera: A Bread That's A Plate

Injera is a porous, sponge like sourdough bread. It is quite literally the foundation of Ethiopian cuisine, doubling as both a plate and silverware in many Ethiopian meals. Teff is a nutritious,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Fossil discovery reveals face of oldest early human ancestor [Video]Fossil discovery reveals face of oldest early human ancestor

The ancestor's face has been reconstructed from a skull found in Ethiopia and is the direct ancestor of the skeleton, Lucy, found in 1974.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:55Published

Skull of ancient human ancestor unearthed [Video]Skull of ancient human ancestor unearthed

Scientists have found the first complete skull of one of the oldest human ancestors, thought to be up to six million years old. Priscilla Huff reporting

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

Lucy's ancestor revealed [Video]Lucy's ancestor revealed

Scientists have found the first complete skull of one of the oldest human ancestors, thought to be up to six million years old. Priscilla Huff reporting

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

 

Ethiopia's Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize for resolving conflict with Eritrea

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts which ended two decades of hostility with longtime enemy Eritrea.
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Ethiopian PM 'humbled, thrilled' with Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is "humbled and thrilled" at becoming the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, he said in a recorded phone call with the secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee..
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Ethiopian Nobel Peace Prize winner ruffles feathers at home

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for ending 20 years of hostility with neighboring Eritrea, can arouse strong reactions at home.
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Ethiopia 'proud as a nation' over Nobel Peace Prize: PM Abiy's office

Ethiopia is "proud as a nation" for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Nobel Peace Prize award, his office said in a statement on Friday.
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Full text of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize citation

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, released the following statement:
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Egypt denounces Ethiopia for moving ahead with Nile dam amid water: shortage fears

Egypt denounced Ethiopia on Wednesday for moving forward with building and operating a hyropower dam on the Nile, which Cairo worries will threaten already scarce water supplies.
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Ethiopia's peacemaking prime minister emerges as a Nobel favorite

During a high-level meeting at Ethiopia's foreign ministry in July, officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea.
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Ethiopian police teargas protesters in Amhara: local party official

Police teargassed hundreds of protesters outside a court in Ethiopia’s northern city of Bahir Dar on Tuesday, a local party official and an eyewitness said, reflecting public tensions over high..
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Ethiopia says Egypt trying to maintain "colonial era" grip over Nile

Ethiopia has accused Egypt of trying to maintain its grip over the waters of the Nile with a proposal it says would imperil a giant hydropower dam under construction on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile, in a..
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Egypt says talks over Ethiopia's Nile dam deadlocked, calls for mediation

Egypt said on Saturday that talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over the operation of a $4 billion hydropower dam that Ethiopia is constructing on the Nile have reached a deadlock, and it called for..
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Ethiopia's Oromo celebrate festival in Addis amid tight security

Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group celebrated in Addis Ababa on Saturday at the start of an annual thanksgiving festival which was marred by violence in 2016.
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Boeing crash victims' lawyer to seek testimony from 737 MAX whistleblower

An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a..
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Ethiopia says it detains suspected Islamist militants planning attacks

Ethiopia said on Saturday it had arrested an unspecified number of Islamist militant members of the Somali group al Shabaab and Islamic State who were planning to carry out attacks in the country on..
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Exclusive: Egypt and Ethiopia at odds as talks over Blue Nile dam resume

Egypt says Ethiopia has "summarily rejected" its plan for key aspects of operating a giant dam the East African nation is building on the Nile, while dismissing Ethiopia's own proposal as "unfair and..
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Egypt resumes Nile dam talks with Ethiopia, Sudan

Egypt's foreign minister said Cairo had resumed talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a $4 billion dam Addis Ababa is building on the Nile which had been suspended for over a year.
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All remains from Ethiopian Airlines crash site now identified: police

The identification of human remains from the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 is complete, the head of Ethiopia's police said late on Monday, six months after the plane nosedived into farmland..
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Former inmate tours Ethiopian torture center after it opens to the public

Blogger Befekadu Hailu’s eyes filled with tears as he stood on the spot where he had watched a guard attack a friend in Maekelawi detention center, a name long synonymous in Ethiopia with torture and..
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Attackers kill two aid workers in western Ethiopia: aid group, U.N.

Unidentified attackers killed two aid workers who were returning from a refugee camp in an western Ethiopia region that shares a border with South Sudan, their aid group and a U.N. organization said.
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Ethiopian opposition parties threaten election boycott

A coalition of Ethiopian opposition parties on Tuesday threatened to boycott a national vote next year without changes to an electoral law they view as biased towards the ruling party.
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Ethiopia to hold autonomy referendum for ethnic Sidama in November: Fana

Ethiopia on Thursday granted its ethnic Sidama community a referendum in November on self-determination, with a view to creating the country's 10th autonomous region, Fana news agency reported.
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Regional Somali airport refuses to allow Ethiopian plane to land

Kismayo airport in southern Somalia refused to allow an Ethiopian plane to land on Monday, a witness said, amid heightened tensions between the federal government and the regional leadership ahead of..
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Ethiopia to hold national election next year

Ethiopia's ruling coalition said on Friday it will hold a national election next year, defying worries over security and displacement in the east African nation that had led some to expect the election..
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Eritrea's military service still 'repressive' despite peace deal: HRW

Eritrea is forcing thousands of students and teachers into indefinite national service, driving many into exile and frustrating hopes that a peace deal with Ethiopia might end conscription, Human..
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Gunmen kill family of seven in restive Ethiopian state

Gunmen shot dead a family of seven people and injured three others on Thursday morning in the restive Ethiopian state of Oromia, the prime minister's home region, authorities said.
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Ethiopia's PM says 'people from abroad' had role in June twin attacks

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday that attackers in a failed regional coup in June had been trained by people who had come from foreign countries, without giving details.
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Ethiopia opens up banking sector to its diaspora

Ethiopia's parliament passed a bill on Wednesday to open up the country's financial sector to an estimated five million of its citizens who have taken other nationalities, including allowing them to..
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Ethiopian migrants die of hunger and thirst in stranded boat: U.N. agency

At least 15 Ethiopians died after the boat trying to smuggle them into Yemen broke down and left them stranded in the sea without food or water for a week, a U.N. migration agency said.
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Ethiopia federal forces take over security in protest-hit region: Fana

Ethiopian federal authorities temporarily took over security in a region where at least 17 people were killed in clashes between security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous enclave for the..
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Unrest over autonomy bid kills four in Ethiopia's Hawassa city

Four protesters died of gunshot wounds suffered in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group based in the southern city of..
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Three dead as unrest rumbles in Ethiopia's southern Hawassa city

At least three people have died in Ethiopia's southern city of Hawassa, hospital authorities said on Friday, amid a showdown between state security forces and some local activists who want to declare a..
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Ethiopia averts confrontation as party delays plan for new region

A potentially bloody confrontation between Ethiopia's federal government and a minority community was averted on Thursday when a political party postponed plans to set up a new region for the Sidama..
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Protesters take to streets to declare new Ethiopia region

A political party representing some of Ethiopia's ethnic Sidama people said on Thursday it would postpone plans to declare a new region in defiance of the federal government and would accept the offer..
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Activists from Sidama ethnic group in Ethiopia to delay declaring new region

The head of a political party representing some of Ethiopia's ethnic Sidama people said on Thursday it would postpone plans to declare a new region in defiance of the federal government and would..
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Ethiopian city braces for protests as activists promise to declare new region

Activists in Ethiopia were set to declare a new region for their Sidama ethnic group on Thursday in defiance of the central government, with some residents of the southern city of Hawassa worried that..
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Ethiopia premier's aide named to lead restive Amhara region

Ethiopia's Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) named the security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as head of the restive Amhara region on Monday after his predecessor was killed in a violent attempt to..
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Regional power grab attempt causes rare discord in Ethiopia coalition

A failed regional coup in Ethiopia has exposed rare divisions in the alliance that has dominated the country for three decades, with two of the four ethnic parties that form the ruling coalition..
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Families and Ethiopian farmers feel in the dark over Boeing's aid offer

A week after Boeing Co offered $100 million to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, affected farmers in Ethiopia, victims'..
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Ethiopia faces more conflict with ethnic group's push for region

Ethiopia's destabilizing regional frictions may worsen this month if the small Sidama ethnic group carries out a threat to unilaterally declare a new semi-autonomous region in defiance of the federal..
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Boeing makes $100 million pledge for 737 MAX crash-related support

Boeing Co said on Wednesday it would give $100 million over multiple years to local governments and non-profit organizations to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737..
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Boeing pledges $100 million to help 737 MAX crash families

Boeing Co said on Wednesday it would give $100 million over multiple years to local governments and non-profit organizations to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737..
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Boeing promises $100 million to help families affected by deadly crashes

Boeing Co on Wednesday said it would give $100 million to organizations to help families affected by the deadly crashes of the company's 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
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Ethiopian mediator urges Sudan military, opposition to hold direct talks

Ethiopia's mediator in the Sudan crisis urged the military rulers and the opposition coalition to hold direct talks on Wednesday to strike a deal on handing over power to civilians.
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Israelis of Ethiopian descent protest over police shooting

Thousands of Israelis of Ethiopian descent and their supporters staged sit-down protests at major road junctions throughout the country on Tuesday after a member of the immigrant community was shot..
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Ethiopia airs voice of alleged coup leader killed in crackdown

Ethiopia has released a recording of the state militia commander it says led a failed coup attempt last week in which dozens of people, including five top officials, were killed.
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Sudan's military council studies African Union, Ethiopia's proposal

Sudan's ruling military council said on Friday a proposal submitted by the African Union (AU) and Ethiopia received on June 27 is suitable for the resumption of talks with the opposition on a..
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Amid Ethiopia unrest, Amhara political party spokesman arrested

Authorities in Ethiopia arrested on Friday the spokesman of a political party which promotes the interests of the Amhara ethnic group, the party president said.
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