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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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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to try to resolve dam dispute by January 15: Treasury

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agreed on Wednesday to work toward a comprehensive and sustainable agreement on the filling and operation of a massive dam project in Ethiopia by Jan...
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Trump says talks with Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan on dam dispute went well

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he held talks with officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a new dam being built on the Nile River.
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Videos for Ethiopia


Desisa, Chepngetich claim Marathon Runner of the Year awards [Video]Desisa, Chepngetich claim Marathon Runner of the Year awards

Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa and Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich claim AIMS Marathon Runner of the Year awards

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NYC marathon winners celebrate in Central Park [Video]NYC marathon winners celebrate in Central Park

The 2019 TCS New York City Marathon winners smiled for photographs in New York's Central Park at Bethesda Fountain on Monday (November 4) in an official finish-line tape presentation.

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Jepkosgei claims NYC Marathon in women's upset victory [Video]Jepkosgei claims NYC Marathon in women's upset victory

Kenyan half marathon world record holders Geoffrey Kamworor and rookie Joyciline Jepkosgei powered to victories in the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Gavino Garay reports.

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Missing African migrants being trafficked through Yemen [Video]Missing African migrants being trafficked through Yemen

Aid agencies warn that human traffickers are increasingly using the country as a route to move African migrants, who are mostly Ethiopians, to Gulf countries.

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Ugandan coffee farmers wary of bitter taste over proposed bill [Video]Ugandan coffee farmers wary of bitter taste over proposed bill

Uganda's government says it wants to boost coffee production in the country and has tabled a bill in parliament that seeks to regulate the country's coffee sector, but not all farmers are happy with..

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Loved ones, pilots were in 'flying coffins': Blumenthal to Boeing CEO [Video]Loved ones, pilots were in 'flying coffins': Blumenthal to Boeing CEO

Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal asks the families of those killed in two fatal 737 MAX crashes to stand and hold up images of their loved ones during a hearing on Capitol Hill with Boeing..

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Ethiopia protests: Police surround activist's home [Video]Ethiopia protests: Police surround activist's home

Hundreds of supporters of Oromia Media Network's founder join protest amid reports of police surrounding his residence.

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Families told design flaws to blame for Lion Air crash [Video]Families told design flaws to blame for Lion Air crash

Mechanical and design issues contributed to the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX jet last October, Indonesian investigators told victims' families in a briefing on Wednesday ahead of the release of a final..

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Boeing may face billions more losses - analysts [Video]Boeing may face billions more losses - analysts

Boeing may have to book billions of dollars in additional charges, two brokerages said on Monday, following latest developments around the planemaker's grounded 737 MAX jet. David Pollard reports.

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Ethiopia Plane Crash: Kenyan victims buried in home towns [Video]Ethiopia Plane Crash: Kenyan victims buried in home towns

Boeing admits faulty sensor caused 737-Max to crash and has paid compensation to victims' families.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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..

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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

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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

 

Factbox: Key facts about Ethiopia's giant Nile dam

Ethiopia is building a giant dam on the Blue Nile, close to its border with Sudan.
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Trump speaks with Egypt's Sisi, backs talks on disputed Ethiopia dam

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday and voiced support for negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a giant hydroelectric dam on..
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Ethiopia PM Abiy says death toll from recent protests rises to 86

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday the death toll from protests last month had risen to 86 and urged citizens to resist forces threatening to impede the country's progress.
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Ethiopia says at least 78 people killed in protests last week, number could rise

At least 78 people were killed in protests in Ethiopia last week against the treatment of a prominent activist, the prime minister's spokeswoman said on Thursday.
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At least 78 people killed in Ethiopian protests last week: prime minister's office

At least 78 people were killed during protests in Ethiopia last week over the treatment of a prominent activist, the prime minister's spokeswoman said on Thursday.
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Ethiopia's government releases activists accused over unrest in June: journalist

Ethiopia has released five activists who were detained earlier this year after the killing of its Amhara region's president and three other senior officials and the army chief of staff in the capital,..
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Violence during Ethiopian protests was ethnically tinged, say eyewitnesses

Much of the fighting seen during protests in Ethiopia this week was ethnically tinged, eyewitnesses said on Saturday, describing attacks by young men from the Oromo ethnic group against people from..
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Prominent activist won't rule out election challenge to Ethiopia PM

Prominent activist Jawar Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, in next year's election, he told Reuters on Friday, after days of demonstrations..
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Ethiopia activist calls for calm after 16 killed in clashes

Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political..
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Hundreds gather outside house of Ethiopian activist after deadly day of protests

Hundreds of supporters of prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed set up camp around his house in Addis Ababa on Thursday one day after police fired gunshots and teargas to break up demonstrations..
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Egypt, Ethiopia agree to resume technical discussions on Grand Renaissance Dam

Egypt and Ethiopia's leaders agreed on Thursday to the immediate resumption of the work by a technical committee trying to agree on the operating terms of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), an..
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'A better life somewhere else': Europe-bound African migrants wait in Rwanda

At the United Nations emergency transit center next to a serene lake south of Rwanda's capital on Wednesday, the quiet mood was broken by the sobs of a group of female migrants from Ethiopia.
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Protests spread after stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home

Police fired gunshots and teargas as thousands protested in Ethiopia on Wednesday over the treatment of a prominent activist, residents said, in a sign that the country's Nobel Prize-winning prime..
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Stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home, gunshots heard as protests spread

Hundreds of supporters of an Ethiopian ethnic activist and media entrepreneur gathered outside his house on Wednesday, hours after it was surrounded by police following a warning by the prime minister..
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Ethiopian residents in city of Adama report sounds of gunshots following protests

Two Ethiopian residents in the city of Adama told Reuters they heard the sound of gunshots amid protests there on Wednesday afternoon.
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Egypt accepts invitation to meet in U.S. over Ethiopia dam dispute

Egypt said on Tuesday it had accepted a U.S. invitation to a meeting of foreign ministers over a project for a giant hydropower dam on Ethiopia's Blue Nile that is causing an escalating spat between..
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PM Abiy says Ethiopia ready to hold elections in 2020

Ethiopia will face problems if it delays its general election beyond the scheduled date of May next year, the prime minister said on Tuesday, recalling past political violence.
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Egypt to press for outside mediator in Ethiopia dam dispute

Egypt will push Ethiopia this week to agree to an external mediator to help resolve a deepening dispute over a giant hydropower dam being built on Ethiopia's Blue Nile, officials said on Sunday.‮‮..
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Ethiopia postpones autonomy referendum for ethnic Sidama: Fana news agency

Ethiopia postponed by a week a referendum on self-determination for its ethnic Sidama community that would have created the country's 10th autonomous region, Fana news agency reported on Tuesday.
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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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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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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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