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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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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..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Ethiopia

MAX crisis pushes Boeing to biggest-ever loss [Video]MAX crisis pushes Boeing to biggest-ever loss

The world's biggest planemaker Boeing posted its biggest-ever loss Wednesday, largely due to costs associated with the grounded 737 MAX. As Francis Maguire reports, Boeing warns it may even have to..

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Ethiopia's water problem: Excessive fluoride treated with bones [Video]Ethiopia's water problem: Excessive fluoride treated with bones

High fluoride levels in water cause teeth discolouration and in extreme cases, bone decay.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Sudan in transition: Opposition talks continue in Ethiopia [Video]Sudan in transition: Opposition talks continue in Ethiopia

For more than two weeks, Sudan's opposition coalition has been holding talks in Ethiopia to try to reach an agreement on how to form a transitional government with the ruling military group.

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Ethiopia suffers from lack of doctors for physical therapy [Video]Ethiopia suffers from lack of doctors for physical therapy

For an estimated 105 million people in the country, there are only 17 doctors for physical therapy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Grieving father slams Boeing in Congress testimony [Video]Grieving father slams Boeing in Congress testimony

Paul Njoroge lost his wife, three children and mother-in-law when a Boeing 737 MAX crashed in Ethiopia in March. Now he's testifying in Congress. Havovi Cooper reports.

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Grieving father set to slam Boeing in Congress [Video]Grieving father set to slam Boeing in Congress

Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would..

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One man lost his whole family, now he wants justice [Video]One man lost his whole family, now he wants justice

Paul Njoroge lost his wife, three children and mother-in-law when a Boeing 737 MAX crashed in Ethiopia in March. He's testifying in Congress this week. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Well rehab programme brings new life to rural Ethiopia [Video]Well rehab programme brings new life to rural Ethiopia

In some of Ethiopia's remote villages, aid agencies are helping restore access to clean water.

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Israeli police accused of racism for shooting black teen [Video]Israeli police accused of racism for shooting black teen

Ethiopian-Israelis say they have endured decades of racism from government and police.

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Boeing makes $100 million pledge for 737 MAX crash-related support [Video]Boeing makes $100 million pledge for 737 MAX crash-related support

Boeing says it will give $100 million to organizations to help families affected by the deadly crashes of the company's 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Edward Baran reports.

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Nationwide protests in Israel over shooting of teen [Video]Nationwide protests in Israel over shooting of teen

Israeli-Ethiopian teen's death leads to massive protests in Israel

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Sudan refugees in Ethiopia battle rising cost of living [Video]Sudan refugees in Ethiopia battle rising cost of living

As more people move to Addis Ababa for opportunity, space gets limited, taller buildings are built, and housing prices goes up.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Ethiopia bids farewell to army generals killed in coup attempt [Video]Ethiopia bids farewell to army generals killed in coup attempt

A day of national mourning observed and the government holds state funeral as the alleged coup leader is killed.

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Ethiopia mourns after officials killed during failed coup bid [Video]Ethiopia mourns after officials killed during failed coup bid

A day of national mourning observed and the government announces military funeral as the alleged coup leader is killed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

 

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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'..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Nearly 250 arrested in Ethiopia after foiled coup: state TV

Nearly 250 people have been arrested in Ethiopia's capital and the main city in its Amhara region since a coup attempt was foiled, state TV reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia police arrest 56 members of ethnic Amhara party, says group's spokesman

Police have arrested 56 members of an ethnic Ethiopian party over a failed coup in the northern Amhara region, a spokesman for the party said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Twin attacks threaten new Ethiopian government's reforms

The Baklaba and Cake cafe was heaving with customers when truck-loads of heavily armed men in fatigues rolled up across the road outside the local government headquarters in Ethiopia's Amhara region.
Reuters - Published

More than 50 killed in attacks in western Ethiopia: regional official

Men in camouflage uniforms killed more than 50 people and injured 23 others in the Metakal zone of Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region, the region's peace and security bureau head Abera Bayeta told..
Reuters - Published

'Dozens' killed in foiled Ethiopia coup attempt: regional government

Dozens of people were killed in fighting during a foiled coup in Ethiopia's Amhara region at the weekend, the regional government spokesman said on Wednesday, the first official report of significant..
Reuters - Published

Thousands mourn officials killed in Ethiopia coup attempt, priests urge unity

Thousands lined the streets in Ethiopia's two main northern cities on Wednesday to mourn officials killed in a failed regional coup, as soldiers looked on and priests called for unity after months of..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia pays tribute to slain military chief

Ethiopia held a memorial on Tuesday for the army chief of staff slain with four other senior officials in weekend attacks that posed the biggest threat yet to the prime minister's reforms.
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Ethiopia's ethnic militias in the spotlight after failed coup

A foiled coup in the Ethiopian state of Amhara that left five senior officials dead, including the army's chief of staff, has thrust ethnic militias in one of Africa's fastest-growing economies into..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia regional coup mastermind killed, others arrested: government

The man accused of trying to seize control of Ethiopia's northern Amhara region was shot dead on Monday, a senior government official said, and a number of other plotters have been arrested.
Reuters - Published

Mastermind of regional coup attempt in Ethiopia captured and killed

The mastermind of a coup attempt in one of Ethiopia's nine federal states has been captured and killed, state media reported on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Ethiopian, African Union mediation needs to be unified: Sudan military council

Sudan's military council said on Sunday that Ethiopia and the African Union need to unify their efforts to mediate between the council and an opposition coalition on the structure of the country's..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia's army chief, three others killed in failed regional coup

Ethiopia's army chief of staff and the head of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two separate but related attacks when a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup, the..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia's army chief, top regional officials killed in northern coup attempt

Ethiopia's army chief of staff and the regional president of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two related attacks when a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup, the..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia's army chief, president of key region shot dead; internet cut nationwide amid wave of violence, political instability

Ethiopia's army chief of staff has been shot, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on television Sunday as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in a regional state
Firstpost - Published

Ethiopia's chief of army staff was killed in Addis Ababa by bodyguard: PM's office

Ethiopia's army chief of staff was killed in his home in Addis Ababa by his bodyguard, the prime minister's office said on Sunday, linking the attack to Saturday's coup attempt in the northern state of..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia's chief of staff killed in coup attempt in Amhara state

Ethiopia's chief of staff and at least three other senior officials have been killed during a coup attempt by an army general in the northern state of Amhara, state television said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Head of Ethiopia's Amhara regional state and advisor killed: state media

The head of Ethiopia's Amhara state and his advisor were killed during a coup attempt in their state, state media reported on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia's PM says army chief of staff shot thwarting coup

Ethiopia's army chief of staff was shot while trying to thwart an attempted coup on Saturday in a federal state north of the capital Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia's army chief of staff has been shot: PM's aide

Ethiopia's army chief of staff has been shot, the prime minister's press secretary told Reuters on Sunday, hours after a failed coup attempt was reported in a federal state north of the capital.
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia says coup attempt against leader of Amhara state failed

Ethiopia said there was a failed coup attempt against the head of one of the country's nine regional states on Saturday, underscoring the challenges facing the new prime minister as he tries to..
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