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False Narratives of Ethiopian Conflict Are Toxic

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April 5, 2021 In two months, Ethiopia will have national elections, which can potentially shape the future of the largest nation in East Africa. False...

Ghanaian Referee collapses in Ivory Coast

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Charles Bulu, a Ghanaian referee collapsed during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier between Cote D’Ivoire...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Ethiopia’s unilateral actions over disputed Nile dam to result in negative repercussions – Egypt

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Ethiopia's unilateral actions over the filling and operation of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will have "massive negative repercussions," Egypt's Minister of...
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Ethiopia steps up punishment for violating COVID-19 restrictions

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The Ethiopia Federal Attorney General Office (FAGO) announced Saturday that a legal directive has been enacted to impose up to three years of imprisonment...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Desert locust infestation declines in Horn of Africa – FAO

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Delayed rains in the Horn of Africa have helped keeping the locust population down, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations...
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Sudan urges Ethiopia to accept mediation quartet over Nile dam

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Sudan on Monday urged Ethiopia to accept a mediation quartet regarding the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). "Ethiopia should accept the mediation...
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‘Green Energy’ Means More Economic Misery for Africa

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March 19, 2021 Gyude Moore, former Liberian Minister of Public Works, has published an superbly perceptive article on what the “green-decarbonization” of energy means for...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 4.05 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,051,362 as of Wednesday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 4.04 million – Africa CDC

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The number of accumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,041,835 as of Tuesday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 4.03 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,036,415 as of Monday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Ethiopia earns US$610 million export revenues from Chinese built industrial parks

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Ethiopia has earned 610 million U.S. dollars from Chinese built industrial parks, the Ethiopia Industrial Park Development Corporation (EIPDC) disclosed on Sunday. ...
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AU welcomes Ethiopia’s readiness to cooperate on investigations in Tigray

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The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat and Ethiopia's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen on Thursday discussed...
FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian worker carries his suitcase, as he waits along with his countrymen to be repatriated, in Manfouha, southern Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 10, 2013. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Ethiopia returns home 733 nationals from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon

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The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) disclosed on Tuesday it has returned home 733 nationals from Saudi Arabia and Lebanon in recent days. ...
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Violence, lack of assistance driving displacement in Ethiopia restive region – UNOCHA

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Violence and lack of assistance in rural areas continue to drive displacement of people searching for safety and aid in the main towns in...
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Ethiopia to receive 2.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

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Ethiopia is scheduled to receive its first 2.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX on Sunday morning, said the country's Federal Ministry of...
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UN calls for greater humanitarian access in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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There is a need for greater access in the Tigray region of Ethiopia to reach large groups in dire humanitarian need, although more UN...
FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian worker carries his suitcase, as he waits along with his countrymen to be repatriated, in Manfouha, southern Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 10, 2013. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Ethiopia returns home 1,035 nationals stranded in Middle Eastern countries

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Ethiopia has returned home in recent days 1,035 stranded nationals from the Middle Eastern countries of Saudi Arabia and Oman, an Ethiopian official said...
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3.8 million in Ethiopia’s restive region receive humanitarian aid

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The Ethiopian government said on Wednesday that humanitarian aid has been provided to some 3.8 million people in the country's restive northern Tigray regional...
FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian worker carries his suitcase, as he waits along with his countrymen to be repatriated, in Manfouha, southern Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 10, 2013. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Ethiopia returns home 345 nationals from Saudi Arabia

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The Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Monday it has returned home 345 nationals from Saudi Arabia. MoFA disclosed out...
Celebrate Ethiopia’s March 1, 1896 Victory at Adwa- A Victory For Africa and All Nations

Celebrate Ethiopia’s March 1, 1896 Victory at Adwa: Ethiopia is Fighting Another Battle Today...

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February 28, 2021 This article below was first published in the March 2017. If you read the headlines of the European press following Italy’s...
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WFP appeals for US$107 million to tackle food security in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

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The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on Friday appealed for an urgent 107 million U.S. dollars to meet its emergency response requirements in...
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UN refugee agency relocates 5,474 stranded Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday said it has relocated 5,474 stranded Eritrean refugees to Mai Aini and Adi-Harush refugee...
Abiy Ahmed (R), Ethiopian Prime Minister and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (L) disembark from a plane at Juba International Airport in Juba, capital of South Sudan, March 4, 2019. Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afwerki on Monday visited South Sudan in a bid to consolidate the ongoing regional effort to restore peace and stability in the world's youngest republic. (Xinhua/Daniel Majack)

Eritrea urges Sudan and Ethiopia to solve disputes in peaceful manner

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The Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Wednesday called on Sudan and Ethiopia to solve recent disputes in a peaceful manner. This...
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2,000 Ethiopian fighters surrender to government

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Around 2,000 fighters in Ethiopia's western Benishangul-Gumuz regional state have surrendered, an Ethiopian official said on Thursday. Ashadli Hassen, president of Bensihangul-Gumuz...
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Ethiopia partially restores electricity to restive northern region

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Ethiopia has partially restored electricity supply to the country's restive northern Tigray regional state, Ethiopian authorities said on Wednesday. In a press statement, the Ethiopia...
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Ethiopia to undertake investigation into alleged human rights abuses in restive region

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Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen has promised Ethiopia will undertake investigation into any alleged human rights abuses in the country's northern Tigray regional...
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FAO detects new desert locust swarms in Ethiopia

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on Wednesday disclosed it has detected new desert locust swarms in Ethiopia. ...
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“Several thousand” flee into Sudan amid conflict in Ethiopia – UN

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, on Tuesday said "several thousand" Ethiopians have sought safety in Sudan's Blue...
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Sudan slams Ethiopia’s statement over border conflict

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Sudan's Foreign Ministry has criticized a recent statement by the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, describing it as an "unforgivable insult." On Feb. 18, the Ethiopian foreign...
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Humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray remains “drastically inadequate” despite some progress –...

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The humanitarian response in Ethiopia's conflict-affected Tigray regional state remains "drastically inadequate" despite some progress, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...