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Ethiopia: Country in East Africa
Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia and the de facto state of Somaliland to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest. With over 109 million inhabitants as of 2019, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. The country has 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.


Ethiopia plans to release interim jet crash report as probe continues

Ethiopia plans to release an interim report into a deadly Boeing 737 MAX crash, which killed 157 passengers and crew, ahead of the first anniversary of the accident next month, according to an official..
Reuters - Published

Yeshaneh breaks half-marathon record by 20 seconds wearing Nike Vaporfly shoes

Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh smashes the women's half-marathon world record by 20 seconds to win the event in Ras Al Khaimah.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Ethiopia

Coronavirus outbreak: Ethiopia steps up prevention measures [Video]Coronavirus outbreak: Ethiopia steps up prevention measures

Ethiopia is bolstering preparedness to contain a possible outbreak of coronavirus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

Yeshaneh smashes women's half marathon world record [Video]Yeshaneh smashes women's half marathon world record

Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh knock 20 seconds off the women's half marathon world record in the UAE, wearing a permitted version of the Nike Vaporfly shoe.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:13Published

Let's Get Low: The Lowest, Strangest Places On Earth [Video]Let's Get Low: The Lowest, Strangest Places On Earth

Much attention is paid to the highest places on Earth. Tales abound of heroic climbers who scale Mt. Everest. But according to CNN, scant attention is paid to the lowest places on Earth. One of the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

U.S. takes swipe at China over Africa [Video]U.S. takes swipe at China over Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a thinly veiled attack on China's lending on the African continent, during his first official trip to Africa. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:35Published

Somalia & other east African countries threatened by locust plague [Video]Somalia & other east African countries threatened by locust plague

The U.N. has warned that Somalia and the rest of east Africa may soon be facing a severe locust plague.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:02Published

'Silencing the guns': AU leaders seek end to regional conflicts [Video]'Silencing the guns': AU leaders seek end to regional conflicts

Ways to end violence in countries such as Libya and South Sudan high on agenda of African Union summit held in Ethiopia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

African Union: Leaders discuss Libya peace force [Video]African Union: Leaders discuss Libya peace force

Leaders attended the 33rd African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Libya war high on African Union agenda [Video]Libya war high on African Union agenda

Leaders gather in Ethiopia's capital ahead of the annual African Union summit, and the Libya conflict is high on the agenda.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:54Published

African Union leaders attempt to solve Ethiopian dam dispute [Video]African Union leaders attempt to solve Ethiopian dam dispute

African Union leaders attempt to solve Ethiopian dam dispute

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

Locust swarms threatens East Africa's crops [Video]Locust swarms threatens East Africa's crops

Plague threatens regional food supplies, as swarm cross from neighbouring Somalia, Ethiopia into Kenya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon [Video]Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon

Distance stars Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele will go head to head in April's London Marathon

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:46Published


Ethiopia gets back Christian crown spirited away to Rotterdam decades ago

An 18th century church crown stolen from Ethiopia decades ago has been returned from the Netherlands after it was found in a suitcase more than 20 years ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Acid attack survivor: 'There are more good people than bad'

Atsede Nguse's husband disfigured her in Ethiopia, but well-wishers have helped her recovery.
BBC News - Published

Pompeo takes veiled swipe at China on final leg of Africa trip

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a veiled swipe at China during a speech to Ethiopian business leaders on Wednesday, in an apparent amplification of U.S. criticism that Chinese lending for big..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to offer financial support for Ethiopia political reforms: PM

The United States will provide financial assistance to Ethiopia as it pursues political reforms, the office of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday during a visit by U.S. Secretary of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Secretary of State meets Ethiopia's reformist prime minister

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Ethiopia's reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other officials on Tuesday on a visit expected to focus on security, investment and Ethiopia's dispute..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia to hold parliamentary elections on August 29

Ethiopia's election body set a date on Friday of Aug. 29 for free parliamentary elections that will be a first test of voter support for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who has eased political restrictions..
Reuters - Published

Locust invasion: UN warns of famine in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Somalia

The infestation devouring tonnes of crops in the region could create a food crisis, the UN says.
BBC News - Published

Ethiopia passes law imposing jail terms for internet posts that stir unrest

Ethiopia’s parliament passed a law on Thursday imposing jail terms for people whose internet posts stir unrest, a move the government says is needed to prevent violence ahead of elections but which..
Reuters - Published

Thousands bid farewell to Kenya's veteran leader Moi

African leaders in Kenya for the state funeral of Daniel Arap Moi, the country's longest ruling president who died last week at 95, hailed his role as a peacekeeper who tried to mediate conflicts..
Reuters - Published

Kidnapping of students sparks anti-government protests in Ethiopia

Several thousand protesters took to the streets in Ethiopian cities this week, demanding Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed do more to tackle simmering ethnic violence following the kidnapping of a group of..
Reuters - Published

Trump spoke to Ethiopia's Abiy, expressed optimism on giant Nile dam -White House

U.S. President Donald Trump, in a call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, expressed optimism that an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was near and would benefit all parties..
Reuters - Published

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan say final agreement on Blue Nile dam ready by next month

Ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan said on Friday a final agreement will be signed by the end of February on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam that sparked a years-long diplomatic crisis between..
Reuters - Published

Tech heaven: Drone academy students help map out Africa's future

For Ethiopian aeronautical engineer Lydia Elias, building and piloting a drone to support humanitarian and development projects on the continent of her birth has been a lifelong dream.
Reuters - Published

Hunger, fear and death: an Ethiopian migrant family's story

First, drought in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region destroyed Asha Khalif Ali’s crops and animals. Then her husband and brother were killed in ethnic violence. She fled with her seven children, the..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopian who demanded justice now has half a year to deliver it

Mustafa Muhumed Omer began demanding justice after his uncle disappeared and continued despite threats to his mother and sister, and the torture and death of his brother.
Reuters - Published

Several killed in Ethiopia stand collapse

Thousands were commemorating the baptism of Jesus when a stand collapsed in the city of Gondar.
BBC News - Published

Nile River dam row: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan make draft deal

The initial accord eases tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia over control of vital water supplies.
BBC News - Published

Ethiopia sets tentative August date for elections

Ethiopia's upcoming national vote will probably be held on Aug. 16, the electoral board said on Wednesday, the first poll under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who has eased political restrictions and opened..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed responds to Trump's Nobel Prize complaint

The US president suggested he had been overlooked for the prize for his own efforts on Ethiopia.
BBC News - Published

Egypt-Ethiopia row: The trouble over a giant Nile dam

At the heart of the dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt is who has control over Africa's longest river.
BBC News - Published

Ethiopian PM Abiy expects parliamentary election in May or June

Ethiopia will hold a parliamentary election in May or June despite security and logistic concerns, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Trump says he deserves Nobel Peace Prize not Abiy Ahmed

He implied that he saved Ethiopia from war but Ethiopia's leader received the peace prize instead.
BBC News - Published

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan deadlocked over giant Nile dam, look to Washington talks

(This Jan. 9 story corrects paragraph 12 to reflect options after Jan.15 deadline)
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia passes gun control law to tackle surge in violence

Ethiopia's parliament passed legislation on Thursday aimed at curbing gun ownership after a surge in regional ethnic violence blamed on a proliferation of small arms in private hands.
Reuters - Published

Ethiopian engineering graduate who cleans shoes for a living

Chekole Menberu supported himself up to university level, but ended up back in his old job.
BBC News - Published

Ethiopia relaxes curbs on political gatherings with new anti-terror law

Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday passed an anti-terrorism law that relaxed restrictions on political gatherings, broadening reforms introduced under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Reuters - Published

Plane crash fatalities fell more than 50% in 2019

The high-profile Boeing 737 Max crash in Ethiopia in March accounted for more than half of those deaths.
BBC News - Published

The man who spent 30 years caring for crocodiles in Ethiopia

Tomas Tama has spent 30 years protecting the reptiles in Ethiopia, despite once being bitten.
BBC News - Published

After Ethiopia crash, victims' relatives say they were hounded by U.S. law firms

Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S...
Reuters - Published

Five arrested in Ethiopia for arson attack on mosques: state government

Five people suspected of burning down four mosques in Ethiopia's Amhara region were arrested on Saturday, a regional spokesman said, as rising inter-communal and ethnic violence threatens political..
Reuters - Published

Did Ethiopia plant four billion trees this year?

The Ethiopian government set a target of planting four billion trees in three months this year. Did they succeed?
BBC News - Published

Ethiopia's surveillance network crumbles, meaning less fear and less control

DEBARK, Ethiopia - Rahmat Hussein once inspired fear and respect for the watchful eye she cast over her Ethiopian neighborhood, keeping files on residents and recommending who should get a loan or be..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia deploys police in universities to stop ethnic violence

Ethiopia's federal police were deployed to universities across the country on Tuesday, the government said, as authorities sought to calm ethnic tensions which have claimed the lives of seven students..
Reuters - Published

Nobel peace laureate Abiy says militants, global powers threaten Horn of Africa

Militant groups and global military powers both pose a threat to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed: Inside the mind of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has published a book outlining his philosophy of "medemer".
BBC News - Published

Ethiopia PM should talk to media when collecting Peace Prize: Nobel committee

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will not talk to the news media when he is in Oslo next week to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, drawing rare criticism from the award committee, which says a free and..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia's Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous region

Ethiopia's Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many of the country's ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under sweeping reforms led by Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed gets a new ruling party

Not everyone agrees with the plan to merge the ethnically-based parties in the governing coalition.
BBC News - Published

Ethiopia's ruling coalition agrees to form single party ahead of 2020 vote

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition on Thursday approved the merger of three of its four ethnic-based parties into a single national one ahead of the 2020 elections, part of the prime minister's efforts to..
Reuters - Published

A third of tropical African plants face extinction

An assessment shows rapid loss of trees, shrubs and herbs in countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.
BBC News - Published

'Born again' Ethiopian minority votes on autonomy

Members of Ethiopia's Sidama minority remembered loved ones lost in their long struggle for autonomy as they voted on Wednesday in a self-determination referendum that tests Ethiopia's ability to..
Reuters - Published

For one family, Ethiopian referendum reverberates through generations

Government forces displayed the severed heads of Yerusalem Kawiso's relatives in the market after the two men fought to carve out a state for Ethiopia's Sidama people. Forty years later, the Ethiopian..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia's Sidama vote on autonomy in test of nationalist passions

Members of Ethiopia's Sidama minority lined up before dawn to vote in a self-determination referendum on Wednesday, a test of Ethiopia's ability to peacefully manage ethnic demands and political change..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia referendum: Sidama poll could test Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

A referendum on the creation of a new region will see if ethnic rivalries can be solved at the ballot box.
BBC News - Published

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