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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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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.
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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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In pictures: Ethiopia's Oromos celebrate spring

Huge crowds turn out for the Irreecha festival, in the capital Addis Ababa for the first time.
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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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World Athletics Championships: Filip Ingebrigtsen punches Teddese Lemi during 1500m

Filip Ingebrigtsen punches Ethiopia's Teddese Lemi in the back during the men's 1500m heats but avoids disqualification at the World Championships in Doha.
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Berlin Marathon: Kenenisa Bekele misses world record by two seconds

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele falls two seconds short of the world marathon record as he wins in Berlin.
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Swapping traffic for a workout on Ethiopia's streets

Sunday 22 September is World Car Free Day - but in Ethiopia it happens once a month, in cities across the country.
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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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Letter from Africa: 'I gave up on catching the train in Ethiopia'

Ethiopia is hugely proud of its new Chinese-built railway - but it is surprisingly difficult to buy a ticket.
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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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'All bets now off' on which ape was humanity's ancestor

The discovery of an ancient skull in Ethiopia underlines the complexity in the evolution of humans.
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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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Deforestation: Did Ethiopia plant 350 million trees in a day?

Ethiopia says millions took part in a nationwide scheme to tackle deforestation - how did it work?
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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 bids to break tree-planting record to tackle climate change

The huge project is intended to tackle deforestation and climate change in the drought-prone country.
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Stopping child marriage with solar lanterns

Girls in Ethiopia are being given solar lamps to help stop child marriage and keep them in school.
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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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Ethiopia referendum: Dozens killed in Sidama clashes

Activists from the Sidama ethnic group were set to declare their own federal state last week.
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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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