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Ethiopia: More than 10 people killed in Gonder clashes

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At least 10 people have been killed in Gonder northern Ethiopia in clashes as locals with security forces. The government blames Eritrea for the unrest but residents cite disputes over land and ethnicity. According to several reports, the unrest in Gonder began earlier this week when armed police entered the …

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Morocco seeks to rejoin African Union after 32 years

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Morocco, the only African country that is not the member of AU, has sent a special envoy to lobby African leaders to rejoin the African Union after 32 years. Morocco left the union when AU recognises Western Sahara as an independent state, which it claims part of its territory. As …

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10 amazing things tourists love about Ethiopia

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Ally, one of the many tourists that enjoy Ethiopia, shares 10 things that she loved in her stay in the country. 1. There’s always food and drink to share – Hospitality is paramount in Ethiopia. Inviting people to your home is common and with that invitation comes the promise of …

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Opinion: What Brexit means for Ethiopia

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So Brexit has become a reality. What does this mean to Ethiopia? I think it comes with a mixed bag of opportunities and challenges. 1. Economically, it could bring a reduction in cost of pound-denominated debt service. This relates to the historic nose diving of the British pound. But with …

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Ethiopia: National Higher Education Entrance Exam Rescheduled

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The state-run media, Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) reported today the Ethiopian Ministry of Education has rescheduled Higher Education entrance exam extending the exam due date by a week. The ministry has rescheduled the exam date by considering the holiday, the request of Islamic Affairs Supreme Council, exam candidates and their families. …

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Eritrean government confirmed heavy fighting with Ethiopia

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The Eritrean government issued a statement confirming the heavy fighting on the border with Ethiopia, accused Ethiopia of launching an attack against it. In a statement issued today, the Eritrean Information ministry said: The [Ethiopian] regime has today, Sunday 12 June 2016, unleashed an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Central …

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Breaking: Heavy fire exchange across Ethiopia-Eritrea border

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Reports indicating heavy fire exchange  in Tsorena & Aiga (Northern Tigray) areas between Ethiopia and Eritrea troops. Sources indicate the fire exchange involves heavy artilleries and tanks from both sides. According to Awramba Times Eritrea has launched a full-scale attack in northern Ethiopia last night, following the recent report by UN Commission …

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