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Ethiopia: Appeal for $1.4 Billion in Drought Aid

Food assistance is the highest priority as 10.2 million people suffer from scarcity due to the drought The Ethiopian government and international organizations on Friday launched a joint appeal to raise $1.4 billion to provide emergency assistance to the 10.2 million people in the country suffering from the extended drought. …

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Ethiopia: Explosion at Mosque wounds 10 in the capital

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A grenade attack Friday during evening prayers wounded 24 people at the biggest mosque in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, five of them seriously, the government said. Authorities are not sure who is responsible for the attack at the Grand Anwar Mosque but investigations …

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Ethiopia says three died during Oromo students’ protest

During last week’s demonstrations by Oromo ethnic group students in different schools across Oromia Region of Ethiopia, three are students died said, government official. The students opposed the new masterplan of Addis Ababa city, which they claim targets to grab land of Oromo farmers and distribute to the wealthy pushing …

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Several Killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region Protests – VOA

Oromia region is one of Ethiopia’s nine ethnically-based states and holds the largest population at more than 27 million. By Dan Joseph, Salem Solomon | Clashes between police and protesters in Ethiopia’s Oromia region have left several people dead, according to officials and regional opposition leaders. Oromia has seen three …

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U.S. food assistance for Ethiopia being unloaded in Djibouti

According to U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa’s Facebook post today ‘U.S. food assistance for Ethiopia being unloaded in Djibouti’. Here is the full post of the Embassy; U.S. food assistance for Ethiopia being unloaded in Djibouti. Thanks to the early warning and careful tracking of the progression of El Niño in the …

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Sweden donates $16 mln to drought affected in Ethiopia

The government of Sweden said it will contribute 16 million USD for food aid to people affected by the El Nino-induced drought in Ethiopia, Swedish Embassy in Addis Ababa said. The contribution is made through a grant to the World Food Program (WFP). “Through this contribution more than 1.5 million …

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