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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’s Minister says Grand Renaissance Dam 70% complete

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Ethiopia’s government communication affairs office Minister, Getachew Reda, said that his country completed 70 percent of construction of the hydropower Renaissance Dam. Asked about differences on the construction of the Renaissance Dam, Reda said: “Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt have agreed on the technical committees. Furthermore, we haven’t promised to stop …

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Ethiopian runners win Great Manchester Run 2016

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The Ethiopian distance running greats impressed on the roads of Manchester as Dibaba made a winning return to racing after two years out and Bekele beat Wilson Kipsang over 10km Tirunesh Dibaba set off on her road to Rio in winning style, while Kenenisa Bekele also returned to victorious ways …

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