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Ethiopian runners Hayle and Baysa win Boston Marathon 2016

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Ethiopia runners win both the men’s and women’s races in the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday. Men Boston Marathon 2016 21-year-old Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia has won the Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 45 seconds. Defending champion Lelisa Desisa finished 47 seconds back, …

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Hundreds of migrants from the Horn of Africa feared dead in Mediterranean

Hundreds of refugees are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea trying to reach Europe, one year after a similar tragedy, Italy’s president confirmed Monday. Italy’s foreign minister also confirmed the tragedy on Monday, but said that details were still scarce. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1LXXMdbFKg “What is sure is that we are …

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Ethiopia earned 123 million USD from electricity sales

During the last 8 months of the current fiscal year, Ethiopia earned about 123 million USD, which is equivalent to 2.6 billion Birr, from the sale of electricity both for the local market and international market. While presenting to the House of Peoples’ Representative, Motuma Mekassa, Minister for Water, Irrigation …

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Ethiopia: AU condemns Gambela attack

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, condemns in the strongest terms the criminal attack carried out by South Sudanese armed elements in the Jakawa area of the Gambella region of Ethiopia, on 15 April 2016, killing 208 people and abducting 102 women and …

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Ethiopian Athletes Melkamu and Abera Shine at Hamburg Marathon 2016

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Beating windy conditions, Ethiopia’s Meselech Melkamu and Tesfaye Abera emerged victorious at the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday (April 17). Meselech Melkamu clocked 2:21:54 to win the women’s title, slicing more than two minutes from the course record. On the men’s side, Tesfaye Abera clocked 2:06:58 for his second marathon …

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Ethiopia’s first Skate Park opened up today

Skateboarding may be a relatively new sport in Ethiopia but it’s growing in popularity and now the capital, Addis Ababa, is gets its first concrete skate park. Ethiopia’s first Skate Park just opened up today in Addis Ababa. The park was constructed by volunteers from all around the world in …

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Ethiopia: Gambella Attack Eyewitness Accounts

Around 80 injured victims of Friday’s attack on Nuer communities in the west of Gambella region were taken to Gambella town’s hospital. Maybe 50 or 60 of them were women and most have gun shot wounds. All numbers are fuzzy, but 15 to 20 villages were attacked before dawn. The …

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