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African Union cites 'serious doubts', urges delay to final Congo election result

17 Jan 2019

ADDIS ABABA/KINSHASA The African Union on Thursday called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend the release of the final results of its disputed presidential election due to its doubts over the provisional results.

Ethiopia says launches offensive against Oromo rebels

16 Jan 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian troops have launched operations against members of a rebel group that signed an agreement to end hostilities with the government last year, an official said on Wednesday.

Coffee price slump leaves farmers earning less than a cent a cup

14 Jan 2019

LEKU, Ethiopia/LONDON In the verdant southern highlands of Ethiopia, coffee farmer Gafeto Gardo is thinking about calling time on an industry that has sustained families for generations. | Video

Ethiopia protesters block main highway to the sea

14 Jan 2019

ADDIS ABABA Protesters in Ethiopia's northeastern Afar region have blocked the landlocked country's main route to the sea to demonstrate against surging ethnic violence, organisers said on Monday.

Coffee price slump leaves farmers earning less than a cent a cup

14 Jan 2019

LEKU, Ethiopia/LONDON, Jan 14 In the verdant southern highlands of Ethiopia, coffee farmer Gafeto Gardo is thinking about calling time on an industry that has sustained families for generations.

Ethiopia expects Nile dam to be ready to start operation in late 2020

03 Jan 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's $4 billion dam project on the River Nile, which has been beset by construction delays and criticism from Egypt, will start initial operations in December 2020, the water and energy minister said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Ethiopia expects Nile dam to be ready to start operation in late 2020

03 Jan 2019

* Project has caused problems with Egypt (Adds details on new contract, background)

Ethiopia jails soldiers who marched on PM palace to up to 14 years

15 Dec 2018

ADDIS ABABA A military court in Ethiopia on Saturday jailed 66 soldiers for between five and 14 years for marching on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's palace in October, ruling they had broken military ethics, officials said.

Ethiopia to move troops from Eritrean border as relations thaw

14 Dec 2018

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia will begin moving its troops away from the border with Eritrea, senior military officials said on Friday, months after the erstwhile enemies reopened it for the first time in 20 years.

Ethiopia arrests ex deputy intelligence chief in corruption, rights crackdown

15 Nov 2018

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia said on Thursday it had arrested the former deputy intelligence chief after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's administration launched a crackdown this week on senior security officials suspected of human rights abuses and corruption. | Video

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