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Dawit Endeshaw

Ethiopia sets tentative August date for elections

15 Jan 2020

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia proposes to hold its national vote on Aug. 16, the electoral board said on Wednesday, the first poll under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who has eased political restrictions and taken steps to open the economy since taking office in 2018. | Video

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan deadlocked over giant Nile dam, look to Washington talks

10 Jan 2020

(Corrects paragraph 12 of this Jan. 9 story to reflect options after Jan. 15 deadline.)

Five arrested in Ethiopia for arson attack on mosques - state government

21 Dec 2019

ADDIS ABABA Five people suspected of burning down four mosques in Ethiopia's Amhara region were arrested on Saturday, a regional spokesman said, as rising inter-communal and ethnic violence threatens political reforms initiated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

At least 17 people killed in Ethiopia during unrest over Sidama autonomy - local official

20 Jul 2019

ADDIS ABABA At least 17 people have been killed in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group, according to a local official and hospital authorities.

Unrest over autonomy bid kills four in Ethiopia's Hawassa city

19 Jul 2019

ADDIS ABABA Four protesters died of gunshot wounds suffered in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group based in the southern city of Hawassa, hospital authorities said on Friday.

Ethiopia averts confrontation as party delays plan for new region

19 Jul 2019

HAWASSA/ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia A potentially bloody confrontation between Ethiopia's federal government and a minority community was averted on Thursday when a political party postponed plans to set up a new region for the Sidama people in defiance of central authorities in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia premier's aide named to lead restive Amhara region

15 Jul 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) named the security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as head of the restive Amhara region on Monday after his predecessor was killed in a violent attempt to seize power there.

Regional power grab attempt causes rare discord in Ethiopia coalition

12 Jul 2019

ADDIS ABABA A failed regional coup in Ethiopia has exposed rare divisions in the alliance that has dominated the country for three decades, with two of the four ethnic parties that form the ruling coalition trading insults in a public feud.

Families and Ethiopian farmers feel in the dark over Boeing's aid offer

11 Jul 2019

GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia/NAIROBI A week after Boeing Co offered $100 million (£79.83 million) to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, affected farmers in Ethiopia, victims' relatives and the Kenyan and Ethiopian governments say they have not heard anything about the funds. | Video

Ethiopia airs voice of alleged coup leader killed in crackdown

29 Jun 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has released a recording of the state militia commander it says led a failed coup attempt last week in which dozens of people, including five top officials, were killed.

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