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Ethiopia summons U.S. ambassador over Trump comments in dam dispute

24 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia on Saturday summoned the U.S. ambassador over what it called an "incitement of war" between Ethiopia and Egypt from President Donald Trump over their dispute about the filling and operation of a massive hydropower dam.

UPDATE 1-Ethiopia summons U.S. ambassador over Trump comments in dam dispute

24 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 24 Ethiopia on Saturday summoned the U.S. ambassador over what it called an "incitement of war" between Ethiopia and Egypt from President Donald Trump over their dispute about the filling and operation of a massive hydropower dam.

Refusing to wear a mask in Ethiopia could cost you two years in jail

22 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia can jail people for up to two years if they deliberately violate restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, the attorney general's office said, amid concern that citizens are becoming lax after a state of emergency was lifted.

UPDATE 2-Ethiopia's economy grew 6.1% in 2019/20 fiscal year - PM

19 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 19 Ethiopia's economy grew 6.1% in the 2019/20 fiscal year to July, less than originally projected because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Monday.

At least 12 people killed in western Ethiopia

13 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA At least 12 people were killed in the Metakal zone of Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region, regional government spokesman Melese Beyene told Reuters on Tuesday.

Ethiopia bans flights over dam for security reasons - aviation chief

05 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has banned all flights over its giant new hydropower dam on the Blue Nile for security reasons, the head of its civil aviation authority said on Monday, as the president pledged the dam would begin generating power in the next 12 months.

Ethiopia's Oromo celebrate tense thanksgiving amid tight security

04 Oct 2020

BISHOFTU, Ethiopia Thousands of people from the Oromo, Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, celebrated their thanksgiving festival in Bishoftu city amid tight security on Sunday after the authorities said they had seized weapons and foiled attacks in previous days.

Ethiopia charges suspects in killing of popular singer with terrorism

02 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia on Friday filed terrorism charges against four suspects over the killing of a popular political singer whose death ignited protests in which more than 178 people were killed, a spokesman for the attorney general told Reuters.

Ethiopia region arrests 503 on feared violence at weekend festival

02 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA - Police in Ethiopia's Oromiya region have arrested 503 people on accusations they planned to cause violence during an annual thanksgiving festival this weekend and seized guns and hand grenades, the state-run news agency reported.

Armed militia kills at least 15 people in western Ethiopia

26 Sep 2020

ADDIS ABABA An armed militia killed at least 15 people in a pre-dawn attack on Friday in western Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said in a statement late on Friday, the latest security challenge for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government.

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