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Ethiopia’s miraculous underground churches

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Ethiopia’s miraculous underground churches

- I have always questioned God’s existence, but in the northern Ethiopian town of Lalibela, I was presented with fairly substantial evidence. Officially Christian since 330AD, Ethiopia claims to be the oldest Christian country in the world. And despite being ravaged by poverty, faith has remained strong over the centuries; Lalibela’s medieval rock-hewn churches are clear proof of that. Each of the 11 monolithic structures is dramatically stamped into the mountainous landscape, plunging 40 to 50m into the Earth and pierced with cross-shaped slats to let sunlight into the hollowed-out interior
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Farah denied final gold by Ethiopia's Edris

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Farah denied final gold by Ethiopia's Edris

- LONDON: British athletics legend Mo Farah narrowly failed to complete a fifth successive global double on Saturday when he finished second behind Ethiopian Muktar Edris in a thrilling 5,000 metres world final. The 34-year-old, whose winning run in the 5,000m at Olympics and world finals stretched back to 2011, fought desperately to claw back the deficit in the finishing straight but Edris held on to win in 13min 32
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Ethiopia lifts emergency rule imposed last October after months of unrest

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Ethiopia lifts emergency rule imposed last October after months of unrest

- Ethiopia on Friday lifted a state of emergency imposed last October following months of protests that killed hundreds of people. More than 29,000 people were arrested during the period and nearly 8,000 of them are on trial for taking part in the violence, Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa said. The unrest was provoked by a development scheme for the capital Addis Ababa and turned into broader anti-government demonstrations over politics and human rights abuses
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Ethiopia's parliament votes to lift emergency rule imposed last October

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Ethiopia's parliament votes to lift emergency rule imposed last October

- ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's parliament voted on Friday to lift a state of emergency declared last year following months of deadly protests that killed hundreds of people. Emergency rule was imposed last October after unrest, sparked by a development scheme for the capital Addis Ababa, turned into broader anti-government demonstrations over politics and human rights abuses. Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Editing by Elias Biryabarema and Alison Williams
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Ethiopia's parliament votes to lift emergency rule imposed last October

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Ethiopia's parliament votes to lift emergency rule imposed last October

- ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia's parliament voted on Friday to lift a state of emergency declared last year following months of deadly protests that killed hundreds of people. Emergency rule was imposed last October after unrest, sparked by a development scheme for the capital Addis Ababa, turned into broader anti-government demonstrations over politics and human rights abuses. (Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Editing
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Ethiopia to cut number of N. Korean Embassy bank accounts

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Ethiopia to cut number of N. Korean Embassy bank accounts

- SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- Ethiopia is currently working to limit the number of bank accounts held by the North Korean Embassy and its diplomats in the African country, its diplomatic mission to the United Nations has said. "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is currently working in coordination with the National Bank of Ethiopia to take measures to limit the number of bank accounts of the embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and its diplomats and consular officers to one account," Ethiopia's Permanent Mission to the U
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Taste of Ethiopia — another treat in the rich Aurora melting pot

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Taste of Ethiopia — another treat in the rich Aurora melting pot

- AURORA | The Ethiopian community is one of the largest immigrant groups in Colorado and their presence as a political force is well known across the Front Range. But this story isn’t about politics. No, this story is about Ethiopian food. Cuisine laden with spice, fire and texture. Entering its fifth year, the Taste of Ethiopia has become a major cultural event drawing in thousands of people to explore the food and culture that’s been imported by immigrants from the Horn of Africa
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US extends food, health aid to Ethiopia, Kenya amid crisis

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US extends food, health aid to Ethiopia, Kenya amid crisis

- The Trump administration gave $169 million to feed people starving in Ethiopia and Kenya, USAID said on Thursday, adding to earlier assistance for those suffering from drought and conflict in four other nations. USAID, the US government's humanitarian relief agency, said in a statement that it would provide $137 million in aid for Ethiopia and nearly $33 million for Kenya. The latest wave of funding comes after Trump pledged $639 million last month in urgent food assistance for those in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen
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Ethiopia to issue IDs for Rastafarian community

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Ethiopia to issue IDs for Rastafarian community

- NAIROBI. Ethiopia's foreign ministry said Friday it will issue identification cards to Rastafarians, granting rights to a community that has long complained of living in limbo in their "promised land". Rastafarians began immigrating to Ethiopia in the 1950s after Emperor Haile Selassie, whom they consider their messiah, set aside 500 acres (1,200 hectares) of land in the southern city of Shashamane for descendants of African slaves seeking to return "home"
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Ethiopia to issue IDs for Rastafarian community

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Ethiopia to issue IDs for Rastafarian community

- Ethiopia's foreign ministry said Friday it will issue identification cards to Rastafarians, granting rights to a community that has long complained of living in limbo in their "promised land". Rastafarians began immigrating to Ethiopia in the 1950s after Emperor Haile Selassie, whom they consider their messiah, set aside 500 acres (1,200 hectares) of land in the southern city of Shashamane for descendants of African slaves seeking to return "home"
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Ethiopian Bayo banned after attacking coach

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Ethiopian Bayo banned after attacking coach

- ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopian steeplechaser Chala Bayo has been banned for two years after he attacked and punched his coach on learning that he was not selected in the squad for next month's world championships. Bayo competed in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where he failed to get past the heats. Bayo confronted Yohannes Mohammed, Ethiopia's deputy 3,000m steeplechase coach, at an event in Addis Ababa where the 40-member squad was announced
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Downstream costs of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

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Downstream costs of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

- Pretoria, South Africa Zachary Donnenfeld | ISS TODAY | The government of Ethiopia is currently constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Once complete, the GERD will be the largest hydropower facility in Africa (about 6 000 MW) – nearly triple the country’s current electricity generation capacity – and represent a potential economic windfall for the government. The benefits for Ethiopia and for many electricity-importing countries in East Africa are clear
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Shops close in Ethiopian capital over tax dispute

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Shops close in Ethiopian capital over tax dispute

- Shops closed their doors in Addis Ababa's largest market on Tuesday in protest at a recent hike in business taxes, bringing anger over the policy to the nation's capital. Small businesses receiving their annual assessments have found themselves taxed at rates up to four times higher than in previous years. That is according to residents of two towns outside Addis Ababa where strikes started earlier this month
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Bale reveals what he said to Lukaku after Man Utd loss

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Bale reveals what he said to Lukaku after Man Utd loss

- The Real star has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford but went up against Jose Mourinho's side in California on Sunday. Gareth Bale has revealed what he said to Romelu Lukaku following Manchester United's penalty victory over Real Madrid in Sunday's ICC meeting. The Real winger has been mooted with a return to the Premier League in recent weeks, with United reported to be the main targets
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Ethiopia invites investments from textile industry

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Ethiopia invites investments from textile industry

- Ethiopia, which produces about one lakh tonnes of cotton a year, is looking at investments from the Indian textile and clothing industry at its industrial parks and also to cultivate more cotton. A delegation, including Bogale Feleke Temesgen, Ethiopian State Minister of Industry, and Sileshi Lemma Bekele, Director General of Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute, held meeting with members of Southern India Mills’ Association here on Friday
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Wider Image: Hyenas spark admiration, not fear, in Ethiopia's Harar city

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Wider Image: Hyenas spark admiration, not fear, in Ethiopia's Harar city

- HARAR, Ethiopia: Hyenas roam the streets of the ancient walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia every night, seeking scraps of meat to drag to the nearby caves. But residents are not afraid. A family chosen by the town to feed the animals is not daunted by the task despite the dangers that are associated with coming into close quarters with such wild animals
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  • Farah denied final gold by Ethiopia's Edris
    Farah denied final gold by Ethiopia's Edris

    , nst.com.my

    LONDON: British athletics legend Mo Farah narrowly failed to complete a fifth successive global double on Saturday when he finished second behind Ethiopian Muktar Edris in a thrilling 5,000 metres world final. The 34-year-old, whose winning run in the 5,000m at Olympics and world finals stretched back to 2011, fought desperately to claw back the deficit in the finishing straight but Edris held on to win in 13min 32
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Sports

  • Ethiopian Bayo banned after attacking coach
    Ethiopian Bayo banned after attacking coach

    , channelnewsasia.com

    ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopian steeplechaser Chala Bayo has been banned for two years after he attacked and punched his coach on learning that he was not selected in the squad for next month's world championships. Bayo competed in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where he failed to get past the heats. Bayo confronted Yohannes Mohammed, Ethiopia's deputy 3,000m steeplechase coach, at an event in Addis Ababa where the 40-member squad was announced
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Business

  • Ethiopia invites investments from textile industry
    Ethiopia invites investments from textile industry

    , thehindu.com

    Ethiopia, which produces about one lakh tonnes of cotton a year, is looking at investments from the Indian textile and clothing industry at its industrial parks and also to cultivate more cotton. A delegation, including Bogale Feleke Temesgen, Ethiopian State Minister of Industry, and Sileshi Lemma Bekele, Director General of Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute, held meeting with members of Southern India Mills’ Association here on Friday
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Health

  • Ethiopia Declares Another Diarrhea Outbreak
    Ethiopia Declares Another Diarrhea Outbreak

    , voanews.com

    Ethiopia has declared an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea, also known as AWD, in the country's Somali region, where people are already struggling to cope with a persistent drought. Dr. Akpaka Kalu, the World Health Organization representative to Ethiopia, told VOA on Friday that 16,000 cases of AWD had been recorded in the region since January. The total number of deaths is uncertain
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Family & Parenting

  • At least 46 dead including children after huge rubbish dump collapses and buries homes in Ethiopia
    At least 46 dead including children after huge rubbish dump collapses and buries homes in Ethiopia

    , thesun.co.uk

    DOZENS including children are feared dead in a giant landslide at a massive rubbish dump which destroyed the homes of some of Ethiopia’s poorest families. At least 46 people are reported to have died and many more hurt in the disaster at the African country’s largest rubbish dump outside Addis Ababa. The landfill is home to dozens of families who make a living by scavenging for scrap. A city spokeswoman said most of the dead were women and children as work to retrieve bodies continued after the devastating slide late on Saturday
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Ethiopian schools linked to Turkish cleric are sold
    Ethiopian schools linked to Turkish cleric are sold

    , news24.com

    Addis Ababa - A network of schools in Ethiopia linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year, is changing ownership. The sale of the Nejashi Ethio-Turkish International Schools follows pressure from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is urging countries that host institutions inspired by Gulen to close or take them over. Cecil Aydin, a coordinator at the schools in Ethiopia,
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Ethiopia's star singer Teddy Afro makes plea for openness
    Ethiopia's star singer Teddy Afro makes plea for openness

    , news24.com

    Addis Ababa - Teddy Afro, Ethiopia's superstar singer, is topping the Billboard world albums chart with "Ethiopia," which less than two weeks after its release has sold nearly 600 000 copies, a feat no other artist here has achieved. Known for the political statements he makes in his music, an infectious mix of reggae and Ethiopian pop, the 40-year-old Tewodros Kassahun told The Associated Press that raising political issues should not be a sin
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Education

  • Ethiopian schools linked to Turkish cleric are sold
    Ethiopian schools linked to Turkish cleric are sold

    , news24.com

    Addis Ababa - A network of schools in Ethiopia linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year, is changing ownership. The sale of the Nejashi Ethio-Turkish International Schools follows pressure from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is urging countries that host institutions inspired by Gulen to close or take them over. Cecil Aydin, a coordinator at the schools in Ethiopia,
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Farming

  • HRW: Ethiopian Dams, Plantations to Harm Neighbor Kenya
    HRW: Ethiopian Dams, Plantations to Harm Neighbor Kenya

    , voanews.com

    NAIROBI — Ethiopia opened its Gibe III dam in December 2016 in the lower Omo Valley as part of a large project that includes sugar and cotton plantations, as well as dams. Water started collecting in a reservoir behind the dam in 2015, preventing it from flowing downstream to Lake Turkana in neighboring Kenya. Human Rights Watch says little is being done by either government to mitigate the impact and
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Travel & Recreation

  • Ethiopian Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Lahore after brawl
    Ethiopian Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Lahore after brawl

    , dawn.com

    Ethiopian Airline is one the best airlines of Africa and an example for PIA, being highly profitable airline of the world's highly depressed nation. Ethiopia is in serious famine since a long but, its airline flies the most uptodate modern planes and serves a high quality generous foods in flights. @M.Saeed You are absolutely right. I traveled with them 3 times from London to Addis and each time they were perfect
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Law & Crime

  • Ethiopia activist guilty of terrorism for Facebook posts
    Ethiopia activist guilty of terrorism for Facebook posts

    , newvision.co.ug

    A judge in Ethiopia's capital on Tuesday found a former opposition spokesman guilty of encouraging terrorism with a series of anti-government Facebook posts. Yonatan Tesfaye was arrested in December 2015 after writing on the social media platform that the government had used "force against the people instead of using peaceful discussion with the public." While Yonatan's lawyer and defence witnesses argued the former spokesman of the opposition Blue Party was exercising his right to free speech, judge Belayhun Awol ruled the comments "exceeded freedom of expression" and amounted to encouraging terrorism
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Science & Nature

  • Climate change threatens an ancient way of life in Ethiopia
    Climate change threatens an ancient way of life in Ethiopia

    , washingtonpost.com

    Zeinab Taher once roamed through Ethiopia’s arid Somali region tending a vast herd of 350 sheep, goats and cattle with her nine children. Then the autumn rains failed and the grass that fed her animals didn’t grow. No rain came this spring, either, and the livestock began to die. Now, wrapped in her orange shawl, the 60-year-old huddles in a makeshift, windblown camp along with several thousand others, depending on food and water from international agencies
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Media & Information

  • Ethiopian journalist jailed for talking to dissident
    Ethiopian journalist jailed for talking to dissident

    , nation.co.ke

    ADDIS ABABA. Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for speaking to a dissident, capping a case that rights groups have called an assault on press freedom. Getachew has been in jail since his arrest in December 2015, meaning he could be released from custody as soon as next week, his lawyer Ameha Mekonnen told AFP
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Life & Style

  • Ethiopian women whipped in brutal rights passage ceremony
    Ethiopian women whipped in brutal rights passage ceremony

    , the-star.co.ke

    A tribal ceremony during which young women are whipped in order to show the sacrifices they make for men is revealed in a series of photographs. Members of the Hamar tribe in Ethiopia believe the elaborate scars demonstrate a woman's capacity for love, and if they fall on hard times later in life it allows them to call on those who whipped them for help
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