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American woman becomes a princess after marrying Ethiopian prince she met in nightclub

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Concern as flower farmers relocate to Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Airlines goes fully digital removing paper from its system

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‘Hundreds’ dead in Ethiopia ethnic clashes

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‘Hundreds’ dead in Ethiopia ethnic clashes


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Week of clashes in Ethiopia kill 50, displace 50,000

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Week of clashes in Ethiopia kill 50, displace 50,000


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US gives a further S$124m in food aid to drought-hit Ethiopia

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American woman becomes a princess after marrying Ethiopian prince she met in nightclub
Fairytales are not known for beginning in a Washington DC nightclub, but for one American woman it was where she met the Ethiopian prince who would go on to become her husband. Ariana Austin, now 33, was on a night out with a friend when they were approached by Joel Makonnen in the Pearl nightclub. “I said: ‘You guys look like an ad for Bombay Sapphire',” he told The New York Times about their first encounter   Read More ...
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Woman weds prince she met at nightclub
Just like Tasmanian real estate agent Mary Donaldson, Ariana Austin bagged herself a prince after meeting at a bar. The 33-year-old American wed Joel Makonnen, the great-grandson of Ethiopia’s last emperor Haile Selassie, in a lavish ceremony on September 9 in the US. reports Mr Makonnen, known as Prince Yoel, hit on Ms Austin with a cheesy pick-up line at a Washington DC nightclub in December 2005   Read More ...
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Kenya Plantation Agricultural Workers Union denies flower firms relocating to Ethiopia
NAIVASHA, KENYA: Kenya's plantation union on Monday denied reports that flower farmers are relocating to Ethiopia due to frequent labor unrest in the east African nation. Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union (KPAWU) Assistant General Secretary Meshack Khisa rejected reports made by county officials as alarmist and reckless. He said that workers in the sector had the right to agitate for higher pay due to the high cost of living which had pushed up the price of basic commodities   Read More ...
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Woman becomes a princess after marrying Ethiopian prince she met in nightclub
Fairytales are not known for beginning in a Washington DC nightclub, but for one American woman it was where she met the Ethiopian prince who would go on to become her husband.   Read More ...
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Why Ethiopia is overtaking Kenya in the race to become the 'New China'
It is expensive to start and run a manufacturing factory in Kenya compared to at least 28 other African countries, a new study shows. The study, by the Centre for Global Development, rates labor and capital costs per worker as top reasons for the country's unattractiveness. As per its findings, the labor cost per Kenyan worker is Sh218, 725 compared with Bangladesh where it is Sh86, 230 and Sh93, 872 in Ethiopia   Read More ...
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Navigating Sometimes Chaotic, Always Fascinating Addis Ababa
My circus stay was problem-free. The representatives of Fekat I met were incredibly helpful throughout my visit, particularly Eyob Teshome, a Cyr wheel expert and all-around good guy who served as an informal guide for a portion of my stay. He helped acquaint me with the neighborhood, find a local SIM card, answered questions and showed me a few different sights   Read More ...
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Egyptian irrigation minister in Ethiopia to visit controversial Renaissance Dam
Egyptian Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Ati flew to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for a visit to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and a tripartite ministerial meeting on technical studies related to the dam, official Ahram Online website reported Monday. According to the website, Abdel-Ati will take part in the meeting with a view to following up on technical studies related to the possible impact of the dam on downstream countries   Read More ...
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Ethiopian-Americans thank a N.J. lawmaker -- the Washington way | The Auditor
Rep. Chris Smith won House Foreign Affairs Committee approval in July of a resolution highlighting human rights violations by the current government in Ethiopia and calling for punitive actions against those government officials carrying out the abuses. "For the past 12 years, my staff and I have visited Ethiopia, spoken with Ethiopian officials, talked to a wide variety of members of the Ethiopia diaspora and discussed the situation in Ethiopia with advocates and victims of government human rights violations," said Smith, R-4th Dist   Read More ...
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Ethiopian Airlines mulling flights to Hangzhou as 6th Chinese destination
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia's national air carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is mulling flights to the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, has in recent years been known as an emerging technology hub and home to e-commerce giant Alibaba. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of ET, told Xinhua on Sunday the air carrier is mulling Hangzhou as its next destination as part of its plan to attract more Chinese tourists and business people   Read More ...
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Ethiopia parliament speaker says 'disrespect' made him quit
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | The speaker of Ethiopia’s lower house of parliament, who resigned last week, said Saturday that he quit because of “disrespect” of his ethnic group. Abadula Gemeda, a member of the Oromos, the country’s largest ethnic group, announced last Sunday that he was stepping down after seven years as speaker of the House of People’s Representatives   Read More ...
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Ethiopia parliament speaker says 'disrespect' made him quit
Addis Ababa - The speaker of Ethiopia's lower house of parliament, who resigned last week, said on Saturday that he quit because of "disrespect" of his ethnic group. Abadula Gemeda, a member of the Oromos, the country's largest ethnic group, announced last Sunday that he was stepping down after seven years as speaker of the House of People's Representatives. He is one of the highest-ranking government officials to resign since the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition took power in 1991   Read More ...
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Ethiopia parliament speaker says 'disrespect' made him quit
ETHIOPIA. The speaker of Ethiopia's lower house of parliament, who resigned last week, said Saturday that he quit because of "disrespect" of his ethnic group. Abadula Gemeda, a member of the Oromos, the country's largest ethnic group, announced last Sunday that he was stepping down after seven years as speaker of the House of People's Representatives. He is one of the highest-ranking government officials to resign since the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition took power in 1991   Read More ...
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Huge explosion hits Somali capital Mogadishu
than 20 people were killed and several injured when a vehicle exploded at a busy road junction in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday afternoon, police said. "Initial reports from emergency departments indicate more than 20 bodies picked up off the street and many more are under the wreckage of buildings destroyed by the blast," said Ibrahim Mohamed, a senior police officer   Read More ...
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Ethiopian Airlines eyes attracting more Chinese tourists: CEO
Ethiopia's national carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is eyeing a bigger share of the Chinese tourists' market which at more than 120 million is estimated to be the single largest tourist numbers globally. Speaking exclusively to Xinhua on Saturday, Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of ET, said with the air carrier having a presence in China since 1973, one of the handful foreign airlines pioneers at the time, it has been a witness to the economic transformation of the Asian giant   Read More ...
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Concern as flower farmers relocate to Ethiopia
IN SUMMARY According to Governor Kinyanjui, unending strikes by workers agitating for higher pay against the backdrop of a shrinking market had seen flower farmers relocate to Ethiopia Institute of Human Resource Management Chairman Elijah Stimah said they were prepared to help counties deal with the labour crisis Prolonged labour disputes and high cost of production are driving flower farmers out of the country, players have said   Read More ...
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Ethiopia takes over leadership of Nile Basin Initiative
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ethiopia has assumed leadership of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), taking over from Uganda. Ethiopia will chair both the Nile Council of Ministers and the Nile Technical Advisory Committee of the NBI for the next one year. The new chairman of the Nile Council of Ministers is Dr. Eng. Sileshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of Ethiopia, who is replacing Uganda’s Sam Cheptoris   Read More ...
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Traditional Ethiopian Food in a Cosmopolitan Setting
The light bulbs are yolk-yellow, painted with black-dot eyes and Edvard Munch-like mouths, alternately anguished, dopey, malevolent and cackling. They look like tethered yellow ghosts, sitting on a shelf behind the counter at Benyam, an Ethiopian restaurant that opened in July in Harlem. The food here is traditional, beautifully so, unchanged in spirit from the childhood dishes remembered by the restaurant’s owners, four siblings from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital   Read More ...
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6 dead as protests surge again in Ethiopia: Official
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian official says protests in the restive Oromia region left six people dead Wednesday as anti-government demonstrations return to some parts of the East African country. Oromia regional official Abiy Ahmed says more than 30 people were injured in clashes in Shashamane town and an area called Boke. He did not say who was responsible for the killings   Read More ...
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6 dead as protests surge again in Ethiopia: Official
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian official says protests in the restive Oromia region left six people dead Wednesday as anti-government demonstrations return to some parts of the East African country. Oromia regional official Abiy Ahmed says more than 30 people were injured in clashes in Shashamane town and an area called Boke. He did not say who was responsible for the killings   Read More ...
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6 dead as protests surge again in Ethiopia: Official
Addis Ababa - An Ethiopian official says protests in the restive Oromia region left six people dead on Wednesday as anti-government demonstrations return to some parts of the East African country. Oromia regional official Abiy Ahmed says more than 30 people were injured in clashes in Shashamane town and an area called Boke. He did not say who was responsible for the killings   Read More ...
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Ethiopia devalues currency by 15 per cent to boost exports
Ethiopia’s central bank devalued the Ethiopian birr by 15 per cent on Tuesday, its first such move in seven years to boost lagging exports. The birr was quoted by the National Bank of Ethiopia at a weighted average of 23.42 against the dollar on Monday, compared to what will be 26.92. “The devaluation was made to prop up exports, which have stagnated the last five years owing to the birr’s strong value against major currencies,” Yohannes Ayalew, the bank’s vice governor, told a news conference in the capital Addis Ababa   Read More ...
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Ethiopia devalues currency in competitiveness bid
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Ethiopia will devalue its currency by 15 percent in a bid to boost demand for its major exports, a state-run media outlet reported Tuesday. Africa’s second most-populous country is also one of its best economic performers, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimating in September that the economy had grown by 9 percent since 2016   Read More ...
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Diarrhea outbreak infects 127 in Ethiopia's 2nd largest city
An Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) disease in Ethiopia's second largest city Dire Dawa, 446 kms east of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, has infected 127 people in September, an Ethiopian official said on Monday. Speaking to Journalists, Muluken Argaw, Dire Dawa city Health Bureau chief, said the infected people are being treated in the city's main hospital and several have already been discharged after finishing their treatment   Read More ...
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Ethiopia parliament speaker resigns
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | The speaker of Ethiopia’s lower house of parliament announced his resignation without giving any reason on Sunday. Abadula Gemeda was the speaker of the House of People’s Representatives from 2010 and was previously army chief of staff and president of the country’s most-populous region, Oromia. “I have submitted a letter of resignation to the House of People’s Representatives and the concerned body to quit my job as the speaker of the House,” he told a press conference   Read More ...
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Gold for Ethiopia as Kenyans win silver in Chicago
By CHARLES OMONDI in Nairobi and AFP Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba beat Kenyan Brigid Kosgei to win the women's Chicago Marathon on Sunday. In the men's race, Galen Rupp became the first American in 15 years to win, beating Kenya's pair of Abel Kirui and Bernard Kipyego, who came in second and third respectively. It was only the fourth career start at the 42   Read More ...
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Ethiopia parliament speaker resigns
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | The speaker of Ethiopia's lower house of parliament announced his resignation without giving any reason on Sunday. Abadula Gemeda was the speaker of the House of People's Representatives from 2010 and was previously army chief of staff and president of the country's most-populous region, Oromia. "I have submitted a letter of resignation to the House of People's Representatives and the concerned body to quit my job as the speaker of the House," he told a press conference   Read More ...
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Ethiopia parliament speaker resigns
Addis Ababa - The speaker of Ethiopia's lower house of parliament announced his resignation without giving any reason on Sunday. Abadula Gemeda was the speaker of the House of People's Representatives from 2010 and was previously army chief of staff and president of the country's most-populous region, Oromia. "I have submitted a letter of resignation to the House of People's Representatives and the concerned body to quit my job as the speaker of the House," he told a press conference   Read More ...
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Ethiopia parliament speaker Abadula Gemeda resigns
The speaker of Ethiopia’s lower house of parliament announced his resignation without giving any reason today. Abadula Gemeda was the speaker of the House of People’s Representatives from 2010 and was previously army chief of staff and president of the country’s most-populous region, Oromia. “I have submitted a letter of resignation to the House of People’s Representatives and the concerned body to quit my job as the speaker of the House,” he told a press conference   Read More ...
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Speaker of Ethiopian parliament submits resignation
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The speaker of Ethiopia’s lower house of parliament submitted his resignation on Sunday, one of the highest-ranking officials to do so since the ruling EPRDF coalition came to power in 1991. Abadula Gemeda did not disclose reasons behind his decision, but said he would disclose the factors once his move was approved by parliament. Analysts in the Horn of Africa country said Abadula, an ethnic Oromo, may have decided to step down owing to disapproval of the government’s response to unrest that roiled Ethiopia’s Oromiya region in 2015 and 2016   Read More ...
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10 year old child held in Ethiopia for 8 months finally released
A family in Kibish Turkana North Sub County is celebrating reunion with their 10-year-old child who had been in custody in Ethiopia for eight months after being abducted by tribal militia. John Emejen was reunited with his mother Akal Ng’ipeyok in an emotional meeting that ended months of distress for the boy’s family. He was abducted in March this year and taken to Kangaten, 700 kilometres away from the Kenyan border, in a region inhabited by Nyangatom tribesmen   Read More ...
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South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar accused of enlisting Ethiopians
A former Ethiopian rebel leader has accused former South Sudan vice president Riek Machar of recruiting the Nuer community in Gambela region. to fight on his side in the civil war in the country. Thowath Pal Chay, the former commander of the Ethiopian Peoples Patriotic Front (EPPF), which has since signed a peace agreement with the Ethiopian government, told The EastAfrican that the use of Ethiopian Nuer could spread the conflict across the border into western Ethiopia   Read More ...
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Existing only from the Nile, Egypt fears disaster from Ethiopian dam
CAIRO – The only reason Egypt has even existed from ancient times until today is because of the Nile River, which provides a thin, richly fertile stretch of green through the desert. For the first time, the country fears a potential threat to that lifeline, and it seems to have no idea what to do about it. Ethiopia is finalizing construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, its first major dam on the Blue Nile, and then will eventually start filling the giant reservoir behind it to power the largest hydroelectric dam in Africa   Read More ...
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India, Ethiopia sign agreements on trade, communication: Ram Nath Kovind
India and Ethiopia Thursday signed agreements on trade, communication and media to boost bilateral ties as President Ram Nath Kovind held talks with his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome here. Kovind and Teshome discussed economic relations, with the agreements on trade, communication and media signed in their presence, according to the president’s Twitter page. India also thanked Ethiopia for its participation in the International Solar Alliance (ISA), established in 2015   Read More ...
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President Ram Nath Kovind Praises Indian Community In Ethiopia
Addis Ababa: President Ram Nath Kovind today hailed the Indian community for earning respect for their country in Ethiopia by contributing in nation building and creating economic opportunities. President Kovind arrived in Ethiopia's capital on the second leg of his maiden visit abroad. His visit is the first by an Indian president to Ethiopia in 45 years after President V V Giri's trip in 1972   Read More ...
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President Ram Nath Kovind Arrives In Ethiopia On African Trip
Addis Ababa: President Ram Nath Kovind today arrived in Ethiopia's capital on the second leg of his maiden visit abroad. Mr Kovind, who arrived in Addis Ababa from Djibouti, was received at the airport by his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome. President Kovind's visit is the first by an Indian president to Ethiopia in 45 years after President VV Giri's trip in 1972   Read More ...
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President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Ethiopia on African trip
President Ram Nath Kovind today arrived here in Ethiopia’s capital on the second leg of his maiden visit abroad. Kovind, who arrived here from Djibouti, was received at the Addis Ababa airport by his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome. Kovind’s visit is the first by an Indian president to Ethiopia in 45 years after President V V Giri’s trip in 1972. The two nations are expected to review the entire gamut of bilateral relations during the visit   Read More ...
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Is Safaricom entering the Ethiopian market?
Safaricom has denied reports of the company entering into the Ethiopian market. The Kenyan telco had been said to be gearing up for its first venture abroad, with reports that it was in negotiations with the Ethiopian government for a stake in state-owned monopoly Ethio Telecom. “We wish to categorically state that we are not engaged in any conversations with Ethio Telecom on this matter   Read More ...
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Ethiopia’s Oromo protest on stampede anniversary
An Ethiopian religious festival transformed on Sunday into a rare moment of open defiance to the government one year after a stampede started by police killed dozens at the gathering. The Irreecha festival is held annually by the Oromos, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, which in late 2015 began months of anti-government protests over claims of marginalisation and unfair land seizures. Parliament declared a nationwide state of emergency aimed at quelling the unrest shortly after the bloodshed at last October’s Irreecha, but the protests at this year’s gathering show that dissatisfaction still runs deep   Read More ...
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Ethiopia's Oromo denounce govt on stampede anniversary
Bishoftu, Ethiopia | AFP | Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group on Sunday staged a peaceful anti-government protest at their biggest festival, where dozens were killed a year ago during a tear gas-induced stampede. Clad in traditional white, tens of thousands of Oromo people who gathered for the Irreecha festival, chanted “Down, down Woyane,” a derogatory term for the Ethiopian government. The Oromo are the single largest ethnic group in Ethiopia but critics say the government marginalises them   Read More ...
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Anti-government chants ring out on anniversary of Ethiopian festival deaths
BISHOFTU, Ethiopia: Hundreds of people chanting anti-government slogans marched in the central Ethiopian town of Bishoftu on Sunday at a religious festival where a stampede triggered by a police move to quell protests killed dozens of people last year. The incident during the annual Irreecha festival in Bishoftu, which lies 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital Addis Ababa, marked the bloodiest period in unrest that plagued the Horn of Africa country for months in 2015 and 2016   Read More ...
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