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Eritrean president describes Hollande and Merkel as ‘mentally disturbed’

The Eritrean president has lashed out at Europe for what he says is its role in economically sabotaging his country and depleting its human capital. Isaias Afwerki was making a rare address on national television late last week as part of his traditional New Year message. Focusing on the infrastructure …

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Ethiopia ready to peacefully and successfully host 28th AU summit

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the country is ready to host the upcoming 28th African Union (AU) Summit which comes off in the capital, Addis Ababa. The Pre-Summit meetings have been going on since early this week but the meeting of Heads of State and government will take place …

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Ethiopia charges 38 inmates over deadly September prison inferno

An Ethiopian High Court has charged 38 inmates for a prison inferno that led to the death of some over 20 prisoners at the Kilinto prisons located on the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa. According to the charges filed by the prosecution, the accused persons cruelly assaulted their colleagues …

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Ethiopia forces undocumented Machar to fly back to South Africa


The Ethiopian government has forced former first Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, back to South Africa citing his lack of permission to stay in the country. The state affiliated FANA broadcasting corporate reports that the Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs said Machar entered the capital, before flying …

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Three lions saved a 12-year-old Ethiopian girl who was abducted from her home


It is pretty common in Ethiopia that children of any age are kidnapped and donated to men in order to get married. Usually, when this happens, they are beaten and raped so they can accept the idea of getting married more easily. That’s exactly what happened to this little 12-year-old …

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Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens


Ethiopia and Djibouti have launched the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa. It links Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to the Red Sea port of Djibouti – a stretch of more than 750km (466 miles). Travelling at 120km/h, the new service cuts the journey time down from three days …

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