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Ethiopia rejects UN investigation over protest deaths

Ethiopia’s prime minister has for the first time rejected calls by the UN and EU for independent investigations into the deaths of hundreds of people during months of anti-government protests. Hailemariam Desalegn has said that Ethiopia is able to carry out the investigations itself. Protesters from the Amhara and Oromia …

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Ethiopia jails 10 ‘rebels’ who planned attack on flagship dam project

An Ethiopia Federal High Court has sentenced members of a rebel group, the Benishangul Gumuz People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM), for their role in a hand grenade attack that killed nine people in an attempt to disrupt work on the Grand Ethiopian Rennaissance Dam (GERD). The 10 members of the group …

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Ethiopia: Men in tribe drink cows milk and blood in competition to gain the most weight

Every year, the competition takes place in the deep south of Ethiopia There are a lot of competitions underway around the world – but none quite like the one in Ethiopia. There, in a remote valley, tribesmen are competiting to see who can put on the most weight over the …

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Ethiopia’s $75m Abattoir set to be operational next month

An abattoir owned by a subsidiary of Allana Group – Frigorifico Boran Foods Plc, will be commissioned next month in Adami Tulu, 163kms from the Ethiopia capital, Addis Abeba. The General Manager of Frigorifico Boran Foods Plc, a subsidiary of Allana Group, Vijay Dongare said they are left with internal …

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Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie to organise South Sudan Peace Race

Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie will participate in the inaugural Great South Sudanese Run to hold in Juba on April 8. The Great South Sudanese run has been organised to promote peace and stability in war-torn South Sudan . According to South Sudan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, James Pitia Morgan, national …

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Ethiopia, Russia Sign MoU, Protocol Agreement

Ethiopia and Russia on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tourism and Culture and Protocol of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Scientific, Technical and Trade Cooperation. The agreement was signed by the two countries at the end of the 6th meeting of the intergovernmental Ethio-Russia Commission. The Ethio-Russia …

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